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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

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

APEC’s vaccine action plan

APEC member economies develop a 10-year strategy to support the region’s routine vaccination effort and enhance the resilience and sustainability of immunisation programmes.

24 August 2021

Entries open for APEC Photography Competition 2021

Share your vision for Join, Work, Grow. Together and be in to win.

22 July 2021

Read the APEC Economic Leaders’ statement

The statement followed the first-ever APEC Informal Leaders' Retreat.

19 July 2021

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.

PM to chair APEC Informal Leaders’ Retreat on COVID-19

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will chair a virtual meeting of APEC Leaders on July 16 focused on the COVID-19 pandemic and its economic effects.

12 July 2021

APEC leaders to gather for extraordinary informal meeting

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will meet virtually with her Asia-Pacific counterparts in a first-of-its-kind meeting on July 16.

12 July 2021

APEC 2021 teams up with Wellington Gold Awards

APEC 2021 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

'APEC should step up cooperation to secure vaccine supply lines'

More than a year into the pandemic, APEC member economies are urged to fast-track trade policy measures and step up cooperation to tackle the ongoing crisis, according to a new policy brief by the APEC Policy Support Unit.

24 May 2021

Media registration open for the Ministers Responsible for Trade meeting

Media registration is open for the 2021 APEC Ministers Responsible for Trade Meeting (MRT) to be hosted virtually by New Zealand on 4-5 June, 2021. 

29 April 2021

Report highlights value of measuring indigenous economies

“Understanding and Valuing Indigenous Economies within APEC” highlights and reinforces the importance of advancing inclusive economic growth by supporting indigenous economic development in the APEC region.

19 April 2021

$35,000 prize puts spotlight on a sustainable future

The 2021 APEC Science Prize is accepting nominations for young scientists who are paving the way for a brighter, more sustainable future. 

26 March 2021

'Planting a seed' for indigenous economies

The voices of indigenous economies have been heard in the first meeting of its kind as part of APEC, in what Foreign Affairs Minister Nanaia Mahuta called “pioneering work”.

8 March 2021

Media conference registrations closing soon

Media have only a limited time to register to attend the SOM 1 media conference. 

5 March 2021

ABAC talks to focus on Covid-19, and rebuilding

Asia-Pacific business leaders and officials will talk rebuilding and recovery this week.

8 February 2021

Health of economies depends on trade, Minister says

Trade with foreign partners will drive an increase in job numbers, wages and innovation and production, New Zealand Minister of Foreign Affairs Nanaia Mahuta says.

5 February 2021

New member for APEC Business Advisory Council

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has appointed Anna Curzon to the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC).

13 January 2021

New Zealand confirms APEC host year priorities

The priorities for APEC 2021 have been revealed following the first virtual meeting of New Zealand’s host year.

13 December 2020

APEC symposium to focus on reigniting growth and planning for recovery

This week, New Zealand will focus member economies on a collaborative approach to reigniting growth and setting a plan for recovery from the economic impacts of COVID-19.

8 December 2020

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is pictured in Auckland where she spoke in a virtual meeting for Malaysia's CEO Dialogues. The event ran for 25 hours and the prime minister was interviewed by Microsoft President Brad Smith.

Mantle of APEC leadership passes to New Zealand

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern took over the leadership of APEC earlier today, when she joined leaders from the 21 APEC economies virtually for the forum’s final 2020 meeting. 

21 November 2020

APEC ministers issue joint statement

Ministers from the APEC’s 21 member economies issued a joint statement following the virtual APEC Ministerial Meeting. 

17 November 2020

An entirely virtual APEC

New Zealand will become the first economy to host an entirely virtual host year of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC).

7 September 2020

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