2016 APEC Economic Leaders' Week

Date: 14 - 20 Nov 2016
Location: Lima, Peru

After transforming the Asia-Pacific into the world’s growth engine and lifting hundreds of millions out of poverty, trade-driven growth has stalled and scrutiny of globalization is on the rise.

APEC Economic Leaders’ Week will bring together the Leaders, Ministers and Senior Officials of the 21 APEC member economies, which account for half of global trade and 60 per cent of world GDP, to shape the future of trade and globalization policy. Focus will be on improving growth and living standards for the region’s 3 billion people via the following priorities:

  • Advancing regional economic integration
  • Enhancing the regional food market
  • Supporting small business development
  • Boosting labor forces


APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting (AELM): Lima Convention Center, 20 November

Chaired by Peru President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski and including the Leaders of the other 20 APEC economies, the meeting will provide strategic vision and directives for collaboration in the region over the coming year. Leaders will convene with representatives of the APEC Business Advisory Council the preceding day to discuss policy priorities and recommendations.

APEC CEO Summit: Grand National Theater, Lima, 18-19 November

A dialogue held in conjunction with the APEC Economic Leaders’ Week and organized by the private sector featuring a large number of the region’s Leaders and business heads.

APEC Ministerial Meeting (AMM): Lima Convention Center, 17-18 November

Hosted by Peru’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Ricardo Luna and Minister of Foreign Trade and Tourism Eduardo Ferreyros, and including both the Foreign Affairs and Trade Ministers from each of the other 20 APEC economies, the meeting will launch a suite of actions for building next generation trade and inclusive, sustainable growth.

APEC Concluding Senior Officials’ Meeting (CSOM): Lima Convention Center, 14-15 November

Guided by Ambassador Luis Quesada, 2016 Chair of APEC Senior Officials, the meeting will finalize new technical measures to boost regional productivity, job creation and social and economic development.

For further details, please visit www.apec.org.

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