National Center for APEC

THE VOICE OF U.S. BUSINESS IN THE ASIA PACIFIC

UPCOMING EVENTS

April 26 - April 27, 2017
Singapore

April 26 - April 29, 2017
Seoul, South Korea

The second ABAC meeting of the year will be held in Seoul, Korea. NCAPEC is the Secretariat for ABAC USA. About ABAC: Commerce is the lifeblood of the region and business is the engine of economic growth. Recognizing the integral role of business and the value of representative business advice on key issues, APEC Leaders established the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) in 1995. This private sector body presents recommendations to APEC Leaders in an annual dialogue and advises APEC officials on business sector priorities and concerns. ABAC meets four times per year, and ABAC representatives also attend Senior Officials' Meetings, the Annual Ministerial Meeting and the sectoral Ministerial Meetings. ABAC comprises up to three senior business people from each APEC economy and the appointments are made by the Leader of the member economy concerned. The Chair of ABAC comes from the economy that is hosting APEC and therefore changes annually. ABAC represents a diverse range of sectors and includes small and large enterprises.

May 7 - May 18, 2017
Hanoi, Hoàn Kiếm, Hanoi, Vietnam

May 20 - May 21, 2017
Hanoi, Hoàn Kiếm, Hanoi, Vietnam

May 23 - May 24, 2017
Hanoi, Hoàn Kiếm, Hanoi, Vietnam

APEC Trade Ministers meet to outline collective solutions for addressing challenges that could impact the Asia-Pacific’s economic landscape

July 23 - July 28, 2017
Toronto, ON, Canada

The third ABAC meeting of the year will be held in Toronto,Canada. NCAPEC is the Secretariat for ABAC USA. About ABAC: Commerce is the lifeblood of the region and business is the engine of economic growth. Recognizing the integral role of business and the value of representative business advice on key issues, APEC Leaders established the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) in 1995. This private sector body presents recommendations to APEC Leaders in an annual dialogue and advises APEC officials on business sector priorities and concerns. ABAC meets four times per year, and ABAC representatives also attend Senior Officials' Meetings, the Annual Ministerial Meeting and the sectoral Ministerial Meetings. ABAC comprises up to three senior business people from each APEC economy and the appointments are made by the Leader of the member economy concerned. The Chair of ABAC comes from the economy that is hosting APEC and therefore changes annually. ABAC represents a diverse range of sectors and includes small and large enterprises.

August 15 - August 30, 2017
Ho Chi Minh City, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

August 21 - August 25, 2017
Can Tho, Ninh Kiều, Can Tho, Vietnam

September 11 - September 17, 2017
Ho Chi Minh City, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

October 9 - October 13, 2017
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

October 19 - October 21, 2017
Hội An, Quang Nam Province, Vietnam

November 4 - November 7, 2017
Da Nang, Hải Châu, Da Nang, Vietnam

November 5 - November 6, 2017
Da Nang, Hải Châu, Da Nang, Vietnam

November 8 - November 9, 2017
Da Nang, Hải Châu, Da Nang, Vietnam

November 8 - November 10, 2017
Da Nang, Hải Châu, Da Nang, Vietnam

The APEC CEO Summit is the Asia-Pacific's premier business event and provides unparalleled opportunities for business executives to: - engage in dialogue with APEC Economy Leaders, Ministers, and high-level government officials; - discover business opportunities through networking with CEOs from hundreds of top Asia-Pacific companies; and - forge connections with thought leaders from around the region and the world. For more information, see the "APEC CEO Summit" section of our website.

November 11, 2017
Da Nang, Hải Châu, Da Nang, Vietnam

February 20 - March 4, 2016
Lima, Peru

Attendees goals are aimed at identifying issues for further discussion for the APEC year. NCAPEC will be sending a representative to the meeting to serve as a voice for members and the US business community.

February 25, 2016
InterContinental San Francisco, 888 Howard St, San Francisco, CA 94103, United States

Please plan to join the National Center for APEC, members of the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) and APEC Senior Officials visiting San Francisco from the 21 APEC Economies for an Executive Forum: Connecting the Asia-Pacific: Innovation, Disruption and Growth, to be held February 25, 2016 at the Intercontinental San Francisco.

The Executive Forum will focus on the role that innovation and disruptive technologies can play in driving economic growth in Asia-Pacific markets. Participants will discuss the potential for new technologies to address society’s epic challenges – climate change, health, and aging populations; implications for policymakers and traditional industries of the Internet of Things, what is needed to foster entrepreneurial innovation and creative disruption, and the role trade agreements play in promoting innovation and technological advances throughout the region.

Participants will include senior-level government and business representatives from 21 Pacific Rim economies, including Japan, China, Mexico, Peru, Indonesia and Australia, as well as thought leaders, media figures and representatives of US corporations, large and small, with an interest in Asia-Pacific markets.

The cost to attend the Executive Forum is $350.

To register for the event, click here.

If you have any questions, please contact Arissan Ugles at augles@ncapec.org.

February 26 - February 28, 2016
San Francisco, CA, USA

NCAPEC and the U.S. ABAC team will be organizing and hosting the first ABAC meeting of the year. About ABAC: Commerce is the lifeblood of the region and business is the engine of economic growth. Recognising the integral role of business and the value of representative business advice on key issues, APEC Leaders established the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) in 1995. This private sector body presents recommendations to APEC Leaders in an annual dialogue and advises APEC officials on business sector priorities and concerns. ABAC meets four times per year, and ABAC representatives also attend Senior Officials' Meetings, the Annual Ministerial Meeting and the sectoral Ministerial Meetings. ABAC comprises up to three senior business people from each APEC economy and the appointments are made by the Leader of the member economy concerned. The Chair of ABAC comes from the economy that is hosting APEC and therefore changes annually. ABAC represents a diverse range of sectors and includes small and large enterprises.

April 25 - April 28, 2016
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

May 5 - May 15, 2016
Arequipa, Peru

The second Senior Officials Meeting (SOM) of the the APEC year will be held in Arequipa, Peru. Attendees goals are aimed at identifying issues for further discussion for the APEC year. NCAPEC will be sending a representative to the meeting to serve as a voice for members and the US business community.

May 17 - May 18, 2016
Arequipa, Peru

APEC Trade Ministers meet to outline collective solutions for addressing challenges that could impact the Asia-Pacific’s economic landscape.

May 25 - May 26, 2016
Lima, Peru

May 28 - May 29, 2016
Lima, Peru

June 27 - June 30, 2016
Lima, Peru

August 1 - August 4, 2016
Shenzen, China

The APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) meets on a quarterly basis to assess the regional business climate and develop specific input to APEC officials at the ministerial and working group levels on how "doing business" can be made easier. ABAC's key deliverables for ABAC III will include finalizing its annual letter and report to APEC Leaders, finalizing its letter and report to Finance Ministers, and assessing its advocacy strategies with APEC. For more information on ABAC you can visit the ABAC section of our website.

September 6 - September 9, 2016
Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

September 19 - September 21, 2016
Piura, Peru

September 19 - September 27, 2016
Piura, Peru

High Level Policy Dialogue on Agricultural Biotechnology: September 19-20

Ocean and Fisheries Working Group: September 19-21

Agricultural Technical Cooperation Working Group: September 21-22

Policy Partnership on Food Security: September 23-24

September 23 - September 24, 2016
Piura, Peru

October 4 - October 6, 2016
Lima, Peru

October 14 - October 15, 2016
Lima (TBC)

October 20 - October 21, 2016
Los Angeles, CA, USA

Location: JW Marriott, Los Angeles GetGlobal brings together a wide range of well-connected, world-class experts to cover the most critical foreign expansion issues affecting a myriad of industries, including: retail, technology, hospitality, renewables, aerospace, entertainment, infrastructure, health and e-commerce. For more information please visit their website http://getglobalexpo.com/

November 14 - November 15, 2016
Lima, Peru

November 14 - November 17, 2016
Lima, Peru

November 14 - November 17, 2016
Lima, Peru

ABAC's key deliverables for ABAC IV will include delivering key recommendations to APEC Leaders during the ABAC Dialogue. ABAC Members will also discuss the themes and priorities to be addressed in the upcoming year. For more information on ABAC you can visit the ABAC section of our website.

November 17 - November 18, 2016
Lima, Peru

November 17 - November 19, 2016
Lima, Peru

The APEC CEO Summit is the Asia-Pacific's premier business event and provides unparalleled opportunities for business executives to:

  • engage in dialogue with APEC Economy Leaders, Ministers, and high-level government officials;
  • discover business opportunities through networking with CEOs from hundreds of top Asia-Pacific companies; and
  • forge connections with thought leaders from around the region and the world.

Under the theme of “Quality Growth and Human Development,” this year’s Summit will bring together in Lima APEC Leaders from the world’s most dynamic economies, speakers from the world’s top companies, and over 700 CEOs from across the Asia-Pacific region. The program will feature two days of discussions, presentations and dialogue on a wide range of issues that will impact the future development of the region, including innovation, trade, sustainability and disaster resilience.

For more information, see the "APEC CEO Summit" section of our website.

November 19 - November 20, 2016
Lima, Peru

December 8 - December 9, 2016
Hanoi, Hoàn Kiếm, Hanoi, Vietnam

February 19 - February 23, 2017
Bangkok, Thailand

The first ABAC meeting of the year will be held in Bangkok, Thailand. NCAPEC is the Secretariat for ABAC USA. About ABAC: Commerce is the lifeblood of the region and business is the engine of economic growth. Recognizing the integral role of business and the value of representative business advice on key issues, APEC Leaders established the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) in 1995. This private sector body presents recommendations to APEC Leaders in an annual dialogue and advises APEC officials on business sector priorities and concerns. ABAC meets four times per year, and ABAC representatives also attend Senior Officials' Meetings, the Annual Ministerial Meeting and the sectoral Ministerial Meetings. ABAC comprises up to three senior business people from each APEC economy and the appointments are made by the Leader of the member economy concerned. The Chair of ABAC comes from the economy that is hosting APEC and therefore changes annually. ABAC represents a diverse range of sectors and includes small and large enterprises.

February 27 - March 12, 2017
Nha Trang, Khanh Hoa Province, Vietnam

January 27 - January 30, 2015
Hong Kong, Hong Kong

The first meeting of the year will be held in Hong Kong. NCAPEC is the Secretariat for ABAC USA. About ABAC Commerce is the lifeblood of the region and business is the engine of economic growth. Recognising the integral role of business and the value of representative business advice on key issues, APEC Leaders established the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) in 1995. This private sector body presents recommendations to APEC Leaders in an annual dialogue and advises APEC officials on business sector priorities and concerns. ABAC meets four times per year, and ABAC representatives also attend Senior Officials' Meetings, the Annual Ministerial Meeting and the sectoral Ministerial Meetings. ABAC comprises up to three senior business people from each APEC economy and the appointments are made by the Leader of the member economy concerned. The Chair of ABAC comes from the economy that is hosting APEC and therefore changes annually. ABAC represents a diverse range of sectors and includes small and large enterprises.

January 27, 2015
Hong Kong

The objective of the APFF is to promote greater synergy, identify and address gaps, build institutional capacity, as well as accelerate the evolution of regional cooperation toward greater consistency and coherence in the development of regional financial markets.

March 16, 2015
Tagaytay, Philippines

The Asia-Pacific Forum on Financial Inclusion will provide an opportunity to review trends, recent achievements, and challenges and opportunities related to financial inclusion and discuss how these developments are impacting different markets.

March 17 - March 18, 2015
Tagaytay, Philippines

April 16 - April 17, 2015
Bacolod, Philippines

April 20 - April 23, 2015
Mexico City, Mexico

The APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) meets on a quarterly basis to assess the regional business climate and develop specific input to APEC officials at the ministerial and working group levels on how "doing business" can be made easier. ABAC will convene for the second meeting of 2015 in Mexico City, Mexico. ABAC's key deliverables for ABAC II will include reporting on progress against key outcomes from the first meeting, finalizing a letter to trade ministers, finalizing a letter to SME ministers, and assessing its advocacy strategies with APEC. For more information on ABAC you can visit the ABAC section of our website.

April 22 - April 24, 2015
Manila, Philippines

May 3 - May 5, 2015
Port Moresby, Papa New Guinea

The APEC Policy Partnership on Women and the Economy (PPWE) provides a mechanism to integrate gender considerations into APEC activities. It also provides policy advice on gender issues and supports gender equality where relevant to the APEC process. The PPWE effectively acts as an institutional mechanism for reporting to the SOM Steering Committee on Economic and Technical Cooperation (SCE) on APEC gender activities and outcomes. The broad goal of the PPWE is to provide linkages between APEC working groups, APEC economies and the APEC Secretariat to advance the economic integration of women in the APEC region for the benefit of all members. For more information regarding the event, please contact Barbara Hazzard at NCAPEC.

May 10 - May 21, 2015
Boracay, Philippines

Related meetings and opportunities for private sector involvement include Public Private Dialogues on Environmental Goods and Services, Mining and Services, and a meeting of the Policy Partnership on Science, Technology, and Innovation.

May 23 - May 24, 2015
Boracay, Philippines

APEC Trade Ministers meet to outline collective solutions for addressing challenges that could impact the Asia-Pacific’s economic landscape.

May 26 - May 29, 2015
Jeju Island, Korea

The efficient and safe transportation of goods and people is key to APEC's goal of free and open trade in the Asia-Pacific region. The Transportation Working Group (TPTWG) aims to achieve the liberalisation of transportation services and works to enhance the safety of APEC transport systems to encourage economic development in the Asia-Pacific region. It aims to balance security, safety and environmental requirements with trade facilitation and its efforts are focused on: the facilitation of domestic policy regulations; the development of intermodal supply chains and secure transport activity; the integration of Corporate Social Responsibility; and building the capacity of all stakeholders to help them reach the eventual goal of free and open trade. At the same time, parallel measures are being undertaken by individual economies to strengthen the security of all transportation modes - land, sea and air.

June 8 - June 11, 2015
Atlanta, GA, USA

The Small and Medium Enterprises Working Group (SMEWG) works towards the achievement of the Bogor Goals by enabling business environments for SMEs to grow and develop into export-ready (internationalized) firms, through the sharing of information on best practice initiatives and conducting capacity building activities.

August 10 - August 13, 2015
Melbourne, Australia

The APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) meets on a quarterly basis to assess the regional business climate and develop specific input to APEC officials at the ministerial and working group levels on how "doing business" can be made easier. ABAC will convene for the third meeting of 2015 in Melbourne, Australia. ABAC's key deliverables for ABAC III will include finalizing its annual letter and report to APEC Leaders, finalizing its letter and report to Finance Ministers, and assessing its advocacy strategies with APEC. For more information on ABAC you can visit the ABAC section of our website.

August 22 - September 4, 2015
Cebu, Philippines

Related Meetings will include a Public-Private Dialogue on Mining, Chemical Dialogue, Life Sciences Innovation Forum, Policy Partnership on Science, Technology & Innovation, Automotive Dialogue, and APEC Alliance for Supply Chain Connectivity

September 7 - September 8, 2015
Cebu, Philippines

September 10 - September 11, 2015
Cebu, Philippines

The APEC Finance Ministers' Process (FMP) provides an annual forum for APEC member economies to exchange views and information on regional macroeconomic and financial developments and on domestic and regional policy priorities. The strategic goals of the FMP are to promote sound and credible policies for: sustainable and broad-based development with equity in the APEC region, macroeconomic stability in the APEC region, prudent public finance management, good corporate governance, stable and efficient capital markets, greater economic cooperation, integration and openness among APEC economies, and facilitation of economic and technical cooperation within the region. APEC Finance Ministers first met in 1994 in Honolulu, the United States. Since then, they have met annually. Partners in the FMP process include the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the Asian Development Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, and the APEC Business Advisory Council.

September 10 - September 11, 2015
Cebu, Philippines

September 14 - September 16, 2015
Beijing, Beijing, China

GIC will bring together 200 of the world’s most adventurous thinkers – pioneers who are working at the edge of imagination across multiple disciplines – to Beijing for a uniquely engaging platform of communication, collaboration and networking where attendees will experience all things new and innovative from what they eat, to how they connect.

September 16 - September 18, 2015
Manila, Philippines

The APEC Policy Partnership on Women and the Economy (PPWE) provides a mechanism to integrate gender considerations into APEC activities. It also provides policy advice on gender issues and supports gender equality where relevant to the APEC process. The PPWE effectively acts as an institutional mechanism for reporting to the SOM Steering Committee on Economic and Technical Cooperation (SCE) on APEC gender activities and outcomes. The broad goal of the PPWE is to provide linkages between APEC working groups, APEC economies and the APEC Secretariat to advance the economic integration of women in the APEC region for the benefit of all members. For more information regarding the event, please contact Barbara Hazzard at NCAPEC.

September 21 - September 25, 2015
Iloilo, Philippines

September 28 - October 6, 2015
Iloilo, Philippines

September 28th-29th; Agriculture Technical Cooperation Working Group September 30th-October 1st; HLPDAB October 2-3; Policy Partnership on Food Security (PPFS) October 4-6; High Level Policy Dialogue on Food Security and the Blue Economy

October 8 - October 10, 2015
Cebu, Philippines

October 8 - October 10, 2015
Cebu, Philippines

October 12 - October 14, 2015
Cebu, Philippines

October 12 - October 14, 2015
Cebu, Philippines

Accounting for around 60 percent of world energy demand, the APEC region is a net energy importer and its demand for energy is on the rise. According to the International Energy Agency (IEA) forecasts, global energy demand would increase by 40 percent between 2007 and 2030 (World Energy Outlook 2009). These factors make energy cooperation an important agenda item for APEC. The Energy Working Group (EWG), launched in 1990, seeks to maximize the energy sector's contribution to the region's economic and social well-being, while mitigating the environmental effects of energy supply and use. The EWG is assisted by four Expert Groups (Clean Fossil Energy, Efficiency & Conservation, Energy Data & Analysis, New & Renewable Energy Technologies) and two Task Forces: one on Biofuels and the other on Energy Trade and Investment (ETITF). The ETITF was established to facilitate cooperation and promote regional energy trade and investment liberalization, and in particular to consider climate change policies and approaches to reducing greenhouse gas emissions which includes carbon pricing across the region.

November 4 - November 6, 2015
Manila, Philippines

November 13 - November 16, 2015
Manila, Philippines

The APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) meets on a quarterly basis to assess the regional business climate and develop specific input to APEC officials at the ministerial and working group levels on how "doing business" can be made easier. ABAC will convene for the fourth meeting of 2015 in Manila, Philippines. ABAC's key deliverables for ABAC IV will include delivering key recommendations to APEC Leaders during the ABAC Dialogue. ABAC Members will also discuss the themes and priorities to be addressed in the upcoming year. For more information on ABAC you can visit the ABAC section of our website.

November 13 - November 19, 2015
Manila, Philippines

November 16 - November 18, 2015
Manila, Philippines

The APEC CEO Summit is the Asia-Pacific's premier business event and provides unparalleled opportunities for business executives to engage in dialogue with Presidents, Prime Ministers and Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Trade, to discover business opportunities through networking with CEOs from hundreds of top Asia-Pacific companies, and to forge connections with economic thought leaders from around the region and the world. As host of APEC in 2015, the Philippines will be hosting the annual Summit in Manila from November 16-18, 2015. For more information regarding the APEC CEO Summit, including details on how to attend, please contact the National Center for APEC.

November 16 - November 17, 2015
Manila, Philippines

November 18 - November 19, 2015
Manila, Philippines

December 10 - December 11, 2015

Working under direction from APEC Ministers, Senior Officials guide the activities of the Committees, Working Groups and Task Forces. Senior Officials develop recommendations for APEC Ministers and APEC Economic Leaders. Senior Officials' Meetings are held three to four times a year with the chair from the host economy.

December 14, 2015
725 Park Ave, New York, NY 10021, USA

NCAPEC and Asia Society are pleased to present a high-level briefing on the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Forum with the U.S. National Center for APEC and U.S. APEC Business Coalition. Against the backdrop of a slowing Chinese economy, persistent global economic stagnation, and the recent completion of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement, leading experts will reflect on the outcomes from the 2015 APEC leaders meeting in Manila and the possibilities for APEC to continue playing a constructive role facilitating greater trade and economic growth in the Asia-Pacific region. http://asiasociety.org/new-york/events/apec-and-future-asia-pacific-trade-and-economic-growth

January 14, 2014
725 Park Avenue, Manhattan, New York City, NY, United States

Event Details : 14 January 2014 6:30pm - 8:00pm 725 Park Avenue New York, NY Speakers: Peter A. Petri is the Carl Shapiro Professor of International Finance at Brandeis International Business School. With recent research focusing on major trade negotiations in the Asia-Pacific region, he is active in U.S.-Asia affairs and is a former chair of the U.S. APEC Study Center Consortium. Robert S. Wang (invited) is the U.S. Senior Official for APEC. Previously he was Deputy Chief of Mission at the Embassy in Beijing. Dr. Wang is a career Foreign Service Officer in the U.S. Department of State. Monica Whaley was named President of the National Center for APEC in 2009. She has previously worked at the Washington Council on International Trade and is also the current Chairman of the U.S.-APEC Business Coalition. To purchase tickets for the event or to learn more click here

January 17, 2014
Washington, D.C., DC, United States

Annual NCAPEC board retreat and strategic planning session to set priorities for the upcoming APEC year.

February 11 - February 14, 2014
Auckland, New Zealand

The first ABAC meeting of the year will be held in Auckland, New Zealand. NCAPEC will be sending its Program Team to the meeting, along with the 3 appointed U.S. ABAC Representatives. NCAPEC is the Secretariat for U.S. ABAC. About ABAC Commerce is the lifeblood of the region and business is the engine of economic growth. Recognising the integral role of business and the value of representative business advice on key issues, APEC Leaders established the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) in 1995. This private sector body presents recommendations to APEC Leaders in an annual dialogue and advises APEC officials on business sector priorities and concerns. ABAC meets four times per year, and ABAC representatives also attend Senior Officials' Meetings, the Annual Ministerial Meeting and the sectoral Ministerial Meetings. ABAC comprises up to three senior business people from each APEC economy and the appointments are made by the Leader of the member economy concerned. The Chair of ABAC comes from the economy that is hosting APEC and therefore changes annually. ABAC represents a diverse range of sectors and includes small and large enterprises.

February 15 - February 28, 2014
Ningbo, China

The first Senior Officials Meeting (SOM) of the the APEC year will be held in Ningbo, China. Attendees goals are aimed at identifying issues for further discussion for the APEC year. NCAPEC will be sending a representative to the meeting to serve as a voice for members and the US business community.

February 20 - February 22, 2014
Ningbo, China

The APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) has been engaged in food security efforts since 1999 when APEC Leaders endorsed a plan for a unified APEC Food System. In 2009, ABAC issued a strategic framework for food security which among its recommendations called for the establishment of an ongoing mechanism at a high level to ensure the necessary policy and technical cooperation for achieving an integrated food system. This mechanism would include direct input and participation from the private and research sectors, as well as the public sector in the form of a formal, institutionalized “Food Dialogue.” In 2010, APEC Ministers Responsible for Food Security declared that consultation with relevant stakeholders is critical to making sustained progress towards food security goals and instructed Senior Officials to integrate ABAC into APEC's food security efforts in a more substantive manner. In 2011, APEC Senior Officials agreed to create a Policy Partnership on Food Security (PPFS).

March 6, 2014
Washington, D.C., DC, United States

NCAPEC is pleased to have the opportunity for an informal dinner discussion with Minister Lu Kang of the Chinese Embassy on either March 5 in Washington, DC. Minister Lu was China's APEC Senior Official during 2010-12, including the US host year, so he knows APEC well.

March 6, 2014
Washington, D.C., DC, United States

Debrief of the SOM 1 meetings for NCAPEC board members and relevant stakeholders.

March 31 - April 4, 2014
Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand

The efficient and safe transportation of goods and people is key to APEC's goal of free and open trade in the Asia-Pacific region. The Transportation Working Group (TPTWG) aims to achieve the liberalisation of transportation services and works to enhance the safety of APEC transport systems to encourage economic development in the Asia-Pacific region. It aims to balance security, safety and environmental requirements with trade facilitation and its efforts are focused on: the facilitation of domestic policy regulations; the development of intermodal supply chains and secure transport activity; the integration of Corporate Social Responsibility; and building the capacity of all stakeholders to help them reach the eventual goal of free and open trade. At the same time, parallel measures are being undertaken by individual economies to strengthen the security of all transportation modes - land, sea and air.

April 7 - April 8, 2014
Changzhou, China

Smart city is a long-time project and to be fully implemented, it will last until 2030 or 2050 or even later. But the objective of our project is to create a framework for cooperation between APEC economies’ smart technology industry such as smart healthcare, smart traffic, smart government and smart grid amongst others. The framework will contain the technology standard working directions, technical communication guidelines, and related institutions or enterprises participation rules, etc…. It is very hard to build this standard or research concerns for everybody, but it is possible to start this kind of cooperation within related institutions and enterprises first and enlarge the scope to more and more organizations inside APEC economies that are interested in this project. After the activities are completed of this year, we plan to held more activities every year and continue to contribute smart city project.

May 4 - May 7, 2014
Santiago, Chile

The second ABAC meeting of the year will be held in Santiago, Chile. NCAPEC will be sending its Program Team to the meeting, along with the 3 appointed U.S. ABAC Representatives. NCAPEC is the Secretariat for U.S. ABAC. About ABAC Commerce is the lifeblood of the region and business is the engine of economic growth. Recognising the integral role of business and the value of representative business advice on key issues, APEC Leaders established the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) in 1995. This private sector body presents recommendations to APEC Leaders in an annual dialogue and advises APEC officials on business sector priorities and concerns. ABAC meets four times per year, and ABAC representatives also attend Senior Officials' Meetings, the Annual Ministerial Meeting and the sectoral Ministerial Meetings. ABAC comprises up to three senior business people from each APEC economy and the appointments are made by the Leader of the member economy concerned. The Chair of ABAC comes from the economy that is hosting APEC and therefore changes annually. ABAC represents a diverse range of sectors and includes small and large enterprises.

May 5 - May 15, 2014
Qingdao, China

The second Senior Officials Meeting (SOM) of the the APEC year will be held in Qingdao, China. Attendees goals are aimed at identifying issues for further discussion for the APEC year. NCAPEC will be sending a representative to the meeting to serve as a voice for members and the US business community.

May 17 - May 20, 2014
Shanghai, China

The goal of the APEC Internet Vehicles Forum is: -To popularize the concept of IoV system and share experiences in applying ICT technologies on Internet of Vehicles; -To enlarge the multilateral cooperation among the main three stakeholders (government, private sector and academia) and design a sustainable application model of IoV under APEC framework; -To accelerate IoV's commercialization and to promote the relevant trade and investment to benefit APEC economies and explore innovative markets under those beneficiaries.

May 17 - May 18, 2014
Qingdao, China

APEC Trade Ministers meet to outline collective solutions for addressing challenges that could impact the Asia-Pacific’s economic landscape.

May 19, 2014

Accounting for around 60 percent of world energy demand, the APEC region is a net energy importer and its demand for energy is on the rise. According to the International Energy Agency (IEA) forecasts, global energy demand would increase by 40 percent between 2007 and 2030 (World Energy Outlook 2009). These factors make energy cooperation an important agenda item for APEC. The Energy Working Group (EWG), launched in 1990, seeks to maximize the energy sector's contribution to the region's economic and social well-being, while mitigating the environmental effects of energy supply and use. The EWG is assisted by four Expert Groups (Clean Fossil Energy, Efficiency & Conservation, Energy Data & Analysis, New & Renewable Energy Technologies) and two Task Forces: one on Biofuels and the other on Energy Trade and Investment (ETITF). The ETITF was established to facilitate cooperation and promote regional energy trade and investment liberalization, and in particular to consider climate change policies and approaches to reducing greenhouse gas emissions which includes carbon pricing across the region.

May 21 - May 23, 2014
Beijing, China

Women throughout the APEC region face challenges related to obtaining capital, reaching markets, developing skills and capacity, accessing networks, and achieving leadership positions in the private sector. The presence of these obstacles has resulted in a large amount untapped productivity within the APEC region. Addressing these barriers and taking steps to bring more women into the economic mainstream in both the private and public sectors will drive economic growth and help facilitate stability in the region. Read the 2013 statement from the Women and Economy Forum here

June 27 - June 28, 2014

Read the 2012 official statement from the APEC meeting of Ministers responsible for mining here

July 7 - July 10, 2014
Seattle, WA, United States

The third ABAC meeting of the year will be held in Seattle, WA NCAPEC is the primary organizing committee for the only U.S. held ABAC meeting of 2014. NCAPEC is the Secretariat for U.S. ABAC. About ABAC Commerce is the lifeblood of the region and business is the engine of economic growth. Recognizing the integral role of business and the value of representative business advice on key issues, APEC Leaders established the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) in 1995. This private sector body presents recommendations to APEC Leaders in an annual dialogue and advises APEC officials on business sector priorities and concerns. ABAC meets four times per year, and ABAC representatives also attend Senior Officials' Meetings, the Annual Ministerial Meeting and the sectoral Ministerial Meetings. ABAC comprises up to three senior business people from each APEC economy and the appointments are made by the Leader of the member economy concerned. The Chair of ABAC comes from the economy that is hosting APEC and therefore changes annually. ABAC represents a diverse range of sectors and includes small and large enterprises.

July 7, 2014
Seattle, WA, United States

Read about the impetus of the Asia Pacific Finance Forum (APFF) in the 2013 APEC Finance Minister Statement here

July 10 - July 11, 2014
Seattle, WA, United States

The APEC China CEO Forum is an initiative of the Beijing-based APEC China Business Council, produced this year in partnership with the National Center for APEC, to promote business and economic communications between Chinese business leaders, officials, and other stakeholders in China and the Asia-Pacific region. This year’s Forum will engage 250 private sector delegates from around the APEC region, including APEC Business Advisory Council members from all 21 APEC Economies and a delegation of executives from China's newly-established APEC China Business Council. Delegates will participate in a high-level dialogue on a range of issues facing the APEC Economies during China’s year as the 2014 APEC Chair, such as: •Business Growth in a Changing Region •APEC 2014 – Priorities for China, Priorities for the Region •Regional Perspectives on China’s Development •The 3rd Plenum: Progress in Reform Implementation •China as Global Investor •Asia-Pacific Workforce •Asia-Pacific Trade Initiatives The Forum will also address topics of special interest during China’s chairmanship, such as the Third Plenum reform agenda and China as a global investor. The objective of the Forum is to create opportunities for strategic discussions to further the understanding of doing business in and with China, as well as China’s perspective on doing business with APEC Economies. For more information please visit the website

August 6 - August 21, 2014
Beijing, Beijing, China

The third Senior Officials Meeting (SOM) of the the APEC year will be held in Beijing. NCAPEC will update this calendar immediately upon the official announcement of the new dates. Attendees goals are aimed at identifying issues for further discussion for the APEC year. NCAPEC will be sending Executive Vice President, Alex Parle, to the meeting to serve as a voice for members and the US business community.

August 27 - August 28, 2014
Xiamen, China

APEC’s Oceans and Fisheries Working Group (OFWG) was formed in 2011, following a decision to merge the former Marine Resource Conservation and Fisheries working groups (in operation since 1990 and 1991 respectively). APEC’s focus on oceans and fisheries issues is natural, given that APEC members account for over 80 percent of global aquaculture production and more than 65 percent of the world’s capture fisheries. The consumption of fishery products in the APEC region is 65 percent higher than the world average. Moreover, APEC economies represent nine of the top ten fish producers in the world.

September 2 - September 3, 2014
Beijing, China

Accounting for around 60 percent of world energy demand, the APEC region is a net energy importer and its demand for energy is on the rise. According to the International Energy Agency (IEA) forecasts, global energy demand would increase by 40 percent between 2007 and 2030 (World Energy Outlook 2009). These factors make energy cooperation an important agenda item for APEC. The Energy Working Group (EWG), launched in 1990, seeks to maximize the energy sector's contribution to the region's economic and social well-being, while mitigating the environmental effects of energy supply and use. The EWG is assisted by four Expert Groups (Clean Fossil Energy, Efficiency & Conservation, Energy Data & Analysis, New & Renewable Energy Technologies) and two Task Forces: one on Biofuels and the other on Energy Trade and Investment (ETITF). The ETITF was established to facilitate cooperation and promote regional energy trade and investment liberalization, and in particular to consider climate change policies and approaches to reducing greenhouse gas emissions which includes carbon pricing across the region.

September 4 - September 6, 2014
Seattle, WA, United States

Like the World Economic Forum in Davos, the Boao Forum brings leaders from around the region together to discuss the world’s most pressing issues, share perspectives and forge a common agenda. Over the past several years, government leaders addressing the forum have included Chinese President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang, as well as heads of state from countries as diverse as Australia, Pakistan, Norway and Kazakhstan. The event has drawn a broad spectrum of participants, including philanthropist Bill Gates, former NBA star Yao Ming and Zhou Xiaochuan, governor of the People’s Bank of China. “We are honored to host the Boao Forum in Seattle, the first time it will take place in North America,” said Gov. Jay Inslee, who just finished leading a 90-member trade mission in China. “This forum brings together some of the most forward-thinking entrepreneurs and thought leaders in the world. We know we can achieve positive change together by fostering dialogue and cooperation on key issues.” The Boao Forum has made economic integration and development its focus and seeks win-win outcomes as its goal, said BFA Secretary General Mr. ZHOU Wenzhong. As the United States and Asian countries seek sustainable sources of growth, multilateral partnerships can help to build investments in long-term infrastructure and develop new sectors such as clean energy, leading to lasting benefits for all sides. The Boao Forum Seattle Conference will be held Sept. 4-6, 2014, convening about 400 delegates for discussion on the theme of “Innovation and Sustainable Development.” The conference, an interactive and engaging platform for public-private dialogue, will focus on trends in energy, innovation, education, investment, infrastructure, health and sustainable development. About the Boao Forum for Asia: As a non-government, non-profit international organization, the Boao Forum For Asia (BFA) is the most prestigious forum for leaders in government, business and academia in Asia and other continents to share views on the most important issues in this dynamic region and the world at large. The Forum is committed to promoting regional economic integration and bringing Asian countries closer to their development goals.

September 5, 2014

In the APEC region, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) account for around 90 percent of all businesses and employ as much as 60 percent of the work force. At present, however, they generate only around 30 percent of exports. APEC’s Small and Medium Enterprises Working Group (SMEWG) therefore works to encourage the development of SMEs and build their capacity to engage in international trade. First established in February 1995 as the Ad Hoc Policy Level Group on SMEs' (PLGSME), the objective was to assist SMEs improve their competitiveness and to facilitate a more open trade and investment environment. In 2000, the group was renamed the SMEWG and granted permanent status. The SMEWG works towards the achievement of the Bogor Goals by fostering enabling business environments for SMEs to grow and develop into export-ready (internationalized) firms, through the sharing of information on best practice initiatives and conducting capacity building activities. A meeting of ministers responsible for SMEs has been held annually since 1994.

September 12, 2014
Beijing, China

DATE TBC The APEC Finance Ministers' Process (FMP) provides an annual forum for APEC member economies to exchange views and information on regional macroeconomic and financial developments and on domestic and regional policy priorities. The strategic goals of the FMP are to promote sound and credible policies for: Sustainable and broad-based development with equity in the APEC region Macroeconomic stability in the APEC region Prudent public finance management Good corporate governance Stable and efficient capital markets Greater economic cooperation, integration and openness among APEC economies Facilitation of economic and technical cooperation within the region. APEC Finance Ministers first met in 1994 in Honolulu, the United States. Since then, they have met annually, most recently in September 2013 in Bali, Indonesia. Partners in the FMP process include the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the Asian Development Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, and the APEC Business Advisory Council.

September 18 - September 19, 2014
Beijing, China

Why food security is important to APEC In order for the benefits of free and open trade to be experienced throughout the region, food quality, availability and cost are critical. To this end, APEC has been a vehicle for cooperation on food and agricultural issues and is well-positioned to address current and emerging food security challenges in the region. How APEC addresses food security APEC addresses food security by promoting productivity and growth in the agricultural sector, encouraging the development and adoption of new agricultural technologies and enabling regional food trade: Agricultural productivity and growth: This includes initiatives that foster investment and finance in the agricultural sector (including micro-finance); raise awareness of environmentally sustainable agricultural methods (including land management, organic farming and use of advanced technologies); help economies to learn about food storage, processing and management methods to allow more food to reach more people without spoiling; help members to build well-functioning markets and regulatory frameworks for sustaining robust agricultural sectors; improve surveillance and control of pests and diseases that harm agricultural production; foster improvements in worker health and safety, agricultural inspection and agricultural education and training. Food trade: This includes support for the successful conclusion of the World Trade Organisation Doha Development Agenda negotiations; encouraging lower food export restrictions to avoid prolonging pressure on global food prices and discouraging agricultural investment for greater production; examining the impact of economic liberalisation of agriculture with the goal of assisting regional economies to better adapt and to thrive in the global marketplace for food; exchanging best practices to develop better policies for fostering healthy agricultural sectors; helping to ensure that food products traded in the region are safe for consumption (including initiatives to enhance regulatory, inspection and certification systems, strengthening of technical and human resources, encouraging adoption of international food safety standards and promotion of regional communication on food safety). Development and adoption of new agricultural technologies: This includes efforts to improve farmers' income and productive capacities through agricultural technology transfer and training (including exchange of best practices and identification of strategies to increase fiscal returns); create an environment conducive to agricultural research and development as well as investment in trade technology; and foster development of agricultural biotechnology (including the development of regulatory frameworks and strengthening public confidence in the field).

October 22, 2014
Beijing, Beijing, China

The APEC Finance Ministers' Process (FMP) provides an annual forum for APEC member economies to exchange views and information on regional macroeconomic and financial developments and on domestic and regional policy priorities. The strategic goals of the FMP are to promote sound and credible policies for: Sustainable and broad-based development with equity in the APEC region Macroeconomic stability in the APEC region Prudent public finance management Good corporate governance Stable and efficient capital markets Greater economic cooperation, integration and openness among APEC economies Facilitation of economic and technical cooperation within the region. APEC Finance Ministers first met in 1994 in Honolulu, the United States. Since then, they have met annually. Partners in the FMP process include the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the Asian Development Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, and the APEC Business Advisory Council.

October 23, 2014
Beijing, Beijing, China

The APFF is a regional platform for multi-stakeholder collaboration to help accelerate the development of inte­grated financial markets. NCAPEC Board Members will be participating in the APFF Beijing Symposium, and NCAPEC staff will also be in attendance. For more information on the APFF, please contact Mia Reyes at mreyes@ncapec.org

November 4 - November 7, 2014
Beijing, China

The fourth ABAC meeting of the year will be held in Beijing, China NCAPEC is the Secretariat for U.S. ABAC. About ABAC Commerce is the lifeblood of the region and business is the engine of economic growth. Recognising the integral role of business and the value of representative business advice on key issues, APEC Leaders established the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) in 1995. This private sector body presents recommendations to APEC Leaders in an annual dialogue and advises APEC officials on business sector priorities and concerns. ABAC meets four times per year, and ABAC representatives also attend Senior Officials' Meetings, the Annual Ministerial Meeting and the sectoral Ministerial Meetings. ABAC comprises up to three senior business people from each APEC economy and the appointments are made by the Leader of the member economy concerned. The Chair of ABAC comes from the economy that is hosting APEC and therefore changes annually. ABAC represents a diverse range of sectors and includes small and large enterprises.

November 8 - November 10, 2014
Beijing, China

The APEC CEO Summit is the Asia-Pacific's premier business event and provides unparalleled opportunities for business executives to engage in dialogue with Presidents, Prime Ministers and Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Trade, to discover business opportunities through networking with CEOs from hundreds of top Asia-Pacific companies, and to forge connections with economic thought leaders from around the region and the world. As host of APEC in 2014, China will be hosting the annual Summit in Beijing in Fall 2014. China has announced that the theme for 2014 will be "Shaping the Future through Asia Pacific Partnership." The APEC 2014 China CEO Summit aims to bring APEC members together to discuss how to establish long-lasting and beneficial trade relationships that will define the future of regional relations.

November 10 - November 11, 2014
Beijing (Yanqi Lake), China

January 24 - February 8, 2013
Jakarta, Indonesia

February 5, 2013

Trade Development Alliance of Greater Seattle 1301 5th Avenue, Suite 2500 Seattle, WA 98101 Two-way trade between the US and Indonesia reached its historical high in 2011 with 26.5 billion dollars and the potential for more growth is great. Amidst the global economic slowdown and uncertainty in the global financial market, Indonesia's economic growth in 2012 remains robust, driven by buoyant domestic demand mainly from private consumptions and investment. The economy was estimated to grow by 6.3% in 2012 and forecasts show that growth in 2013 and 2014 will be even higher. By invitation from Congressman Jim McDermott Dr. Dino Patti Djalal, the Indonesian Ambassador to the U.S., will provide an economic update and answer questions about doing business with Indonesia. Registration: Please register at http://seattletradealliance.com/blog/?p=8619

February 8, 2013

The National Center is pleased to host Mr. Andrew Peter Fraser, Former Treasurer and Deputy Premier of Queensland, Australia and a rising star in the Australian Labour Party, at an informal roundtable that will examine the regional, geopolitical and economic roles of the U.S. and other regional powers in Asia, particularly the role of APEC and the developing Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Our discussion will also touch on the U.S.-Australia bilateral relationship with a focus on commerce and trade issues. The Trans-Pacific Strategic Economic Partnership Agreement (TPP) is a multilateral free trade agreement with eleven current negotiating partners – all APEC member economies - with a long-term goal of integrating all of the APEC economies in an eventual Free Trade Area of the Asia-Pacific. The P4, the original agreement between the countries of Brunei, Chile, New Zealand and Singapore was signed in 2005. They have joined with seven additional countries, the U.S., Australia, Peru, Vietnam, Malaysia – and as of just recently Canada and Mexico - to negotiate the TPP. The agreement has the potential to lay the foundation for a transformational economic integration effort in the Asia-Pacific as well as serve as a pathway to a Free Trade Area of the Asia Pacific. Participation in this event is by invitation only. Please contact Alina Emen at aemen@ncapec.org with questions.

February 14, 2013
U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Lee Anderson Veterans’ Center, 1615 H Street NW, Washington, DC 20062

The U.S. APEC Business Coalition will host members of the U.S. business community for a briefing on the highlights and outcomes of the first Senior Officials Meeting held in Jakarta as well as the first ABAC meeting of 2013 held in Manila. Speakers will discuss U.S. government and private sector priorities in APEC as well as Indonesia’s themes for this APEC year: achieving the Bogor Goals, achieving sustainable growth with equity and promoting connectivity. Speakers will include: Atul Keshap, U.S. Senior Official for APEC Edward Brzytwa, Director for APEC Affairs at USTR Alex Parle, Executive Vice President of the National Center for APEC Attendance is by invitation only. Please contact Alina Emen at aemen@ncapec.org with questions.

February 26 - February 27, 2013
Jakarta, Indonesia

March 11, 2013

Infrastructure
Monday, March 11, 2013 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. B1 Conference Center CSIS 1800 K St. NW, Washington, DC 20006 The National Center for Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (NCAPEC), the Scholl Chair in International Business, and the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) are pleased to be hosting a joint conference on infrastructure investment in the APEC region. Two panels of regional experts and practitioners will provide critical assessments and insights into the benefits of infrastructure investment and the challenges that businesses face in the region. Featuring: Panel 1: Benefits of Enhanced Infrastructure Investment & Finance in the APEC Region with a presentation by: Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. Republic of the Philippines Panel 2: U.S. Business Perspectives: Expectations & Experience with a presentation by: Ambassador Karan Bhatia Vice President and Senior Counsel, Global Affairs & Policy, General Electric Click here to register for the event.

March 13, 2013
Washington, DC

The National Center for APEC, the National Foreign Trade Council and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce would like to invite you to a meeting and briefing by U.S. Government officials to take stock of ongoing work on trade and international flows of information. During the first half of the meeting, we have invited Jonathan McHale of USTR to discuss the status of work under the TPP negotiations and Joshua Harris of the Commerce Department to provide a briefing on the APEC privacy framework. Following those presentations, we will have an internal business discussion about the state of play and next steps in light of the fact that new forums, including the ISA and U.S.-EU partnership negotiations, are poised to take up similar issues. Please RSVP to jcolvin@nftc.org.

April 3 - April 6, 2013
Singapore

ABAC will convene for the second meeting of the year in Singapore. ABAC's key deliverables for ABAC II will include reporting on progress against key outcomes from the first meeting, finalizing a letter to trade ministers, finalizing a letter to SME ministers, and assessing its advocacy strategies with APEC. For more information on ABAC you can visit the ABAC section of our website or go the Council's website.

April 6 - April 19, 2013
Solo, Jawa, or Surebaya, Indonesia

April 10 - April 12, 2013
Surebaya, Indonesia

Partnership Training Institute Network (PTIN)

April 10 - April 11, 2013
Sydney, Australia

Karen
In 2012, APEC Finance Ministers endorsed the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) proposal to create an Asia-Pacific Financial Forum (APFF), a platform for public-private sector collaboration in the development of robust financial markets across the region. An APFF Symposium will be convened in Sydney, Australia on 10-11 April 2013. The objectives of the Symposium will be to: • Present a convincing long-term strategic vision that will gather political support and momentum for the need to enhance efficiencies and connectivity in regional financial markets; • Discuss the development of a holistic roadmap for implementing measures to achieve connectivity and integration; and • Engage in a dialogue on how to reconcile differing interests and objectives of regional economies to achieve a greater unity of purpose necessary to play a more influential role in shaping global financial regulatory developments. The APFF will be open to participation from interested relevant bodies, including finance ministries, central banks and financial regulators from APEC economies, multilateral and international institutions and standard setters, regional and international financial industry groups, major financial institutions and leading academic experts. It would utilize the strengths of APEC, particularly the strong engagement of the private sector, to identify measures that support and complement ongoing efforts, fill in gaps and help overcome the fragmentation of the region’s markets. It would be a multi-year informal pathfinder initiative to be coordinated in partnership among ABAC and interested relevant multilateral organizations and private and public sector bodies, including the APEC Finance Ministers Process (FMP) or individual finance ministries. Through the APFF, ABAC will seek to expand constructive private sector engagement with the public sector. ABAC believes that such a structure will facilitate more active and regular collaboration of experts representing investors in long-term debt instruments such as major insurance companies and pension funds, in addition to banks and other financial intermediaries from throughout the region. The National Center for APEC is coordinating U.S. private sector input into the APFF and will utilize the APFF as a key forum for expanding the target audience for U.S. private sector policy messaging. For more information regarding the APFF please contact Rob Fiddick at the National Center.

April 11, 2013
Washington, DC

Karen
Private NCAPEC Event Please save the date for an intimate dinner in Washington DC with Ibu Karen Agustiawan, CEO of Pertamina. We will follow up with you shortly with all of the event details and hope that many of you will be able to attend. Below please find a brief biography of Ibu Karen. Karen Agustiawan President Director and CEO, PT. Pertamina (Persero) ABAC Member (2012 – Present) Agustiawan graduated from Physics Engineering of Industrial Engineering Faculty at the Bandung Institute of Technology in 1983. She began her career as Business Development Manager (1998-2002) at Landmark Concurrent Solusi Indonesia and Halliburton, followed by a position as Commercial Manager for Consulting and Project Management at Halliburton Indonesia (2002-2006). Her career at PT Pertamina (Persero) began when she was appointed as the Expert Staff to the President Director of PT Pertamina (Persero) for the Upstream Business (2006-2008). She was appointed Upstream Director in March 2008. Since February 2009, she has been PT Pertamina (Persero) President Director while still holding her position as Upstream Director. PERTAMINA conducts business activities in the field of energy and petrochemicals divided into two sectors, namely upstream and downstream, supported by the activities of subsidiaries and joint ventures. Please direct any questions to Barbara Hazzard at bhazzard@ncapec.org.

April 20 - April 21, 2013
Solo, Jawa, or Surebaya, Indonesia

June 3 - June 5, 2013
Vancouver, Canada

Canada-Asia
The 21st General Meeting of PECC (PECC XXI) will be hosted by CANCPEC (Canada committee) and take place in Vancouver on June 3-5, 2013. It is held in conjunction with Canada-Asia 2013 and organized by the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada. For more information regarding the conference please contact Alex Parle at the National Center.

June 11 - June 12, 2013
Batam Island, Indonesia

The past two decades have seen an expansion of financial inclusion driven by the adoption of innovations and new technologies that have significantly reduced the costs and increased the efficiency of offering financial services to low-income households, traditionally un-banked or under-banked individuals and micro-, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs). In this effort, this year, the Asia-Pacific Financial Inclusion Forum will be organized in Batam, Indonesia from 11-12 June 2013. The forum is designed to help promote best practice proposals for policy, regulatory and supervisory agencies on policy and regulatory measures that will enhance institutional capacities in the public and private sectors to continuously promote financial inclusion in the region’s banking and securities systems. For more information regarding the conference please contact Rob Fiddick at the National Center.

June 22 - July 6, 2013
Medan, Indonesia

June 26 - June 27, 2013
Medan, Indonesia

The 7th APEC Conference on Good Regulatory Practice will be held on the margins of the SOM III Meeting in Medan Indonesia in 2013. The purpose of the conference will be to follow up on the implementation of GRP as agreed to by APEC Leaders in 2011 including: • Domestic and regional cooperation amongst regulatory institutions • Public consultation mechanism: • Regulatory impact assessments: The Conference will address specific actions the economies are taking to implement GRP to meet the goals from the Leader's Declaration, determine how the GRPs help economies to meet the goals, and focus on specific action economies are taking to implement GRP and create real changes. The conference will also address capacity building or best practices workshops to ensure broad implementation of GRPs. Building on the strong work on regulatory coherence by both the public and private sector in APEC, the workshops should bring together public and private sector representatives including regulators, APEC Senior Officials, ABAC Members, and industry representatives. For more information regarding the GRP Conference please contact Rob Fiddick at the National Center.

June 29, 2013
Medan, Indonesia

For more information regarding the PPSTI please contact David Boman at the National Center.

July 8 - July 11, 2013
Kyoto, Japan

ABAC will convene for the third meeting of the year in Tokyo, Japan. ABAC's key deliverables for ABAC III will include finalizing its annual letter and report to APEC Leaders, finalizing its letter and report to Finance Ministers, and assessing its advocacy strategies with APEC. For more information on ABAC you can visit the ABAC section of our website or go the Council's website.

July 12 - July 14, 2013
Beijing, China

APEC
The China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) is organizing the second annual APEC China CEO Forum in Beijing on July 12-14, 2013. The Forum’s theme, “China in Transition: New Leadership, New Prospects” is intended to build interest in China’s host year within the international business community and highlight APEC’s value to local Chinese stakeholders. NCAPEC has been named an official strategic partner for the Forum and will help drive U.S. business participation in the event. The Forum provides an exclusive networking and strategic discussions which deliver a greater understanding of doing business in and with China. The Forum will feature leading business executives and government representatives, and APEC Officials engaging in insightful dialogue on key challenges and opportunities that are shaping China within the context of the APEC framework. For more information on the APEC China CEO Forum, please contact the National Center. China CEO Forum Website: http://www.apecchinaceoforum.com

July 17, 2013
U.S. Chamber of Commerce - 1615 H Street NW Washington, DC 20062

The U.S. APEC Business Coalition would like to invite you to join members of the U.S. business community for a briefing on the highlights and outcomes of the third APEC Senior Officials Meeting currently taking place in Medan as well as the third ABAC meeting that will be held in Kyoto. Please RSVP to the contact listed below if you plan to attend. Speakers will include: Arrow Augerot, Deputy Assistant USTR Raymond Green, Director, Office of Economic Policy, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, U.S. Department of State Edward Brzytwa, Director for APEC Affairs, USTR Alex Parle, Executive Vice President, National Center for APEC DIAL-IN Teleconference number will be provided upon request RSVP Please send an email to xwenger@uschamber.com with your name, title and affiliation if you plan to attend.

September 5, 2013
Washington, DC

Tentative

Presented by NCAPEC and CSIS. Programming and panelists to be confirmed soon.

September 6 - September 8, 2013
Bali, Indonesia

The Small and Medium Enterprises Working Group (SMEWG) works towards the achievement of the Bogor Goals by enabling business environments for SMEs to grow and develop into export-ready (internationalized) firms, through the sharing of information on best practice initiatives and conducting capacity building activities.

September 6 - September 8, 2013
Bali, Indonesia

The APEC Policy Partnership on Women and the Economy (PPWE) provides a mechanism to integrate gender considerations into APEC activities. It also provides policy advice on gender issues and supports gender equality where relevant to the APEC process. The PPWE effectively acts as an institutional mechanism for reporting to the SOM Steering Committee on Economic and Technical Cooperation (SCE) on APEC gender activities and outcomes. The broad goal of the PPWE is to provide linkages between APEC working groups, APEC economies and the APEC Secretariat to advance the economic integration of women in the APEC region for the benefit of all members. For more information regarding the event, please contact Barbara Hazzard at NCAPEC.

September 17 - September 20, 2013
Bali, Indonesia

September 17 - September 19, 2013
Bali, Indonesia

In 2011, APEC Leaders welcomed the San Francisco Declaration and committed to take concrete actions to expand economic opportunities for women in APEC economies. One of the key pillars of the SF Declaration is increasing access to capital. The Upcoming Access to Capital Workshop will look to respond to the SF Declaration and focus on increasing access to capital for women entrepreneurs’ in the Asia-Pacific Region. The two-day seminar will address the following objectives: • Share best practices on government and private sector practices to offer financial products to women entrepreneurs at the micro, SME, high growth levels. • Share best practices on engaging private sector financial institutions on the issue of offering financial products that are geared towards women owned businesses. • Share best practices on expanding financial literacy for women entrepreneurs For more information regarding the workshop, please contact David Boman at the National Center.

September 18 - September 19, 2013
Bali, Indonesia

High Level meetings dates are September 18-19 in Bali. It will be built around the APEC Finance Ministers meeting to engage both finance and health ministers in the program. About 100 – 150 people are expected to attend. Discussion topics will include Sustainable and Equitable Healthcare Financing and How to Prioritize Health Care on Budgeting. The desired outcome will be developing a set of key principles for financing healthcare in the Asia Pacific region for official endorsement. For more information regarding the APFF please contact David Boman at the National Center.

September 20, 2013
Bali, Indonesia

APEC Finance Ministers will hold their annual meeting in September 2013. The APEC Finance Ministers Process (FMP) work in 2013 will continue to focus on supporting global recovery. Further work will occur on financial inclusion and treasury systems development in addition to infrastructure and trade financing. Finance Minsters will also hold their annual dialogue with the APEC Business Advisory Council. FMP activities underway in 2013 include: • Developing a regional initiative on infrastructure investment that will help facilitate long-term private finance for projects in the region, including developing government capacity to undertake public-private partnership projects. • Strengthening capacity building for financial inclusion to help increase access to responsible finance, including the use of alternative solutions to address physical access constraints. • Promoting treasury and budget reform to deal with fiscal and expenditure challenges and build fully effective treasury systems. • Working to establish an Asia Region Funds Management Passport (ARFP) which aims to raise the capacity of developing economies in APEC to participate in cross-border recognition arrangements, with respect to the regulatory regimes for marketing and trading of funds. A series of policy dialogues and technical workshops to explore ideas and strategies for establishing a pilot of the ARFP have been held over the past two years and work will continue in 2013. • The “Asia-Pacific Infrastructure Partnership” continued its work of bringing government officials and private sector representatives together to discuss improving the financing and delivery of infrastructure projects. Further dialogues are expected in 2013. • The “Tenth Annual Meeting of APEC Financial Institutions Dealing with SMEs" was convened in May 2013 in Singapore.

October 1 - October 8, 2013
Bali, Indonesia

October 2 - October 5, 2013
Bali, Indonesia

ABAC will convene for the third meeting of the year in Tokyo, Japan. ABAC's key deliverables for ABAC III will include finalizing its annual letter and report to APEC Leaders, finalizing its letter and report to Finance Ministers, and assessing its advocacy strategies with APEC. For more information on ABAC you can visit the ABAC section of our website or go the Council's website.

October 4 - October 5, 2013
Bali, Indonesia

October 5 - October 7, 2013
Bali, Indonesia

The APEC CEO Summit is the Asia-Pacific's premier business event and provides unparalleled opportunities for business executives to engage in dialogue with Presidents, Prime Ministers and Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Trade, to discover business opportunities through networking with CEOs from hundreds of top Asia-Pacific companies, and to forge connections with economic thought leaders from around the region and the world. To learn more about U.S participation at the Summit and download a brochure visit http://www.ncapec.org/ceosummit/index.html. To request an invitation to attend, contact Darcie Vaughan at Pacific Summit Resources LLC. More information is available at http://www.apec2013ceosummit.com.

October 7 - October 8, 2013
Bali, Indonesia

October 29, 2013
Singapore

The objective of this event is to bring together public and private sector actors along with civil society under the U.S. – Asia Pacific Comprehensive Energy Partnership (USACEP) initiative to explore the challenges and opportunities for Asian power market integration and how to benefit from regional electrical interconnections. For more information on this event, contact energyinasia@state.gov

November 14 - November 16, 2013
Beijing, China

This year’s theme, Championing Innovation Through Inclusive Leadership, will intellectually discuss on how to promote new growth strategies that harness women’s talents and innovation, how to foster more women leaders in the corporate management pipelines, and challenges and opportunities faced by women in business. In partnership with the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC), the objective of the Forum is to create a business conference complementary to the APEC’s business goals and support the ABAC Women’s Forum in strengthening the voice of businesswomen within the APEC framework, enhance intra-APEC collaboration, and inspire the next generation of women leadership and entrepreneurship in China and Asia Pacific region. The Forum is an exclusive by-invitation-only event where a unique community of 250 outstanding and influential women leaders from business, politics and civil society, in China and around the Asia Pacific region, for an annual networking and interactive discussions focusing on improving and promoting women’s access to finance, access to markets, capacity and skill building, and women’s leadership in a dynamic world. The Forum will also feature its Annual Debate by debating on world’s pressing issues represented in the global agenda, and a Social Responsibilities Workshop demonstrating how the private sector can contribute more substantively to the society. Learn more at the APEC Women Leadership Forum website.

November 18 - November 19, 2013
Seattle, WA

NCAPEC's Executive Roundtable is an annual event where Board Members and relevant stakeholders are brought together to look at the APEC year in review, and discuss strategies for the upcoming APEC year.

November 19 - November 23, 2013
The Philippines

Second Peer Review on Low-Carbon Energies - Feed-in Tariff (FIT) System for Renewable Energy

December 5 - December 6, 2013
Hong Kong

The Fung Global Institute’s flagship annual event, the Asia-Global Dialogue (AGD) will be held in Hong Kong on 5 and 6 December 2013 (Thursday and Friday) at the Four Seasons Hotel, in Central. This will be the second AGD since the Institute was founded in 2011. The inaugural event, in May last year, attracted a capacity by-invitation audience of over 400 distinguished participants from over 20 countries addressing the topic “Towards a New Global Economy: Re-defining Asia’s Role”. AGD 2013 will once more be themed around the Institute’s four core areas of research: the evolution of global supply chains, the development of Asia’s new financial architecture, the evolving growth models of China and India and Asia’s sustainable development. Building on last year’s topic, this year’s topic is “Towards a New Global Economy: What Next for Jobs, Opportunity and Growth?” More info can be found here.

December 9 - December 10, 2013
Beijing, China

Working under direction from APEC Ministers, Senior Officials guide the activities of the Committees, Working Groups and Task Forces. Senior Officials develop recommendations for APEC Ministers and APEC Economic Leaders. Senior Officials' Meetings are held three to four times a year with the chair from the host economy.

MEMBERS of the NATIONAL CENTER FOR APEC