ASEAN Tech Talk Breakfast Roundtable to Discuss ASEAN MSMEs and Digital Exports


Location: Siem Reap, Cambodia

Date: September 16, 2022

Participants: 90 (in person), 80 (Virtual via Zoom)

Partner: Cambodia Ministry of Commerce, the ASEAN Secretariat

The US-ASEAN Business Council (US-ABC), working with Google and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), held a breakfast roundtable on ASEAN Tech Talks prior to the launching of the joint report by Google and ICC on ASEAN micro, medium, and small enterprises (MSMEs) and Digital Exports on Friday, September 16, 2022. During the event, Google and ICC presented the initial results of their ongoing research regarding the challenges and opportunities of digital exports for ASEAN MSMEs. As a commitment to the ASEAN digital economy, Google and ICC also announced that they are  co-creating a curriculum to train 1000 ASEAN MSMEs in digital export-relevant skills. The training program will be implemented by the ICC Centres of Entrepreneurship, in collaboration with the ICC Academy, the International Trade Center (ITC), and the network of Chambers of Commerce and ICC National Committees in Southeast Asia.

H. E. Pan Sorasak, Minister of Commerce of the Kingdom of Cambodia, Ambassador W. Patrick Murphy, U. S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Cambodia, and Mr. Le Quang Lan, Director for Market Integration Directorate of the ASEAN Economic Community Department, The ASEAN Secretariat all opened the session with remarks. The event was attended by prominent ASEAN high officials, the business community, and Cambodian MSMEs.