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Welcome to APEC 2021

Welcome to APEC 2021

In 2021, New Zealand is hosting 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.

Women and the Economy Forum

Fri 24 Sep 2021 - Fri 24 Sep 2021

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Concluding Senior Officials Meeting (CSOM)

Week of 1 November

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APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting (AELM)

Week of 8 November 2021

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Latest news

APEC 2021 by the numbers

APEC 2021’s blockbuster meeting marathon has reached the equivalent of streaming the Lord of the Rings trilogy 85 times, back-to-back.

16 September 2021

Women’s economic opportunities in APEC improve, but persistent gender biases stifle progress

APEC member economies continue to make notable strides toward advancing women’s participation in the regional economy, but inadequate policies, sociocultural gender biases remain, holding back further progress, according to the APEC Women and the Economy Dashboard 2021, which was just updated.

12 September 2021

Pictured from left: Amber Mac, Dr David Suzuki and Tony Fernandes.

APEC CEO Summit registrations open

An entrepreneur who started a no-frills airline, an award-winning scientist and broadcaster focused on helping humanity and protecting nature, and an internationally-renowned tech reporter and innovator are the first to be announced in the speaker line-up at the APEC CEO Summit 2021.

7 September 2021

Senior Officials lean in together on trade as uncertainties loom large

APEC senior officials are convening to push bold and practical trade policies, seeking to secure recovery as the uncertainty of the pandemic looms large over efforts to prepare for future shocks.

3 September 2021

New Zealand spearheads efforts to refresh APEC’s environmental goods list

Work to refresh APEC’s List of Environmental Goods is an important sustainability goal of New Zealand’s APEC 2021 host year.

30 August 2021

APEC Ministers: Invest in health equity to revive prosperity

APEC member economies are united in their call to close health gaps and ensure everyone in the region has access to safe and affordable healthcare. 

25 August 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.