Union Communications Hong Kong Limited ("Union Comm"), a leading policy advocacy consultancy, proudly announced its successful collaboration with the Beijing International Exchange Association (Link) and the National Innovation Agency of Thailand (Link) for the Seminar on APEC Bio-Circular-Green (BCG) Startups Regional Program on Sustainable Growth. This collaborative effort reaffirms Union Comm's dedication to advancing digital inclusion and gender equality.
The seminar, which took place from September 11 to 13, 2023, in Nanning, China, garnered support from the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC, Link). It is a part of the APEC project “APEC Bio-Circular-Green (BCG) Startups Regional Program on Sustainable Growth” (APEC Website Link). It represented a significant milestone in advancing the dialogue on sustainable economic development, and Union Comm remains committed to supporting such initiatives in the future.
Union Comm played a pivotal role in providing essential support to the project overseers, ensuring the event's seamless execution. This support encompassed critical aspects, including research on technology empowering the BCG Economy Model in APEC economies, seminar schedule design, and on-ground event coordination.
The highlight of the event was the participation of Mr. Sam Han, a distinguished researcher and partner at Union Comm. Sam delivered a compelling presentation introducing the discussion paper on the APEC Best Practice: Technology Empowering BCG Economy Model. His insights and expertise contributed significantly to the discussions held during the seminar.
Union Comm extends its heartfelt gratitude to all partners and sponsors who made this event possible. Notable participants included Ana Amoroso das Neves, Chair of the United Nations Commission on Science and Technology for Development; Mario Cervantes, Senior Economist of the Science and Technology Policy Division/CSTP at OECD; Rongfang Wang, Counselor (DG Level) of the International Cooperation Department, Ministry of Science and Technology of China; Pasit Lorterapong, Deputy Secretary-General of the Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Technology, and Innovation, Thailand; Sukit Limpijumnong, President of the National Science and Technology Development Agency of Thailand; and Jieni Guo, Secretary-General of the Beijing International Exchange Association. Their contributions enriched the seminar with global insights and best practices while shedding light on APEC initiatives and solutions.
Union Comm also expresses its profound appreciation to Emlyon Business School, JD.com, JD Logistics, Tencent Financial Research Institute, vivo, Hyperchain, SOTA Robotics, Shenzhen Feibai Technology, Yizheng Haifeng Industry and Trade, and others who played instrumental roles in reinforcing the commitment to digital inclusion and gender equality. These aspects are fundamental components of sustainable growth, aligning seamlessly with Union Comm's core values.