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Techplomacy Calendar 2023

  • Politics  |  Mainland China  |  Annual

    Two Sessions 

    4 - 15

    The most important annual political event in China, which brings together thousands of government delegates from all over the country. In it, the country’s leadership will detail instuitional changes, issue major policy announcements and explain other significant national strategies.

  • Politics  |  U.S.  |  Ad-hoc

    South Korea-U.S. Bilateral Summit

    24 - 30

    A bilateral summit planned as part of the celebration of the 70th anniversary of the South Korea-U.S. alliance. Yoon's trip will mark the South Korean leader's first state visit to the United States since 2011.

  • Politics  |  India  |  Ad-hoc

    Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Summit 

    4 - 5

    The SCO is an important transregional political, economic and security organization that aims to strengthen links and cooperation between its member states. The Heads of State will meet in Goa, where Iran will attend the meeting as a permanent member for the first time.

    Politics & Economy  |  Indonesia  |  Bi-annual

    42nd ASEAN Summit 

    9 - 11

    The ASEAN Summit is a biannual meeting held by the members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in relation to the economic, political, security, and socio-cultural development of Southeast Asian countries.

    Politics  |  Thailand  |  Ad-hoc

    Thai General Election


    Thailand's 2023 general election is expected to heighten political tensions between the military-backed and pro-democracy parties. Political parties have been campaigning for months, with the opposition Pheu Thai Party (PTP) and its leader, Thaksin’s daughter Paetongtarn Shinawatra, topping opinion polls.

    Politics  |  Mainland China  |  Ad-hoc

    First China - Central Asia Summit

    18 - 19

    As the first meeting between the heads of China and Central Asian countries, China aims to strengthen the cooperation with its own backyard with emphasis on the energy sector, while echoing its Belt and Road initiatives.

    Politics  |  Japan  |  Annual

    G7 Hiroshima Summit 2023

    19 - 21

    The G7 Summit is an annual international forum consisting of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States. This year’s summit is set to discuss policy for crypto and digital assets, with a focus on the standards for global implementation of central bank digital currencies.

  • Economics  |  Mainland China  |  Annual

    World Economic Forum: Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2023

    27 - 29

    As a key pillar of the World Economic Forum, this meeting themed ‘Entrepreneurship: The Driving Force of the Global Economy’, will be held in Tianjin (China). The event will gather over 1,500 global leaders from business, government, civil society and international organizations, as well as innovators and academics, to discuss how to navigate geopolitical and geoeconomic matters at this crucial time for global economic recovery.

  • Politics  |  Mainland China  |  Annual

    Mid-year Politburo Meeting 


    As an important internal meeting held during the mid-year and attended by China's leaders, it usually summarizes the work in the first half of the year and sets the agenda for the rest of the year.

    Politics  |  Lithuania  |  Annual

    2023 North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Summit 

    11 - 12

    NATO summit meetings provide periodic opportunities for the Heads of State and Government of NATO member countries to discuss important issues facing the Alliance and provide strategic direction for its activities. 

    During the summit, Russia - Ukraine war and the issues related to security situation in the Asian region may be the key agenda. In addition, it is reported that Japan, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand are coordinating to hold a four-nation summit during the Summit, as the countries have been invited to the summit as NATO's four Asia-Pacific partners (AP4).

  • Politics  |  U.S.  |  Ad-hoc

    Korea-US-Japan Trilateral Summit


    Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol will visit the U.S. to attend a trilateral summit with U.S. President Joe Biden and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida at Camp David in Maryland. During the Summit, the three sides will discuss expanding trilateral cooperation across the Indo-Pacific and beyond. Washington is keen to encourage closer cooperation with its two main allies in Asia amid shared concerns about China and North Korea's nuclear and missile programs.

  • Politics  |  India  |  Annual

    G20 Summit in Delhi 

    9 - 10

    The 18th G20 Heads of State and Government Summit will take place in Delhi. The event will see the adoption of a G20 Leaders’ Declaration affirming commitment to the priorities agreed upon during the ministerial and working group meetings.

    Politics  |  Singapore  |  Per 6 years

    Singapore Presidential Elections


    The presidential elections occur every 6 years. This year's election will be open to candidates of any racial community. The previous election was only opened to a selected racial community under a hiatus triggered model.

  • Politics; Economics  |  Hong Kong  |  Annual

    Hong Kong Policy Address


    The policy address is an annual address by the Chief Executive of Hong Kong to outline the government's policy priorities for the coming year.

    Politics  |  Mainland China  |  Ad-hoc

    The Third Belt and Road Summit

    17 - 18

    The Belt and Road initiative is a central component of Chinese international relations, and geopolitical dynamics have renewed focus on it. The economic and trade cooperation that emerges from this framework will determine strategic security policy.

  • Economics  |  Mainland China  |  Annual

    The Sixth China International Import Expo (CIIE)

    5 - 10

    One of the three biggest state-level trade fairs with the purpose of demonstrating opening-up policy in China, through showcasing the latest domestic and foreign products, technologies, and services.

  • Economics  |  Mainland China  |  Annual

    Central Economic Work Conference 2023


    The most important economic meeting attended by China's leadership to set next year’s national agenda for the economy and the financial and banking sectors.

    Politics  |  Taiwan  |  Ad-hoc

    Taiwanese Presidential Election 2024 


    All eyes are on this political event as the outcome will set the tone for China-Taiwan relations for the next four years. As incumbent president Tsai Ing-wen of the Democratic Progressive Party is ineligible to seek a third term, the party will tap vice-president William Lai as its candidate to go up against the Kuomintang.

  • Politics  |  Malaysia  |  Ad-hoc

    Malaysian State Elections


    State elections will be held for Selangor, Kelantan, Terengganu, Negeri Sembilan, Kedah and Penang as their terms expire this year. Expect a fierce contest between the alliance of Pakatan Harapan (PH) with Barisan Nasional (BN) and the Perikatan Nasional (PN). While the elections will not directly impact the government, they serve as a plebiscite either for or against the new prime minister.

  • Politics  |  Mainland China  |  Ad-hoc

    The Third Belt and Road Summit


    The Belt and Road initiative is a central component of Chinese international relations, and geopolitical dynamics have renewed focus on it. The economic and trade cooperation that emerges from this framework will determine strategic security policy.

⭐ : Flash updates/reports will be developed by the Techplomacy Team

Meet the Team

Asia Pacific | Hong Kong | Stakeholder engagement | Government relations | Policy & regulations | Geopolitical risk assessment | Issue & crisis management

Daphne Chan

From a public affairs agency background, Daphne consults for clients across APAC from the public sector, as well as technology, properties, travel, FMCG, and FSI industries. Leveraging her experience in engaging with the government, politicians, and industry associations, she advises organizations and senior management on policy and regulations, government relations, stakeholder engagement, and crisis management. She helps clients navigate social issues, market exits, restructuring, and other sensitive situations.

Mainland China | International affairs | China relations | Geopolitical risk assessment

Mo Wang

In her eight-year diplomatic experience in the Chinese government, Mo engaged heavily in public affairs engagements and strategic communications. She facilitates and fosters relations between the public and private sectors, and provides strategic insights on China-related macro and geopolitical issues for global tech clients. 

Taiwan | Corporate Communications | Policy communications | Market intelligence monitoring & analysis | Issue & crisis management

Hazel Kao

With over nine years of media and communications experience and a solid academic background in Political Science and Media and Communications Governance, Hazel is a full-stack communicator bridging tech companies and startups with civil society. With rich connections with officials, academia, and advocacy groups, she excels in advancing clients through communication strategies, including public affairs, media relations, and crisis management under real-world public issues.

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