Myanmar Business and Development Week

Date: 
23 Sep 2013 to 27 Sep 2013
Location: 
Yangon, Myanmar

The preparations for the Myanmar Business and Development Week (MBDW) from 23 to 27 September in Yangon are well on their way. Held at the facilities of the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (UMFCCI), this special event of the ESCAP Business Advisory Council, is organized in close collaboration with the UN Cluster on Trade and Productive Capacity and with the generous support from UMFCCI. MBDW is primarily aiming to further build and strengthen the capacity of Myanmar’s private sector and equip the Government of Myanmar with the appropriate tools and knowledge to create an enabling business environment.

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Programme

Presentations
Day 1
First Special Lecture of the ESCAP Business Advisory Council
CESMED, Sailendra Narain

Session 1: Effective FDI Policies and Strategies for Inclusive and Sustainable Development
ESCAP, Marc Proksch
OECD, Andrea Goldstein
UNCTAD, Hassan Qaqaya

Session 2: Entrepreneurship Development for SMEs
CESMED, Sailendra Narain
GIZ, Irina Schefferman
WUSME, Dr. J.S. Juneja

Day 2
Second Special Lecture of the ESCAP Business Advisory Council
SKYQUEST, Akash Bhavsar

Session 3: Access to Finance: How to Fuel Myanmar's Growth
EDCF Planning Group, Sung-Hoon Hong
Global Industrials Group, Raghu Narain
Korea EXIM Bank, Yun-Kwan Lee

Session 4: Promotion of Techno-entrepreneurship and Technology Innovation to Enhance SME Competitiveness: Best Practices
APCTT, N. Srinivasan (1)
National Science Technology and Innovation Policy Office, Dr. Kitipong Promwong
SKYQUEST, Akash Bhavsar
APCTT, N. Srinivasan (2)

Session 5: National Innovation Systems – Policies, Institutional Framework and Programmes to Enhance the Technological Capacity of SMEs
National Science Technology and Innovation Policy Office, Dr. Kitipong Promwong
OECD, Andrea Goldstein (1)
OECD, Andrea Goldstein (2)

Session 6: Business Model Development for Rural Enterprises
ESCAP Regional Office, Yangon, Naing Oo
ESCAP, Masato Abe
SIDBI, N. Raman
WASME, Dr. P.C. Sabharwal
WUSME, Dr. J.S. Juneja

Day 3
Third Special Lecture of the ESCAP Business Advisory Council
GMS-BF, Oudet Souvannavong

Session 7: Global Value Chains and Enterprise Clusters
GIZ, Irina Schefferman
UNIDO, Michele Boario

Session 8: Designing Supply Chains for Success
AMEICC, Yoshioka (1)
AMEICC, Yoshioka (2)
ESCAP, Masato Abe
GMS BF, Oudet Souvannavong
UMFCCI, Captain Aung Khin Myint

Session 9: Overcoming Non-Tariff Barriers – The Role of Quality and Standards
UNIDO, Franz Hengstberger (1)
UNIDO, Martin Kellermann
UNIDO, Franz Hengstberger (2)
Myanma Scientific and Technological Research Department, Dr. Phyu Phyu Win

Session 10: Corporate Governance and Corporate Sustainability
OECD, Fianna Jurdant
UNIDO, René Van Berkel

Day 4
Fourth Special Lecture of the ESCAP Business Advisory Council
NEW AGE Group, Asif Ibrahim

Session 11: Introduction to ICC Trade Tools: ICC Model Contracts, Arbitration and Incoterms® 2010
ICC, Laetitia De Montalivet (1)
ICC, Laetitia De Montalivet (2)

Session 12: Women Entrepreneurship in Agro-Business
ESCAP, Deanna Morris
ESCAP, Masato Abe
Institute of Environment Resources and Development of Myanmar, Dr. Than Than Sein
WASME, Dr. P.C. Sabharwal

Session 13: Role of Special Economic Zones for Myanmar’s SMEs
JICA, Koji Otsuka
JICA, Yoichi Matsui

Session 14: Building Competitive Industries – Lessons Learnt from Bangladesh
ICC - Bangladesh Member, Syed Mahmudul Huq
ICC - Bangladesh, Rashed Maksud Khan
NEW AGE Group, Asif Ibrahim (1)
NEW AGE Group, Asif Ibrahim (2)

Day 5
Fifth Special Lecture of the ESCAP Business Advisory Council
Fung Global Institute, Barbara Meynert

Session 15: Development of a National Export Strategy
ITC, Darius Kurek
ITC, Sylvie Bétemps Cochin

Session 16A: Implications of Regional Integration for Business, Focusing on Physical Connectivity
BOT, Thailand, Wansit Chatikavanij

Session 16B: Implications of Regional Integration for Business, Focusing on Media Connectivity
The Nation, Pana Janviroj (1)
The Nation, Pana Janviroj (2)

Session 17: Adapting Myanmar's Laws for Integration into the Global Economy
Jones Day, Carson Wen

Session 18: Leveraging Digital Technologies for Business in the Knowledge Economy
HKU, Pedro Eloy
Fung Global Institute, Barbara Meynert

Organizers: 
ESCAP, UN Cluster on Trade and Productive Capacity, UMFCCI