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Watch the full SOM 1 media conference

On Thursday afternoon, the first virtual media conference of APEC 2021 was held for domestic and international media. 

12 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

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

In photos: Welcoming economies to APEC 2021

In a special ceremony in Wellington, APEC New Zealand welcomed economies for its host year. 

2 December 2020

Pōwhiri marks the start of a critical year for APEC

New Zealand kicked off its APEC host year today, with a pōwhiri taking place on Wellington’s waterfront with local iwi Te Atiawa, and a number of Government ministers welcoming representatives from the other 20 APEC economies.

1 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

Business gears up for APEC 2021

Rachel Taulelei, CEO of Kono and ABAC Chair for 2021 looks at how business can contribute and prepare for APEC 21 which the Government has announced will be held on virtual digital platforms.

31 July 2020

Business leaders to focus on leveraging APEC 2021 for New Zealand

Preparations for NZ's hosting of APEC 2021 are stepping up with the formation of a Business Leadership Group, which will provide advice to the Government and other entities involved in hosting APEC.

5 March 2020

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