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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.

APEC 2021 gets under way

Click here to view a recap of the keynote addresses from ISOM - the first meeting of New Zealand's APEC host year. 

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

Watch the handover video for APEC 2021.

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.

First Senior Officials' Meeting (SOM1)

18 February – 12 March 2021

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Finance Deputies' Meeting

Week of 16 March 2021

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Second Senior Officials' Meeting (SOM2)

Tue 18 May 2021 - Fri 4 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

New member for APEC Business Advisory Council

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has appointed Anna Curzon to the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC).

13 January 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

APEC symposium to focus on reigniting growth and planning for recovery

This week, New Zealand will focus member economies on a collaborative approach to reigniting growth and setting a plan for recovery from the economic impacts of COVID-19.

8 December 2020

ISOM: The informal meeting that sets the tone of the year

From December 9-11, the Informal Senior Officials Meeting (ISOM) will open APEC 2021 and set the scene for New Zealand’s host year.

4 December 2020

APEC NZ on Twitter

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