• Takeaways from the APEC CEO Summit 2023 
  • Explore the CEO Summit Journal 
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  • Prepare for APEC CEO Summit Peru 2024  

TAKEAWAYS: Sustainability, Innovation, Resilience, and Inclusion at the APEC CEO Summit 2023

The APEC CEO Summit 2023 took place this year in San Francisco, California, and included two full days packed with insightful dialogue that highlighted topics surrounding sustainability, inclusion, resilience, and innovation.

The Summit programming opened on November 15, 2023 with remarks from Honorable Gina Raimondo, U.S. Secretary of Commerce; Kevin Ali, CEO, Organon; and Alfred F. Kelly, Jr., Executive Chairman, Visa, which set the tone of the Summit and solidified this year’s theme of ‘Creating Economic Opportunity’ across the Asia-Pacific.

Global leaders and CEOs spoke about the importance of investing in climate solutions and sustainable business practices, as well as the value of collaborating across borders to develop innovative and resilient solutions to benefit the future economic value of Asia-Pacific economies. 

Here are some of the most memorable moments from the APEC CEO Summit 2023, and the quotes to remember

GO DEEPER: Explore the CEO Summit Journal

The CEO Summit Journal is the official publication of the APEC CEO Summit and focuses on the people and issues shaping the dialogue in the Asia-Pacific. 

Perspectives from a roundtable organized by the CEO Summit Journal with executives from three companies participating at SFF.

A breakdown on how digital transformation and innovative financing can improve patient care. 

Glen Weyl, an economist, chair of the Plurality Institute, and founder of the RadicalxChange Foundation, spoke to the CEO Summit Journal about the threats and opportunities posed by the proliferation of artificial intelligence.

Read more from the CEO Summit Journal here. Download a PDF copy here


APEC shows why business diplomacy matters in fragmented world (Australian Financial Review, November 19, 2023)

A breakdown into why foreign policy and co-operation among nations is needed now more than ever. 

Leaders need new tactics in a time of fragmentation (Axios, November 17, 2023)

Several CEOs and world leaders at the APEC CEO Summit urged unity and collaboration in their addresses and discussions as they attempted to build greater connections and collaboration with each other moving forward. 

APEC summit upbeat on AI as U.S.-China agree on dialogue (Nikkei Asia – November 17, 2023)

Economy and business leaders struck an optimistic note on the future of artificial intelligence at the APEC CEO Summit, citing the need for cooperation between China and the U.S. and robust regulation of the emerging technology.

Corporate, global leaders peer into a future expected to be reshaped by AI, for better or worse (Associated Press, November 16, 2023) 

Economy and business leaders weigh the risks and rewards in the future of AI at the APEC CEO Summit 2023. 

FACT SHEET: Biden-⁠Harris Administration Highlights Nearly $200 Billion of Private Sector Investments from the Asia-Pacific into the United States Since Taking Office (The White House, November 16, 2023)

An “Investing in America” and SelectUSA event at the APEC CEO Summit 2023 highlighted significant job-creating investments in the United States by companies based in the Asia-Pacific.

Biden Tells Corporate Leaders Stable US-China Ties Benefit World (Bloomberg, November 16, 2023)

President Joe Biden said the world expects the US and China to better manage their competition, making the case for sustained US involvement in the Asia-Pacific region, a day after his high-profile meeting with Chinese leader Xi Jinping.

WHAT’S NEXT: Prepare for APEC CEO Summit Peru 2024

“On behalf of the United States and APEC, we pass the baton to Peru.” — Kevin Ali, CEO at Organon, and Alfred F. Kelly, Jr., Executive Chairman at Visa APEC CEO Summit 2023 Host Committee Co-Chairs

Next year, Peru will host APEC 2024, including the APEC CEO Summit 2024. Visit the APEC CEO Summit 2024 website to learn more.