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German Chancellor Angela Merkel to talk at CEO Summit

Respected European leader and German Chancellor Angela Merkel will discuss the state of the world with and post-COVID with New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.

4 November 2021

Tesla chair to talk energy, disruption at CEO Summit

Robyn Denholm will explore how advances in energy storage and mobility technology will help the region transition away from legacy infrastructure and disrupt traditional transportation infrastructure.

2 November 2021

Heavy-hitters line up at APEC Voices of the Future 2021

Among the speakers are the YouTube CEO, UN Secretary-General’s Envoy for Youth, APEC Executive Director and an Emmy-nominated journalist.

29 October 2021

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to deliver opening address at Summit

The state of the world in this second year of the global COVID-19 pandemic will be the focus of New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s address to open the APEC CEO Summit 2021.

16 October 2021

Amal Clooney to speak at APEC CEO Summit 2021

Amal Clooney, an award-winning lawyer who specialises in international law and human rights, will deliver a keynote address at this year’s APEC CEO Summit.

15 October 2021

Westpac NZ unveils new research on indigenous/Māori economy

A new report commissioned by Westpac NZ has found that while Māori businesses are growing in number, they remain underrepresented within Aotearoa’s economy and face barriers to growth. 

15 October 2021

Connecting the Asia-Pacific

The APEC CEO Summit will use innovative broadcast technology, satellite events and an impressive, interactive set to virtually connect audiences across 21 economies.

7 October 2021


Expanding markets and unleashing potential

E-commerce offers an innovative and low-cost way for indigenous and ethnic minority communities to develop new markets and platforms to sell their agricultural goods and services.

6 October 2021

From left: Jess Jenkins, Lit Wei Chin, Shisla Macleod and Sophie Handford.

Four young Kiwis to represent NZ on world stage

Four influential young Kiwis have been chosen to represent New Zealand at APEC Voices of the Future in November.

6 October 2021

Former PM Helen Clark to speak at CEO Summit

Former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark will talk about the disruption of Covid on the 21 APEC economies and how the region can recover from the pandemic.

4 October 2021

Trailblazer joins stellar speaker line-up

Public relations trailblazer Richard Edelman will speak on the ‘business of trust’ as one of the keynote speakers confirmed for the APEC CEO Summit 2021.

28 September 2021

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

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