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APO to host first Sustainable Productivity Summit in Tokyo2018/06/05

The summit focus is on technologies shaping the future of productivity, followed by a two-day Strategic Planning Workshop for member economies.

The Asian Productivity Organization (APO) will host the first Sustainable Development Summit in Tokyo, 10 July 2018, for policymakers, corporate leaders, entrepreneurs, researchers, and heads of national productivity organizations (NPOs) from 19 APO member countries. Global technology leaders will speak on innovative policy interventions to meet the challenges, opportunities, and impacts of emerging technologies on productivity in the industry, agriculture, service, and public sectors.

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With technological changes affecting business performance and productivity at an unprecedented speed, business leaders must constantly update strategies, abandon long-held assumptions, and look beyond established models. Organizations need to act fast, make informed decisions, and fine-tune strategies or policies. The APO Sustainable Productivity Summit will orient member countries on “the next big thing” and technologies shaping the future of productivity while creating maximum benefits for their economies.

The theme of the Sustainable Productivity Summit is “shaping the impossible,” reflecting the imperative of identifying future possibilities and working to achieve the most beneficial scenario outcomes. The summit will be followed by a two-day APO Strategic Planning Workshop (SPW) for heads of member NPOs. The SPW formulates strategies to address emerging issues and fine-tunes overall APO projects to align them with NPO needs.

Support for the APO Sustainable Productivity Summit is provided by the World Bank Group; Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry; Japan Productivity Center; Japan International Cooperation Agency; Japan External Trade Organization; Japan Foundation; Japan Association of Corporate Executives; Japan Business Federation; Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry; and Association for Overseas Technical Cooperation and Sustainable Partnerships.

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