APEC CEO Summit 2023 will Prioritize Creating Economic Opportunity for the People of the Asia-Pacific

The Asia-Pacific’s premier forum for business and government collaboration 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.

SAN FRANCISCO, November 8, 2023 — The APEC CEO Summit 2023 will welcome 1,000+ attendees and feature 30+ speakers including world leaders, global business executives, and thought leaders to discuss challenges and opportunities facing the world today. The Summit, which will take place November 14-16, 2023 at the Moscone Center West in San Francisco, will prioritize Creating Economic Opportunity for the people of the Asia-Pacific region. 

This year marks 30 years since the inaugural APEC Leaders meeting in 1993, hosted by then U.S. President Bill Clinton in Seattle. The annual APEC CEO Summit was created shortly after to further prioritize public-private dialogue between APEC business and government leaders. 

The APEC CEO Summit 2023 will address issues that affect all communities in the region ranging from climate change and equitable growth, to global health, supply chains and the emergence of new groundbreaking technologies. The list of invited and confirmed speakers includes:

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. Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada
  • 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 

“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,” said Monica Hardy Whaley, President of the National Center for APEC, organizers of the APEC CEO Summit 2023. “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.”

The APEC CEO Summit 2023 theme – Creating Economic Opportunity – represents the shared goal of the 21 APEC member economies. Under this theme, the Summit will feature thought-provoking fireside chats and high-level dialogues across four key pillars: 

  1. Sustainability: Actionable climate-conscious solutions, biodiversity and resource efficiency. 
  2. Inclusion: Addressing the needs of small businesses, workers and underrepresented communities.
  3. Resilience: Disaster readiness, strengthening supply chains and preparing economies for future challenges.
  4. Innovation: Tech, global healthcare and digital transformation.

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!

Visit the APEC CEO Summit USA 2023 website for the latest information on the program, confirmed speakers, and updates. Join the conversation on LinkedIn and X (formerly Twitter), and follow #APECCEOSummitUSA. 



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About the APEC CEO Summit 2023
The APEC CEO Summit is the premier business forum for CEOs and senior executives of global/regional companies, and entrepreneurs of the Asia-Pacific region to discuss the issues facing the region and to build their networks and participate in influential meetings with the leaders of member economies. It is held in the APEC host economy just prior to the annual APEC Leaders' Meeting. The APEC CEO Summit 2023 will take place in November 2023. For more information, visit www.apecceosummit2023.com

About APEC
Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) is a regional economic forum established in 1989 to leverage the growing interdependence of the Asia-Pacific. APEC’s 21 members aim to create greater prosperity for the people of the region by promoting balanced, inclusive, sustainable, innovative and secure growth and by accelerating economic integration in the region. 

The National Center for APEC (NCAPEC) is a U.S. business association dedicated to advancing private sector policy priorities in the dynamic Asia-Pacific region. NCAPEC works closely with its membership of approximately 50 U.S. Fortune 500 companies to create opportunities to engage with key policy makers to discuss the trade, investment, and regulatory issues that impact the growth and development of the Asia-Pacific region. NCAPEC also collaborates with business associations in other APEC economies to build broad private sector coalitions to bolster the impact of our efforts. For more information, visit www.ncapec.org

2023 APEC Economic Leaders’ Week: Media Registration Open

Media registration for the 2023 APEC Economic Leaders’ Week (AELW) to be held in San Francisco from 11-17 November is now open. Read the full media accreditation details in this link.

Reminder: All media seeking to attend the APEC CEO Summit 2023 must first obtain AELW accreditation before beginning the separate credentialing process for the APEC CEO Summit 2023 provided by NCAPEC. 

Accreditation and Access
AELW is principally taking place at the Moscone Center with additional events occurring at other venues across the San Francisco Bay Area. To access any AELW event, all media members will require an AELW-issued credential for access, regardless of existing federal or official identification. 

All media representatives interested in covering AELW, or accessing the Moscone Center, must have a media credential. Interested media should apply for a credential no later than Friday, 6 October at 17:30 Eastern Time (GMT-5). Access the Accreditation Application Form here. It is encouraged that all media organizations are to ensure accreditation is submitted for additional personnel/correspondents in case of contingencies (e.g., illness, assignment rotations, etc.). No late or last-minute exceptions will be permitted.

Media directly covering their respective member economy should register as “economy media” directly with their economy, and not through this independent media process.

Digital “passport-style” photographs (clear, color, and recent) will be required for submission at a minimum dimension of 120 pixels x 150 pixels at 150 dpi. An image file is required to submit the Application Form to attend AELW. The photo background must be plain— white/grey are recommended—with no hat or head covering permitted. We ask that you do not upload scanned images of actual documents (e.g., passports/driver’s licenses). The application will also solicit additional personal information (e.g., full legal name, date of birth, gender, national identification or passport number, city of residence, etc.). These fields will be required, and all required fields must be completed in order to submit your form.

Please note that submission of an application does not guarantee or constitute approval, and AELW accreditation is independent of the visa process necessary for travel to the United States. Visa approval does not guarantee AELW accreditation, nor vice-versa.

Any organization accrediting more than ten (10) individuals to AELW should inquire to summitmedia@state.gov by Thursday, 21 September for a “Registered Organizer” account to streamline their organization’s credentialing process.

Due to significant capacity limitations, most coverage opportunities at AELW will be pooled, and the selection of pool participants will be at the determination of individual attending economies. Approval of media accreditation will permit access to the International Media Center but does not guarantee access to specific AELW events.

Additional details regarding security, credential pick-up, arrival logistics, and operational hours/pre-set arrangements will be transmitted to accredited media.

APEC CEO Summit 2023
The National Center for APEC (NCAPEC) will host the annual APEC CEO Summit, 14-16  November at the Moscone Center West. The APEC CEO Summit will bring CEOs, entrepreneurs, thought leaders, and other stakeholders together with senior political leaders from the Asia-Pacific region for two days of business dialogue on global opportunities and challenges that are shaping economic, environmental, and societal trends in the region. The APEC CEO Summit will focus on “Creating Economic Opportunity” and feature a lineup of dynamic and diverse speakers who will highlight sustainability, inclusion, resilience, and innovation. The accompanying APEC CEO Summit exhibition will showcase pioneering solutions and technologies that can help drive equitable growth.

All media who wish to attend the APEC CEO Summit will be required to obtain both AELW credentials and separate APEC CEO Summit credentials provided by NCAPEC. 

The APEC CEO Summit accreditation process will begin after the AELW accreditation process closes. Due to capacity limitations, not all media who request to attend will be admitted. For additional information on the APEC CEO Summit media, reach out to organizers at apec@gga.nyc.

AELW Schedule
Media representatives should expect various media opportunities, beginning at approximately 8:00 Pacific Time (GMT-8) and ending at 17:00 Pacific Time (GMT-8) each day on 11-17 November. Media coverage opportunities will be announced as they become available and are generally expected to be offered on a pooled basis only. 

  • 11 November: International Media Center opens, Concluding Senior Officials’ Meeting (CSOM) Day 1
  • 12 November: Finance Ministers’ Meeting (FMM) Day 1, CSOM Day 2, CSOM News Conference, APEC Regional Trends Analysis News Conference
  • 13 November: FMM Day 2, Finance Minister Chair’s News Conference, APEC State of the Region Report News Conference
  • 14 November: APEC Ministerial Meeting (AMM) Day 1 
  • 15 November:  APEC Ministerial Meeting Day 2, AMM Chairs’ News Conference, Welcome Reception with Leaders, Ministers and CEO
  • 16 November: APEC Economic Leaders’ Informal Dialogue with Guests, APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) Dialogue with Leaders, Leaders’ Dinner
  • 17 November: APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting (AELM), International Media Center Closes

Participating economies may schedule informal or formal media opportunities throughout the duration of AELW.

Read the full media accreditation details in this link.