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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

1 month to go until high-powered CEO Summit

OPINION: APEC only comes to New Zealand once every 21 years, and with it comes one of the most high-powered business events ever hosted in New Zealand, the APEC CEO Summit 2021.

12 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

Embracing digital disruption, together

Galvanised by Covid-19, digital transformation is occurring at the fastest pace on the planet in the Asia-Pacific region, which is home to 2.8 billion people and some of the world’s most innovative technology firms.

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

Vangelis Vitalis and Bridget Coates.

The quiet figure behind New Zealand’s APEC success

New Zealand's top trade diplomat has been slogging away behind the scenes to make the country's virtual hosting of APEC a meaningful success. Vangelis Vitalis speaks to Newsroom's Sam Sachdeva about keeping inhospitable hours, and steering the Asia-Pacific through Covid-19.

21 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

Officials Begin Technical Meeting Cluster, Propel APEC’s Recovery Progress

The third and final APEC technical meeting cluster is now underway involving close to 2,400 officials, policymakers and private-sector representatives from 21 economies and more than 80 virtual working groups and fora meetings and activities.

10 August 2021

Shared problems need shared solutions - starting now, say Asia-Pacific business leaders

Working together – as APEC Economic Leaders demonstrated recently – to find coherent, timely solutions to complex global challenges is the only way the region will continue to thrive, the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) declared today during their third virtual meeting for the year.

4 August 2021

Congratulations to the Wellington Gold Award winners

APEC New Zealand is proud to be the Keynote Sponsor of the Wellington Gold Awards 2021, supporting New Zealand businesses that care about sustainability, capture innovation, and model inclusion.

29 July 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

Watch: Informal Leaders' Retreat media conference

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern talks to media following the first-ever informal gathering of APEC leaders.

19 July 2021

First ever APEC Informal Leaders' Retreat tonight

Tonight Leaders representing APEC economies meet for an extraordinary retreat to shape a regional response to the recovery from COVID-19.

16 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 studies centres advance region’s research agenda

The New Zealand APEC Studies Centre at Auckland University hosted this year’s meeting of the APEC Studies Centres Consortium virtually on 6-7 July.

12 July 2021

APEC looks to partnerships to support business recovery

Finance ministers and business leaders from the 21 APEC member economies convened virtually on Friday to discuss the ongoing responses for businesses, especially micro, small and medium enterprises, during the pandemic.

25 June 2021

APEC finance ministers and business leaders discuss COVID-19 recovery

Finance ministers and business leaders from across the APEC region have connected to discuss the ongoing response to COVID-19.

25 June 2021

APEC fortifies disaster risk management, strengthens local communities

Senior disaster management officials from APEC member economies are intensifying regional cooperation in a bid to build a more resilient disaster risk reduction amidst the current pandemic, climate change and other exposures.

21 June 2021

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