Date(s) - Tuesday, April 25, 2017
10:30 am - 12:15 pm
Employment in the manufacturing sector, particularly in the US but also in many developing countries, has been declining over the past thirty years. While the competition from freer trade marginally contributed to the decline in developed countries, it is widely recognised that technological advances and automation within the manufacturing sector were the primary drivers. While economists and policy makers are struggling to provide succour to the affected people, markets continue to embrace these advances, further driving demand for technological advancement and more automation.
For the fourth internal seminar, we’ll be taking a look at what impact these advances are likely to have in the medium term and, while the threats might be looming, we’ll also be looking at the opportunities coming from these advances, focusing on digital trade. The seminar will particularly focus on how digital trade could be harnessed to ensure global growth and inclusive development, and how countries such as South Africa could position themselves to extract maximum benefits from digital trade.
Note, the Tutwa Seminar Series is by invitation only. RSVP by email to Ms. Salvation Andrease on firstname.lastname@example.org by no later than the 24th April 2017