2016 APRU Digital Economy Offsite Conference Report

The 2016 APRU Digital Economy Business Offsite met on April 11 – 12 at the International House of Japan in downtown Tokyo. The 2016 program was attended by over 50 academic, business, government and civil society leaders from the Asia-Pacific region. It was organized and hosted by Keio University under the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU). Offsite preparation was coordinated by the Asia Pacific Institute for the Digital Economy (APIDE), a regional think tank based in Tokyo, which was associated with Keio University.

The theme of the 2016 Offsite was Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement. The focus of the discussion was whether the provisions of this trade agreement will amount to “a new Digital Economic agenda” for the Asia-Pacific region.