The APEC CEO Summit USA 2023 will feature 30+ speakers from the public and private sectors, representing various industries, emerging voices, entrepreneurs, philanthropists, and world leaders from large and small economies. Speakers include senior executives from General Motors, Organon, Visa, Amazon, Boeing, Citi, Google, ExxonMobil, FedEx, Johnson & Johnson, Mastercard, Merck, Meta, Microsoft, Moody’s, Qualcomm, Uber, and UPS.
The United States will host the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) CEO Summit convening more than 1,000 business executives and welcoming key world leaders from across the Asia-Pacific at the Moscone Center in San Francisco from November 15-16, 2023.
“As hosts of this year’s APEC CEO Summit, the U.S. will shape the agenda to prioritize the region’s most critical issues and work toward solutions to create a more inclusive and resilient Asia-Pacific,” said Monica Hardy Whaley, President of the National Center for APEC (NCAPEC), which is organizing the APEC CEO Summit USA 2023. “The world faces many challenges, and the business community is part of the solution. We have the leadership, ideas, and resources to help address key issues ranging from climate change and equitable growth, technology and digitization, to global health and supply chains.”
Under the theme “Creating Economic Opportunity” the APEC CEO Summit USA 2023 will focus on four driving topic areas:
- Sustainability: Actionable climate-conscious solutions, and circular economy, biodiversity and resource efficiency
- Inclusion: Stronger voices for small businesses, workers, and underrepresented communities
- Resilience: Disaster readiness, strengthening supply chains, and preparing APEC economies for future challenges
- Innovation: Technology, global healthcare, new ideas, and digital transformation across the region
Further details on the event and program agenda, including additional speakers, will be announced in the coming months.
Alongside APEC Leaders’ Week meetings and the Sustainable Future Forum taking place on the week of November 12-18, the APEC CEO Summit will reaffirm the importance of public-private dialogue in promoting global economic development.
APEC is the premier forum for public and private sector engagement on trade and economic opportunity in the fastest growing region in the world. The forum brings together 21 members, and offers a pathway to participation for large and small economies. This structure enables the APEC CEO Summit to meet the moment and create equitable opportunity for the wide range of workers, businesses, communities, and families throughout the region.