Nikkei – ISEAS Forum Part 1: Exploring Digital Trade and Initiatives in Southeast Asia

NIKKEI – ISEAS Forum: Digitalizing Trade in Southeast Asia and ASEAN

Digital trade in the region has been growing over the past decade and is projected to continue thriving as a key source of economic growth. The digitalization of trade has also brought greater attention to “digital only” trade frameworks and agreements that regional governments are working on. The Nikkei-ISEAS Forum will take a deeper analytical look at the trends and prospects of enabling framework conditions for digital trade, key policy initiatives at national and regional level, as well as key provisions in the major trade agreements that can potentially affect digital trade.

This first webinar will examine digital trade by exploring the conceptual framework for measuring digital trade and characterizing the impact of digital technologies on cross-border trade. It will take stock of regional and country studies on the development of digital trade, and business challenges encountered in digital trade.

The keynote speaker will be sharing his insights on the rise of digital trade and regional initiatives that could be further strengthened to tackle digital trade at national and regional/ASEAN level.


Keynote Speaker
Dr. Rudy Salahuddin, Deputy Minister for Digital Economy, Manpower, and SMEs, at Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia


  1. Mr. Choi Shing Kwok, Director and CEO, ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute
  2. Ms. Annabelle Mourougane, Head of the Trade and Productivity Statistics Division, Statistics and Smart data Directorate, OECD
  3. Ms. Stephanie Honey, Director, Honey Consulting
  4. Mr. Craig J. Burchell, Senior Vice President of Global Trade Affairs, Huawei


Dr. Cassey Lee, Senior Fellow, ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute

Organized by:
Nikkei Group Asia Pte Ltd
Nikkei China (Hong Kong) Ltd

Media Partner:
Nikkei Asia

Knowledge Partner:
ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute

Supported by:

Fee: Free

*Please note that event details are subject to change.

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Aug 24 2021


3:00 pm - 4:30 pm