The 2023 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit will be held in San Francisco, California, from November 18-19, 2023.
The summit will bring together leaders from the 21 APEC member economies to discuss issues such as trade, investment, and economic development.
One of the most anticipated events at the summit is a meeting between Chinese President Xi Jinping and US President Joe Biden.
This will be the first time that the two leaders have met in person since Biden took office in January 2021. The meeting is expected to focus on a range of issues, including the war in Ukraine, trade, and Taiwan.
Other key issues that are expected to be discussed at the summit include:
Trade and investment:
APEC economies account for over half of global trade and GDP. The summit is an opportunity for leaders to discuss ways to promote trade and investment in the region.
APEC economies are facing a number of challenges, including rising inflation and supply chain disruptions. The summit is an opportunity for leaders to discuss ways to promote economic growth and resilience.
The digital economy is growing rapidly, and APEC economies are increasingly reliant on digital technologies. The summit is an opportunity for leaders to discuss ways to promote the development of the digital economy in the region.
Climate change is a major threat to the Asia-Pacific region. The summit is an opportunity for leaders to discuss ways to mitigate climate change and adapt to its impacts.
The APEC summit is an important event for the Asia-Pacific region. It is an opportunity for leaders to discuss common challenges and opportunities, and to work together to promote trade, investment, and economic development.
Here are some additional things to expect at the APEC summit:
The summit will also attract business leaders from across the Asia-Pacific region. They will participate in meetings and events to discuss ways to promote trade and investment.
The summit will be a major security event, with thousands of police and security personnel deployed to ensure the safety of the leaders and attendees.
Protests are expected to be held during the summit, on issues such as human rights, climate change, and trade.
The APEC summit is a significant event for the Asia-Pacific region, and it is likely to have a major impact on the global economy.sharemore_vert