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PAST Webinar: Will Global Value Chains Survive Covid-19?

When:  25 September 2020, 4:00-5:30pm Hong Kong time (GMT+8)

Sponsor:  Hong Kong University of Science & Technology, Institute for Emerging Market Studies

Register:  here


The historical trend of globalization is reflected in the deepening of offshoring and global sourcing in the past few decades. How do the changing attitudes of the US towards globalization and the China-US trade dispute affect the future of the global value chain (GVC) and globalization? Does COVID make things worse, or does it offer an opportunity to reform the current model of globalization? 

In this online expert panel, Edwin LAI, Professor of Economics at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), will focus on the Global Value Chain and the future of globalization, while Hoe Ee KHOR, Chief Economist of ASEAN+3 Macroeconomic Research Office (AMRO), will explore the topic of globalization and the Restructuring of the GVC in Asia.  Nelson Chow, Partner of Supply Chain & Operations Consulting at EY, will offer his perspective as a seasoned supply chain practitioner.  

Donald LOW, Professor of Practice of Public Policy at HKUST and Director of the Institute will moderate the event. 

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