Summit Program

Moscone West Convention CenterSan Francisco, California, USA

November 14-16, 2023

The APEC CEO Summit 2023 is the most influential meeting of business and government in the Asia Pacific. The Summit brings together CEOs, entrepreneurs, thought leaders and key stakeholders together with world leaders from the Asia-Pacific region for two days of robust dialogue on global opportunities and challenges that are shaping economic, environmental, and societal trends in the region. The Summit program will highlight the potential of collaboration and fresh thinking to build the future through a focus on Sustainability, Inclusion, Resilience, and Innovation.

APEC CEO Summit 2023 Co-Chairs

Headshot of Kevin Ali Chief Executive Officer

Kevin Ali

Chief Executive Officer
Organon
Headshot of Mary T. Barra

Mary T. Barra

Chair and Chief Executive Officer
General Motors
Headshot of Alfred F. Kelly, Jr.

Alfred F. Kelly, Jr.

Executive Chairman
Visa

Tuesday, November 14

Welcome Reception

Wednesday, November 15 (Program Begins at 8:15 a.m.)

SESSION

1

8:15AM — SUMMIT MAIN HALL

Welcome Remarks by the APEC CEO Summit 2023 Co-Chairs

  • Honorable Gina Raimondo, U.S. Secretary of Commerce
  • Kevin Ali, CEO, Organon
  • Alfred F. Kelly, Jr., Executive Chairman, Visa

Facilitated by: Diane Brady, Assistant Managing Editor, Forbes


SESSION

2

9:00AM — SUMMIT MAIN HALL

“The Global Economy and the State of the World”

Two armchair conversations on the world economy. Featuring:

  • H.E. Anwar Ibrahim, Prime Minister of Malaysia
  • Bob Moritz, Global Chair, PwC

Facilitated by: Tian Wei, Host of “World Insight”, CGTN


SESSION

3

9:55AM — SUMMIT MAIN HALL

Summit CEO Spotlight – “Reframing the Climate Challenge: Keep the Energy, Reduce the Emissions”
Featuring:

  • Darren Woods, CEO, ExxonMobil

SESSION

4

10:15AM — SUMMIT MAIN HALL

“APEC and the World: Global Dynamics, Regional Impacts”

A conversation on the global geopolitical situation.

Featuring:

  • Dr. Condoleezza Rice, Director, Hoover Institution, Stanford University
  • Michael Froman, President, Council on Foreign Relations

SESSION

5

11:00AM — SESSION ROOMS

Sustainability Dialogues

A Fireside Chat – Conversations on “Leading with Vision: How APEC government, local and business leaders can drive the change we need”

Speakers include:

  • Honorable Gavin Newsom, Governor of California
  • Ambassador Ertharin Cousin, Founder and CEO, Food for the Future
  • Michael Punke, VP for Public Policy, Amazon Web Services
  • Omer Davidi, CEO, BeeHero

Facilitated by: Helena Humphrey, Presenter, BBC

A High-level Dialogue – “Intentional Equity in Sustainability”
Speakers include:

  • H.E. Ferdinand Marcos Jr, President of the Philippines
  • Li Zhenguo, Founder and President, LONGi
  • Dara Khosrowshahi, CEO, Uber
  • Anna Bjerde, Managing Director for Operations, The World Bank

Facilitated by: Michal Lev-Ram, Editor-at-Large, Fortune


12:00 Noon — LUNCH AND EXHIBITION HALL PROGRAMMING

Featuring: “The Long Conversation: A marathon of big thinkers and ideas on Resiliency”hosted by the Asia Society of Northern California


SESSION

6

1:30PM — SUMMIT MAIN HALL

Summit Addresses by APEC Leaders
Keynote speakers include:

  • H.E. Srettha Thavisin, Prime Minister of Thailand
  • H.E. Võ Văn Thưởng, President of Viet Nam
  • H.E. Yoon Suk Yeol, President of Korea
  • H.E. Gabriel Boric, President of Chile

Summit CEO Spotlights

  • “Curing the Exclusion Epidemic”
    • Featuring:
      Dr. Albert Bourla, CEO, Pfizer
  • “Leading in the New Age of AI”
    • Featuring:
      Satya Nadella, CEO, Microsoft

SESSION

7

4:00PM — SESSION ROOMS

Inclusion Dialogues

A Fireside Chat – Conversations on “Trade Policy as an Enabler of Inclusive Growth”
Speakers include:

  • Kathryn Wengel, EVP, J&J
  • Raymund Chao, Asia-Pacific and China Chair, PwC

Facilitated by: Priya Clemens, Host, KQED Newsroom


7:00PM — APEC CEO Summit Gala Reception

Thursday, November 16 (Program Begins at 9:00 a.m.)

SESSION

8

9:00AM — SUMMIT MAIN HALL

Summit Address by an APEC Leader

  • H.E. Joko Widodo, President of Indonesia

SESSION

9

9:25AM - SUMMIT MAIN HALL

Summit Spotlight  — “Demand for Resilience Ushers in a New Era of Diversification”

Featuring:

  • Jane Fraser, CEO, Citi

SESSION

10

9:50AM — SUMMIT MAIN HALL

Summit Spotlight — “Resilience in a World of Crisis”
Featuring:

  • Ian Bremmer, Founder and President, Eurasia Group

SESSION

11

10:45AM — SUMMIT MAIN HALL

Summit Address by an APEC Leader

  • H.E. Joseph R. Biden, President of the United States

SESSION

12

11:30AM — SESSION ROOMS

Resilience Dialogues

A High-level Dialogue – “Collaborative Approaches to Enhancing Resilience: How can businesses, governments, and academia collaborate to develop and implement strategies for building more resilient systems?”
Speakers include:

  • Ren Hongbin, Chairman, China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT)
  • John Denton, Secretary General, International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)
  • Laura Lane, EVP and Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, UPS

Facilitated by: Christine Elliott, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, Moody’s

A Fireside Conversation – “Innovation as a Catalyst for Resilience”
Speakers include:

  • Raj Subramaniam, CEO, FedEx
  • Melanie Perkins, CEO, Canva
  • Yangbin Wang, Chairman and CEO, Vobile Group

Facilitated by: Patrick McGee, San Francisco Correspondent, Financial Times


12:30PM — LUNCH AND EXHIBITION HALL PROGRAMMING

Featuring:

  • “The Long Conversation: A marathon of big thinkers and ideas on Entrepreneurship”hosted by the Asia Society of Northern California
  • “APEC Investing in America” hosted by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo, NEC Director Lael Brainard, and ExIm Bank Chair Reta Jo Lewis

SESSION

13

2:00PM — SUMMIT MAIN HALL

Summit CEO Spotlight – “Innovation That Empowers”

A conversation featuring:

  • Sundar Pichai, CEO, Google and Alphabet
  • Emily Chang, Host and Executive Producer, Bloomberg


SESSION

14

2:30PM — SUMMIT MAIN HALL

Summit CEO Spotlight  – “Innovation, Trust and Inclusion: How Can We Work Together to Channel the Potential of Growth in the Digital Economy?”
A conversation featuring:

  • Michael Miebach, CEO, Mastercard
  • Michal Lev-Ram, Editor-at-Large, Fortune

SESSION

15

3:00PM — SUMMIT MAIN HALL

Innovation Dialogues

A High-level Dialogue — “Managing Change and Nurturing Ecosystems for Creative Progress: Public-Private Collaboration in Encouraging a Culture of Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Risk-Taking”

Featuring:

  • Manny Maceda, CEO, Bain & Co.
  • Nick Clegg, President, Global Affairs, Meta
  • Aaron Tartakovsky, CEO, Epic Cleantec

Facilitated by: Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, CNBC Contributor


SESSION

16

3:45PM — SUMMIT MAIN HALL

A High-level Dialogue — “Charting the Path Forward: The Future of Artificial Intelligence”

Introduction by: Honorable London Breed, Mayor of San Francisco

Featuring:

  • Sam Altman, CEO, OpenAI
  • James Manyika, SVP of Research, Technology & Society, Google
  • Chris Cox, CPO, Meta

Facilitated by: Laurene Powell-Jobs, Founder and Chair, Emerson Collective


SESSION

17

4:45PM — SUMMIT MAIN HALL

A Summit Spotlight 1:1 conversation on AI and the Future

An armchair conversation including:

  • Marc Benioff, CEO, Salesforce
  • John Kerry, Special Presidential Envoy for Climate
SESSION

18

5:15PM — SUMMIT MAIN HALL

Summit Address and Invitation to APEC Peru 2024

Introduction by:

  • Richard Adkerson, CEO, Freeport McMoRan

Address by:

  • H.E. Dina Boluarte, President of Peru

And featuring APEC USA CEO Summit 2023 Co-Chairs and APEC Peru CEO Summit 2024 Chair:

  • Kevin Ali, CEO, Organon
  • Alfred F. Kelly, Jr., Executive Chairman, Visa
  • Fernando Zavala, CEO, Intercorp Peru

* Program will evolve as it develops.