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WHAT’S NEW: APEC Leaders, Global CEOs, Thought Leaders to Drive Dialogue at APEC CEO Summit

We’re days away from the kickoff of the Asia-Pacific’s premier forum for business and government collaboration. The APEC CEO Summit 2023 will convene in San Francisco, November 14-16 with conversations led by global CEOs and thought leaders, alongside presidents and prime ministers from across the Asia-Pacific region.

“APEC is driven by collaboration. The United States is bringing together 21 member economies to focus on the shared goal of creating a more open, resilient, sustainable, and peaceful future for the Asia-Pacific. The APEC CEO Summit 2023 will convene business leaders and decision makers to reinforce the value of the private sector in promoting global economic development. The world is facing many challenges, and we have a chance to work together to be a part of the solution.” – Monica Hardy Whaley, President of the National Center for APEC, organizers of the APEC CEO Summit 2023

The updated program includes 30+ invited and confirmed speakers, including:

APEC Economic Leaders

  • H.E. Joseph Biden, President of the United States of America*
  • H.E. Dina Boluarte, President of Peru
  • H.E. Gabriel Boric, President of Chile
  • H.E. Anwar Ibrahim, Prime Minister of Malaysia
  • H.E. Xi Jinping, President of China*
  • H.E. Ferdinand Marcos Jr., President of the Philippines
  • H.E. Srettha Thavisin, Prime Minister of Thailand
  • H.E. Vo Van Thuong, President of Vietnam
  • H.E. Joko Widodo, President of Indonesia

Government Leaders

  • Honorable Gavin Newsom, Governor of California

Business and Thought Leaders

  • Kevin Ali, CEO, Organon
  • Sam Altman, CEO, OpenAI
  • Marc Benioff, Chair and CEO, Salesforce
  • Albert Bourla, Chairman and CEO, Pfizer
  • Ian Bremmer, President, Eurasia Group
  • Ertharin Cousin, CEO and Managing Director of Food Systems for the Future and Former Executive Director of the World Food Programme
  • Omer Davidi, CEO, BeeHero
  • John W.H. Denton AO, Secretary General of the International Chamber of Commerce
  • Jane Fraser, CEO, Citi
  • Michael Froman, President of the Council on Foreign Relations
  • Ren Hongbin, Chairman of the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade
  • Alfred F. Kelly, Jr. Executive Chairman, Visa
  • Dara Khosrowshahi, CEO, Uber
  • Michael Miebach, CEO, Mastercard
  • Bob Mortiz, Global Chair, PwC
  • Elon Musk, Founder, xAI; CEO, SpaceX and Tesla; Owner, X Corp.
  • Satya Nadella, Chairman and CEO, Microsoft
  • Melanie Perkins, CEO and Co-Founder, Canva
  • Dr. Condoleezza Rice, Director of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University
  • Raj Subramanian, President and CEO and Director, FedEx
  • Aaron Tartakovsky, CEO, Epic Cleantec
  • Kathryn Wengel, Executive Vice President and Chief Technical Operations & Risk Officer, Johnson & Johnson
  • Darren Woods, Chairman and CEO, ExxonMobil
  • And more

*Invited. A full program overview can be found on the APEC CEO Summit 2023 website.

In addition to the APEC CEO Summit 2023 program, the APEC CEO Summit 2023 Exhibition will feature new innovations and cutting-edge technology demonstrations from leading global companies, including:

  • Wisk Aero will have on-site at the Boeing booth their state-of-the-art electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft.
  • Citi’s Digital Lounge, an immersive experience featuring a digital display, will showcase Citi’s work in the Asia-Pacific and highlight business case accomplishments.
  • Attendees will have a hands-on view of FedEx’s new electric delivery vehicle and an electric cargo bike.
  • Meta’s immersive AR technology booth will allow delegates to walk through a portal into space, watch a lily flower blossom, step foot inside a painting, and study a skeleton in 3D.
  • Microsoft will provide experiences in AI: M365 Copilot, which unlocks productivity and unleashes creativity, and Security Copilot, which protects organizations against security threats, and more.
  • Salesforce’s Net Zero Cloud feature will showcase how businesses can understand their carbon footprint and track their emissions.
  • And many more!


San Francisco will host world leaders at the APEC conference (NPR)

Expectations for APEC Economic Leaders Week are high and the activities will include many benefits for the Asia-Pacific region and San Francisco as hosts.

Washington Brings ‘Made in America’ to APEC Summit (VOA)

The United States has moved toward policies that could help the country attract more economies from across the Asia-Pacific to invest in the U.S. manufacturing boom.

APEC pushes for female integration in global economy (CGTN)

APEC will place increased emphasis on the economic inclusion of women across all sectors of its 21-member economies, adding it as a key topic of this year’s agenda.


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