The potential for growth for countries that embrace digital trade has been well documented and can add between 2 and 4% to GDP. Digital information flowswhich were practically nonexistent just 15 years agonow exert a larger impact on GDP growth than the centuries-old trade in goods, according to a new McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) report, Digital globalization: The new era of global flows. To fully achieve this vision within APAC, the recognition of the importance of the free flow of information for digital trade will be critical for businesses to fully realise the benefits of region-wide digital integration. In addition to transmitting valuable streams of information and ideas in their own right, digital platforms enable SME"S and micro businesses affordably access customers and suppliers globally. Virtually every type of cross-border transaction now has a digital component. This presentation will propose a Digital FTA for APEC, why it is needed now and what policymakers need to consider to make it work for their own economies benefit.
Western Digital has been exhibiting Cloud Expo Asia and Data Centre World for a few years now and have always seen great success at the shows. Western Digital has an extensive storage solutions portfolio and with this bring the largest scale cloud & data centre exhibition in Singapore and ASEAN, it is important for us to have a presence here. With the Significant representation of overseas delegates other than Singapore-based delegates, this allows us to reach out a mass group audience in one location.
APeC Channel Marketing, Western Digital
We’ve met a good mix of new prospects and existing customers over the two days. There were many relevant questions posed by the delegates, attesting to the immense interest the show has generated for us leading up to the show.
Marketing – South East Asia and India, Splunk
Through Cloud Expo Asia, we get new prospects, lead generation and a lot of brand exposure. Across these two days, it’s been very exciting and we’re already looking forward to next year!
Marketing Manager, Netpluz Asia Pte Ltd
Conferences like these at Cloud Expo Asia are always exciting because not only we have a chance to hear about the latest best practices and developments, and also reconnect with peers, clients and partners. I would love to be back at Cloud Expo Asia again!
Director, Fintech & Crypto, PwC Singapore
As the COO in one of the biggest insurance companies in Japan, I’ve arranged my team to take turn to come visit across these two days to get the latest industry knowledge. Because of my role, I am particularly interested in the risk management and security sessions. What we’re appreciated the most is that we can source a variety of content at one place, including solution providers, end-users and those institutions [IASA, ISC2 etc.]. It is very comprehensive.
COO, Tokio Marine Insurance Group
I’ve never visited an event of such massive scale featuring some of the most amazing brands and speakers here. I learnt a lot from attending the sessions like blockchain, digitisation, logistics and customer experience. I am very impressed with the breadth of the topics covered all under one roof over two days. I’ve also met many new suppliers I’ve never knew before and got to establish contact with them now. Coming to this event has given me so much value.