Programs

The New Engine of Global Economy: the Internet Economy

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Presentation Materials
Seminar 1:
Tenzin_Dolma_Norbhu_WB.pdf
Lingfang_(Ivy)_Li_China.pdf
Mr._Hayashi_Japan.pdf

AFDC Distance Learning Seminar Series

Seminar 1: October 15, 2014 15:00-17:00 (Tokyo Time)
Seminar 2: November 14, 2014 15:00-17:30 (Tokyo Time)
*TDLC will not be hosting participants at our Center for Seminar 2. A live webcast will be available on the day of the event.

Chinese migrant to the city learns IT skills_Li Wenyong / World Bank
Li Wenyong/The World Bank

Background

There’s no need to further demonstrate the fact that the Internet has the power to shape the world. On the one hand, it has penetrated into almost every field of global economy and social lives and serves as a basic element in spurring social and economic development; on the other hand, it carries on the integration with traditional industries and thus, brings about new sources of economic growth. The Internet is driving the constant reforms in the economic system, industrial structure, and economic and social development worldwide. It’s the prerequisite in gaining an advantageous status in global competition and innovation in the future.

It’s estimated by McKinsey that in 2025, the Internet technology along with other new technologies will bring about new economic growth and exert far-reaching influence on the world economy, contributing to 0.5 to 0.7 percent growth in global economic development trend value and 1 percent decrease in the inflation rate worldwide. Besides, enterprises’ operation has been influenced a lot by the Internet economy—business operators have to relieve themselves from the traditional ways of doing business, upgrade their mindset, seize the opportunities and face the challenges brought by the new business model and emerging service industry.

In the wake of the financial crisis, China and other developing countries in the Asia-Pacific region are in urgent need of carrying out economic transformation and upgrading. The Internet is playing an increasingly important role in this regard. As the propeller of the new economic development, the Internet has created a brand-new model for economic development, generates tremendous economic and social benefits, and poses an overwhelming influence on the traditional economic model. It’s safe to say that the Internet has become the driving force for the development of emerging economies in the Asia-Pacific region and the whole world.
How can we digest the huge changes in the Internet-influenced global economy? What can the developing countries do to cope with opportunities and challenges in the Internet economy era? What kind of reforms should the business operators adopt to upgrade their business model?

Objective

In order to summarize and share experience on “Internet Economy”, AFDC plans to launch a series of VC seminars in 2014 in collaboration with the World Bank and other GDLN affiliates to cope with opportunities and challenges in the Internet economy era.

Target Audience

Government officials, researchers and experts - particularly from EAP and South Asian countries - in the field of Internet economy.
Representatives from civil society, academia and private sector, etc.

Program

Seminar 1

Date:

October 15, 2014

15:00-15:10 Welcome Remarks
AFDC & WB & GDLN-AP centers
Overview of the program
Brief introduction of GDLN-AP centers
Moderator: Dr. Ji Rui (Jerry)

15: 10-15:45 Session 1: The framework and global perspective
Ms. Tenzin Dolma Norbhu, Lead ICT Policy Specialist, The World Bank
Q&A Session

15:45-16:20 Session 2: China’s Experience
Ms. Lingfang (Ivy) Li, Associate Professor, Department of Industrial Economics, School of Management, Fudan University
Q&A Session

16:20-16:55 Session 3: Japan’s Experience
Mr. Hirosato Hayashi, Director, Economic Research Office, 
Global ICT Strategy Bureau, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, 
The Government of Japan
Q&A Session

16:55-17:00 Wrap-up and Closing
Moderator: Dr. Ji Rui (Jerry)

Seminar 2

Date:

November 14, 2014
We will not be hosting participants at TDLC for Seminar 2.

15:00-15:10 Welcome Remarks
AFDC & WB & GDLN-AP centers
Overview of the program
Brief introduction of GDLN-AP centers
Moderator: Dr. Ji Rui (Jerry)

15:10-15:55 Session 1: The framework and global perspective
Speaker from The World Bank (TBA)
Q&A Session

15:55-16:40 Session 2: China’s Experience
Speaker from China (TBA)
Q&A Session

16:40-17:25 Session 3: Korea’s Experience
Speaker from Korea (TBA)
Q&A Session

17:25-17:30 Wrap-up and Closing
Moderator: Dr. Ji Rui (Jerry)


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