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Welcome to APEC 2021

Welcome to APEC 2021

In 2021, New Zealand will host APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation) virtually. As we plan for recovery from COVID-19, it is APEC, the most dynamic regional economy in the world, that will help us rebuild. There has never been a more important time to join together.

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

New Zealand is hosting the most important event in a generation. But what is APEC, and how does it work?

Upcoming meetings

From December 2020 until November 2021, New Zealand will host hundreds of APEC meetings in dozens of clusters, with many more unique sessions.

Second Senior Officials' Meeting (SOM2)

Tue 18 May 2021 - Fri 4 Jun 2021

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Ministers Responsible for Trade

Sat 5 Jun 2021 - Sat 5 Jun 2021

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Senior Finance Officials

Tue 22 Jun 2021 - Wed 23 Jun 2021

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Charting our recovery and reigniting growth

New Zealand is planning to lead the process to develop an action agenda that will implement the new vision developed during Malaysia's host year. The APEC Putrajaya Vision 2040 is the successor to the Bogor Goals from 1994, and champions for an "open, dynamic, resilient and peaceful Asia-Pacific community by 2040, for the prosperity of all our people and future generations".

This important piece of work will see New Zealand play a leadership role in shaping the APEC region, including its COVID-19 response, into the future.

Latest news

The journey of a COVID-19 vaccine

April 7 is World Health Day, and this year, there is one health issue that every person on the globe is aware of or has been affected by: COVID-19 and the vaccine.

7 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

Finance officials focus on Covid-19

The recovery from Covid-19 and future fiscal policy was on the minds of the Asia-Pacific’s finance officials during a two-day meeting this week. 

19 March 2021

What is inclusion?

The word inclusion is not new, but it is getting more prominent and frequent.

17 March 2021

APEC NZ on Twitter

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