REGISTRATION: Authors to Discuss New Book’s Insights on Onward Asian SME Trade Growth

ADBI News Release | 8 March 2021

Tokyo, Japan – Registration is open for a webinar to examine key takeaways from a new ADBI Press book spotlighting evidence-based solutions for boosting small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) trade in developing Asia moving forward and related issues.

Enhancing SME Participation in Global Value Chains: Determinants, Challenges, and Policy Recommendations explores SME trade in 10 Asian countries and how greater participation in cross-border production and supply chains could improve trade growth, productivity, and inclusive development across the region. It also details related policy imperatives.

The webinar will feature remarks from the volume editor, Shujiro Urata, as well as a panel of contributing authors who will present case studies from Indonesia, Thailand, and Sri Lanka.

The discussion will be followed by an audience question and answer session.

WHEN: 19 March 2021, 11:00am–12:00pm Tokyo time


Volume editor remarks

  • Shujiro Urata, ADBI visiting fellow

Contributing author presentations

  • B.C.H. Maduwanthi, Uva Wellassa University, Sri Lanka
  • Shandre Thangavelu, Sunway University, Malaysia and University of Adelaide, Australia
  • Upalat Korwatanasakul, Waseda University, Japan

Question and answer session

REGISTRATION PERIOD: Registration will remain open until the start of the event.