Media registration for the 2023 APEC Economic Leaders’ Week (AELW) to be held in San Francisco from 11-17 November is now open. Read the full media accreditation details in this link.

Reminder: All media seeking to attend the APEC CEO Summit 2023 must first obtain AELW accreditation before beginning the separate credentialing process for the APEC CEO Summit 2023 provided by NCAPEC. 

Accreditation and Access
AELW is principally taking place at the Moscone Center with additional events occurring at other venues across the San Francisco Bay Area. To access any AELW event, all media members will require an AELW-issued credential for access, regardless of existing federal or official identification. 

All media representatives interested in covering AELW, or accessing the Moscone Center, must have a media credential. Interested media should apply for a credential no later than Friday, 6 October at 17:30 Eastern Time (GMT-5). Access the Accreditation Application Form here. It is encouraged that all media organizations are to ensure accreditation is submitted for additional personnel/correspondents in case of contingencies (e.g., illness, assignment rotations, etc.). No late or last-minute exceptions will be permitted.

Media directly covering their respective member economy should register as “economy media” directly with their economy, and not through this independent media process.

Digital “passport-style” photographs (clear, color, and recent) will be required for submission at a minimum dimension of 120 pixels x 150 pixels at 150 dpi. An image file is required to submit the Application Form to attend AELW. The photo background must be plain— white/grey are recommended—with no hat or head covering permitted. We ask that you do not upload scanned images of actual documents (e.g., passports/driver’s licenses). The application will also solicit additional personal information (e.g., full legal name, date of birth, gender, national identification or passport number, city of residence, etc.). These fields will be required, and all required fields must be completed in order to submit your form.

Please note that submission of an application does not guarantee or constitute approval, and AELW accreditation is independent of the visa process necessary for travel to the United States. Visa approval does not guarantee AELW accreditation, nor vice-versa.

Any organization accrediting more than ten (10) individuals to AELW should inquire to by Thursday, 21 September for a “Registered Organizer” account to streamline their organization’s credentialing process.

Due to significant capacity limitations, most coverage opportunities at AELW will be pooled, and the selection of pool participants will be at the determination of individual attending economies. Approval of media accreditation will permit access to the International Media Center but does not guarantee access to specific AELW events.

Additional details regarding security, credential pick-up, arrival logistics, and operational hours/pre-set arrangements will be transmitted to accredited media.

APEC CEO Summit 2023
The National Center for APEC (NCAPEC) will host the annual APEC CEO Summit, 14-16  November at the Moscone Center West. The APEC CEO Summit will bring CEOs, entrepreneurs, thought leaders, and other stakeholders together with senior political leaders from the Asia-Pacific region for two days of business dialogue on global opportunities and challenges that are shaping economic, environmental, and societal trends in the region. The APEC CEO Summit will focus on “Creating Economic Opportunity” and feature a lineup of dynamic and diverse speakers who will highlight sustainability, inclusion, resilience, and innovation. The accompanying APEC CEO Summit exhibition will showcase pioneering solutions and technologies that can help drive equitable growth.

All media who wish to attend the APEC CEO Summit will be required to obtain both AELW credentials and separate APEC CEO Summit credentials provided by NCAPEC. 

The APEC CEO Summit accreditation process will begin after the AELW accreditation process closes. Due to capacity limitations, not all media who request to attend will be admitted. For additional information on the APEC CEO Summit media, reach out to organizers at

AELW Schedule
Media representatives should expect various media opportunities, beginning at approximately 8:00 Pacific Time (GMT-8) and ending at 17:00 Pacific Time (GMT-8) each day on 11-17 November. Media coverage opportunities will be announced as they become available and are generally expected to be offered on a pooled basis only. 

  • 11 November: International Media Center opens, Concluding Senior Officials’ Meeting (CSOM) Day 1
  • 12 November: Finance Ministers’ Meeting (FMM) Day 1, CSOM Day 2, CSOM News Conference, APEC Regional Trends Analysis News Conference
  • 13 November: FMM Day 2, Finance Minister Chair’s News Conference, APEC State of the Region Report News Conference
  • 14 November: APEC Ministerial Meeting (AMM) Day 1 
  • 15 November:  APEC Ministerial Meeting Day 2, AMM Chairs’ News Conference, Welcome Reception with Leaders, Ministers and CEO
  • 16 November: APEC Economic Leaders’ Informal Dialogue with Guests, APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) Dialogue with Leaders, Leaders’ Dinner
  • 17 November: APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting (AELM), International Media Center Closes

Participating economies may schedule informal or formal media opportunities throughout the duration of AELW.

Read the full media accreditation details in this link.