The ASEM High-Level Forum on Digital Connectivity: Unleashing Potential for Innovative Growth was held on 19-20 June 2017 in Qingdao, China.

With Asia and Europe seeing the fast-growing of digital economy, digital connectivity has recently emerged as a new area of interest and cooperation among ASEM Partners. This ASEM Initiative aims to provide a chance for policy exchanges, best practices sharing and case studies. Participants are expected to build on the previous efforts, look into the key aspects of digital connectivity, exchange ideas, views and experiences, and work together to identify possible policy suggestions and potential cooperation.

Organised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), and the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) of China as well as the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT), the Seminar gatheedr a wide range of participants, including government officials, business representatives, researchers and experts, as well as from related regional and international organizations. The goal was to bring together policymaking and professional practice/expertise.