PBEC Calendar Events for 2017  

14 July 2017
APEC Women Leadership Forum 
Tianjin, China
11 September 2017
Belt and Road Summit
Hong Kong
20 September 2017
Global Innovator Conference 
Shenzhen, China
17 October 2017
PBEC 50th Anniversary Gala Dinner
Hong Kong
8-10 November 2017
Danang, Vietnam
13-14 November 2017
9th Chinese Economic Summit 
Hong Kong
26-27 November 2017
Horasis Asia Meeting
Kolkata, India

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.

Why Join PBEC?

(Click here to download the PBEC membership application form.)

A question often asked is how membership in PBEC can benefit business in practical terms, or “what’s in it for me?” While the opportunities for networking, sharing experiences and new ideas, and gaining a deeper understanding of regional trends are self-evident, equally important is the strong cultural and business infrastructure, nurtured from PBEC’s early years which continue to provide the basis for strengthening business ties.


(PBEC Chairman Emeritus Dr. Vachara Phanchet
with Former Prime Minister Mr. John Major)

The opportunity to make contacts is the opportunity to make contracts, but to measure the outcome in tangible terms is another story. There is only so much information that can be shared with the public or with competitors after the initial contact has been made.

Aside from business alliances, mergers, and doing business after PBEC meetings and events, PBEC has provided benefits on a more macro level. While PBEC was the brainchild of the Australia-Japan/Japan-Australia Business Cooperation Committees, many of the successive bilateral arrangements between and among countries of the Asia-Pacific gained their impetus through PBEC.


(Debate in PBEC's Global Growth Dialogue 2008)

Over the decades, PBEC has attracted the attention and participation of the region’s senior business leaders and government officials. Corporate CEOs and heads of state and government have participated in PBEC’s activities, drawn by the frank exchanges, in-depth discussions, and the lasting friendships they forge. PBEC has remained independent, and focused on the real business issues at hand.

The ability to speak frankly and directly without any fear of political repercussions has made PBEC the leading Independent Voice of Business in the Pacific, respected for its integrity and credibility. PBEC continues to speak out on the key issues of the day and make the voice of the business community heard.

(The Honorable Tony Blair speaking at
The 11th Annual BusinessWeek CEO Forum
PBEC aims to be the most effective, independent business association in the Asia-Pacific region, providing value to our members by bringing them into contact with decision makers in business, government and the media, and by delivering vital services to increase commercial opportunities and cooperation across the region. As the Independent Voice of Business, PBEC provides advice and counsel to governments on major issues affecting the development of the Pacific region.

It cooperates and collaborates with the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), the World Bank, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), and the World Trade Organization (WTO).

PBEC publications, policy papers, special reports and briefing materials provide in-depth analysis of important business issues, help shape regional economic development, and foster knowledge exchange and policy development.

PBEC's multinational membership includes hundreds of leading corporations in economies including Australia, Canada, Chile, the People's Republic of China, Colombia, Ecuador, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, the Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Chinese Taipei, Thailand, and the United States.

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