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Welcome to APEC 2021

Welcome to APEC 2021

In 2021, New Zealand is hosting 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.

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.

Third Senior Officials' Meeting (SOM3)

Mon 9 Aug 2021 - Fri 3 Sep 2021

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Food Security Ministers' Meeting

Thu 19 Aug 2021 - Thu 19 Aug 2021

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Women and the Economy Forum

Tue 21 Sep 2021 - Tue 21 Sep 2021

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Latest news

Countdown to Wellington Gold Awards

APEC New Zealand is proud to be the Keynote Sponsor of the Wellington Gold Awards 2021, supporting New Zealand businesses that care about sustainability, capture innovation, and model inclusion.

29 July 2021

Entries open for APEC Photography Competition 2021

Share your vision for Join, Work, Grow. Together and be in to win.

22 July 2021

In photos: APEC Informal Leaders' Retreat

Friday night marked the first informal meeting of APEC leaders, and was followed by a press conference. 

19 July 2021

Read the APEC Economic Leaders’ statement

The statement followed the first-ever APEC Informal Leaders' Retreat.

19 July 2021

Watch: Informal Leaders' Retreat media conference

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern talks to media following the first-ever informal gathering of APEC leaders.

19 July 2021

PM Ardern chairs APEC Leaders’ meeting on COVID-19

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has chaired a meeting of Leaders representing the 21 APEC economies overnight.

17 July 2021

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?

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.

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