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Business luminaries from across Asia-Pacific among panellists at APEC CEO Summit 2021

APEC CEO Summit organisers have announced more of the top international world business leaders and thinkers who will be panellists and moderators at the event next week.  

The two-day Summit will feature 10 panel discussions, each with New Zealand and international contributing panellists, focused on themes including the state of the world with Covid, business and trust and sustainable business leadership.

Among the panellists added to the programme are a trailblazing Japanese businesswoman - who has been appointed to advise new Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida; the CEO of Standard Chartered in Hong Kong; one of the most prominent business leaders in the Philippines; and two New Zealand Knights, both pioneers and leaders in innovation. They will join over a dozen more high calibre panel participants.

The latest panellists are:

Yumiko Murakami is co-founder and general partner at MPower Partners, an ESG focused venture capital fund. Ms Murakami is the former Head of the OECD Tokyo Centre.

Sabin M. Aboitiz is President, CEO and Director of Aboitiz Equity Ventures in the Philippines. He is also currently Chairman of Gold Coin Management Holdings Ltd, Chairman of the Weather Philippines Foundation, President and CEO for Pilmico Animal Nutrition, Pilmico Foods and President and CEO at Aseagas Corp, all of which are subsidiaries of Aboitiz Equity Ventures.

Mary Huen is the Hong Kong Chief Executive Officer of Standard Chartered and has over 30 years of experience in business management and banking services. 

Sir Peter Gluckman is President of the International Science Council and heads Koi Tū: an independent and apolitical think tank and research centre based at the University of Auckland. He was formerly the inaugural Chief Science Advisor to the New Zealand Prime Minister from 2009 to 2018.

Sir Stephen Tindall is the founder of New Zealand retailer The Warehouse and the Tindall Foundation. He has invested over $500m seed and venture capital into more than 200 start-up and early stage businesses ranging across biotech, environmental technology, green energy, electronics, high tech and software. 

The fully virtual APEC CEO Summit will be hosted from Auckland, New Zealand, on 11-12 November (NZT) and will be broadcast ‘as live’ to audiences across 21 APEC economies. All of the Summit content will be available for delegates to access, on the platform, for a month after the live event.

Key note speakers at the Summit include Amal Clooney, Robyn Denholm, Helen Clark,  Richard EdelmanProfessor Jonathan HaidtDr David SuzukiAmber Mac, Jerome Foster II and Tony Fernandes .

If you are interested in being part of the APEC CEO Summit 2021 you can register through the website. The Summit will broadcast ‘as live’ on 11/12 November and remain on demand until early December.

This year’s APEC CEO Summit is a virtual gathering of the world’s most powerful CEOs, business leaders, entrepreneurs, thought leaders, prime ministers and presidents of APEC economies.  Delegates will attend the Summit online as it is hosted using an immersive stage and the latest Microsoft digital technologies and broadcast from the Aotea Centre in central Auckland on 11 and 12 November 2021 (NZT).

For more information:

Cas Carter, 021 341 509,

Visit the website APEC 2021 NZ: APEC CEO Summit for the latest news and information on the programme, speakers and registration.

Media is welcome to attend the APEC CEO Summit 2021. Visit the website for more information.

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The APEC CEO Summit 2021 will focus on five themes:

The state of the world with and post Covid: economic recovery, trade and protectionism.

The Digital Disruption Opportunity: digital transformation, technology and innovation, and the importance of digital equity.

The Primacy of Trust: ESG (environmental, social, governance) – the next focus for business, and business as a force for good.

The Future of Energy: clean technology, renewable energy, and energy transition including hydrogen.

The Sustainability Imperative: sustainable growth, climate change, food sustainability and provenance.

The Summit is being supported by premier partners:  PwC (Knowledge Partner), Contact Energy, Fonterra, Microsoft, and Westpac NZ.



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