(Singapore, April 29, 2024) The Asia-Pacific region is in the midst of a digital economic boom, with countries and regions actively exploring intelligent technologies while promoting digital development. The Huawei Digital and Intelligent APAC Congress, co-hosted by Huawei and the ASEAN Foundation, recently convened in Bangkok.

Huawei has supported the digital transformation of over 100,000 enterprise partners in the region, building leading network and data center infrastructure. The company has also established OpenLabs, 5G joint innovation labs, and other platforms to meet the specific needs of local customers.

 Sabrina Meng, Deputy Chairwoman, Rotating Chairwoman, and CFO of Huawei, delivering an opening speech via video

In her opening speech via video, Sabrina Meng, Deputy Chairwoman of the Board and CFO of Huawei, highlighted the Asia-Pacific region as a global model for digital transformation. She expressed Huawei’s pride in being part of this journey and emphasized the company’s commitment to research and innovation. Meng revealed that Huawei has invested over one trillion Chinese yuan in R&D over the past decade and will continue to focus on creating value for customers through open collaboration, particularly in technologies like 5.5G, cloud, and digital power.

His Excellency Nararya S. Soeprapto, Deputy Secretary-General of ASEAN for Community and Corporate Affairs, stressed the importance of the ASEAN Digital Economy Framework Agreement (DEFA), expected to be completed in 2025. He emphasized the need for a unified approach among governments, the private sector, and all stakeholders to enhance digital connectivity and bridge developmental gaps among ASEAN Member States.

His Excellency Mr. Prasert Jantararuangtong, Minister of Digital Economy and Society of Thailand, delivering a keynote speech

Thailand’s Minister of Digital Economy and Society, His Excellency Mr. Prasert Jantararuangtong, outlined Thailand’s priorities under the “Growth Engine of Thailand” policy. This includes accelerating digital transformation to boost the country’s competitiveness, enhance electronic transaction security, and develop digital human capital. Key projects include the Cloud First Policy, AI development for Digital ID, Digital Manpower Development, combating online scams, and partnerships with the private sector.

Leo Chen, Senior Vice President of Huawei and President of Huawei Enterprise Sales, highlighted Asia-Pacific’s role as a pioneer in the digital and intelligent economy. He emphasized the importance of digital and intelligent infrastructure, covering networks, storage, computing, and cloud, as crucial for productivity. Chen reiterated Huawei’s readiness to leverage its full-stack technology and solutions to create value for customers.

Simon Lin, President of Huawei Asia-Pacific Region, spoke about the need to integrate technology deeply into the economy and society. He reiterated Huawei’s commitment to being a technology innovator, industry pioneer, and local contributor, working with nearly 10,000 enterprise and cloud partners to accelerate the digital and intelligent transformation of the Asia-Pacific region.

Following this Congress, Huawei will host four additional conferences: the Huawei Network Summit, Innovative Data Infrastructure Forum, Global Optical Summit, and Huawei Cloud Stack Summit. Additionally, Huawei and its partners will organize seven major events, launch new scenario-based solutions and products, and recognize outstanding partners at the Asia-Pacific Partners’ Night. Huawei will also release industry solutions at the Global ISP Summit Asia-Pacific and the Global Manufacturing and Large Enterprise Summit.

The event brought together over 2,000 government officials, scholars, partners, and analysts from 15 Asia-Pacific countries and regions. The participants discussed the deployment of advanced digital and intelligent infrastructure to foster a digital, intelligent Asia-Pacific.