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Regional Conference on Integrating Domestic Industries with Global Production Networks and Supply Chains

Event | 8 - 10 May 2013 Singapore

Purpose

This workshop will introduce basic concepts of global value chains (GVC) and global production networks (GPN) and analyze the roles of GVCs and GPNs in innovation, industrialization, international trade and economic development.

Background

The proliferation of GVCs and GPNs has facilitated flows of goods and services, fundamentally changed trade patterns in manufacturing, and led to paradigm shifts in development policies.

Countries participating in GVCs and GPNs benefit from exposure to new technology, easy accesses to foreign markets and the integration between local and multinational enterprises. Integrating local industries into existing GVCs and GPNs stimulates industrialization according to dynamic comparative advantages and improves welfare gains. GVCs and GPNs have performed a critical role in supporting emerging East Asian growth and trade.

Understanding GVCs and GPNs and sharing the best regulatory practices among Asian developing economies for integrating domestic industries with global production networks and supply chains is crucial for government officials.

To discuss GVCs and GPNs. The conference includes the following sessions: (i) global production networks and supply chains: basic concepts and Asian experiences; (ii) global production networks, supply chains and regional integration; (iii) case analyses; (iv) innovation, industrialization and dynamic comparative advantages; (v) global value chains and production networks: a vehicle for developing export capacity and participating in the international division of labor and (vi) joining global value chains and production networks: challenges and opportunities.

Objectives

The workshop's objectives are (i) to introduce basic concepts of GVC and GPN; (ii) to analyze the roles of GVC and GPN in innovation, industrialization, international trade and economic development; (iii) to share country experiences in promoting GVCs and GPNs.

Outputs

  • Improved capacity of government officials on the basic concepts of GVCs and GPNs.
  • Sharing of best regulatory practices among Asian developing countries for integrating domestic industries with GVCs and GPNs.
  • Concrete policy recommendation for promoting GVCs and GPNs.
  • Conference presentation materials will be disseminated through the ADBI website.

How to register

By invitation only.

Language

English

Partners

S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore