The National Center for APEC will play a leading role advancing the U.S. private sector's interests and activities during upcoming APEC chairmanship's, and connecting companies with opportunities to promote their policy objectives in the region.
ABOUT THE 2017 CEO SUMMIT VIETNAM
Under the theme of “Creating New Dynamism, Fostering a Shared Future,” the 2017 Summit brought together APEC Leaders from the world’s most dynamic economies, speakers from the world’s top companies, and over 700 CEOs from across the Asia-Pacific region. The program featured two days of interactive discussions, presentations and dialogues on a wide range of issues that will impact the future development of the region, including innovation & entrepreneurship, healthy workforces, sustainability, inclusive growth, and entrepreneurship. The 2017 APEC CEO Summit was held November 8-10 in Da Nang, Vietnam.
2017 was the second time Vietnam hosted APEC since acceding to the group in 1998; it first hosted in 2006. Vietnamese officials considered Vietnam’s APEC chairmanship to be its most important diplomatic event to take place over the next decade. That is due, in part, to APEC’s strategic importance to Vietnam; nineteen APEC economies participate in free trade agreements with Vietnam and its trade with APEC economies represents 79 percent of the country’s total trade. APEC economies also invest significantly in Vietnam, representing nearly 80 percent of total foreign direct investment.
The 2018 CEO Summit will be held in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. Tentative dates are November 15-17, 2018.
U.S. DELEGATE PARTICIPATION
Each year, the Summit draws hundreds of our nation's top business leaders, intellectuals and media personalities. Together they serve as the voice of U.S. business in interactive discussions with APEC Leaders on expanding trade and investment opportunities.
The APEC CEO Summit provides unparalleled opportunities for business executives to:
- Engage in dialogue with APEC Economy Leaders, Ministers, and high-level government officials;
- Discover business opportunities through networking with CEOs from hundreds of top Asia-Pacific companies; and
- Forge connections with thought leaders and media outlets from around the region and the world.
In addition to the official program, senior U.S. delegates have the opportunity to participate in invitation-only side meetings with Leaders of APEC economies and senior U.S. government representatives, which are organized by the U.S. APEC Business Coalition.
To see photos of past Summits, click here.
To see videos of addresses and discussions at past Summits, click here.
Participation of U.S. delegates in the Summit is coordinated by the National Center for APEC (NCAPEC) and its enterprise Pacific Summit Resources (PSR) on behalf of the organizers of the Summit.
If you have any questions about participating in future Summits, please contact Loraine Ashcraft.
*U.S. Delegates are participants who represent companies headquartered in the United States, regardless of their current place of residence or citizenship.
APEC CEO SUMMIT SPONSORSHIP
Sponsorship of the APEC CEO Summit provides powerful branding opportunities, exclusive and engaging VIP experience/access, support with media engagement, APEC Leader interaction, consideration for highly-visible program role, and much more.
NCAPEC/PSR STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP
The organizers of the 2017 APEC CEO Summit designated NCAPEC/PSR as the exclusive Strategic Partner to support event planning, program development and sponsor relations efforts in preparation for the event. The NCAPEC/PSR team led organization efforts for the successful APEC 2011 USA CEO Summit in Honolulu, Hawaii and served as a Strategic Partner for the 2012 Summit in Vladivostok, Russia; 2013 Summit in Bali, Indonesia; 2014 Summit in Beijing, China; and 2015 Summit in Manila, Philippines; and 2016 Summit in Lima, Peru.
ANNUAL PwC APEC CEO SURVEY
PricewaterhouseCoopers partners with Summit organizers to promote and launch the annual PwC APEC CEO Survey. Throughout the year, the research team at PwC surveys industry leaders across the APEC region on the challenges they have faced in the last year and their outlook for business development in the coming year. See their recent reports here: