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Welcome to APEC 2021

Welcome to APEC 2021

In 2021, New Zealand will host APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation) virtually. As we plan for recovery from COVID-19, it is APEC, the most dynamic regional economy in the world, that will help us rebuild. There has never been a more important time to join together.

Upcoming meetings

From December 2020 until November 2021, New Zealand will host hundreds of APEC meetings in dozens of clusters, with many more unique sessions.

Senior Finance Officials

Tue 22 Jun 2021 - Wed 23 Jun 2021

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Third Senior Officials' Meeting (SOM3)

10 August – 03 September 2021

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Food Security Ministers' Meeting

Week of 15 August 2021

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Latest news

APEC 2021 teams up with Wellington Gold Awards

APEC Gold has been announced as the theme of the Wellington Gold Awards, an annual event that celebrates the excellence and enterprise of businesses in New Zealand's capital city. 

12 June 2021

PM hosts CEO Summit launch - see the highlights

The dates for the APEC CEO Summit 2021 have been unveiled at a business event hosted by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern in Auckland this evening.

10 June 2021

New Zealand to host hybrid APEC CEO Summit

Plans for New Zealand’s hosting of the APEC CEO Summit 2021 were confirmed at a business event hosted by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern in Auckland this evening.

10 June 2021

Customs facilitating COVID-19 vaccines, essential goods

Customs officials from APEC member economies joined forces to support the region’s recovery effort by developing a set of best practice guidelines to support the roll out of COVID-19 vaccines in the APEC region.

8 June 2021

QR check-in app wins the 2021 APEC App Challenge

An app that makes it easy for people in the region to do their safety QR code check-ins, developed and designed by a team from Australia, has won the 2021 APEC App Challenge.

7 June 2021

APEC trade ministers’ unite on COVID-19 vaccine steps and rejuvenating the WTO

APEC trade ministers today committed to speeding up the cross-border flow of vaccines and related goods to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

6 June 2021

Join, Work, Grow. Together.
Haumi ē, Hui ē, Tāiki ē. 

New Zealand is hosting the most important event in a generation. But what is APEC, and how does it work?

Charting our recovery and reigniting growth

New Zealand is planning to lead the process to develop an action agenda that will implement the new vision developed during Malaysia's host year. The APEC Putrajaya Vision 2040 is the successor to the Bogor Goals from 1994, and champions for an "open, dynamic, resilient and peaceful Asia-Pacific community by 2040, for the prosperity of all our people and future generations".

This important piece of work will see New Zealand play a leadership role in shaping the APEC region, including its COVID-19 response, into the future.

Join, Work, Grow. Together.
Haumi ē, Hui ē, Tāiki ē.