Asia Pacific E-Commerce Policy Summit
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1st Asia Pacific E-Commerce Policy Summit

Date: March 14, 2024 (Thursday), Time: 09:30 AM
Venue: New Delhi

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1st Asia Pacific E-Commerce Policy Summit

Date: March 14, 2024 (Thursday), Time: 09:30 AM
Venue: New Delhi

Agenda


09:30 – 10:00 AM : Registration
10:00 – 11:30 AM : Inaugural Session

 

Welcome Address & Chair:
Mr. Pramod Bhasin, Chairman, Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER), India

 

Co-Chair:
Dr. Mikiko Tanaka, Director, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN-ESCAP)

 

Guests of Honour:
Mr. Santosh Kumar Sarangi, Additional Secretary & Director General, Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT), Ministry of Commerce & Industry (MoC&I), Government of India

 

Special Address:
H.E. Mrs. Chea Ratha, Secretary of State, Ministry of Commerce, Royal Government of Cambodia
H.E. Ms C. A. Chaminda I. COLONNE, Sri Lankan Ambassador to Thailand; and Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to ESCAP

 

Presentation:
Dr. Arpita Mukherjee, Professor, Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER), India [Download Presentation]

Vote of Thanks by Dr. Deepak Mishra, Director & CE, Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER), India

 

11:30 – 11:40 AM : Tea Break

 

11:40 – 01:00 PM : Panel Discussion 1:  Facilitating a Robust Framework for Cross-Border E-Commerce to enable MSMEs.

 

Moderator:
Mr. Rajesh Aggarwal, Visiting Professor – Trade, ICRIER; and Former Chief – Business and Trade Policy, International Trade Centre (ITC), Geneva

 

Presentation:
Dr. Rajan Sudesh Ratna, Deputy Head and Senior Economic Affairs Officer, UN-ESCAP South and South-West Asia Office, on ‘ESCAP  initiatives on onboarding women MSMEs in value chain’ [Download Presentation]

Dr. Tanu M. Goyal, Senior Fellow, Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER), India, on ‘Performance of E-Commerce Integrated MSMEs vis-à-vis Non-Integrated Firms: Insights from survey of 2000 MSMEs across India’  [Download Presentation]

 

Panellists:
Mr. Santosh Kumar Sarangi, Additional Secretary & Director General, Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT), Ministry of Commerce & Industry (MoC&I), Government of India
Dr. Pritam Banerjee, Head, Centre for WTO Studies, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT), India
Dr. Devi Ariyani, Executive Director, Indonesia Services Dialogue Council (ISD)
Dr. Harsha Vardhana Singh, Chairman, IKDHVAJ Advisers LLP, India
Mrs. K. Ratna Prabha, Former Chief Secretary, Government of Karnataka; Founder-President, UBUNTU Consortium – A Global Platform for Women Entrepreneurs Associations; Global Ambassador, ABWCI

 

;Q&A/Open Discussion: Last 10-15 minutes

 

01:00 – 01:45 PM : Lunch
01:45 – 02:15 PM : Interaction with Policymakers on E-Commerce an Enabler for Growth and Exports

 

Chair:
Mr. Sumanta Chaudhuri, Former Secretary, Government of India; and International Trade Expert

 

Discussants:
Ms. Prewprae CHUMRUM, Chair, ASEAN Digital Economy Framework Agreement Negotiations
Mr. Lokesh Kumar, Chief General Manager, Export-Import Bank of India
Dr. Donghyun Park, Economic Advisor (Strategic Knowledge Initiatives), Asian Development Bank (ADB)

 

02:15 – 03:15 PM : Panel Discussion 2: Ensuring Consumer Protection in the Age of E-Commerce

 

Moderator:
H.E. Mrs. Chea Ratha, Secretary of State, Ministry of Commerce, Royal Government of Cambodia

 

Presentation:
Dr. Rupa Chanda, Director of Trade, Investment, and Innovation, UN-ESCAP on ‘Regional digital trade integration index-an overview of where countries stand on digital trade related regulations’ [Download Presentation]

Dr. Adam Triggs, Partner, Mandala Partners & Non-resident fellow at Brookings and Australian National University (ANU), Canberra on ‘How Ecommerce can benefit consumers – A Australian study’ [Download Presentation]

 ⎆Sanjay Kathuria, Visiting Senior Fellow, Centre for Social and Economic Progress; Visiting Expert, US Institute of Peace on ‘Facilitating Cross-Border E-Commerce Collaborations’ [Download Presentation]

 

Panellists:
Prof. Viswanath Pingali, Associate Professor, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad
Mr. Avimukt Dar, Founding Partner, INDUSLAW, India
Ms. Gowree Gokhale, Senior Partner, Nishith Desai Associates, India
Dr. Archana Goyal Gulati, Former Advisor Digital Communications NITI Aayog
Mr. Abhishek Kumar, Founding Partner, Indicc and Convenor – New Indian Consumer Initiative (NICI)

 

Q&A/Open Discussion: Last 10-15 minutes

 

03:15 – 03:25 PM : Tea Break
03:25 – 04:25 PM : Panel Discussion 3: E-Commerce Trade and Cross-Border Data Flows

 

Moderator:
Ms. Payal Malik, Visiting professor, ICRIER

 

Presentation:
Dr. Mansi Kedia, Senior Fellow, Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER) on ‘Enabling cross-border data flows within BBINS (Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka) towards regional integration’ [Download Presentation]

 

Panellists:
Dr. Henry Gao, Professor of Law, Singapore Management University
Dr. Rajat Kathuria, Dean, School of Humanities and Social Sciences; and Professor, Economics, Shiv Nadar University
Mr. Swarnim Rai Shrivastava, Legal and Tech Policy Consultant
Mr. Lalit Kalra, Partner Cybersecurity Consulting, Ernst & Young India

 

Q&A/Open Discussion: Last 10-15 minutes

 

04:25 – 05:00 PM : Interactive Discussions on Emerging Payment Technologies in APAC

 

Chair:
Mr. Rama Subramaniam Gandhi, Former Deputy Governor, Reserve Bank of India

 

Discussants:
Mr. Sudhakar Kaza, Ex-MD, Bharatiya Reserve Bank Note Mudran, RBI; and Director, Finiverse Aggregator Pvt. Ltd.
Mr. Mahendra Nerurkar, VP & CEO, Amazon Pay India
Ms. Aurica Bhattacharya, Counsel – Technology Practice and Policy, PLR Chambers

 

05:00 – 05:30 PM : Panel Discussion 4: How Social Media is Transforming E-Commerce

 

Moderator:
Mr. Tushar Bajaj, MD – Organic, MSL

 

Panellists:
Ms. Payal Kamat, Public Policy Consultant, formerly Public Policy, Twitter India
Ms. Shreya Suri, Partner, TMT Practice, Indus Law

 

Q&A/Open Discussion: Last 10-15 minutes

 

05:30 – 05.55 PM : Concluding Session

 

Moderator:
Dr. Rupa Chanda, Director of Trade, Investment, and Innovation, UNESCAP

 

 Special Address:
Ms. Prewprae CHUMRUM, Chair, ASEAN Digital Economy Framework Agreement Negotiations on ‘Towards Greater Regulatory Collaborations in E-Commerce’
Dr. Hindol Sengupta, Vice President – Strategy, Invest India, Department for Promotion of Industry & Internal Trade (DPIIT), Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India on ‘How Invest India facilitates Foreign Investment and Scope for Cross-Border Partnership and Collaborations’

 

05:55 PM : Vote of Thanks by Dr. Arpita Mukherjee, Professor, ICRIER

 

14 Mar, 2024