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Welcome to APEC 2021

Welcome to APEC 2021

New Zealand is host of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation through 2021. Already this year, APEC's 21 member economies have made meaningful progress on key issues, and there is still more to come.

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Latest news

AUT students go global with their logo design

A group of AUT design students are thrilled their work has gone global, after they created the APEC Voices of the Future 2021 logo.

26 October 2021

Dates for APEC 2021 Ministers’ and Leaders’ meetings announced

New Zealand’s APEC host year will culminate in a week-long series of virtual meetings and events in November, including the second gathering of APEC Leaders in 2021. 

26 October 2021

APEC finance ministers focus on inclusive, sustainable COVID recovery

APEC finance ministers will continue to work together to respond to the effects of COVID-19 and ensure a sustainable and inclusive recovery while capitalising on the opportunity to build a more resilient future.

22 October 2021

The primacy of trust at the centre of APEC 2021 LIVE with Business event

The rate at which the world is changing shows no signs of slowing – and it’s up to businesses to keep pace, according to leaders at the latest APEC 2021 LIVE with Business event: The Business of Trust.

22 October 2021

APEC Finance Ministers focus on Inclusive, Sustainable Recovery

“We continue to battle the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said New Zealand Finance Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Grant Robertson when he opened the 2021 APEC Finance Ministers’ Meeting on Friday. “The pain that it has brought on our people, our economies and our healthcare systems should not be downplayed.”

22 October 2021

Voices of the Future 'an incredible experience'

With a record number of economies attending APEC Voices of the Future 2021, five New Zealand alumni of the event are helping to organise the unique summit.

21 October 2021

A year of progress

At a time with COVID still impacting our daily life, APEC's 21 economies have been working together chart a recovery that benefits people and trade in our region. 

Already in 2021, leaders have joined together in a commitment to speed up the cross-border flow of COVID-19 vaccines, rejuvenate the World Trade Organisation and world-first action on services to support the movement of essential goods.

APEC is laying the groundwork for a more sustainable and inclusive future for all people, and economies have agreed to a five-year programme of work on reforms that will kick start growth, create new jobs and help combat climate change.

APEC 2021 by the numbers

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. 

Learn more about the Summit

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