An Invitation to Participate
The Australian Government – Department of Industry, Innovation and Science and Standards Australia with the endorsement of the APEC’s Sub-Committee on Standards and Conformance, invites APEC member economy stakeholders to attend this two-day Silver Economy Standards and Innovation Workshop in Sydney, Australia.
The APEC workshop will focus on how standards and innovation can support the growth of the Silver Economy. The workshop will also generate a dialogue to share information, know-how and experiences to deepen regional collaboration to address the enormous challenges, issues and opportunities member economies face. The workshop will deliver a Silver Economy Standards and Innovation Framework to assist APEC in coordinating efforts to identify and capitalise on the increasing demand for innovative products and services to support our ageing populations.
Who Should Attend?
Participants are particularly invited from diverse stakeholders including; Innovators, Technology Start Ups, National Standards Bodies, Governments, Regulators, Trade Promotion Organisations, Small to Medium Sized Enterprises, Member-based Industry Associations, Consumer Organisations, Professional and Technical Organisations, Think Tanks, Academia and the ICT and Health/Medical industries. Ideally, National Standards Body representatives should be involved in stakeholder engagement or standards development.
Participant responsibilities include delivering presentations (where nominated), actively participating in workshop discussions, sharing views and experiences and engaging in networking sessions/breakout groups. A final agenda and program will be forwarded to participants as soon as it is available.
All APEC Member economies are invited to participate. Travel-eligible economies may designate two participants for APEC project-funded travel.
* Please note that once you have submitted your registration form, Standards Australia will contact you by email to confirm your attendance at the APEC workshop. To discuss the participation of additional attendees please contact [email protected].
Registration and Nomination forms are to be completed online and registrations are due to by Close of Business, Friday 17 March 2017.
Note: The following eleven APEC member economies are considered “travel-eligible” Chile; China; Indonesia; Malaysia; Mexico; Papua New Guinea; The Philippines; Peru; Russia; Thailand and Viet Nam. Funding will also be available for approved speakers/presenters.
Enquiries about the nomination form can be directed to:
Mr Damian Fisher
Senior International Development Manager, Standards Australia
Tel: 61 2 9237 6098 or [email protected]