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: APEC & ABAC upcoming meetings

PBEC was delighted to have achieved a coup at its recent Annual Dialogues Summit 2022 in hosting the outgoing APEC Thailand 2022 Chair representatives and the incumbent APEC USA Chair for 2023 together only 24 hours after APEC 2022 had concluded. A big thank you to the following speakers who were able to attend our PBEC Summit and share their first-hand views and observations as well as glimpse into the year ahead, having just gotten back from attended either the…

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: Review of PBEC Annual Dialogues Summit 2022

The Pacific basin Economic Council (PBEC) is celebrating its 55th anniversary this year since its establishment, in lieu of which we just concluded our Annual Dialogues Summit today which was held over 2.5 days from the 22-24 November 2022, virtually over zoom events. We wish to express a special thanks to our Platinum Sponsors KPMG, OUE and BitMEX. PBEC assembled 75 business, Government, Non-Government and academic leaders from across the globe, but in particular from the 21 Member States of…


: Bangkok Goals on Bio-Circular-Green Economy

Recalling the Putrajaya Vision 2040, APEC reiterates our commitment to pursuing strong, balanced, secure, sustainable and inclusive growth in the Asia-Pacific region. APEC is determined to continue advancing its sustainability objectives in a bold, responsive, and comprehensive manner to address the heightened economic and environmental challenges and disruptions facing the region, building on our commitments in the Putrajaya Vision 2040 and the actions set out in the Aotearoa Plan of Action (APA), for the prosperity of all our people and…


: Peru strengthens its relationship with Asia-Pacific at the meeting of APEC ministers and leaders.

The ministerial declaration and the joint declaration of APEC Economic Leaders were approved, as well as the framework of the Bangkok goals on the Bio-Circular-Green Economy. Peru 🇵🇪 is pleased & honoured to announce it will Chair & host APEC 2024 following APEC USA Chair in 2023. We look forward to working closely with the USA over the course of the next 12 months in the lead-up to taking over the Chair. Read more here:


: 2022 Leaders’ Declaration

  We, the Economic Leaders of APEC, met in-person for the first time in four years in Bangkok on 18-19 November 2022. We continue the implementation of the APEC Putrajaya Vision 2040, including through the Aotearoa Plan of Action. This year, under the APEC theme “Open. Connect. Balance.”, we advance work through three priorities: to be open to all opportunities, connected in all dimensions, and balanced in all aspects, to advance long-term robust, innovative and inclusive economic growth as well…

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: Statement by Vice President Kamala Harris on Selection of San Francisco as Host City for 2023 APEC Leaders Meeting

USA Vice President Kamala Harris announces San Francisco as the host city of APEC Leaders Meeting & CEO Summit in the week commencing 12th November as the new Chair of APEC 2023. It is my pleasure to announce that, as part of the United States’ 2023 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Host Year, we will convene the APEC Leaders Meeting in San Francisco, California, the week of November 12. President Biden and I look forward to welcoming APEC Leaders to San Francisco next year…



55th ANNUAL DIALOGUES SUMMIT OF THE PACIFIC BASIN ECONOMIC COUNCIL Managing Uncertainties: Sustainability Economy Growth in the Age of Complexity DOWNLOAD EVENT BROCHURE November 22-24, 2022 Watch sessions here: The 21st century dawned upon a horizon gleaming with expectations of peace and global prosperity. It wasn’t long, however, before political and economic uncertainties cast worrisome shadows upon our hopes. It is unfortunate that despite a few good years in between, it is still the case in mid-2022 that the world faces…

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: Remarks by USPTO Director Kathi Vidal at the Global Forum on IP held in Singapore – Sep 2022

Speech: Kathi Vidal, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO Source: United Stated Patent and Trademark Office – inclusive innovation. Abstract The Indo-Pacific is home to more than half of the world’s people, and nearly two-thirds of the world’s economy. It is a crucial part of the global value chain in many important technologies and industries. It is a growing export destination for U.S.-made goods and services. And the United States is the number-one destination…


: Policy Options for Decarbonising Transportation in APEC – Published Sep 2022

A report by Daniel Sperling, Gil Tal, Scott Hardman, Glacer Niño Vasquez and Emmanuel A. San Andres Source: APEC Policy Support Unit Policy brief No.48 Abstract Climate change is an existential threat to the APEC region. In their 2021 declaration, APEC Leaders made the commitment to ‘leverage APEC’s role as an incubator of ideas and capacity building to tackle climate change’ and ‘integrate action on climate change across relevant APEC workstreams. Transportation is a large part of the challenge, accounting…