National Center for APEC

THE VOICE OF U.S. BUSINESS IN THE ASIA PACIFIC

NCAPEC EVENTS

  • February 19 - February 23, 2017
    ABAC I
  • February 27 - March 12, 2017
    Senior Officials Meeting (SOM) I
  • April 2 - April 7, 2017
    Telecommunications and Information Working Group (TELWG)
  • April 26 - April 29, 2017
    ABAC II
  • May 7 - May 18, 2017
    Senior Officials Meeting (SOM) II

View full calendar

Giving U.S. Business a Voice in the Asia-Pacific

Giving U.S. Business a Voice in the Asia-Pacific

The National Center for APEC (NCAPEC) is dedicated to advancing the U.S. business community’s views in the dynamic Asia-Pacific region. Established in Seattle, Washington in 1994, NCAPEC is the only U.S. business association focused exclusively on facilitating private sector engagement in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) process.


Complete list of NCAPEC publications

ABOUT THE NATIONAL CENTER FOR APEC

Established in Seattle, Washington in 1994, the National Center for APEC (NCAPEC) is the only U.S. business association focused exclusively on facilitating private sector engagement in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) organization. Led by a board of more than 50 major U.S. companies with a strong interest in the growth and prosperity of the Asia-Pacific,  NCAPEC works to advance U.S. private sector policy priorities in APEC's discussions on trade and economic issues. NCAPEC also serves as the Secretariat to the U.S. members of the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC), the official mechanism for private sector input in APEC.

NCAPEC furthers its mission of facilitating dynamic public - private sector dialogue within the Asia-Pacific through Pacific Summit Resources (PSR), an enterprise legally incorporated in 2012 to focus on a number of the efforts NCAPEC has been leading in the Asia-Pacific for over twenty years. PSR provides organizers of international, executive-level events and business summits in the Asia-Pacific with a wide range of advisory services including program development, sponsor recruitment, marketing and logistical support.

Mission

"To stimulate and facilitate U.S. private sector engagement in APEC, and to communicate private sector APEC priorities at home and abroad."

To fulfill its mission, the National Center for APEC:

  • Develops and advocates U.S. business priorities designed to expand trade and investment between countries in the Pacific Rim;
  • Represents the U.S. business community in APEC fora;
  • Communicates U.S. business priorities in APEC to the U.S. government and the general public;
  • Provides a forum for private sector dialogue with government;
  • Serves as Secretariat to the U.S. ABAC members;
  • Chairs the U.S. APEC Business Coalition to coordinate business support for APEC-related events and activities throughout the year;
  • Preserves institutional knowledge and private sector participation in the APEC process.

Core Values

  • Business focus
  • Member driven
  • Transparency
  • Substance and dialogue in programs and projects
  • Cultivation of relationships as the key to success

MEMBERS of the NATIONAL CENTER FOR APEC