China’s Financial Technology and E-Commerce Experience: Exploring Implications for the Philippines

The Asia Pacific Pathways to Progress Foundation, Inc. (APPFI), in cooperation with the University of the Philippines Institute for Small-Scale Industries (UP ISSI), will be holding a forum on “China’s Financial Technology and E-Commerce Experience: Exploring Implications for the Philippines.

APPFI ISSI Forum

 

Recent trends indicate that China is now the global leader in e-commerce and financial technology (Fintech), which has resulted in the rise of entrepreneurial villages, inclusive growth, innovation, technologically literacy, and employment. Learn more about the opportunities and challenges of using Fintech and E-commerce in promoting a more inclusive growth and business model for the Philippines.

This forum seeks to explore expert answers to the following questions:

(1) Since China is a developing country like the Philippines, how can the latter learn from the former’s e-commerce entrepreneurship, especially in rural and village households?

(2) How can the Chinese model of Fintech and e-commerce promote a more inclusive economic growth and business model in the Philippines?

(3) Fintech and e-commerce have already gained momentum in the Philippines but are still not as advanced as China’s. What are the challenges, obstacles, and areas for improvement?

(4) In connection with our foreign economic relations, how can the Philippine and Chinese economies be further integrated by cross-border e-commerce?

Read more on the registration guidelines and details about the speakers at https://goo.gl/fDV5UP.

 

The Organizers

The Asia Pacific Pathways to Progress Foundation, Inc. (APPFI) is an independent non-government organization that aims to promote peace, development and cultural understanding for peoples of the Philippines and the Asia Pacific, through research, international dialogue and cooperation. Among the objectives of our China Program is to promote better understanding among Philippine stakeholders of the implications of China’s emerging role in East Asia and the world. For more information, see appfi.ph.

The University of the Philippines Institute for Small-Scale Industries (UP ISSI) was established to provide training and research services and programs to micro, small and medium enterprises in the Philippines. ISSI has been fulfilling its mission of empowering Filipino entrepreneurs for the last 50 years.

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