What is AESCON?

AESCON is a meeting place for discussion on Asia-Europe sustainable connectivity, bringing together policy analysts, government representatives, the private sector and other stakeholders, with a particular focus on Asia-Europe connections.  
 
The second edition of Asia-Europe Sustainable Connectivity Scientific Conference (AESCON2) will build on the success and recommendations of the first AESCON held in September 2020. The online conference will be organised after and as a following of the ASEM Summit (ASEM13) in Cambodia in November 2021. Thematically, the conference will focus on one key subsect of connectivity: digital connectivity, which is high on the ASEM agenda and an EU priority.
 
Next to a high-level opening session, key policy priorities of digital connectivity will be discussed in four thematic sessions: (1) secure, resilient and responsible digital infrastructure; (2) norms and standards for Trusted Connectivity; (3) digital connectivity for development; and (4) opportunities in the digital economy, as well as in the closing panel on the multi-stakeholder approach to digital connectivity.