Panel conversation – Building competitiveness – from the Region to the Globe
Regional markets can serve as a lever to give scale and foster the sophistication of businesses, serving as a step toward global markets. At the same time, there are opportunities to connect science and technology resources across countries in a region. In this session, panelists will converse on how blocs of countries and regions can work to build up innovation and competitiveness profiles.
Kostas Fragkogiannis, Deputy Minister for Economic Diplomacy and Openness, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Dimitris Koutsopoulos, CEO, Greece & Member Central Mediterranean Executive Committee, Deloitte
Douglas Muzimba, National Competitiveness Commission, Zimbabwe
Ioannis G. Economou, Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Graduate Studies, Texas A&M University at Qatar
Salim Abdullah Al Shaikh, Advisor to the Minister of Economy, Acting Chief of NCO, Oman
Moderator: Rushdi Abdul Rahim, Senior Vice-President, Malaysia Industry-Government Group for High Technology, Malaysia
- How can we put innovation at the center of regional integration processes?
- What are the most relevant integration processes from an innovation perspective?
- What can be done to accelerate learning and collaboration across countries?