APEC has grown to become a dynamic engine of economic growth and one of the most important regional forums in the Asia-Pacific. Its 21 member economies are home to around 2.8 billion people and represent approximately 57 per cent of world GDP and 47 per cent of world trade in 2012.
As reported in PNGIndustryNews.net, the Economic Leaders week will involve the APEC CEO Summit, the APEC ministerial meeting, the ABAC dialogue with leaders and the APEC leaders' meeting.
Political and business leaders will be speak at the CEO summit, as well as thought leaders and visionaries on futuristic issues. Key themes will include the benefits of digitisation, innovation and technology on economic growth and development in the region, social empowerment and economic inclusiveness.