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APO "Productivity Talk"

APO "Productivity Talk"

Respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, APO will organize a series of live streaming "Productivity Talk" through APO YouTube Channel (apochannel1) this month.


No Date Time Topic
1 7/2 13:00 Malaysia's Experience in Post COVID-19 Recovery
2 7/7 13:00 Green Intervention for SMEs
3 7/8   “Food for Nation”: Digital Marketplace Initiative in Bangladesh
4 7/9 13:00 Investment strategy of startups and SMEs for the New Normal
5 7/13 13:00 How a startup has innovated health sector: Halodoc story
6 7/14 13:00 Make Change a Reality in the Public Sector Through Innovation
7 7/16 13:00 Effective Digital Communications During Crises
8 7/21 13:00 Building Industry 4.0 Capacity - Need Analysis of APO Economies
[Publication launching and Research Findings Dissemination]
9 7/28   How Economic Integration Can Promote Inclusive Growth?
10 7/30   How can we make agri-sector more profitable by digital technologies?



No  Date  Time Topic
1 6/2 13:00-14:00 We will never go back to normal: Transform your business now
2 6/4 13:00-14:00 COVID 19 and its impact on food supply chain
3 6/6 13:00-14:00 Digital technology impact on the business and economy
4 6/9 13:00-14:00 Using strategy foresight for anticipatory
5 6/16 13:00-14:00 Emergency response for COVID 19 on agriculture and food sector
6 6/18 13:00-14:00 How to build an inclusive digital workforce
7 6/23 13:00-14:00 How small-scale farmer can survive post COVID 19
8 6/25 14:00-15:00 Quality education under pandemic
9 6/30 13:00-14:00 How service industry recover from the COVID 19










Date: Tuesday, 14 April 2020
Time: 13:00 TST / 14:00 JST
Title: "The Economics of COVID-19 and its Implications for Productivity in the Asia-Pacific Region"
Speaker: Prof. Hak Kil Pyo, Professor Emeritus and Visiting Scholar, Seoul National University
Anchor:  Dr. Jose Elvinia, Head, Public Sector Division


Date: Thursday, 16 April 2020
Time: 13:00 TST / 14:00 JST
Title: "How Korea Has Been Handling the COVID-19 Situation"
Panelist 1: Dr. Wonjae Lee, Assistant Professor, International Healthcare Center, Seoul National University Hospital
Panelist 2: TBD
Panelist 3: TBD
Anchor:  Dr. AKP Mochtan, Secretary-General


Date: Wednesday, 29 April 2020
Time: 09:00 TST / 10:00 JST
Title: “Economic Resilience and Business Continuity for the Digital Economy”
Panelist 1: Dr. Eric Ly, LinkedIn co-Founder 
Panelist 2: Lisa Ma,  HUB Vice President (Special Projects)
Anchor:  Dr. AKP Mochtan, Secretary-General


Besides having live streams, APO also uploaded a new video into the APO YouTube Channel.

In this video, the speaker, who is co-founder of Oculus acquired by Facebook, talks about how VR/AR can be a new business opportunity for SMEs and startups, and also for the future business landscape which will never be the same after COVID-19.

We hope this can be of any help to our member countries in terms of startups, new business opportunities, global supply chains transformation, etc.