Exploring APEC’s Role in Facilitating Regional Cooperation
About the Series
In 2023, the United States is hosting the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), convening four rounds of meetings on trade, innovation and digitalization, energy, and related issues. Established in 1989, APEC’s primary mission is to promote cooperation in the region across many thematic areas, with a particular focus today on fostering sustainable economic growth and prosperity across the region. During the APEC Leaders' Meeting on the week of November 12 in San Francisco, ministers and leaders from 21 APEC member economies, as well as more than 1,000 private sector executives and others from across the Asia-Pacific, will come together to explore opportunities for and obstacles to collective action to address regional challenges.
APARC's fall 2023 event series, Exploring APEC’s Role in Facilitating Regional Cooperation, complements these discussions. The programs in this APARC-coordinated series examine the goals, activities, and achievements of APEC in general and with respect to key issues on its ambitious agenda. The panels will examine health, energy, and other challenges; how they are manifest and perceived in APEC member economies; and how APEC has helped address those challenges.