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APEC CEO SUMMIT is Asia-Pacific´s most influential meeting of business and government leaders. Attendance is by invitation only.


CEO Summit expected to bring together more than 800 APEC business people in Santiago

The organizations intends to give a powerful signal to reinforce its commitment to free trade and its contribution to social welfare.

By: Isabel Ramos Jeldres

The organization wishes to promote Chile as an attractive platform for investment. / Photo: Agencia Uno

One of the most important events in which the public sector will participate during the meeting of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Forum taking place in Chile this year is the CEO Summit. This event will bring together the most influential businesspeople from the Asia-Pacific Region between 14 and 16 November at Casa Piedra.

The Summit will give global executives the opportunity to strengthen their networks and participate in dialogues with APEC leaders, authorities, businesspeople and leaders of opinion.

The organization expects the participation of more than 800 businesspeople, leaders and representatives from the 21 APEC economies. Of these, it is estimated that 650 will be from abroad and 150 from Chile.

The objective of the Organizing Committee of this year’s event, headed by Andrés Varas its Executive Director, is to give a powerful signal reinforcing its commitment to free trade and its contribution to social welfare.

At a local level, the goal is to promote Chile as an attractive platform for investment, to which 63% of the world’s population could have access, thanks to the 26 trade agreements signed by Chile.

Seven thematic blocks

This year’s motto is “Co-creating the Future, Improving Lives Together”, and the event will be addressing seven thematic blocks: the present state of the world, disruptive innovation; trust and transparency; trade and development; heath for tomorrow; talent for a new era; and sustainability and the challenges for natural resources.

Each of these topics will be addressed in talks from international experts, in discussion sessions, and in presentations by APEC leaders, including the Presidents of the United States, China, Russia and Chile.

One of the event’s goals is to provide a single platform for creating business networks that will promote commercial interchange and the emergence of new opportunities in this regional market.

However, in line with the priorities established for APEC Chile 2019, these economic opportunities should be accompanied by social development, by respect for and the promotion of cultural differences, and by care of the environment. In this respect, the organization also wishes to encourage debate about how to rethink our present social and economic models in order to contribute to inclusive development.

Original article in Spanish in Diario Financierohttp://tinyurl.com/y6reef49