From October 13th to 14th, the 2021 Group of Twenty (G20) Entrepreneurship Roundtable Dialogue was held in Suzhou, China. With the theme of "Embrace the Digital Transformation Era and Reshape the Entrepreneurship and Employment Pattern", this roundtable dialogue adopts a combination of online and offline methods. It is an important meeting for G20 members to discuss entrepreneurship policies in the digital era. This roundtable dialogue has been held for the fifth consecutive year. It is guided by the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security and Tsinghua University and hosted by the G20 Entrepreneurship Research Center. Ye Wenxian, Vice President of China Association of Small and Medium Business Enterprises, Member of Jiangsu Kunshan CPPCC, Zhongxun Hi-Tech Investment Group, and Chairman of Kesai Deskamei Petroleum Group, Ye Wenxian, was invited to attend and conduct in-depth discussions and exchanges with the participants on related topics.
Entrepreneurship and employment is one of the main topics of this dialogue. On the agenda, Hao Bin, the Chinese representative of the G20 Employment Working Group and Director of the International Cooperation Department of the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security, attended the meeting and delivered a speech. Economist Uma Rani Amara delivered the keynote speech.
Director Hao Bin said that entrepreneurship is an important way to promote economic and social development, expand employment and improve people's livelihood. All G20 members attach great importance to entrepreneurship. The G20 Labour and Employment Ministers' Meeting held in June this year adopted a declaration, "Encourage the G20 Entrepreneurship Research Center to carry out research on female entrepreneurship in the digital age." This meeting is an important measure to implement the requirements of the Ministerial Declaration.
Professor Gao Jian summarized the digital entrepreneurship policies of G20 members from six aspects: government transformation, education and training, financial support, market support, technology empowerment and ecological construction. Uma Rani Amara shared ILO's World Employment and Social Outlook: Trends 2021 report on the role of digital platforms in changing the world's employment landscape.
A total of more than 150 people online and offline participated in the roundtable dialogue, and conducted in-depth exchanges and discussions on six topics such as supporting digital entrepreneurship and the digital transformation of entrepreneurial enterprises, and female entrepreneurship in the digital age. Government representatives and experts and scholars from 17 G20 members shared their country experiences, including the chairs of the G20 Employment Working Group and the Digital Economy Task Force in 2021, and the Women 20 Coordinator.
Representatives of international organizations and mechanisms such as the International Labour Organization, the OECD, UNESCO, UN Women, the International Social Security Association and the World Economic Forum attended the meeting. The heads of entrepreneurs, start-up companies, platform companies, investment institutions and start-up service agencies exchanged their practices.
During the discussion on related topics, Chairman Ye Wenxian and some participants believed that thanks to the rapid development of modern technology, the digital age has come, and it has been fully launched in all walks of life, and the continuous advancement of digital transformation has become one of the main themes of the times. It is the mission and responsibility of enterprises, institutions, social organizations and party and government institutions to actively embrace, actively invest, concentrate on research, and follow the trend.
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