Every year, more than a thousand business thought leaders and government heads from around the world come together for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation CEO Summit. While attending the summit, these leaders have the chance to find solutions and share input. This year, the APEC CEO Summit will take place in Bali, Indonesia.
This year, the theme of the summit is “Towards Resilience and Growth: Reshaping Priorities for the Global Economy.” The opening session, “Reshaping Global Priorities: The View from Modern Indonesia,” will be welcomed in by APEC CEO Summit Chairman Wishnu Wardhana, with the keynote Address by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono of Indonesia.
Session two is a dialogue on “The State of the World: A Strategic Assessment,” which will be a panel discussion moderated by Norman Pearlstine of Bloomberg. Panel participants include Moody’s CEO and President Raymond McDaniel, Jr., COFCO Chairman Frank Gaoning Ning, PricewaterhouseCoopers Chairman Dennis Nally, and Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. They’ll address the following questions:
- What is the current state of the global economy?
- What are the main threats? How will geopolitical tensions impact the global economy?
- For business, what are the main challenges and priorities going forward?
The rest of the summit all falls in line with the theme. Sessions like “The Outlook for Global Growth: Evaluating Future Prospects” and “The Business of Innovation: Why Does it Matter?,” conversations on inclusive growth, and dialogues on the global trading system should get global leaders talking and solving some important problems.
Government leaders confirmed to attend include Chile’s President Sebastian Pinera, China’s Presiden Xi Jinping, Mexico’s President Enrique Pena Nieto, and several others. Other government invitees expected to attend include the U.S.’s President Barack Obama, Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin, and others.
It’s no wonder the summit is invite-only. Luckily for the rest of the world, we’ll likely see many recaps and summaries in the weeks following.