Webinar: Will Global Value Chains Survive COVID-19?

This is a virtual event held on Zoom.

The historical trend of globalization is reflected in the deepening of offshoring and global sourcing in the past few decades. How do the changing attitudes of the US towards globalization and the China-US trade dispute affect the future of the global value chain (GVC) and globalization? Does COVID make things worse, or does it offer an opportunity to reform the current model of globalization?

In this online expert panel, Edwin LAI, Professor of Economics at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), will focus on the Global Value Chain (GVC) and the future of globalization, while Hoe Ee KHOR, Chief Economist of ASEAN+3 Macroeconomic Research Office (AMRO), will explore the topic of globalization and the Restructuring of the GVC in Asia. Nelson CHOW, Partner of Supply Chain & Operations Consulting at EY, will offer his perspective as a seasoned supply chain practitioner.


Edwin Lai

Professor of Economics at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology since July 2009, and later jointly appointed as the Director of the Center for Economic Development.


Chief Economist at ASEAN+3 Macroeconomic Research Office (AMRO). He oversees AMRO’s work on macroeconomic and financial market surveillance of its member economies, which comprise 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and China (including Hong Kong), Japan, and Korea.

Nelson Chow

Partner, Supply Chain & Operations Consulting at EY. He leads EY Greater China Procurement Consulting and EY China South Supply Chain Consulting practices. He has an Executive MBA degree from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and an undergraduate degree from HKUST.

Donald LOW

Professor of Practice of Public Policy at HKUST and Director of HKUST IEMS.