TOKYO, JAPAN - Media OutReach - 1 June 2021 - Productivity
came to prominence early, in 1776, when Adam Smith put it at center stage in his
famed The Wealth of Nations.
The Tokyo-based Asian Productivity Organization (APO) continues that
legacy under its mandate of promoting productivity across Asia and the Pacific
since its founding 60 years ago. Centuries after Adam Smith's work, recognition
on productivity continues to grow.
As a tribute to productivity and a celebration of its Diamond Jubilee, the
APO in partnership with the Japan Productivity Center is organizing the
International Conference on the Centrality of Productivity on 10 June 2021
through a virtual platform.
Japan Productivity Center Chairman Yuzaburo Mogi will open the conference,
and 2008 Nobel Prize Winner in Economics Prof. Paul Krugman will deliver the
virtual keynote address.
Two panels of experts
will examine pressing issues affecting the resilience of economies and
businesses under the very harsh circumstances of the prolonged COVID-19
The first will focus on productivity
and the quality of the workforce, featuring human resource practitioners and
labor economists. The second panel will discuss smart transformation by
leveraging advances in digital technologies and AI. Digital Minister Audrey Tang from
the ROC will be one of the speakers through a recorded presentation in this
For registration and more information about the conference please refer to the following links.
The Centrality of Productivity website: