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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 APEC China CEO Forum is an initiative of the Beijing-based APEC China Business Council, produced this year in partnership with the National Center for APEC, to promote business and economic communications between Chinese business leaders and other stakeholders in China and the Asia-Pacific region.

This year's Forum will engage more than 250 private sector delegates from the around the APEC region, including APEC Business Advisory Council members from all 21 APEC Economies and a sizable delegation of executives from the APEC China Business Council. Delegates will participate in a high-level dialogue on a range of issues facing the APEC Economies during China's year as the 2014 APEC Chair.

Confirmed Attendees

Frank Ning
Chairman
COFCO

Zhu Wenqi
Chairman
Tianjin Huabei Group Co. Ltd.

Huang Jinbao
Chairman
YOFOTO Health Industry Co. Ltd.

Wang Jiandong
Chairman
Heibei Iron & Steel Group Jinding Industry Co. Ltd.

Senior Representative
China Construction Bank

Liu Xuan
Chairman
Kunming Sunrun Petrochemical Co. Ltd.

Liang Fudong
Chairman
Huaren Century Group

More Information

CLICK HERE TO REQUEST AN INVITATION.

Click here to view a partial list of confirmed attendees.

Click here to view the program.

For more information on the China CEO Forum, contact Erik Day.

As part of our 20th anniversary activities, for the first time since our inception in 1994, we have undergone a logo update.

You can see the new logo on our website and communication materials, along with our updated events calendar.

On Monday, July 7, 2014, NCAPEC will host the 2nd Asia-Pacific Financial Forum (APFF) Symposium: Building Integrated Financial Systems to Support the Growth of APEC's Real Economy.  The Symposium will be held in Seattle, WA on the margins of the ABAC III meeting.

 

The 2nd Asia-Pacific Financial Forum Symposium will feature strategic-level discussions between financial services experts from public sector institutions, business, standard setting bodies, multilateral organizations, academia and other relevant stakeholders to deepen understanding of significant policy and regulatory issues and their impact on financial markets. These discussions will inform this year's APFF Interim Report and the recommendations that the APEC Business Advisory Council will make to the Finance Ministers when they gather in Beijing this autumn. 

 

 

The program will include sessions on:

  • Facilitating regional coordination through the APFF to strengthen the foundations and cohesiveness of the region's financial markets
  • Facilitating trade finance across value chain of enterprises, especially for SMMEs
  • Forging deep, liquid and integrated capital markets
  • Addressing key obstacles to cross-border investment flows
  • Deepening understanding among relevant stakeholders of the significant policy and regulatory issues that affect financial markets

 

VENUE:

Grand Hyatt Seattle, 721 Pine St, Seattle, WA, USA, 98101

DATE:

July 7, 2014

REGISTRATION:    

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ACCOMMODATION:       

HYATT SEATTLE
721 Pine Street
Seattle, Washington, USA, 98101
Tel: +1 206 774 1234
Fax: +1 206 774 6120

HYATT AT OLIVE 8
1635 8th Avenue
Seattle, Washington, USA, 98101
Tel: +1 206 695 1234
Fax: +1 206 676 4400

SYMPOSIUM WEBSITE

www.ncapec.org/events/APFF/

 

 

 

For more information on the APFF, contact Rob Fiddick.

 

Read former World Bank President and U.S. Trade Representative, Robert Zoellick's article in the Wall Street Journal on 'America and APEC's Shared History, and Future.'

Find the article here: http://on.wsj.com/1p78jp8

 

The United States is now accepting applications for APEC Business Travel Cards (ABTC), enabling faster clearance through immigration throughout the Asia-Pacific.

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has posted an FAQ, which details instructions and procedures for applying for an ABTC card. You can find the FAQ here.

 

 

Basic Fees:

The fees will be $100 for Global Entry, plus $70 for the ABTC (so $170 total). This will not include visa free travel. 

Anticipated Dates: The CBP began applications on June 12, 2014. 

An excerpt of the press release issued by the CBP is listed below:

PRESS RELEASE
April 30, 2014

WASHINGTON— U.S. Customs and Border Protection today announced that it will publish an Interim Final Rule in the Federal Register to establish the U.S. Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Business Travel Card Program (ABTC). The U.S. APEC Business Travel Card Program is a voluntary program to facilitate travel for U.S. citizens engaged in verified business in the APEC region and U.S. government officials engaged in APEC business. In order to participate, applicants must also be members of a CBP trusted traveler program such as Global Entry, SENTRI or NEXUS, meaning they will go through or have already undergone a thorough vetting process including a review of all relevant national security and criminal databases prior to enrollment. The U.S. APEC Business Travel Card will enable access to fast-track immigration lanes at participating foreign APEC member airports. The Interim Final Rule will be open for public comment for 30 days.

Read the full press release here.

With ABAC II held in Santiago, Chile, and Peru set to host the 2016 APEC year, much of APEC is looking towards APEC's Latin American economies.

NCAPEC guest contributor, Andrew Tuck, a trade and investment specialist for Latin America, provides his insights on the Pacific Alliance and what it means for the Asia-Pacific region.

Read the full article here.

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