According to an OECD report Enhancing the contributions of SMEs in a global and digitized economy, “SMEs play a key role in national economies around the world, generating employment and value added and contributing to innovation. SMEs are central to the efforts to achieve environmental sustainability and more inclusive growth. However, these contributions vary widely across firms and across countries and sectors. Better access to global markets and knowledge networks can strengthen SMEs’ contributions, but trade and investment barriers undermine SME participation, and poor physical and ICT infrastructure prevents SMEs from operating efficiently and accessing international markets at competitive costs. Digitalisation offers new opportunities for SMEs to participate in the global economy, but SMEs are lagging behind in the digital transition and disruptive effects need to be considered.”

DBiAA believe that deepened tri-sector partnership, namely partnership among governments, businesses, and international development agencies, at the regional level can immensely expedite SME growth in the Asia – Pacific. Hence, this year’s DBiAA Annual Meeting will be focused on tri-sector partnership for SME growth in the region; and thus, invite all the progressive tri-sector leaders to become a part of and benefit from such tri-sector partnerships across Asia – Pacific.

Agenda

Day 1, Wednesday, 10 July

The day will be packed with esteemed keynote speakers, panel discussions on various topics, essential to the success of SMEs, with policy makers, business leaders and field experts coming from all across Asia – Pacific, including Australia, Philippines, Singapore, Hong Kong, Mongolia, India and Cambodia. There will be plenty of devoted time and opportunities for power networking and portfolio matching such as breakout sessions. The topics of the panel discussions and breakout sessions are:

  1. Regional Economic Outlook /Macroeconomic policy and Regional trade talks & deals/
  2. Formalities to Follow /Business registration, Legal & Taxation regularities/
  3. HR & Entrepreneurship /Local talents - tricks and treats/
  4. SME Support Schemes /Best Practices and Information sharing across industry players/
Day 2, Thursday, 11 July

Upon hearing, interacting and exchanging ideas and best practices with the tri-sector leaders in the region, the SMEs will be on the spotlight on day 2. They will be exhibiting and pitching their products and services to their potential partners, investors, funders and buyers in the first half of the day. In the second day, the selected SMEs will participate in a “SME Regional Growth Strategy-Planning Workshop” with the DBiAA’s top-notch consultants and strategists.

Day 3, Friday, 12 July

Human connections and bonding are critical to the success of partnerships. Therefore, we have planned cultural and historical excursion tours as well as receptions and parties for our participants throughout the event.

Speaker

We are expecting tri-sector leaders from at least 10 different countries to speak, participate and engage in the whole 3-day program. Some of the organizations to be represented/invited are:

Highlights

DBiAA Annual Meeting is the future of business events where long-term partnerships are created and real business deals are made. Some of the other highlights of the event are:

 

  • One event – Ten country connections and potential partnerships
  • Speakers and participants are all doers, not talkers
  • Entrepreneurs, investors, policymakers, consultants etc etc – everyone you need for a business growth will be there!
  • Similar events elsewhere could cost at least double, or even triple the price, so real value for money and time.
  • Serious business, serious fun event – experience it yourself! Seats are limited.

Registration

Registration fee 250 USD Per Person

For a group of 3 and more 200 USD Per Person

Early bird Discount 20%

Day 1 conference pass

Day 2 business matching event entrance

Lunch reception during conference

Coffee breaks during conference

Cocktail reception on Day 1

Professionally facilitated networking sessions

Extra charges required

Reservation of a slot for business exhibition & pitching on Day 2
Ticket to the Cultural & Sightseeing tour on Day 3

Past Events

Besides our annual meetings (i.e., DBiAA Annual Meeting was held in Manila, Philippines), we organize monthly knowledge and information sharing sessions in English and in local languages of the DBiAA representative countries, as well as business mission trips across the DBiAA network.