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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.

Second Senior Officials' Meeting (SOM2)

Tue 18 May 2021 - Sat 5 Jun 2021

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Ministers Responsible for Trade

Sat 5 Jun 2021 - Sat 5 Jun 2021

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Senior Finance Officials

Tue 22 Jun 2021 - Wed 23 Jun 2021

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Latest news

'A strong, relevant and credible WTO is needed to build back better from COVID'

Asia-Pacific business leaders, meeting virtually this week in the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC), have released a statement in support of the WTO. 

13 May 2021

'Perseverance, cooperation needed to overcome COVID'

Asia-Pacific business leaders, meeting virtually this week, emphasised the need for perseverance, cooperation, and sound policies, to overcome the health and economic challenges of COVID-19.

13 May 2021

ABAC 2 focused on supporting the COVID response

Representatives from across the Asia-Pacific’s business community met on Tuesday to begin mapping out recommendations to the region’s leaders and ministers.

11 May 2021

2021 APEC app challenge registration opens

The 2021 APEC App Challenge is now inviting talented software developers and designers from 21 APEC member economies to bring forward ideas and innovation that support the revival of the tourism sector.

10 May 2021

APEC NZ on Twitter

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.

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