The APEC workshop on Financing APEC SME Innovation was conducted on June 18th and
19th in Bangkok, Thailand. Policy makers, venture capitalists, and entrepreneurs spoke on the importance of understanding the challenges related to growing venture capital markets in APEC economies, so as to allow innovative APEC SMEs greater access to financing. The workshop ended by devising a specific set of policy recommendations to be enacted APEC-wide for both developed and developing member economies in order to encourage
both domestic and cross-border venture capitalist investment, with a focus on encouraging venture capitalist market growth in latecomer economies.