WHAT’S NEW: Registration for the APEC CEO Summit USA 2023 is officially OPEN!  

The APEC CEO Summit USA 2023 is an opportunity to join world leaders and business executives in discussions focused on Creating Economic Opportunity across the Asia Pacific region. And registration is now officially open!

The Summit will take place at the Moscone Convention Center West in San Francisco from November 14-16, 2023. Driven by the theme, ‘Creating Economic Opportunity,’ the event will promote dialogue on four key topics:

  1. Sustainability: Greening economies through circularity, resource efficiency and the clean energy transition
  2. Inclusion: Expanding opportunities for entrepreneurs, small businesses, and underrepresented communities
  3. Resilience: Strengthening regional connectivity and preparing economies for future shocks
  4. Innovation: Leveraging technology-driven transformations to promote prosperity in the Asia-Pacific

As the Asia-Pacific’s premier business forum, the event will convene more than 1,200 business executives and world leaders from the Asia-Pacific. Invited speakers and participants include:

  • Honorable Joseph Biden, President of the United States
  • Honorable Xi Jinping, President of the People’s Republic of China
  • Honorable Fumio Kishida, Prime Minister of Japan
  • Honorable Dina Boluarte, President of Peru 
  • Mary T. Barra, Chair and Chief Executive Officer of General Motors
  • Kevin Ali, Chief Executive Officer of Organon
  • Alfred F. Kelly, Jr., Executive Chairman of VISA

Confirmed speakers and participants, including executives from leading companies and multiple world leaders, will be announced in the coming weeks. Preview the program agenda here.

The APEC CEO Summit is an invite only event: if you are interested in attending, please click here to request an invitation. 


APEC 2023 in San Francisco: What’s in store? (InAsia Podcast)

Washington Gov. Inslee Talks APEC, China, And Why He Sees Economic Growth In Fight Against Climate Change (Forbes) 

Secretary Pete Buttigieg: Leading the EV Charge at APEC (On Shifting Ground with Ray Suarez)

IN FOCUS: APEC China CEO Forum Connects Chinese + U.S. Business

No alt text provided for this image

In June, U.S. private sector leaders and the National Center for APEC joined the APEC China CEO Forum in Beijing. The APEC China CEO Forum is an annual event designed to bring Chinese and global businesses together to discuss key business opportunities and challenges in the Asia-Pacific. With more than 350 representatives from across APEC economies, the Forum covered a range of topics including sustainability and the Bangkok Goals on the Bio-Circular-Green (BCG) Economy, economic integration, supply chain resilience, and global growth.

Monica Hardy Whaley, President of the National Center for APEC spoke to attendees during a  special session to preview the APEC CEO Summit USA 2023 and invite Chinese businesses to attend and participate.

“After the extended period of pandemic challenges, economic disruptions and accelerating climate impacts that all of us are feeling, it seems APEC has really met its moment,” said Ms. Hardy Whaley. “There may not always be perfect alignment on all elements of all issues, but the priorities of APEC are broadly shared amongst members, and when that is the case, I believe true progress can be achieved.”

The meetings highlighted the value of U.S.-China corporate engagement, and set the stage for future collaboration among APEC economies and businesses.

WHAT’S NEXT: Look Ahead to APEC Meetings in Seattle

No alt text provided for this image

In August, Seattle will host multiple events and meetings as a part of the third APEC Senior Officials Meetings (SOM).

Home to multiple APEC USA 2023 Private Sector Host Committee members, including Boeing, Microsoft and Amazon, Seattle is the ideal setting for APEC ministerial meetings incorporating the common theme: digital. 

The U.S. government will highlight August as digital month for APEC, with conversations centering on digital inclusion, telehealth, cybersecurity, digital trade, among other topics. Discussions will dive into artificial intelligence and how to support AI at scale across the Asia-Pacific. Delegates will also have an opportunity to join a tour of Microsoft facilities and learn more about the latest developments. High-level engagements include:

  • Energy Ministers’ Meeting
  • High-level Meeting on Health and the Economy
  • Food Security Ministers’ Meeting
  • Senior Disaster Management Officials’ Forum
  • Small and Medium Enterprises Ministerial Meeting
  • Women and the Economy Forum

The Private Sector Host Committee will host gala receptions during the Health and Energy ministerial meetings, bringing together private sector leaders with senior government officials to network and engage. The Health ministerial will take advantage of Seattle’s vibrant health sector, with visits to local hospitals and academic institutions. At each of these locations APEC delegates will learn about the ways patients benefit from digital innovations.

Representatives from the Small and Medium Enterprises Working Group will discuss tech innovations and ecommerce, and visit the Port of Seattle.

Additional details around SOM3 and the run up to the APEC CEO Summit USA 2023 will be announced in the coming weeks. Stay tuned to our social media for updates.

JOIN US IN SAN FRANCISCO: Request Your Invitation Today!

Registration for the APEC CEO Summit USA 2023 is by invitation only. Click now to request an invitation.

Follow the APEC CEO Summit USA 2023 page and our LinkedIn newsletter series for the latest updates.