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Asia eCommerce Week: Shaping the Digital Economy for All
06 - 10 December 2020
Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Key Issues

dtl_AsiaEweek_400x394.pngThe first UNCTAD Asia eCommerce Week, the second regional edition after the Africa eCommerce Week, will be organized from 6 to 10 December 2020, at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Under the theme "Shaping the Digital Economy for All", the Asia eCommerce Week will explore how the economies of the Asia-Pacific region can advance digitalization while adjusting to the impact of the COVID-19 crisis in order to build more inclusive and resilient societies.

The event, organized in collaboration with eTrade for all partners, will bring together participants from all parts of the Asia-Pacific region and beyond. It will gather Ministers, senior government representatives, business leaders and experts, civil society, academia and international organizations, for a week-long dialogue dedicated to shaping the digital landscape in Asia and the Pacific.

Throughout the week, the programme will offer opportunities to learn, exchange and interact with key stakeholders in the digital field. Sessions will include high-level segments, thematic sessions, workshops or "labs", masterclasses as well as a Knowledge Village and social gatherings.

Participants will be offered space to:

  • Share: bring their voices to the table for an inclusive, multi-stakeholder dialogue at the national and regional level.

  • Learn: hear from regional and international partners about good practices that have been successfully implemented in different policy areas.

  • Connect and Network: meet local and international experts in one place, develop partnerships and move projects forward.

The event will provide a unique opportunity for external public and private sector partners to connect and network.

The Asia eCommerce Week programme will be adapted to include the recommendations by the World Health Organisation and the local requirements in place to mitigate the effect of the COVID-19 pandemics.

Communications concerning representation:
UNCTAD secretariat
Intergovernmental Support Service
Palais des Nations
CH-1211 Geneva 10
Fax: 41 22 917 0214
E-mail: meetings@unctad.org
Covid-19 Advisory
In view of the current situation concerning the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), it has been decided in the public interest to postpone all UNCTAD meetings scheduled in May 2020, including those listed below. New dates will be communicated in due time.
  • Multi-year Expert Meeting on Trade, Services and Development (5 to 6 May 2020)
  • Short course for Geneva-based delegates - Para 166 (8 May 2020)
  • Multi-year Expert Meeting on Investment, Innovation and Entrepreneurship for Productive Capacity-building and Sustainable Development (13 May 2020)
  • UNCTAD ad-hoc meetings
Please consult the information on COVID-19 for meeting participants here.

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