- Asia Pacific is home to 4.5 billion people (2016) and 60 % of world’s population
- Urban population is estimated to be 2.4 billion by 2025
- Exports account for 30 % of GDP
- The region includes seven out of ten of the world’s most populous countries
With an international secretariat headquartered in Hong Kong, PBEC operates in all 21 economies of APEC and has a number of members from outside this region including Europe. PBEC supports active chapters currently in Japan, Greater China and Singapore.