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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 is dedicated to the proposition that business must have a voice in the development of policies that impact the economies of the Asia-Pacific region. NCAPEC is the only U.S. business association focused exclusively on facilitating American private sector input into Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) process.

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The 2013 APEC China CEO Forum, held July 12-14th, was a successful effort to facilitate high-level dialogue on the role Chinese companies will play in Asia-Pacific markets. The event encouraged policy makers and business leaders to develop stronger working relationships to shape the future of China's engagement in APEC.

NCAPEC Chairman Emeritus Nick Reilly was in attendance, along with NCAPEC's President, Monica Hardy Whaley, who participated in the panel discussion on Women & the Economy. As a Strategic Partner for the Forum, NCAPEC advised organizers on themes and supported efforts to market the event to private sector representatives in the Asia-Pacific.

Program and panel highlights included:

  • Shifting geographical centers of innovation
  • The promotion of creativity and innovation to ensure qualitative growth
  • The financial market's role in Asia-Pacific growth
  • How to balance environmental, economic, and ecological concerns in the face of development
  • Strategies for improving gender equality in business
  • The role of internet in business

To find out more, visit the 2013 APEC China CEO Forum's website here.

The International Symposium for Next Generation Infrastructure (ISNGI) is to be held October 1st - 4th in Wollongong, Australia. The goal of the meeting is to initiate a research program about long-term infrastructure and land use planning for a global, interdisciplinary audience.
The National Center for APEC is glad to be an Endorsing Partner for this strategically planned and prudently timed Symposium. Topics of discussion include:

  • Macroeconomic outcomes from infrastructure spending
  • Transport modeling
  • Impact of the lack of long-term investment and modern regulation on infrastructure
  • Engineering infrastructure for resilience and growth

The topics of the event align with much of the infrastructure investment themed work NCAPEC is leading under the auspices of the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC). This includes the development of a policy checklist that will assist economies in identifying policies that will promote private sector investment in infrastructure. NCAPEC looks forward to the valuable contribution that this Symposium will make to infrastructure development, which is an important factor in facilitating economic growth and regional connectivity.

To read more on the Symposium, or to register for the event, click here.

Health in APEC publication

The National Center for APEC recently released a report that highlights the positive economic outcomes that result from investment in health systems. Developed with input from health policy stakeholders, the report provides details on how APEC is enabling strong, substantial partnerships between the business community, academia and the public sector to address healthcare challenges as well as promote trade, investment and economic growth in the region. The report has also been translated into Chinese in an effort to broaden outreach to stakeholders in next year's APEC host economy.


To see a full list of our Publications by year, click here.

The National Center for APEC is excited to spotlight Pacific Summit Resources, a wholly owned LLC of NCAPEC.

PSR's Creation: Following the successful execution of the 2011 APEC CEO Summit in Honolulu, the National Center for APEC was approached by Summit organizers for Russia for assistance in developing and managing the 2012 CEO Summit. NCAPEC Leadership determined that an on-going role for NCAPEC in Summit planning and delivery would improve the experience of U.S. companies who regularly participate in the Summit, who desired greater predictability year-on-year and continuity of reforms of the Summit enacted in 2011. NCAPEC decided to create Pacific Summit Resources, LLC (PSR) to provide consulting services to APEC host economies to help execute high quality CEO Summits centered on senior-level dialogue between business executives and government leaders.

Major Milestones:

Named Strategic Partner for 2013 APEC CEO Summit


Successful partnerships and CEO Summit event executions with APEC host countries in 2011 and 2012




Successful partnerships for the 2012 and 2013 China CEO Forum


The National Center for APEC is pleased to make available video recaps of the top sessions from the 2012 APEC CEO Summit. These videos, distributed exclusively through NCAPEC, will provide an inside glimpse into this unique event, held last September in Vladivostok, Russian Federation.

Throughout these highlight videos, participants will see a number of fascinating speeches and discussions, including:


  • Addresses by Vladimir Putin, Hillary Clinton, Hu Jintao, and Felipe Calderon
  • Panel discussions including participants such as the Prime Minister of Australia, the Chairman of PwC, the President of Chile, the CFO of Johnson & Johnson, the President of Vietnam, the President and CEO of Pertamina, the Prime Minister of New Zealand, and many others
  • Panel discussion topics including capitalism, health, emerging markets, infrastructure development, resource management, and economic integration.

To take part and see exclusive footage of the 2012 APEC CEO Summit proceedings, follow us on Facebook, Google+, or Twitter.

Every week until the 2013 APEC CEO Summit begins on October 5th, 2013, NCAPEC will post short clips of CEO Summit discussions and speeches that you won't see anywhere else, and links to the full videos, taking you sequentially from the opening address to the closing ceremony.

In our first video, APEC CEO Summit Chairman Andrey Kostin discusses the importance of the APEC process as a mechanism that allows industry leaders to advocate trade policy to their governments.
On Friday we will see a panel discussion on the benefits and unintended consequences of economic integration, with panelists including John Key, the Prime Minister of New Zealand.