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APEC Workshop on Inclusive Business: Charting the Path for Shared Prosperity through Inclusivity
Event Description

Placing the importance of recognizing emerging challenges and new opportunities at the heart of post pandemic economic recovery calls for a synergistic interaction between the Government and private sectors to achieve sustainable progression and growth. Inclusive Business (IB) provides a solution by virtue of expanding access to products, services and livelihoods on a commercially viable basis, either at scale or scalable to people at the bottom of the pyramid, making them part of the value chain as companies’ core business suppliers, distributors, retailers or customers. The 2-day workshop is premised on promoting IB as a sustainable business framework which can reset the economic fundamentals and rebuild a better sustainable future post-COVID-19. It will be held virtually from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 29 - 30 November 2022 and will bring together about 200 participants from Malaysia and other APEC Member Economies, relevant policymakers and government officials responsible for the design and implementation of IB, which involves CEOs from companies with IB models, business associations and other key stakeholders from the IB ecosystem.

Agenda:

DAY 1

Plenary Session
9.00 am - 9.30 am

Welcoming Remarks by Mr. Rizal bin Nainy
Chief Executive Officer, SME Corp. Malaysia

Keynote Address by YBhg. Dato’ Suriani binti Dato’ Ahmad
Secretary General, Ministry of Entrepreneur and Cooperatives Development (MECD)

IB: Navigating the New Normal

Dialogue: Inclusive Business as the Changemaker
9:30 am – 11:30 am

DAY 2

IB: A Business Practice Reimagined

Panel Discussion 1:
Empowering Women through IB
10.00 am - 11.00 am

Panel Discussion 2:
Support for the IB Ecosystem
11.00 am - 12.00 pm

IB: New Horizon for Socio-Economic Inclusivity in Malaysia

Panel Discussion 3:
Showcasing IB Champions in Malaysia
12.00 pm - 1.00 pm

Closing Session by Mr. Mohd Rithaudden Makip
Deputy CEO Policy & Coordination Office, SME Corp. Malaysia
1.00 pm - 1.30 pm
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