WHAT’S NEW: Top CEOs Join APEC CEO Summit 2023 Lineup

As the Asia-Pacific’s premier forum bringing business and government together, the APEC CEO Summit 2023 will feature speakers from across the public and private sectors. Discussions will lead a wider conversation focused on creating economic opportunity and shaping the future of the Asia-Pacific region. 

Newly confirmed speakers include: 

APEC Leaders invited to speak at the Summit include the Presidents of the United States, China, Chile and Peru, and the Prime Ministers of Australia, Canada and Japan, among others. Additional  confirmed speakers will be announced in the coming weeks. Preview the APEC CEO Summit 2023 program agenda here

The APEC CEO Summit 2023 is an invite only event. Click here to learn more and to request your official invitation by October 30, 2023

A FOCUS ON RESILIENCE: Creating Economic Opportunity Amid Global Transformations 

In a post-COVID world, economic recovery must build on lessons learned and prioritize resilience. Bolstering disaster readiness, fostering robust supply chains, and creating platforms for collaboration will better support large and small businesses, workers, and communities across the Asia-Pacific region. 

The APEC CEO Summit 2023 will focus on how to create economic opportunities in the face of sweeping global transformations driven by climate change, technological advancements, and other challenges.

At the Summit, business executives, APEC leaders, and other stakeholders will engage in high-level dialogues and fireside chat sessions addressing resilience-related topics, including: 

  • Building readiness and resilience of business
  • Partnerships for disaster preparedness and recovery 
  • Strengthening social systems and structures 
  • Infrastructure development 

Business leaders championing resilience in the region will address APEC CEO Summit 2023 delegates with their unique perspectives.

“We are honored to contribute to the APEC dialogue on creating economic opportunity in the region through a focus on sustainability, inclusion, resilience, and innovation. The world is facing headwinds and complex challenges that require public-private collaboration to solve, and we are committed to playing our part in helping to deliver sustained outcomes across the APEC economies and beyond.” – Bob Moritz, Global Chair, PwC

“If we have learned anything from the past few years, it is that global supply chains cannot be taken for granted. I am excited to connect in person again with public and private sector leaders to discuss how our collaboration can strengthen supply chains, making them more intelligent and resilient.   The unparalleled FedEx logistics network keeps the global economy moving, and we are looking at ways to use data as we build smarter supply chains for our customers and the world.” – Raj Subramaniam, CEO, FedEx 

Learn more and preview the APEC CEO Summit 2023 program agenda here.


In u-turn, Mexico president to meet Biden at November APEC summit (Reuters)

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said  that he has decided to meet with his U.S. President Joe Biden on the sidelines of the APEC Leaders Week in San Francisco.

Biden, Xi May Meet on APEC Summit Sidelines in San Francisco (VOA News)

U.S. President Joe Biden said that he could potentially meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of APEC Leaders Week.

Leading Across Cultures With Kevin Ali, CEO Of Organon (Forbes)

Kevin Ali, CEO, Organon, and Co-Chair, APEC U.S. 2023 Private Sector Host Committee, shared insights for established and emerging leaders on embracing adaptability, heightened curiosity for cultural awareness, and gender diversity across cultures.

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Registration for the APEC CEO Summit 2023 is by invitation only. Click now to request your invitation by October 30, 2023

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