PBEC Calendar Events for 2017  

 16-17 Jan 2017
 Asian Financial Forum 2017
 Hong Kong
 23-25 Jan 2017
 ITS Conference

Trade Resources

Announcing PBEC's latest initiative - a regional trade gude specifically geared to the business community.

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The APEC STAR Database

The APEC Services Trade Access Requirements (STAR) Database is an online, business friendly tool that provides easy access to information about cross border trading and regulation in APEC economies.

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Get involved

PBEC membership is comprised of senior business leaders with interests in Asia Pacific.

Engaged and committed to expanding trade and investment in the region, PBEC members forge business relationships and address emerging issues most likely to affect the development of our globalized economies.

PBEC’s multinational membership includes senior executives from Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, People’s Republic of China, Colombia, Ecuador, Hong Kong, China, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, The Philippines, Russian Federation, Singapore, Chinese Taipei, Thailand, and the United States.


To best service our members’ interests, PBEC has identified cross-sector issues and developed policy recommendations in:

  • Trade, Finance, and Economic Development
  • Human Capital Development
  • Environment and Sustainable Development
  • Infrastructure Development and Maintenance

In Memoriam: David Robson

It is with great sadness we announce the sudden and unexpected passing of PBEC Board Director David Robson on Christmas Eve.

David was a very positive voice on the PBEC Board and we will miss his wise counsel. We offer our deepest condolences to his family and colleagues on their sad loss.


PBEC at the 7th World Chinese Economic Summit

[click here to download the Summary Report of the Summit]

PBEC was represented by its CEO at The 7th World Chinese Economic Summit held in London, United Kingdom on 10-11 November 2015. PBEC Chief Executive Ms. Deborah Biber shared her view at the plenary session of China in the New world Economy.

PBEC Co-Organize the Horasis China Meeting 2015

[click here to download the full meeting report]

On 22-23 October 2015, PBEC co-organized The Horasis the 11th China Meeting took place in Cascais, Portugal. The event gathered a collective audience of 300 entrepreneurs and government officials.

Horasis aims to present an interdisciplinary and systemic view of the major economic, societal and technological drivers currently at work in China and the world.

PBEC Chairman Emeritrus, Dr. Vachara Phanchet shared his views on China's Economic Rise
PBEC Director - Mr. Bernard Pouliot

PBEC at the Inaugural Meeting of Asia Pacific Services Coalitions in Cebu

PBEC was represented by its CEO at the Inaugural Meeting of Asia Pacific Services Coalitions, Services Industries and Organisations created for APEC by ABAC and held in Cebu, The Philippines on 7 September 2015.


PBEC Launches Chapter in Shanghai

Generous host and PBEC Director David Nieh (front row left) with guests at dinner following the launch of PBEC’s latest Chapter in Shanghai.

PBEC Chairman, Dr. Wilfred Wong and Director David Nieh  with leading member Crystal Jiang launch chapter in Shanghai on 28 August 2015.


PBEC signs MOU with International IP Commercialization Council (IIPCC)

Johnson Kong, Board of Governors, IIPCC with PBEC Director Bernard Pouliot at the signing ceremony on 4 June 2015

IIPCC’s Board of Governors and its HK Chapter management celebrating with Deborah Biber, PBEC CEO following the signing ceremony


PBEC Director Bernard Pouliot interviewed by World Finance

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PBEC Singapore Visit


PBEC Chairman Dr Wilfred Wong Ying Wai meeting with Singapore Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean - 5 January 2015





PBEC Chairman Dr Wilfred Wong with Member Stephen Riady, Deputy Chairman, Lippo Group - 5 January 2015 on the balcony of ME@OUE in Singapore



PBEC Chairman Wilfred Wong interviewed on CCTV

PBEC Chairman Dr. Wilfred Wong expressed the importance of unrestricted free trade area in Asia Pacific region for businesses across the region. Click below to play interview.



PBEC Launches Policy Initiatives at APEC Leader's Week in Beijing

PBEC launched several policy positions at the APEC CEO Summit in Beijing, November 2014.

Policy Statement: PBEC Calls on APEC Leaders to Chart a Clear Course towards FTAAP (English version) (Chinese version)

Policy Statement: Greater Talent Mobility Urgently Needed – PBEC Calls on APEC to Address Three Key Issues (English version) (Chinese version)

Press Release: Business Calls for APEC to accelerate FTAAP and calls for Talent Mobility Liberalization (English version) (Chinese version)


The PBEC media summary report is available for download HERE

The PBEC press clippings report is available for download HERE


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