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    Event: APEC JAPAN 2010 SME Ministerial Meeting  

The APEC Symposium on Small and Medium Enterprises Strategy for Reinvigorating Economic Growth with Dual Engine: SME and Asia-Pacific symposium will bring together ministers; academic scholars with cutting-edge knowledge from various fields, including Professor AnnaLee Saxenian of University of California at Berkeley, prominent for her works on networks and clusters and entrepreneurs who have successfully internationalized their business activities, to discuss economic growth and SMEs in the Asia-Pacific region. The major points of discussion will be:


(1) Post-crisis growth strategies and start-ups/new businesses

(2) Effects of international business activities such as trade, investment, and labor mobility on SMEs

(3) Strengthening the institutional basis for facilitating international business activities and economic cooperation


This symposium will provide a valuable opportunity for those involved in the management, policy administration, or research of SMEs to examine the pressing challenges they face from a broad array of perspectives. We look forward to your participation.


Event Outline:  

Admission: Free

Date/Time 2:00pm-6:00pm Friday, 1 October 2010

Venue: Nagaragawa Convention Center 2695-2 Nagara-Fukumitsu, Gifu, Zip-code: 502-0817


Language: English ― Simultaneous interpretation (English/Japanese) is available.

Host: Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and the Research Institute of Economy,

Trade and Industry (RIETI)


Invited Speakers and Panelists (in alphabetical order)

-FENG Jun, Chief Executive Officer, Beijing Huaqi Information (aigo) Digital Technology Co., Ltd.

-OKAMOTO Tomohiko, President, NABEYA Co., Ltd.

-AnnaLee SAXENIAN, Dean and Professor, School of Information, University of California at Berkeley

-Tulus T. H. TAMBUNAN, Director, Center for Industry and SME Studies, University of Trisakti, Indonesia

-WAKASUGI Ryuhei, Professor, Kyoto University / Research Counselor, RIETI Ministers of the SME Ministerial Meeting


APEC JAPAN 2010 SME Ministerial Meeting in GIFU: http://www.apecsme2010.org/

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The Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI): http://www.rieti.go.jp/en/

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