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APEC 'a powerful example of commuity'

In a year of unprecedented challenge, New Zealand’s leadership in APEC and the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) has helped the region to weather the storm of the pandemic and secure a better foundation for the future, says the New Zealand International Business Forum (NZIBF).

17 November 2021

Prime Minister concludes APEC Economic Leaders’ Summit

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern overnight chaired the APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting where Leaders from 21 APEC economies agreed to the new Aotearoa Plan of Action.

13 November 2021

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern welcomes APEC Leaders to the APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting

PM Ardern rallies APEC Leaders on COVID response, climate change

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern opened the 2021 APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting on Friday by reaffirming her confidence in multilateral cooperation as leaders look to emerge together from the global crisis.

13 November 2021

The big reveal – APEC 2021’s fashion moment

A highlight of APEC 2021 took place this evening (13 November), when the iconic family photo was revealed, featuring Leaders all wearing a garment gifted to them by New Zealand as this year’s host.

12 November 2021

Agreement on long-term action plan for Asia-Pacific region

The 21 APEC Leaders have today agreed on a detailed plan to help build the peace, prosperity, well-being and resilience of its 2.7 billion people, now and into the future.

12 November 2021

A beginner’s guide to APEC 2021

APEC 2021 was a big challenge. COVID-19 presented the biggest health crisis since the 1918 influenza pandemic, as well as the largest economic collapse since World War II.

12 November 2021

And that’s a wrap – The APEC CEO Summit finishes on a high

Day two, the final day, of The APEC CEO Summit 2021 has come to an end and included a 19 year old White House advisor, a professor of social psychology, the head of Air Asia and a conversation between German Chancellor Angela Merkel and New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda.

12 November 2021

APEC CEO Summit closes, with a hand over to next year’s host Thailand

The two day, fully virtual, APEC CEO Summit has come to a close, with New Zealand Chair, Barbara Chapman handing the Summit hosting baton to Thailand’s Dr Poj Aramwattananont.

12 November 2021

Climate crisis a slow burning fire - 19 year old Whitehouse Advisor

Jerome Foster II, who at 19 is the youngest ever White House advisor in US history, spoke to the APEC CEO Summit about his work for climate justice, particularly for communities of colour. 

12 November 2021

Sustainability at the centre of food production

Global food producers are putting sustainability at the centre of their business, says Food Industry Asia Executive Director Matt Kovac.

12 November 2021

His Excellency Joko Widodo President of Indonesia

The digital economy and micro, small and medium-sized enterprises must become a new source of growth for an inclusive, resilient and sustainable economy, the President of Indonesia, His Excellency Joko Widodo, told the APEC CEO Summit.

12 November 2021

Young people give Sir Ian Taylor hope for the future

On the second day of the APEC CEO Summit 2021, Sir Ian Taylor (Ngāti Kahungunu) founder and CEO of Animation Research and Innovator of the year 2019, told the story of his whakapapa (ancestry).

12 November 2021

The Next Focus for Business — Jonathan Haidt

Executives balancing the needs of a wide range of stakeholders including Gen Z workers are in a battle of ‘all against all’, American social psychologist Jonathan Haidt told the APEC CEO Summit on its second day.

12 November 2021

'We all need to take action on climate change'

Air Asia CEO Tony Fernandes talked with Tian Wei, China Global Television Network host, about his views on sustainability, and said airline companies are not the only organisations that need to take action on climate change.

12 November 2021

'Silence is not an option for CEOs'

Richard Edelman, CEO of global communications firm Edelman, spoke to the APEC CEO Summit about the trust landscape, and how in recent years business has become the most trusted institution across the world.

12 November 2021

The gifts of APEC 2021

Strong connections are important to us, here in Aotearoa New Zealand. So, as APEC host, presenting gifts to those participating in our most important events has been another way for us to express the value of these connections.

12 November 2021

CEO Summit - day one wrap!

Day one of the APEC CEO Summit has drawn to a close with words of warning and encouragement from world leaders, international academics and global CEOs.

11 November 2021

Doing good is good for business

International human rights lawyer Amal Clooney spoke to the APEC CEO summit about protecting human rights in a digital world.

11 November 2021

Coal and oil can no longer be sustained as an energy source

Just as the climate crisis knows no borders, we should not either when working together to address climate change , President of the Republic of Korea His Excellency Moon Jae-in told the APEC CEO Summit.

11 November 2021

What the world needs now - humane technology

What the world needs now is humane technology and leadership that puts people first, says internationally-recognised digital innovator Amber Mac.

11 November 2021

Renewable energy transformation challenge - Tesla Chair

We have the technology for a renewable energy transformation but the challenge is accelerating its deployment at an incredible pace, Tesla Chair Robyn Denholm told the APEC CEO Summit.

11 November 2021

Inclusion and innovation the focus for Peru's recovery

Inclusion and innovation will be the main drivers of pandemic recovery for Peru, says its President, Excellency José Pedro Castillo Terrones at the APEC CEO Summit 2021.

11 November 2021

People-centred green development

President of Viet Nam Nguyen Xuan Phuc called on all economies to respond collectively to the challenges presented by climate change, he said in his address to the APEC CEO Summit today.

11 November 2021

Leaders urged to look at climate crisis through the lens of evolution

Dr David Suzuki, biologist, environmentalist and co-founder of the David Suzuki Foundation, gave an impassioned address to the APEC 2021 CEO Summit from his home in British Columbia, Canada, acknowledging the indigenous people of the area, who demonstrated true sustainability before colonialisation.

11 November 2021

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