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President Obama Says APEC Summit Seeks to Strengthen Alliance With Japan, South Korea, Australia

Published by Charlene on 12 November 2011.

Remarks by President Obama at APEC CEO Business Summit Q&A - November 12, 10:12 a.m.
 

MR. McNERNEY: Mr. President, few forums are watched more closely by those of us in the business community than APEC -- testimony to the extraordinary opportunity it represents for both sides of the Pacific Rim.

As you know, APEC accounts for 55 percent of global GDP and is growing faster than the global average -- significantly faster. It represents 2.7 billion consumers, and purchases 58 percent of U.S. exports. So I’m honored, very honored, to represent many of the wide-ranging interests of the business community on stage with you today.

Unlocking the growth potential that exists within APEC is a huge opportunity for job creation here in the United States and for our economic partners. Secretary Clinton spoke about that yesterday within the context of greater engagement of women and small business, for example. (Applause.)

Given that you represent -- and I’m working my way up to a question here. Given that you represent the largest economy in the group, your views on subjects pertinent to that growth potential are vital, and that’s what I’d like to explore with you here this morning.

Just to start at 50,000 feet, you just participated in the G20 meeting last week, where global growth was a -- and threats thereof was a central topic of discussion. With the benefit of the viewpoints exchanged at the G20 session, what now is your outlook for the global economy, and maybe with just an eye toward its impact on the APEC economies?

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Well, first of all, Jim, thank you for having me here. Thanks to all the business leaders who are participating. I understand that there have been some terrific conversations over the last couple of days.

I want to thank our Hawaiian hosts for the great hospitality. (Applause.) As many of you know, this is my birthplace. I know that was contested for a while -- (laughter and applause) -- but I can actually show you the hospital if you want to go down there. (Laughter.) And I also have to make mention, first of all, that in all my years of living in Hawaii and visiting Hawaii, this is the first time that I’ve ever worn a suit. (Laughter.) So it feels a little odd.

Obviously we have just gone through the worst financial crisis and the worst economic crisis since the 1930s. And one of the differences between now and the ‘30s is that the global economy is more integrated than ever, and so what happens in Asia has an impact here in the United States; what happens in Europe has an impact on Asia and the United States.

At the G20 meeting, our most immediate task was looking at what’s happening in the eurozone. And if you trace what’s happened over the last two to three years, we were able to stabilize the world economy after the crisis with Lehman's and get the world financial system working again. We were able to get the economy growing again. But it has not been growing as robustly as it needs to in order to put people back to work. And my number-one priority has been to not only grow the economy but also make sure that that translates into opportunities for ordinary people. And I think leaders from around the world are thinking the same way.

I was pleased to see that European leaders were taking seriously the need to not just solve the Greek crisis, but also to solve the broader eurozone crisis. There have been some positive developments over the last week: a new potential government in Italy, a new government in Greece -- both committed to applying the sort internal structural reform that can give markets more confidence.

There is still work to be done in the broader European community, to provide markets a strong assurance that countries like Italy will be able to finance their debt. These are economies that are large. They are economies that are strong. But they have some issues that the markets are concerned about. And that has to be addressed inside of Italy, but it’s not going to be addressed overnight. So it’s important that Europe as a whole stands behind its eurozone members. And we have tried to be as supportive as we can, providing them some advice and technical assistance.

I think that we’re not going to see massive growth out of Europe until the problem is resolved. And that will have a dampening effect on the overall global economy. But if we can at least contain the crisis, then one of the great opportunities we have is to see the Asia Pacific region as an extraordinary engine for growth.

And part of the reason that we’re here at APEC is to concentrate on what you just identified as about half of the world’s trade, half of the world’s GDP, and a growing share. And so the whole goal of APEC is to ensure that we are reducing barriers to trade and investment that can translate into concrete jobs here in the United States and all around the world.

If we’re going to grow it’s going to be because of exports; it’s going to be because of the great work that companies like Boeing is doing; it’s going to be because we’ve got high standard trade agreements that are creating win-win situations for countries, the way we were able to do bilaterally with South Korea just recently. And if we can stay on that trajectory, letting this region of the world know that America is a Pacific power and we intend to be here, actively engaged in trying to boost the economy worldwide and for our respective countries, then I am cautiously optimistic that we'll get through this current crisis and will come out stronger over the next couple of years.

MR. McNERNEY: Fixing Europe obviously a priority, but the growth is here for now. Although as I've traveled around the Asia Pacific region, I and others have detected a slight sense of unease and uncertainty among government and business leaders around whether the U.S. intends to maintain its role in helping to ensure the political, economic stability of this region, other forms of stability, including the free flow of communication and commerce. I do know that Secretary of State Clinton and Secretary Panetta recently delivered some very reassuring remarks, which I'm sure didn’t happen by accident. But I think your view on that, on this subject, is of great interest not only to the business community but to the community at large here in the region.

And so, how does Asia fit as a priority for our country? And where is its place -- in a multifaceted way, not just business -- in the Asia Pacific region?

PRESIDENT OBAMA: The United States is a Pacific power and we are here to stay. And one of the messages that Secretary Clinton, Secretary Panetta have been delivering, but I am personally here to deliver over the next week, is that there's no region in the world that we consider more vital than the Asia Pacific region, and we want, on a whole range of issues, to be working with our partner countries around the Pacific Rim in order to enhance job growth, economic growth, prosperity and security for all of us.

And let me just give you a couple of examples. The APEC conference that we're hosting here is going to have some very concrete deliverables around issues like regulatory convergence, which permits countries to all think about whether our regulations are as efficient, as effective as they can be, or where are they standing in the way of smart trade.

I'll be traveling to Australia to celebrate the 60th year of the American-Australian alliance, and that will signify the security infrastructure that allows for the free flow of trade and commerce throughout the region.

The TPP -- the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement that I just met with the countries who are involved, we're doing some outstanding work trying to create a high-level trade agreement that could potentially be a model not just for countries in the Pacific region but for the world generally.

And so, across the board, whether it's on security architecture, whether it's on trade, whether it's on commerce, we are going to continue to prioritize this region. And one of the gratifying things is that, as we talk to our partners in the region, they welcome U.S. reengagement. I think we spent a decade in which, understandably, after 9/11, we were very focused on security issues, particularly in the Middle East region. And those continue to be important. But we've turned our attention back to the Asia Pacific region, and I think that it's paying off immediately in a whole range of improved relations with countries, and businesses are starting to see more opportunities as a consequence.

MR. McNERNEY: You know, I don't think the business community has fully understood the comprehensiveness of your approach out here, and I think -- because it all does link together -- security, business environment, bilateral trade facilitation -- all these things really do link together. And I think Secretary Clinton has made a very comprehensive case for it -- we've seen in some of her published work and some of her speeches. So this looks like --I wouldn't say a major new direction, but it is something that is a major priority for you over the next number of years, is -- am I capturing it right?

PRESIDENT OBAMA: There's no doubt. It is a reaffirmation of how important we consider this region. It has a range of components. Now, some of those are grounded in decade-long alliances. The alliance we have with Japan and South Korea, the alliance we have with Australia -- the security architecture of the region is something that we pay a lot of attention to. And we're going to be going through some tough fiscal decisions back home, but nevertheless, what I've said when it comes to prioritizing our security posture here in this region, this has to continue to remain a top priority.

And on the business side, this is where the action is going to be. If we're going to not just double our exports but make sure that good jobs are created here in the United States, then we're going to have to continue to expand our trade opportunities and economic integration with the fastest-growing region in the world.

And that means, in some cases, some hard negotiations and some tough work, as we went through in South Korea. I think that was a great model of prioritizing trade with a key partner. It wasn’t easy. I said at the outset that I wanted -- I had no problem seeing Hyundais and Kias here in the United States, but I wanted to see some Chevrolets and Fords in Seoul. And after a lot of work and some dedicated attention from President Lee, we were able to get a deal that for the first time was endorsed not just by the business community but also was endorsed by the United Auto Workers and a number of labor leaders. And that shows how we can build a bipartisan support for job creation in the United States and trade agreements that make sense. (Applause.)

MR. McNERNEY: You referenced Korea and Colombia, Panama -- big, strong, pro-trade votes. I mean, it was a major legislative accomplishment. And the momentum that Ambassador Kirk talks about flowing into the Trans-Pacific Partnership -- just let's spend a minute on that. You raised it earlier. Do you see other APEC countries joining -- the obvious question is Japan? And how significant is the TPP for this region of the world and for the United States? Is there anything else you'd like to say about it?

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Well, keep in mind that almost two decades ago when APEC was formed, the notion was to create a trans-Pacific free trade agreement. Obviously the membership of APEC is extraordinarily diverse. It reflects countries with different levels of development. And so for many years that vision, that dream I think seemed very far off in the distance.

What happened was, is a group, a subset of APEC countries came together and said let's see if we can create a high-standard agreement that is dealing with tariffs and non-tariff barriers to trade, but let's also incorporate a whole range of new trade issues that are going to be coming up in the future -- innovation, regulatory convergence, how we're thinking about the Internet and intellectual property.

And so what we've seen -- and we just came from a meeting in which the TPP members affirmed a basic outline and our goal is, by next year, to get the legal text for a full agreement. The idea here is to have a trade agreement that deals not just with past issues but also future issues. And if we're successful, then I think it becomes the seed of a broader set of agreements. And what's been really interesting is how, because of the success of these first few countries joining together, we're now seeing others like Japan expressing an interest in joining. And I'll have a meeting with Prime Minister Noda later this afternoon and I'll get a sense from him about the degree to which Japan wants to go through the difficult process involved.

And I don't underestimate the difficulties of this because each member country has particular sensitivities, political barriers. It requires adjustments within these countries where certain industries or certain producers may push back. For Japan, for example, in the agricultural sector, that's going to be a tough issue for them.

But we're not going to delay. Our goal is to try to get something done by next year. And our hope is, is that if we can model this kind of outstanding trade agreement, then, potentially, you see a lot of others joining in.

MR. McNERNEY: Sounds like real momentum.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Yes.

MR. McNERNEY: Sounds like real momentum.

You know, another issue, just shifting gears slightly, same kind of subject -- Russia, pending ascension to the WTO. And as you know, Russia will host APEC in 2012. Assuming that the WTO process is successfully concluded, what kind of opportunities do you see as they try to integrate further into the global economy, become more Asia-facing themselves in the process? I mean, there is a clear agenda there for them as they’ve try to upgrade their economy. But there is a reason that you’re making this happen, that you’re going after WTO. And so maybe give us a few words on the benefits of it all.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Well, first of all, we’ve had a excellent working relationship with President Medvedev. The United States and Russia obviously have a whole range of differences on a whole range of issues, but we also have some common interests. And I believe it is very much in the United States' interest to see Russia in the WTO. Not only will it provide greater opportunities for U.S. businesses in Russia, but it also will create a even stronger incentive for Russia to proceed down a course of reforms that will be good for the Russian people, but will also integrate them with the world economy.

For the United States, I think a message that applies not only to the TPP but also to Russia, is the U.S. will do well if everybody is playing by the rules. I believe we’ve got some of the best entrepreneurs, businesses, universities. We have a system that has some flaws, but overall we have extraordinary transparency. We have a legal system that protects intellectual property. We are at the cutting edge of the information technology boom. And so if we can create a system in which everybody is playing by a common set of rules, everybody knows what those rules are, then I think U.S. workers and U.S. businesses are going to excel.

There’s not reason why globalization should be something we fear. It’s something that we should be able to excel at as long as everybody is in agreement about how we proceed. And so, whether it’s in the WTO, whether it’s in the TPP, whether it’s in forums like APEC, my message to all our trading partners, to other countries, is: If you are playing by the rules, then America is ready to do business. And we will remain open; we will fight against protectionist measures. But we are also going to be pushing hard to make sure that you are not engaging in gaming the system. And we want strong enforcement of these international norms and rules. We think that will be to everybody’s benefit over the long term.

MR. McNERNEY: Agree. And many of us have, I should say, benefited from the steadfastness that many in your Cabinet have shown in supporting this, the enforcement side of the WTO. We appreciate it.

China. You will be meeting here with China’s senior leadership, and many of us in the business world face a common dilemma with China that perhaps you do at your level. We see a world where our interests lay in both competing with China, on one hand, in global markets and within their marketplace, and also engaging with China for access to its market, on the other. Yet, challenges abound, and you alluded to a lot of them just a minute ago -- intellectual property protections, adherence to the WTO, rules you mentioned, currency debate, drilling rights, et cetera. There’s a long list.

But against the backdrop, will you be getting into specifics this week in your discussions? And how would you assess the U.S.-China relationship when voices now, on both the left and the right, are calling for a harder line from your administration? Tough to navigate.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Well, first of all, I think that we have created a frank dialogue with the Chinese over the last two years that has benefited both countries. And my general view is that there can be a friendly and constructive competition between the United States and China, and a whole range of areas where we share common interests and we should be able to cooperate.

We should be rooting for China to grow, because not only does that then present an enormous marketplace for American businesses and American exports, but to see so many millions of people, hundreds of millions of people, lifted out of poverty is a remarkable achievement. And so whether it’s China, whether it’s India, these emerging countries, what they’re accomplishing in a few short decades -- alleviating poverty, helping ordinary people all around the world get access to opportunity -- that’s a wonderful thing that we should be rooting for. And those are potential customers for us in the future.

But what I’ve said since I first came into office, and what we’ve exhibited in terms of our interactions with the Chinese, is we want you to play by the rules. And currency is probably a good example. There are very few economists who do not believe that the RMB is not undervalued. And that makes exports to China more expensive, and it makes exports from China cheaper. That disadvantages American business; it disadvantages American workers.

And we have said to them that this is something that has to change -- and, by the way, it would actually be good for China’s economy if they refocused on their domestic market, that that kind of appreciation of their currency would help the overall balance of payments globally and it would increase growth in China and increase growth here in the United States.

Intellectual property. I don’t think it’s any secret -- Jim, you talked to a lot of CEOs and probably a lot of folks in this room -- for an economy like the United States, where our biggest competitive advantage is our knowledge, our innovation, our patents, our copyrights -- for us not to get the kind of protection that we need in a large marketplace like China is not acceptable.

Government procurement -- if we are allowing foreign countries to bid on projects in the United States of America, we want reciprocity. State-owned enterprises, how they work -- all these issues I think have to be resolved. Some of them can be resolved in multilateral forums. Some of them will have to be resolved bilaterally. I am sympathetic to the fact that there are a lot of people in China who are still impoverished and there’s a rapid pace of urbanization that’s taking place there that Chinese leaders have to work through. But the bottom line is, is that the United States can’t be expected to stand by if there’s not the kind reciprocity in our trade relations and our economic relationships that we need.

So this is an issue that I've brought up with President Hu in the past. We will continue to bring it up. There is no reason why it inevitably leads to sharp conflict. I think there is a win-win opportunity there, but we’ve got to keep on working diligently to get there. And in the meantime, where we see rules being broken, we’ll speak out and, in some cases, we will take action.

We’ve brought more enforcement actions against China over the last couple of years than had taken place in many of the preceding years, not because we’re looking for conflict, but simply because we want to make sure that the interests of American workers and American businesses are protected.

MR. McNERNEY: I think one related question, looking at the world from the Chinese side, is what they would characterize as impediments to investment in the United States. And so that discussion I’m sure will be part of whatever dialogue you have. And so how are you thinking about that?

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Well, this is an issue, generally. I think it’s important to remember that the United States is still the largest recipient of foreign investment in the world. And there are a lot of things that make foreign investors see the U.S. as a great opportunity -- our stability, our openness, our innovative free market culture.

But we’ve been a little bit lazy, I think, over the last couple of decades. We’ve kind of taken for granted -- well, people will want to come here and we aren’t out there hungry, selling America and trying to attract new business into America. And so one of things that my administration has done is set up something called SelectUSA that organizes all the government agencies to work with state and local governments where they’re seeking assistance from us, to go out there and make it easier for foreign investors to build a plant in the United States and put outstanding U.S. workers back to work in the United States of America.

And we think that we can do much better than we’re doing right now. Because of our federalist system, sometimes a foreign investor comes in and they’ve got to navigate not only federal rules, but they’ve also got to navigate state and local governments that may have their own sets of interests. Being able to create if not a one-stop shop, then at least no more than a couple of stops for people to be able to come into the United States and make investments, that’s something that we want to encourage.

MR. McNERNEY: And I’m old enough to remember this process around Japanese automotive companies, 20 or 30 years ago. And the process moved slowly then, it had some of the similar dynamics, but some of those companies are very, very fine “American companies,” and have contributed a lot to our economy.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: And, look, these companies can put people back to work. They can have a terrific impact. And it's important for us to make sure that, since we want American companies to be able to invest in other countries, that we also show some openness to their investments here.

One thing I want to mention, Jim, that I think is important -- I mentioned that we're on track to double our exports, a goal that I set when I first came into office. Part of the reason for that is because of some terrific work that's been done by our Export/Import Bank. We've substantially increased the amount of financing that we're providing to companies. I think Boeing appreciates the good work that --

MR. McNERNEY: Upon occasion, we're at the teller window. (Laughter.)

PRESIDENT OBAMA: On occasion, yes. But one of the things that I wanted to mention is we're starting to focus on how we can get small and medium-sized businesses plugged into the global economy as well.

Somebody mentioned earlier that I think Secretary Clinton had talked about women-owned businesses. Well, a lot of women-owned businesses are smaller businesses and medium-sized businesses. And they may have great products, but they may not have the infrastructure to be able to navigate a whole bunch of other countries' customs and regulatory impediments. And so for us to be a champion not only of financing but also making it easier for them to enter into the global marketplace is something that we want to focus on.

MR. McNERNEY: That program is a big deal. And I see it from a Boeing perspective -- a lot of our suppliers are tapping into it, and it's going to make a difference.

Speaking of exports, as chairman of your Export Council, I've had the privilege of working with you and members of your Cabinet to pave the way to meet your goal of doubling exports. Priorities have been FTAs, intellectual property rights protection, export credit financing, technology release -- which you haven't commented on, but you've made some progress on -- and business and tourist visa processes -- and you know the list.

What's your assessment of how we're doing?

PRESIDENT OBAMA: You guys are doing great. And I want to thank all the members of the Export Council. They've been giving us some terrific ideas. Some of them are modest, but they make a difference. Backstage before we came out, I just signed a piece of legislation that was voted on unanimously out of Congress that essentially sets up a APEC business gold card, a travel card that allows businesses to be able to -- (applause.) Everybody here appreciates it because they're not going to have to wait in line as long at the airport. (Laughter.) So that generated a lot of popularity.

But that's an idea that came out of the Business Council that we've been able to execute. And we're going to keep on trying to pursue every avenue that we have to see how we can ease and smooth the ability of doing business with the United States and U.S. businesses being able to operate overseas.

And some of that has to do with us changing our own internal operations. For the business leaders who are here, there's been a lot of commentary about regulations and my administration's approach to regulations. And, frankly, there have been some misconceptions, particularly in the business press. And so let me just comment on this.

I make no apologies for wanting to make sure that we've got regulations that protect consumers from unfair practices or shoddy products, that protect the help of our kids here in the U.S., that make sure that our air and water is clean. (Applause.) But I think it’s really important to know that over the first two years of the Obama administration, we’ve actually issued fewer new regulations than the previous two administrations; that we've applied, for the most part, a rigorous cost benefit, and we have seen a lot more benefit for every dollar that our regulations cost than previous administrations.

And this is where it’s relevant to the export issue -- one of the things we’re also doing is engaging in what we call a regulatory look-back, where we’ve asked all the agencies that are under the Executive Branch control, but also independent agencies that voluntarily been willing to look at every regulation that’s on the book, with a simple question: Is this helping to grow the economy, create jobs, and is it doing a good job in this 21st century of protecting the health and welfare of the public and consumers?

And if a rule isn’t working anymore, we want to get rid of it. If a rule could be done cheaper and faster, then we want to hear about it. And our relationship with the Business Council is a great example of where you’ve given us some suggestions where you said, you know what, this rule -- we understand what you were trying to do, but it’s actually creating a lot of unnecessary costs, and here’s a way to do it that would meet your objective but do it in a much more efficient, effective way. We are eager for that kind of input, and that’s the kind of relationship with the business community we want to establish.

MR. McNERNEY: And we will respond to that, and I appreciate those comments.

Another place is export controls, where your administration -- at least as someone who deals in that world a lot, particularly in this region, where it becomes much more of a sticking point doing commerce than you’d imagine if you have any technology in your products -- where I think your administration has made more of an effort than any administration in recent memory. And can you give us an update on that?

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Yes.

MR. McNERNEY: Because there’s been some progress recently.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: For those of you who may not be fully familiar with this issue -- because we have such a terrific advantage in high-technology areas -- in cutting-edge advance manufacturing or the work that we’ve been doing in information systems and so forth -- traditionally, there has been a security element to U.S. export policy where we’ve said there are certain products that could be weaponized, could have military applications, in which we are not going to permit an easy time of exporting those products.

And under the leadership of Bob Gates, my former Secretary of Defense, he actually recommended that we reexamine this whole issue of export controls to make sure that it was up to date and that we were not unnecessarily inhibiting U.S. companies from taking advantage of their biggest competitive advantage, and going out there and selling high-value products made by high-wage workers that create a lot of opportunity for American workers and American businesses.

So we’ve gone through a very systematic process. We are I think starting to see that process bear fruit. We’re going to need some cooperation from Congress, but there's some things we can do on the executive side. And essentially, the goal of the reform is to clear away impediments for export of those things that really at this point don’t have a military application, or are first-generation stuff that everybody else has already caught up on, so that we can actually focus more on those very narrow sets of technologies where there really is a significant security component.

And we feel optimistic that over the next couple of years we’re going to start being able to make progress. That will help contribute to American businesses being able to make sales, and American workers and American jobs being created here in the United States.

MR. McNERNEY: It will be a big deal for our customers out here, broadly speaking.

We have time for one more question, Mr. President. And as you mentioned earlier, following this meeting you’re headed down to Australia -- I just came from Australia -- they can’t wait -- for a state visit, and then to Indonesia for two regional meetings, the East Asia Summit and the U.S.-ASEAN Summit. As you approach those, what are the issues? What do you hope to accomplish?

PRESIDENT OBAMA: In Australia, we’re going to be focusing a lot on the security alliance between our two countries, but that obviously has broader implications for U.S. presence in the Pacific.

When we get to Bali for the ASEAN meeting and the East Asia Summit, we’re going to be speaking, again, about how can we, a great Pacific power, work with our partners to ensure stability, to ensure free flows of commerce, to ensure that maritime rules, drilling, a whole host of issues are managed in a open and fair way.

And one of the things that I’m very encouraged about is the eagerness of countries to see the U.S. reengaged in this region. I think back here in the United States, there are times where we question our influence around the world. And obviously, having gone through a couple of tough years, having been engaged in a decade of war, we recognize all the challenges that are out there for the United States and the reforms and changes that we’re going to have to make to ensure that we are competitive in this 21st century global economy.

But the news I have to deliver for the American people is American leadership is still welcome. It’s welcomed in this region. It’s welcomed in the transatlantic region. And the reason it’s welcomed I think is because we have shown that we are willing to not just look after our own interests, but try to set up a set of rules and norms in the international arena that everybody can follow and everybody can prosper from. And people appreciate that.

And so I am very proud of the leadership that America obviously has shown in the past. But I also don’t want people to underestimate the leadership that we’re showing now -- whether it’s on trade agreements like TPP, or the security issues that face the Pacific. We are I think poised to work in a spirit of mutual interest and mutual respect with countries around the world, but we continue to be a country that people are looking to for active engagement.

MR. McNERNEY: All very welcomed news. Mr. President, thank you very much. Your perspectives were very much appreciated. (Applause.)

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Thank you very much. (Applause.) Enjoy the good weather.

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President Obama Signs APEC Business Travel Card Act

Published by Charlene on 12 November 2011.

Clears Way for Smoother Business Travel to the Fastest Growing Economies in the World
 

Honolulu, Hawaii (November 12, 2011) – The National Center for APEC and its Board applaud today’s signing of the APEC Business Travel Card (ABTC) Act of 2011 by President Obama. The bill was signed at a ceremony on the sidelines of the APEC 2011 CEO Summit in Honolulu, Hawaii.
 

“For all of the successes that come out of the APEC 2011 year, the APEC Business Travel Card will be one that Americans will be able to hold in their hands. It will let card holders access the fastest growing economies of the world more quickly and easily,” said Monica Whaley, President of the National Center for APEC. “APEC is about facilitating international business in the Asia Pacific. The APEC Business Travel Card will help American business travelers spend less time waiting in lines at the airport, and more time closing deals in the APEC region.”
 

“As companies from the Asia Pacific gather for the CEO Summit this week, American firms will know that they will soon be on the same footing in terms of travel facilitation with their APEC competitors. This measure, combined with the recent passage of three trade bills, demonstrates that the U.S. is serious about expanding economic opportunities for companies seeking to grow through trade.”
 

Whaley added, “The National Center thanks Senators Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Daniel Akaka (D-HI), and Daniel Inouye (D-HI) and Representatives Kevin Brady (R-TX) and Rick Larsen (D-WA) for their tireless efforts on this legislation. We would also like to thank the House Committee on Homeland Security and Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs for their diligent efforts to see this legislation through. The legislation enjoys broad bipartisan support and we are thankful for all who helped ensure its passage.”
 

This legislation authorizes the issuance of APEC Business Travel Cards to American business leaders, who will benefit from more efficient travel processing. The ABTC card will allow qualified U.S. business travelers to use expedited immigration lanes in participating economies and will help promote cross border trade in goods and services in the future. The following APEC economies currently participate in the Travel Card program: Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Chile, China, Hong Kong (China), Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Singapore, Chinese Taipei, Thailand and Vietnam. Russia, the U.S. and Canada are transitional members.
 

About the National Center for APEC
The U.S. National Center for Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (NCAPEC) is the only U.S. business association focused exclusively on facilitating American private sector input to the APEC process. The United States is chairing APEC in 2011, and the National Center is coordinating the APEC 2011 USA Host Committee, the private sector host of business activities for the 2011 APEC Meetings. The National Center also functions as a conduit for U.S. businesses into APEC by serving as the Secretariat for the three U.S. executives who are appointed members of the APEC Business Advisory Council. For more information about the National Center for APEC, visit: www.ncapec.org.
 

Editors Note:
More Information about APEC Business Travel Card here:
http://www.apec.org/~/link.aspx?_id=9E3E68AE3A0D4631B8381E66C4E893CF&_z=z
 

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President Barack Obama Promotes TPP and Free Trade in Asia Pacific

Published by Charlene on 12 November 2011.

Pres. Obama announces signing of #APEC Business Travel Card backstage at #APEC2011 CEO Summit
Pres. Obama: "We're on track to double our exports" #APEC2011 CEO Summit.

Outlines of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement.

NHANCING TRADE AND INVESTMENT, SUPPORTING JOBS, ECONOMIC GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT: 
OUTLINES OF THE TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT

On November 12, 2011, the Leaders of the nine Trans-Pacific Partnership countries – Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Chile, Malaysia, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, Vietnam, and the United States – announced the achievement of the broad outlines of an ambitious, 21st-century Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement that will enhance trade and investment among the TPP partner countries, promote innovation, economic growth and development, and support the creation and retention of jobs.

The agreement’s broad framework is as follows:

Key Features

In reporting to Leaders on the achievement of the broad outlines of an agreement, the Trade Ministers identified five defining features that will make TPP a landmark, 21st-century trade agreement, setting a new standard for global trade and incorporating next-generation issues that will boost the competitiveness of TPP countries in the global economy.

o Comprehensive market access: to eliminate tariffs and other barriers to goods and services trade and investment, so as to create new opportunities for our workers and businesses and immediate benefits for our consumers.

o Fully regional agreement: to facilitate the development of production and supply chains among TPP members, supporting our goal of creating jobs, raising living standards, improving welfare and promoting sustainable growth in our countries.

o Cross-cutting trade issues: to build on work being done in APEC and other fora by incorporating in TPP four new, cross-cutting issues. These are:

- Regulatory coherence. Commitments will promote trade between the countries by making trade among them more seamless and efficient.

- Competitiveness and Business Facilitation. Commitments will enhance the domestic and regional competitiveness of each TPP country’s economy and promote economic integration and jobs in the region, including through the development of regional production and supply chains.

- Small- and Medium-Sized Enterprises. Commitments will address concerns small- and medium-sized enterprises have raised about the difficulty in understanding and using trade agreements, encouraging small- and medium-sized enterprises to trade internationally.

- Development. Comprehensive and robust market liberalization, improvements in trade and investment enhancing disciplines, and other commitments, including a mechanism to help all TPP countries to effectively implement the Agreement and fully realize its benefits, will serve to strengthen institutions important for economic development and governance and thereby contribute significantly to advancing TPP countries’ respective economic development priorities.

o New trade challenges: to promote trade and investment in innovative products and services, including related to the digital economy and green technologies, and to ensure a competitive business environment across the TPP region.

o Living agreement: to enable the updating of the agreement as appropriate to address trade issues that emerge in the future as well as new issues that arise with the expansion of the agreement to include new countries.

Scope

• The agreement is being negotiated as a single undertaking that covers all key trade and trade-related areas. In addition to updating traditional approaches to issues covered by previous free trade agreements (FTAs), the TPP includes new and emerging trade issues and cross-cutting issues.

• More than twenty negotiating groups have met over nine rounds to develop the legal texts of the agreement and the specific market access commitments the TPP countries will make to open their markets to each others’ goods, services, and government procurement.

• All of the nine countries also have agreed to adopt high standards in order to ensure that the benefits and obligations of the agreement are fully shared. They also have agreed on the need to appropriately address sensitivities and the unique challenges faced by developing country members, including through trade capacity building, technical assistance, and staging of commitments as appropriate.

• A set of new, cross-cutting commitments are intended to reduce costs, enable the development of a more seamless trade flows and trade networks between TPP members, encourage the participation of small- and medium-sized enterprises in international trade, and promote economic growth and higher living standards.

• The negotiating teams have proposed new commitments on cross-cutting issues in traditional chapters and also have made substantial progress toward agreement on separate, stand-alone commitments to address these issues.

Legal Texts

• The negotiating groups have developed consolidated legal text in virtually all negotiating groups. In some areas, text is almost complete; in others, further work is needed to finalize text on specific issues. The texts contain brackets to indicate where differences remain.

• The legal texts will cover all aspects of commercial relations among the TPP countries. The following are the issues under negotiation and a summary of progress.  

o Competition. The competition text will promote a competitive business environment, protect consumers, and ensure a level playing field for TPP companies. Negotiators have made significant progress on the text, which includes commitments on the establishment and maintenance of competition laws and authorities, procedural fairness in competition law enforcement, transparency, consumer protection, private rights of action and technical cooperation.

o Cooperation and Capacity Building. The TPP countries agree that capacity building and other forms of cooperation are critical both during the negotiations and post-conclusion to support TPP countries’ ability to implement and take advantage of the agreement. They recognize that capacity building activities can be an effective tool in helping to address specific needs of developing countries in meeting the high standards the TPP countries have agreed to seek. In this spirit, several cooperation and capacity building activities have already been implemented in response to specific requests and additional activities are being planned to assist developing countries in achieving the objectives of the agreement. The TPP countries also are discussing specific text that will establish a demand-driven and flexible institutional mechanism to effectively facilitate and cooperation and capacity building assistance after the TPP is implemented.

o Cross-Border Services. TPP countries have agreed on most of the core elements of the cross-border services text. This consensus provides the basis for securing fair, open, and transparent markets for services trade, including services supplied electronically and by small- and medium-sized enterprises, while preserving the right of governments to regulate in the public interest.

o Customs. TPP negotiators have reached agreement on key elements of the customs text as well as on the fundamental importance of establishing customs procedures that are predictable, transparent and that expedite and facilitate trade, which will help link TPP firms into regional production and supply chains. The text will ensure that goods are released from customs control as quickly as possible, while preserving the ability of customs authorities to strictly enforce customs laws and regulations. TPP countries also have agreed on the importance of close cooperation between authorities to ensure the effective implementation and operation of the agreement as well as other customs matters.

o E-Commerce. The e-commerce text will enhance the viability of the digital economy by ensuring that impediments to both consumer and businesses embracing this medium of trade are addressed. Negotiators have made encouraging progress, including on provisions addressing customs duties in the digital environment, authentication of electronic transactions, and consumer protection. Additional proposals on information flows and treatment of digital products are under discussion.

o Environment. A meaningful outcome on environment will ensure that the agreement appropriately addresses important trade and environment challenges and enhances the mutual supportiveness of trade and environment. The TPP countries share the view that the environment text should include effective provisions on trade-related issues that would help to reinforce environmental protection and are discussing an effective institutional arrangement to oversee implementation and a specific cooperation framework for addressing capacity building needs. They also are discussing proposals on new issues, such as marine fisheries and other conservation issues, biodiversity, invasive alien species, climate change, and environmental goods and services.

o Financial Services. The text related to investment in financial institutions and cross-border trade in financial services will improve transparency, non-discrimination, fair treatment of new financial services, and investment protections and an effective dispute settlement remedy for those protections. These commitments will create market-opening opportunities, benefit businesses and consumers of financial products, and at the same time protect the right of financial regulators to take action to ensure the integrity and stability of financial markets, including in the event of a financial crisis.

o Government Procurement. The text of the Government Procurement Chapter will ensure that procurement covered under the chapter is conducted in a fair, transparent, and non-discriminatory manner. The TPP negotiators have agreed on the basic principles and procedures for conducting procurement under the chapter, and are developing the specific obligations. The TPP partners are seeking comparable coverage of procurement by all the countries, while recognizing the need to facilitate the opening of the procurement markets of developing countries through the use of transitional measures.

o Intellectual Property. TPP countries have agreed to reinforce and develop existing World Trade Organization Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property (TRIPS) rights and obligations to ensure an effective and balanced approach to intellectual property rights among the TPP countries. Proposals are under discussion on many forms of intellectual property, including trademarks, geographical indications, copyright and related rights, patents, trade secrets, data required for the approval of certain regulated products, as well as intellectual property enforcement and genetic resources and traditional knowledge. TPP countries have agreed to reflect in the text a shared commitment to the Doha Declaration on TRIPS and Public Health.

o Investment. The investment text will provide substantive legal protections for investors and investments of each TPP country in the other TPP countries, including ongoing negotiations on provisions to ensure non-discrimination, a minimum standard of treatment, rules on expropriation, and prohibitions on specified performance requirements that distort trade and investment. The investment text will include provisions for expeditious, fair, and transparent investor-State dispute settlement subject to appropriate safeguards, with discussions continuing on scope and coverage. The investment text will protect the rights of the TPP countries to regulate in the public interest.  

o Labor. TPP countries are discussing elements for a labor chapter that include commitments on labor rights protection and mechanisms to ensure cooperation, coordination, and dialogue on labor issues of mutual concern. They agree on the importance of coordination to address the challenges of the 21st-century workforce through bilateral and regional cooperation on workplace practices to enhance workers’ well-being and employability, and to promote human capital development and high-performance workplaces.

o Legal Issues. TPP countries have made substantial progress on provisions concerning the administration of the agreement, including clear and effective rules for resolving disputes and are discussing some of the specific issues relating to the process. TPP countries also have made progress on exceptions from agreement obligations and on disciplines addressing transparency in the development of laws, regulations, and other rules. In addition, they are discussing proposals related to good governance and to procedural fairness issues in specific areas.

o Market Access for Goods. The TPP countries have agreed to establish principles and obligations related to trade in goods for all TPP countries that ensure that the market access that they provide to each other is ambitious, balanced, and transparent. The text on trade in goods addresses tariff elimination among the partners, including significant commitments beyond the partners’ current WTO obligations, as well as elimination of non-tariff measures that can serve as trade barriers. The TPP partners are considering proposals related to import and export licensing and remanufactured goods. Additional provisions related to agricultural export competition and food security also are under discussion.

o Rules of Origin. TPP countries have agreed to seek a common set of rules of origin to determine whether a product originates in the TPP region. They also have agreed that TPP rules of origin will be objective, transparent and predictable and are discussing approaches regarding the ability to cumulate or use materials from within the free trade area in order to make a claim that a product is originating. In addition, the TPP countries are discussing the proposals for a system for verification of preference claims that is simple, efficient and effective.

o Sanitary and Phytosanitary Standards (SPS). To enhance animal and plant health and food safety and facilitate trade among the TPP countries, the nine countries have agreed to reinforce and build upon existing rights and obligations under the World Trade Organization Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures. The SPS text will contain a series of new commitments on science, transparency, regionalization, cooperation, and equivalence. In addition, negotiators have agreed to consider a series of new bilateral and multilateral cooperative proposals, including import checks and verification. 

o Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT). The TBT text will reinforce and build upon existing rights and obligations under the World Trade Organization Agreement on Technical Barriers, which will facilitate trade among the TPP countries and help our regulators protect health, safety, and the environment and achieve other legitimate policy objectives. The text will include commitments on compliance periods, conformity assessment procedures, international standards, institutional mechanisms, and transparency. The TPP countries also are discussing disciplines on conformity assessment procedures, regulatory cooperation, trade facilitation, transparency, and other issues, as well as proposals that have been tabled covering specific sectors.

o Telecommunications. The telecommunications text will promote competitive access for telecommunications providers in TPP markets, which will benefit consumers and help businesses in TPP markets become more competitive. In addition to broad agreement on the need for reasonable network access for suppliers through interconnection and access to physical facilities, TPP countries are close to consensus on a broad range of provisions enhancing the transparency of the regulatory process, and ensuring rights of appeal of decisions. Additional proposals have been put forward on choice of technology and addressing the high cost of international mobile roaming.

o Temporary Entry. TPP countries have substantially concluded the general provisions of the chapter, which are designed to promote transparency and efficiency in the processing of applications for temporary entry, and ongoing technical cooperation between TPP authorities. Specific obligations related to individual categories of business person are under discussion.

o Textiles and Apparel. In addition to market access on textiles and apparel, the TPP countries also are discussing a series of related disciplines, such as customs cooperation and enforcement procedures, rules of origin and a special safeguard.

o Trade Remedies. TPP countries have agreed to affirm their WTO rights and obligations and are considering new proposals, including obligations that would build upon these existing rights and obligations in the areas of transparency and procedural due process. Proposals also have been put forward relating to a transitional regional safeguard mechanism.

Tariff Schedules and Other Market-Opening Packages

• The TPP tariff schedule will cover all goods, representing some 11,000 tariff lines. The nine countries also are developing common TPP rules of origin, and are weighing proposals now for how to do this most effectively and simply.

• Services and investment packages will cover all service sectors. To ensure the high-standard outcome the nine countries are seeking, the TPP countries are negotiating on a “negative list” basis, which presumes comprehensive coverage but allows countries to negotiate specific exceptions to commitments in specific service sectors.

• Government procurement packages are being negotiated with each country seeking to broaden coverage to ensure the maximum access to each others’ government procurement markets, while recognizing each others’ sensitivities.

Next Steps

• Leaders of the nine TPP countries have instructed negotiators to meet in early December, and at that time to schedule additional negotiating rounds.
 

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APEC: Secretary Clinton and Chamber of Commerce on Public-private Partnerships for Disaster Preparedness

Published by Charlene on 11 November 2011.

HONOLULU, HI—At the APEC Summit today, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce joined with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to reaffirm the American business community’s commitment to improving responses to natural disasters through the development of an open-data tool that facilitates public-private partnerships and concrete projects for disaster resiliency in the Asia-Pacific region. 

“Ensuring that the public and private sectors are talking and cooperating is an essential component of improving resiliency,” said Thomas J. Donohue, president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce following today’s meeting.  The event was a follow-up from Donohue and Secretary Clinton’s meeting in Tokyo last April to discuss the public and private sectors’ role in supporting Japan’s recovery from the devastating earthquake and deadly tsunami.  

The U.S. Chamber and its Business Civic Leadership Center—working with American businesses, governmental authorities, and NGO’s—have played an essential role in coordinating the private sector responses to natural disasters across Asia.

The Chamber itself is engaging in cross-sector partnerships to accomplish this coordination work. The open-data tool that Donohue mentioned is being built in collaboration with the U.S. Agency for International Development.  The Chamber also has signed an MOU with the U.S. Pacific Command.  That agreement expresses a mutual commitment to work together in disaster response throughout the Pacific Command region. 

“The private sector is committed to working with stakeholders to improve the economic vitality, resiliency, and stability of the Asia-Pacific Region,” Donohue said.  He pointed to the work of BCLC in monitoring public, private and non-profit emergency responders and relief operations, and in tracking private sector donations to relief efforts.  


BCLC is a 501(c) 3 affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and promotes better business and society relations. BCLC brings together business and civic leaders to foster complementary economic, environmental, and social goals that help build long-term community competitiveness and success.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business federation representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations.

 

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APEC - David Robson, CEO, Tethys Petroleum, to Expand Clean Energy Exploration in Central Asia

Published by Charlene on 10 November 2011.

Tethys Petroleum CEO Dr David Robson addressed the Asia-Pacific Business Symposium PBEC/EWC Conference on the 9th of November 2011, on the following topic: Clean Fuel to Power the Pacific.

There is huge international interest in China’s growing energy needs and Dr Robson explored the issues as follows:

•The economics of Central Asian pipeline gas and alternatives such as imported LNG as well as unconventional gas. 
•The carriage of non-Chinese gas in the system to China which might limit the amount of gas available 
•Competition for Central Asian gas is a key topic these days. China needs gas but there are other competing buyers – Russia, Europe, India and Pakistan. What does China have to do? Pay a competitive price? Access to the system? It will be up to China to compete for this gas against bids from Europe and India. 
•China does have its own conventional and unconventional gas resources. With the application of more innovative technology and, more importantly, techniques and approaches, more gas could certainly be produced domestically - although no non-state companies are able to work in China at present. 

Dr. Robson’s has interesting and authoritative views about these matters based on many years experience and a reputation for expressing himself robustly and clearly. 

Tethys Petroleum Limited is an independent energy producer in Central Asia (which has the second largest gas reserves in the world and sits on China’s doorstep) and the only energy company to be operating in the three Central Asian states – Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan: www.tethyspetroleum.com. Dr David Robson is currently the Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Tethys Petroleum Limited, an oil and gas exploration and production company listed on the main board of the Toronto Stock Exchange and the London Stock Exchange.

Tethys Petroleum produces oil and gas in Central Asia, with some of it being supplied to the Chinese market, and is the only independent operating in three of the Central Asian Republics.

Dr Robson is a Geologist by background and has spent over 20 years working on projects in the states of the former Soviet Union and Central Asia with both major oil companies and independents and was the founder of several new public companies working in the area.

As well as his geological background, Dr Robson holds an MBA and has spoken at many international forums on oil and gas and energy issues in Central Asia and the former Soviet Union, including the Paris Club of Donor Nations and the Asian Financial Forum. 

Source: Tethys

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ABAC Sustainability Council Promote Green Growth

Published by Charlene on 10 November 2011.

Sustainable growth on four topics food security, auto security, energy security, environmental goods and services. freating market based mechanisms to improve access to green technologies and the sharing of best practices among APEC members to faciliate greater technology and product diffusion.

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APEC Business Advisory Council ABAC Seeks More Finance For Small Business

Published by Charlene on 10 November 2011.

ABAC Leaders presents a three-point plan to create the conditions for prosperity and sustainability. ABAC calls fro economies to increase access to finance for small, medium and micro-size enterprises.

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Trans Pacific Partnership Free Trade Agreement

Published by Charlene on 10 November 2011.

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TPP A Living Agreement for Free Trade in APEC

Published by Charlene on 10 November 2011.

Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation and Trans Pacific Partnership Free Trade Agreement. New Zealand and United States push for Trans Pacific Partnership TTP across  the Asia Pacific region.

TTP promise as an economic growth catalyst and as a pathfinder to APEC's goal of Free Trade Area of the Asia Pacific FTAPP can be achieved with strong commitment and vision of the TTP leaders.

A Living agreement

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Secretary Hillary Clinton APEC Speaks on Women’s Access to Capital and Investments

Published by Charlene on 09 November 2011.

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will participate in a special session of the APEC 2011 CEO Summit on “Women and the Economy”in conversation with FORTUNE Washington Columnist and Senior Editor Nina Easton.  The discussion will take place on Day 1 of the Summit, on November 11, 2011 at 3:15 p.m.

Key topics will include:

-          Improving women’s access to capital and markets in the APEC economies

-          Unlocking the potential of women and including them more fully in the economy

-          Women’s role in investment and SME creation

Broadcast media seeking to stage cameras to cover Secretary Clinton’s session should contact the CEO Summit Media Team ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) as soon as possible to reserve room on the risers.We will work to accommodate all requests; based on the number of requests, some media might be required to take a on-site feed provided by the Host Committee.

 

  • Pre-set time for video cameras: 2:30 p.m.
  • Final access time for all journalists: 3:00 p.m.

Click here for more information on Secretary Clinton’s participation in APEC Leaders Week.

 

ABOUT APEC 2011 CEO SUMMIT:

The APEC 2011 CEO Summit is the Asia-Pacific's premier business event, drawing thousands of economic and business leaders from around the region and beyond.

It will take place at the Sheraton Waikiki (2255 Kalakaua Ave) on November 10-12 in conjunction with APEC USA 2011 Leaders Week.

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Who's Who at APEC President Obama Host Presidents and CEOs in Honolulu

Published by Charlene on 08 November 2011.

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APEC 2011 CEO Summit

Honolulu, Hawaii – November 10-12, 2011

List of Participants

(Ordered Alphabetically by Last Name)

Public Sector Participants

− President Benigno Aquino, The Philippines

− President Felipe Calderón, Mexico

− Leader's Representative Lien Chan, Chinese-Taipei

− Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Bill English, New Zealand

− Prime Minister Julia Gillard, Australia

− Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Canada

− President Ollanta Humala, Peru

− President Hu Jintao, China

− Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Singapore

− President Dmitry Medvedev, Russian Federation

− President Lee Myung-bak , Korea

− Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Commerce Kittiratt Na-Ranong, Thailand

− President Barack Obama, United States of America

− President Sebastián Piñera, Chile

− President Truong Tan Sang, Vietnam

− Chief Executive Donald Tsang, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR)

− President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, Indonesia

− Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, United States of America

Private Sector and Third-Party Participants

− Shuhei Abe, President and CEO, Group CIO. SPARX Group Co., Ltd.

− Charles Abel, Minister for Trade Commerce and Industry, Government of Papua New Guinea

− Neil Abercrombie, Governor, State of Hawaii

− Anthony Acampora, CEO, Altaira Ltd.

− Christian Adams, Partner, Carlsmith Ball LLP

− Nancy Adams, Deputy Vice President, International, PhRMA

Total Participants by Country (selection)

− United States of America: 301

− People’s Republic of China: 234

− Russian Federation: 57

− Japan: 32

− Indonesia: 32

− Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR): 29

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− Richard C. Adkerson, President and CEO, Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc.

− Javed Ahmad, Managing Director, Bank Islam Brunei Darussalam

− Byung Mo Ahn, Group President and CEO, Kia Motors America and Kia Motors Manufacturing

Georgia

− Gempachiro Aihara, Counselor, Mitsui and Co., Ltd.

− Galust Akhoyan, Chairman of Committee on Budget, Tax and Finance Resources, Legislative

Assembly of Primorsky Territory

− Erwin Aksa, CEO, Bosowa

− Daniel Alegre, President, APAC Operations, Google Inc.

− Ahmad Tajuddin Ali, Chairman, UEM Group Berhad

− Fernando Alves, Territory Senior Partner – Brazil, PwC

− Nikolaev Andrey Aleksandrovich, Chief Management of the Ministry of Internal Affairs , Russian

Federation across Primorski Territory

− Vladimir Androsik, Member of the Board, Summa Group

− Santiago Angel, General Secretary, ANDI

− Benjamin Appiah-Kubi, Founder, International Voluntary Organization for Women, Education and

Development

− Alan Arakawa, Mayor, County of Maui

− Judit Arenas, Director, Office of the CEO, APCO Worldwide

− Azis Armand, Finance Director and Chief Financial Officer, PT. Indika Energy Tbk.

− Ryan Armstrong, Deputy Director, Government Affairs, Aflac International Inc.

− Sunthorn Arunanondchai, Vice Chairman, C.P. Group

− Sid Ashworth, Corporate Vice President, Government Relations, Northrop Grumman

− Lee Auh Ryung, Chairman, Daishin Securities Co., Ltd.

− Ted Austell, Vice President - Government Relations, The Boeing Company

− Orlando Ayala-Lozano, Chairman, Emerging Markets/Chief Strategist, National Competitiveness,

Microsoft Corporation

− Malcolm Bailey, Board Member, Fonterra

− Pamela Bailey, President and CEO, Grocery Manufacturers Association

− Wang Bairong, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC)

− Anindya Novyan Bakrie, Chairman, Bakrie Group

− Sergey Balashov, Head of Directorate, Gazprom

− Gautam Banerjee, Executive Chairman, PwC LLP Singapore

− Michael Barnett, Chief Executive, Auckland Chamber of Commerce

− Arnab Basu, CEO, Kromek, NETPark

− Nathalie Bechamp, Director, Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada

− Emily Beizer, Managing Director, Head of International Government Relations, JPMorgan Chase &

Co.

− Larisa Belobrova, Member, Public Chamber of Russia

− Kimberly Benson, Vice President, Cange International, Inc.

− Michael Berger, Vice President of Sales, DHL

− Derek Berlin, Vice President, JPMorgan Chase & Co.

− Karan Bhatia, Vice President and Senior Counsel, International Law and Policy, General Electric

Company

− Wu Bin, General Manger, New York, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC)

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− Bruce Blakeman, VP, Corporate Affairs APAC, Cargill

− Andrew Bobel, CEO, Neptun Light

− Don Bohn, Vice President, US Government Affairs, Johnson & Johnson

− Larry Bolander, Vice President, Business Development, Fluor

− James Bond, Director, Australian Services Roundtable/Financial Services Council

− Sarah Bonner, International Trade Specialist, General Electric

− Igor Borbot, Deputy CEO, JSC Far-Eastern Ship Building and Ship Repair Center

− Devry Boughner, Director, International Business Relations, Cargill

− Ralph Boyce, President, Southeast Asia, The Boeing Company

− Wayne Boyd, Chairman, Telecom Corporation of New Zealand Limited

− Peter Boylan, Deputy Chief of Staff - Government and External Affairs, Office of U.S. Senator Daniel

K. Inouye

− Diane Brady, Senior Editor and Content Chief, Bloomberg Businessweek

− Jill Brannon, Sr. VP Sales, FedEx Services

− Kern Briggs, Director, International Government Affairs, Eli Lilly & Company

− John Brogden, Chief Executive Officer, Financial Services Council

− James Buchmiller, CEO, Vision Green/Island Commercial Real Estate LLC

− Edgar L. Bullecer, COO, Paglas Group of Companies

− Todd Burgquist, Executive Staff, The Boeing Company

− Andrew Butcher, Publishing Director, Asia Pacific, TIME and FORTUNE

− Shou Cailiang, President, Boyuan Construction Group Company

− Peter Carlisle, Mayor, City and County of Honolulu

− Rod Carr, Vice-Chancellor, University of Canterbury

− Ralph Carter, Managing Director, Legal Trade and International Affairs, FedEx Express

− Bernard Patrick Carvalho, Jr., Mayor, County of Kauai

− Cameron Carver, Chief Executive Officer, Temporal Power

− Paul Cassiday, Owner, PRKCINC

− Maritza Castro, Vice President Customs and Regulatory Affairs, DHL

− Scott Champion, Chief Executive Officer, Beef + Lamb New Zealand

− Kei Biu Chan, Chairman and Sr. Managing Director, Surface Mount Technology (Holdings) Ltd.

− Mignonne Chan, Deputy Director General, Chinese Taipei APEC Study Center

− Susan Chang, Chairperson, Bank of Taiwan

− Chien Shen Chang, Chairman, ASE Global

− Michael Chapnick, Director (Communications and Public Affairs), APEC Secretariat

− Jennifer J. Chelune, Financial Communications Manager, Corporate External Relations, The Procter

& Gamble Company

− Igor Chemeris, Chairman of Committee of Budget, Taxation and Finance, Duma of Vladivostok

− Feng Chen, Chairman, HNA Group

− Zhengming Chen, Chairman, Sichuan Dongjia Group

− Jinlian Chen, Chairman, Zhong Gang Investment Co., Ltd. Zhenjiang

− Xiaolu Chen, President, Sichuan Run Zi Investment Co., Ltd.

− MaoChun Chen, CEO, HeBei XingHua Iron and Steel Co., Ltd.

− Peter Chen, CEO, VOLK

− Hongjun Chen, CEO, Health and Love (Beijing) Bee Products Co., Ltd.

− Jinshi Chen, Chairman, Zhongnan Holding Group Co., Ltd.

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− Qi Chen, Vice President, CCPIT Wenzhou Branch

− Zehua Chen, Director, China Product Quality Association

− Minhua Chen, Chairman, China Yida Holding, Co.

− Xiaofen Chen, Chairwoman, Far East Holding Group Co., Ltd.

− Cunhua Chen, Chairman, Shanghai Yongjin Cable Group

− Wen-Chi Chen, President, VIA Technologies, Inc.

− Chi Chen, CGATE Group

− Fuxiang Chen, Chairman, Shanghai Panhui Trade Co., Ltd.

− John Chen, Chairman and CEO, Sybase, Inc.

− David Chen, Chief Engineering Officer, HTC Corp.

− Shaozhang Chen, General Manager, Shanghai Zhangli Industrial Co., Ltd.

− Zhi Chen, Chairman, Shanghai Yongjin pre-branch Cable Co., Ltd.

− Zehuang Chen, General Manager, Guangzhou Huimin Department Store Limited.

− Xiaofeng Chen, Assistant to Chairman, HNA Group

− Zhongwen Chen, Chairman, CCPIT Hainan Sub-Council

− Yu-Lon Chiao, Chairman, Walsin Lihwa Corporation

− Suthipak Chirathivat, Executive Vice President, Central Pattana Plc.

− S.R. Cho, Chairman, Hyosung Corporation

− Jungwhan Choi, Executive Director, LG Economic Research Institute

− Gao Chong, DGM, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China

− Peter Chou, CEO, HTC

− Joon-Yang Chung, CEO, POSCO

− Li Chunyou, President, C&M Group

− Thomas Clark, Executive Counsel, Government Relations, GE International Inc.

− Errol Clark, Chairman, International Capital Corporation Limited

− Kathryn Clemans, Senior Director, C&M International

− Jared Cohen, Director, Google Ideas, Google Inc.

− Calman Cohen, President, Emergency Committee for American Trade

− Mitch Cohen, Vice Chairman, PwC

− Jake Colvin, Vice President, National Foreign Trade Council

− Red Conger, President, Freeport-McMoRan Americas

− Herb Conley, President, CD Management

− Andrew Conrad, Senior Vice President, Aflac International Inc.

− Harrison Cook, Vice President, International Government Affairs, Eli Lilly & Company

− Fiona Cooper Clarke, Lead Staffer, ABAC New Zealand

− Krestine Corbin, Chairman, President and CEO, Sierra Machinery, Inc.

− Carlos Correia, VP and General Manager, Consumer Products, High-Tech, Appliances, Lighting,

Underwriters Laboratories

− Toby Cosgrove, CEO, The Cleveland Clinic

− Francisco Costabal, VP, SA Business Development and Administration, Freeport-McMoRan Americas

− Isabelle Courville, President, Hydro-Quebec Distribution

− Mary Coventry, Vice President, Sealed Air Corporation

− Teresa Cox, Global Sourcing Partner, ITAC 11 - Salesforce.com

− Thomas Craren, Partner, PwC

− Larry Cristini, Associate Director, Corporate Advisory Services, Eurasia Group

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− Roger Crook, CEO Global Forwarding and Freight, DHL

− David L. Cunningham, Jr., President, Asia Pacific Division, FedEx Express

− Henry Mitchell D'Olier, President and CEO, Kaneohe Ranch Company

− Weili Dai, Co-founder, Marvell

− Rajiv Dalal, Senior Advisor, TimeWarner c/o Motion Picture Dis. Association (Pvt) Ltd.

− Richard Daley, Former Mayor of Chicago, Chair, Global Cities Initiative

− Nhut Dang, CEO, Saigon Nhonhoi Industrial Park Corp.

− Tam Dang Thanh, Chairman, SaigonInvest Group

− Sergey Darkin, Governor, Primorsky Territory Government

− Fauziah Dato Talib, Managing Director, IQ-Quest Company

− Chip Davis, Executive Vice President of Advocacy, PhRMA

− Paul Davis, Principal, Net Prophet (NZ) Ltd.

− Pat Dawson, Asia Pacific President, The Dow Chemical Company

− Roberto De Andraca, Chairman of the Board, CAP S.A.

− Sara Dearman, Advisor, Chevron

− Arthur DeFehr, CEO, Palliser Furniture

− Aldo Defilippi, Executive Director, American Chamber of Commerce of Peru

− Steven DeKrey, Senior Associate Dean, Director, HKUST Business School

− Jaime del Conde, Senator, Senado de la Republica Mexicana

− John Zhonghan Deng, Ph.D., Chairman, VIMICRO

− John W.H. Denton, CEO, Corrs Chambers Westgarth

− Oleg Deripaska, CEO, Basic Element

− Shinta Dhanuwardoyo, Founder, bubu.com and Managing Partner, Nusantara Ventures

− Du Diantao, President, Shanghai Dushi Industrial Co., Ltd.

− Walter Dias, Managing Director, Greater China and Korea, United Airlines

− Greg Dickhens, President, Kyo-ya Hotels and Resorts, LP

− Yi Ding, Beijing Husheng Agricultural Technolgy Co., Ltd.

− Kirill Dmitriev, General Director of Russian Direct Investment Fund, Russian Direct Investment Fund

− Vladimir Dmitriev, Chairman, Vnesheconombank

− Evgeny Dod, Chairman of Management Board, RusHydro JSC

− Gary Doer, Ambassador, Embassy of Canada, Washington

− David Donald, Vice President, Algae Aqua-Culture Technology

− Caiping Dong, Chairman of the Board, Zenith Steel Group Co., Ltd.

− Li Dongshun, Chairman, Hebi Sijiqing Group

− Thomas Donohue, President and CEO, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

− Irina Dorokhova, Senior Director Government Affairs Russia and CEE, Johnson & Johnson

− Tom Downey, Senior Vice President Communications, The Boeing Company

− Christopher Drake, CEO, FireHost, Inc.

− George Drysdale, Chairman and CEO, Marsman Drysdale Group

− YuXian Duan, Chairman, China Molybdenum Co., Ltd.

− Michael L. Ducker, Chief Operating Office and President, International, FedEx Express

− Mark Dunkerley, President and Chief Executive Officer, Hawaiian Airlines, Inc.

− Dorothy Dwoskin, Senior Trade Policy Director, Microsoft Corporation

− Tekiev Dzambulat, Vice-Chairman, Legislative Assemble of Primorsky Territory

− Nina Easton, Washington Columnist and Senior Editor, FORTUNE

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− Peter Eggleston, General Manager, Chevron

− Christof Ehrhart, EVP and Head of Corporate Communications, DHL

− Bruce Ellsworth, Director, Government Affairs Japan, Johnson & Johnson

− Paul Espie, Investment Director, Pacific Road Capital

− Xiu Fang, Chairman, Fujian MinWell lndustrial Group

− Adm. Tom Fargo, Chairman, Huntington Ingalls Industries

− Eric Farnsworth, Vice President, Council of the Americas

− Alexander Feldman, President, U.S. ASEAN Business Council

− Tracey Fellows, Area Vice President, APAC, Microsoft Corporation

− Yang Feng, Vice-President, Green World City Organization

− Marcia Ferranto, CEO, WTS International

− Brad Figel, Vice President, Public Affairs, Mars Inc.

− Russ Fleming, Vice President International Marketing, FedEx Services

− Richard Florida, Senior Editor, The Atlantic, and Professor, Rotman School of Management,

University of Toronto

− Darren Fogelman, Founder and Managing Director, FTC Global

− Virginia B. Foote, CEO, Bay Global Strategies

− Brenda Foster, President, American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai

− Lindsay Fox, Founder, Linfox Australia Pty Ltd.

− Dennis Francis, President and Publisher, Honolulu Star-Advertiser

− Becky Fraser, Senior Manager, China, US Chamber of Commerce

− John Frisbie, President, The US-China Business Council

− Huang Fushui, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Beijing Hongfu Group

− John Galligan, Regional Director, Government Relations, Microsoft Corporation

− Geoffrey Gamble, Chief International Counsel and Director of International Government Affairs,

DuPont Company

− Dr. Fan Gang, Professor, National Economic Research Institute

− Shi Gang, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC)

− Yuanyuan Gao, COFCO Corporation

− Licun Gao, Director, ZhongYu Venture Union Holdings Co., Ltd.

− Hongpeng Gao, SHAANXI Eternalriver Industrial Co., Ltd.

− Frank Gaoning Ning, Chairman, COFCO Corporation

− Francisco Garces, Member of the Board, Banco de Chile

− Alfonso Garcia Miro, CEO, IPN Investments

− Cui Genliang, Board Chairman, Hengtong Group

− Victor Gerasimenko, Governor's Assistant, Primorsky Territory Government

− Pankaj Ghemawat, Professor, IESE Business School, author of World 3.0

− Jerry Gibson, Area VP and Managing Director, Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort

− Dennis Gibson, Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton

− Bill M. Glover, Vice President, Environment and Aviation Policy, The Boeing Company

− Wayne Kenneth Golding, Director, Kina Securities Limited

− Laurie Goldman, Head of Global Trade Policy, Levi Strauss and Co.

− Olga Golubkova, Executive Assistant to General Director, Gazprom Export LLC

− Peter Gontha, Vice Chairman, Indonesian Chamber of Commerce

− Yury Gorokh, Deputy Head of the Management Committee, Gazprom

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− Alex Gorsky, Vice Chairman, Executive Committee, Johnson & Johnson

− Takashi Goto, President and Chief Executive Officer, Seibu Holdings Inc.

− David Gray, Managing Partner Russia, PwC

− Mark Grayson, Deputy Vice President, Public Affairs, PhRMA

− M.R.C. Greenwood, President, University of Hawaii

− Chengshan Guan, President, Heter Electronic Group Co., Ltd.

− Enrique Gubbins, Chairman of the Board, Sudamericana de Fibras

− Lu Guifang, Chairman, iSoftSkill Technologies Co., Ltd.

− Rafael Guilisasti, Vice Chairman, Vina Concha y Toro

− Xiaopeng Guo, COFCO Corporation

− Mary Harvey Gurley, Manager Communications, FedEx Services

− Petrus Halim, CEO, Intra Copenta

− Kwang Sup Han, Vice President, Samsung Electronics

− Meiqing Han, Deputy Director General, China Council for the Promotion of International Trade

− Colleen Hanabusa, U.S. Congresswoman, U.S. House of Representatives

− Panda Hang, Chairman, Jiangsu Laidun Group Limited Company

− Miao Hangen, CEO and Board Chairman, ShengHong Group

− Scott Hanna, Communications and Special Projects, Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc.

− Hu Hao, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China

− Xu Haotian, Nanjing 21st Century Investment Group

− Christopher Hasbrook, Vice President, UL

− Yasuchika Hasegawa, President and CEO, Takeda Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., and Chairman, Keizi

Doyukai

− Hafsah Hashim, Chief Executive Officer, SME Corp. Malaysia

− Koji Hatsukawa, Chief Executive Officer, PwC Aarata

− Terry Hay, Director, Pacific Flight Catering

− Chengzhen He, General Manager, Fujian Longtai Autombile Service Co., Ltd.

− Guangbei He, Chief Executive, Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited

− Chunfu He, Chairman, Chunlong International Investment CO., Ltd.

− Edward Hearst, Vice President, Global Government Affairs, Sybase

− Sean Hehir, President and CEO, Trinity Investments, LLC

− Deb Henretta, Group President, Asia, Procter & Gamble

− Diego Hernandez, Presidente Ejecutivo, CODELCO

− Robert Hiam, President and CEO, Hawaii Medical Service Association

− William V. Hickey, CEO, Sealed Air Corp.

− Shephard Hill, President, Boeing International, The Boeing Company

− Colin Hill, Founder, Hill and Associates Ltd.

− Irene Hirano Inouye, President, U.S. - Japan Council

− Akihiko Hiraoka, Deputy General Manager, Secretarial Dept. and CSR Office, Sumitomo Chemical

Co., Ltd.

− Ken Hisamoto, VP Sales, FedEx Services

− Show-Chung Ho, Chairman, SinoPac Holdings

− Doris Ho, President and CEO, A. Magsaysay Inc.

− Peter Ho, Chairman, President and CEO, Bank of Hawaii

− Alexandra Ho, Project Manager, Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada

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− Michelle Ho, Spouse of Mr. Peter Ho, APEC Hawaii Host Committee

− Dung Hoang Van, Vice President, Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry

− Fred Hochberg, Chairman, Export-Import Bank

− Cliff Holland, Corporate VP, WW GAandP, Johnson & Johnson

− Hong Qi, President and CEO, China Minsheng Banking Corp., Ltd.

− Nguyen Hong Hai, Chief Architect, Becamex IDC Corp.

− Jacqueline Hoover, President and COO, Hawai`i Island Economic Development Board and Hawai`i

Leeward Planning Conference

− Kelsi Hoser, Global Sales Manager, Asia Pacific Onshore, United Airlines

− Maoyuan Hu, Chairman, SAIC

− Wentang Hu, Chairman, VANSUN Group

− Xin Hu, President of Board and General Manager, E-Tech Energy Technology Development Co.,Ltd.

Tianjin, China

− Zhenghua Hu, Sichuan Milano Ceramics Co., Ltd.

− Wei Hua, Chairman, Shaanxi CoalandChemical Industry Group

− Xiaoping Huang, Chairman, Jiang Su Changfa Industrial Group Co. Ltd.

− Haijun Huang, China International Investment Development Group Co., Ltd.

− Jianyong Huang, Chairman, Sichuan Swellfun Co., Ltd.

− Jinbao Huang, Chairman, Ningbo Yofoto Commodity Co., Ltd.

− Laura Hudson, International Government Affairs Manager, Chevron

− Zhang Huifeng, CEO, Henan Zhengxin Industrial Group

− Vance Hum, President and CEO, I.M. Systems Group, Inc.

− Osamu Igarashi, Global Chief Marketing Manager, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

− Kay Ikawa, Managing Director Sales - Asia Pacific Onshore, United Airlines

− Hideyuki Inada, Senior Manager, CSR Office, Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd.

− Sri Mulyani Indrawati, Managing Director, The World Bank

− Daniel Inouye, U.S. Senator, United States Senate

− Alexey Isaykin, President, Volga-Dnepr Group

− Galina Isaykina, Director, Volga-Dnepr Group

− Yoshio Ishizaka, Advisor, Toyota Motor Corporation

− Mikhail Ivanov, Chief Expert, Gazprom

− Elmo Jacob, Chairman and CEO, Newton Pty Ltd.

− Stephen Jacobi, Executive Director, NZ US Council

− Alexander Jampel, Partner, Baker and McKenzie

− Patricia Janiot, Senior Anchor, CNN en Español

− Shawn Jarosz, President and CEO, TradeMoves LLC

− Tom Jenkins, Executive Chairman and Chief Strategy Officer, OpenText Corporation

− Jake Jennings, Executive Director, AT&T

− Keliang Ji, Chairman, ChinaKweichou Moutai Distillery Co. Ltd.

− Xiang Ji, Chairman, Sichuan Fine When Investment Limited Company

− Jingyi Ji, Deputy Director, China Council for the Promotion of International Trade

− Weihua Jiang, COFCO Corporation

− Li Jiang, Executive Secretary-General, APEC SME Service Alliance

− Xipei Jiang, Chairman, SandP Pharmaceutical CO., Ltd.

− Chen Jianjun, Xindejin, Guangdong Xin De Jin Energy Imp. and Exp. Co., Ltd.

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− Jiang Jianqing, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC)

− Zhang Jianwei, President, Chongqing Weland Mattress and Furniture Company

− Xing Jieping, President, Jinan Baotuquan Brewary Company

− Hong Jin, Chairman, Tianjin Jinmaoyuan Investment Co., Ltd.

− Liangshun Jin, President, Jinggong Group Co., Ltd.

− Zhang Jingxin, Chairman, Shenzhen Wuzhoulong Motors Group Corp., Ltd.

− Robin Johns, Spouse of Mr. Tim Johns, APEC Hawaii Host Committee

− Timothy Johns, Senior Vice President, Hawaii Medical Service Association

− Mark Johnson, Senior Adviser, Gresham Partners Limited

− Glenn Johnson, Chief Executive Officer, Endurance Wind Power

− Jay Johnson, Chairman and CEO, General Dynamics

− Mark Johnson, Chief Executive Officer, Australia, PwC

− Michael Johnson, CEO, Asia Star Capital

− Wendy Jones, Director Customer Relations, The Boeing Company

− Nicklas Jonow, Partner, Pacific Consulting Group (Asia) Ltd.

− Gary Judd, Member, ABAC

− Byung-Chul Jung, Vice Chairman, Federation of Korean Industries

− Young Soo Jung, Global Business Advising Director, CJ Group

− Stephanie Junger-Moat, President, Karcsi Global, LLC

− Corbett A. K. Kalama, Executive Vice President, First Hawaiian Bank

− Olga Kalashnikova, Chief Expert, Gazprom

− Nikolay Kalugin, Deputy Head of the Protocol Department, Gazprom

− Shinta Widjaja Kamdani, Managing Director, SINTESA GROUP

− Osamu Kamikawa, Deputy General Manager, Mitsui and Co., Ltd.

− Ho-Gap Kang, CEO, Shin Young Group

− Chris Kanter, Chairman, Sigma Sembada Group

− Yasuo Kanzaki, Special Advisor, Macquarie Capital Japan

− Ira Kasoff, Senior Counselor, APCO Worldwide

− David Katz, Government Relations Asia, Visa

− Pakkwan Kau, CEO, Kingsoft Co.

− Vladimir Kazbekov, Head of Department, PR and Information, Vnesheconombank

− Tim Keating, Senior Vice President, Government Operations, The Boeing Company

− Peter Keogh, Secretariat, ABAC Australia

− Rohit Khanna, Vice President, Worldwide Marketing, Waters Corporation

− Yury Khitrov, Board Member, Summa Group

− Sukjoon Kim, Chairman and CEO, Ssangyong Engineering and Construction Co., Ltd.

− Kazuyuki Kinbara, Director, International Affairs Bureau, KEIDANREN

− William R. King, Sr. VP, International Relations and Federal Affairs, Freeport-McMoRan

− Seiichi Kiso, Executive Officer, Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation

− Akira Kiyota, Honorary Chairman, Daiwa Securities Group Inc.

− Bert A. Kobayashi Jr., Managing Partner, BlackSand Capital, LLC

− Ilya Kochevrin, Executive Director, Gazprom export LLC

− Susan Kodani, District Director and Senior Advisor to the Member, U.S. House of Representatives,

Office of Mazie K. Hirono

− Emery Koenig, Executive Vice President, Chief Risk Officer, Cargill

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− Andrew Kolosovskiy, Director of Government Relations, Laws and Corporate Affairs Department,

Microsoft Corporation

− Claus Korfmacher, Corporate Communications, DHL

− Paul Kosasa, President and CEO, ABC Stores

− Andrey Kostin, Chairman and CEO, JSC VTB Bank

− Craig Kramer, Vice President, International Government Affairs, Johnson & Johnson

− Nikolay Krasavin, Head of Practice, Basic Element

− Wang Kun, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC)

− Sergey Kupriyanov, Press Secretary to the Chairman, Gazprom

− H.C. Kwok, Country Director, China, United Airlines

− Kebin Lai, Chairman, Guangxi YongKai Sugar and Paper Manufacturing Group Co., Ltd.

− Charles Lake, Chairman, Aflac Japan

− Sean Lam, VP International Programs, I.M. Systems Group, Inc.

− Liz Landles, Executive Director and Chief Administrative Officer, Tethys Petroleum Limited

− William Lane, Washington Director, Governmental Affairs, Caterpillar Inc.

− Connie Lau, President and CEO, Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc.

− Richard Lavin, Group President, Caterpillar Inc.

− Ann Lavin, Head, Policy, Southeast Asia, Google Inc.

− Phuhung Le, General Director, VietNamsteel Corp.

− John C. Lechleiter, Ph.D., Chairman, President and CEO, Eli Lilly and Company

− Kun Soo Lee, Chairman, Dong Ah Elecomm Corp.

− Daniel Tai Young Lee, CEO, IPM

− Wai-Leung Marco Lee, Sales VP, China, FedEx Express

− Yoon-Woo Lee, Vice Chairman, Samsung Electronics

− V. Lee, Managing Partner, Vanedge Capital Partners

− Clarence Lee, Global Sales Managing Director, FedEx Express

− Jung Woo Lee, Vice President, Dong Ah Elecomm Corp.

− Randi Levinas, Executive Vice President, U.S.-Russia Business Council

− Amb. Sergio Ley, Chairman, Asia Pacific Business Section, Mexican Business Council For Foreign

Trade, Investment and Technology (COMCE)

− Da Kai Li, Chairman, Shanxi Fast Auto Drive Group Co., Ltd.

− Siyin Li, CEO, New Young Edu Counselling

− Liucun Li, President, Kunming Jiadali Real Estate Development and Management Co., Ltd.

− Chiu Heng Li, Staff, Sovico Holdings

− Chunwang Li, Chairman, Hebei Datang Dingwang Industrial Group Co., Ltd.

− Dezhi Li, Chairman, ShanXi ZhongLianGang Guarantee Stock CO., Ltd.

− Xiaodong Li, Chairman, Datong Yun Gang Hotel Co. Ltd.

− Ruichun Li, Chairman, Shanghai Jinting Stone Materials Co., Ltd.

− Jianmin Li, President, Guangzhou Licang Cultural Exchange Co., Ltd.

− Haojie Li, Chairman, Shenzhen Tianrong Investment Co., Ltd.

− Yu Li, Chairman, Yulin Puhui Wine Group Co. Ltd.

− Tzar Kai Richard Li, Chairman, PCCW Limited

− Guangzhong Li, Chairman, HuaLin Co., Ltd.

− ZhengGen Li, JiaYi Coloured Printing Co, Ltd.

− Xin Li, President, China and VP North Asia, Sealed Air Corporation

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− Gan Lianfang, General Director of Xingpai Group, Beijing Xingpai Group

− Jinhui Liang, General Manager, Anhui Gujing Distillery Co., Ltd.

− Janet Liang, President, Kaiser Permanente, Hawaii

− Fudong Liang, Chairman, Qingdao Huaren Century Group Co., Ltd.

− Roger Libby, Senior Director, Corporate Public Policy, DHL

− Linda Lim, Public Affairs, SE Asia, India, Australia and New Zealand, The Dow Chemical Company

− Shiumei Lin, Director, Public Affairs, Asia Pacific, UPS

− Ping Pin Lin, Chairman, NASME, R.O.C.

− Guanglin Lin, Chairman, Dafeng Group Co., Ltd. of Fujian Province

− Ming-Cheng Lin, Chairman, Hua Nan Bank

− Terry Lin, CEO, Planned Systems International, Inc.

− Youren Lin, General Manager, Hainan Linheng Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.

− Deren Lin, Chairman, Shanghai Junyuexuan Industrial Co., Ltd.

− Daniel Lin Wei, Director, Viking Offshore and Marine Ltd.

− Jianjun Ling, Chairman, Lingzhi Environmental Protection Co., Ltd.

− Tong Kuang Liu, CEO, China Sports Dev. Co., Ltd.

− Jianmin Liu, Senior Vice President, Wells Fargo

− Mengze Liu, President, Ceroilfood (New York)

− Xunming Liu, Shentai Mining Investment Co., Ltd.

− Peter Liu, Founder and Chairman, WI Harper Group

− Susan Liu, Managing Partner, Astrella Partners

− Xuan Liu, Executive Director, Kunming Sunrun Petrochemical Co., Ltd.

− Cunhou Liu, Chief Advisor, Bestsun Energy Group

− Jingsheng Liu, CEO and Chairman, China International Capital Corporation (Singapore) PTE

− Xuming Liu, God Thai Mining Investment (Group) Co., Ltd.

− Zhenhua Liu, Deputy Director General, China Council for the Promotion of International Trade

− Haihan Liu, CEO, Shanghai Zhonghan Investment Group Co., Ltd.

− Fred Liu, President, Engineering and Operations, HTC Corp.

− E. Daisy Liu, Manager, International Government Affairs, Asia Pacific, ConocoPhillips

− Lin Liu, Chairman, Beijing City New Energy Engineering and Technology Corporation

− Er Wen Liu, Chairman, Er Ma Ma Construction Group

− Hong Sui Lo, Chairman, Shui On Holdings Limited

− Jiangyue Lou, Vice Chairman of the Board, Guangsha Holding Group Co., Ltd.

− Zhongfu Lou, Board Chairman, Guangsha Holding Group Co., Ltd.

− Pat Loui, Chairman, OmniTrak Group, Inc.

− Hongquan Lu, Chairman, Jiahua Wine Commerce (Dalian) Co. Ltd.

− Changcheng Lu, CEO, Shanghai Meisong Cosmestics Co., Ltd.

− Belinda Lui, Managing Director, International Relations and Public Policy, Asia Pacific, TimeWarner

− Warren Luke, Chairman and CEO, Hawaii National Bank

− Cathy Luke, President, KJL

− Zhiyuan Luo, President, Sunway Food Group Co., Ltd.

− Wenguang Lu, Chairman, Xianxing Group

− Weiran Ma, Chairman, Datong North Investment Co., Ltd.

− Zhong Hong Ma, Board Chairman, Bei Jing Zhong Jin and Show Real Estate Development Co., Ltd.

− Yongsheng Ma, Chairman, Beijing Shengde Yingrun Investment Co., Ltd.

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− Duncan MacNaughton, Chairman and Founding Partner, The MacNaughton Group

− Ziyavudin Magomedov, Chairman of the Board, Summa Group

− Datuk Rohana Mahmood, Chairman, Ethos Capital Sdn Bhd

− Dee Jay Mailer, Chief Executive Officer, Kamehameha Schools

− Henry Maknawi, CEO, Kencana Group

− Leyla Mamedzadeh, Vice President, Strategy and New Business Development, Summa Group

− Sebastian Man, Chairman and CEO, Chung Mei International Holdings Limited

− M. Arsjad Rasjid P. Mangkuningrat, President Director and Co-Group CEO, PT. Indika Energy Tbk.

− Radzi Mansor, Chairman, Kumpulan Fima Berhad

− Lijuan Mao, Chairman, Tianshi real estate Co. Ltd.

− Xu Maoqing, President, Shanghai Xinxing Printing Equipment Company

− Evgeny Markin, Director of International Cooperation and Tourism Department, Primorsky Territory

Government

− Frank Mars, President, Mars Symbioscience

− Alfonso Martinez-Fonts Jr., Executive Vice President, U.S. Forum for Policy Innovation, U.S.

Chamber of Commerce

− Budi Maryati, Director, PT. Finansi Jaya Consultindo

− Mits Matsusaka, EVP, Nissin International Transport U.S.A., Inc.

− Mike McCartney, President and CEO, Hawaii Tourism Authority

− Ian McCrae, Chief Executive Officer, Orion Health

− David McLean, CEO Westpac Institutional Bank New Zealand, Westpac Banking Corporation

− W. James (Jim) McNerney, Jr., Chairman, President and CEO, The Boeing Company

− Frank McQuiod, Assistant, Steel Industries

− Alexander Medvedev, Deputy Chairman, Gazprom

− Ho Meng Kit, CEO, Singapore Business Federation

− Linda Menghetti Dempsey, Vice President, Emergency Committee for American Trade

− Melody Meyer, President, Chevron Asia Pacific Exploration and Production Company

− Jianmin Miao, Executive Chairman, China Life Asset Management Co.

− Sun Miaochuan, President, Zhejiang Zhiye Real Estate Development Company

− Matthew Miau, Chairman, MiTAC-Synnex Group

− Amb. Michael W. Michalak, Senior Advisor, APEC 2011 USA Host Committee

− Vladimir Miklushevskiy, President, Far Eastern Federal University

− Mauricio Millan, Vice Chairman, Coraza Corporacion Azteca

− Alexey Miller, Chairman, Gazprom

− R. Scott Miller, Director, Global Trade Policy, Procter & Gamble

− Zhu Min, Deputy Managing Director, IMF

− Cha Ming, General Manager, Europe-Asia Group

− Jin Mingnan, President, Jilin Golden Bean Group Co., Ltd.

− Chad Mirkin, Director of the International Institute for Nanotechnology, Northwestern University

− Robert Modarelli, Chief Operating Officer, APEC 2011 USA Host Committee

− James Moeller, Managing Director Global Public Affairs, Ogilvy

− Fara Zalina Mohamed, Assistant Manager, SME Corp. Malaysia

− Mohd Nadzmi Mohd Salleh, Chairman, PROTON Holdings Berhad

− Patricia Molino, Vice President, Public Affairs and Corporate Citizenship, Johnson & Johnson

− John Moncure, Director, Financial Times

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− Patty Moore, President, Moore Recycling Associates Inc.

− Luis Alberto Moreno, President, Inter-American Development Bank

− Kenneth Morgan, Professor, University of Western Australia

− John Paul Morgan, President and CTO, Temporal Power

− Lauren Moriarty, Dean of Academics, Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies

− Yasuo Morimoto, Adviser, Toshiba Corporation

− William Morin, Senior Director, Government Affairs, Applied Materials

− Nikolay Morozov, Vice-President for Campus Development, Far Eastern Federal University

− Charles Morrison, PECC Co-Chair, Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PECC)

− David Morrison, Corporate VP Legislative Affairs, The Boeing Company

− Holly Morrow, Senior Advisor - Asia Pacific, ExxonMobil

− Peter Morse, Advisor to the Vice Chairman, Banco de Chile

− James Mueller, Vice President - Asia/Pacific, United Airlines

− Ivan Mukhin, Governor's Press-Secretary, Primorsky Territory Government

− Robert Mulligan, Senior Vice President, U.S. Council for International Business

− Craig Mundie, Chief Research and Strategy Officer, Microsoft, and Chairman, APEC 2011 USA Host

Committee

− Ross Murakami, Partner, KMH LLP

− Sean Murphy, VP and Counsel International Government Affairs, Qualcomm Incorporated

− Chandran Nair, Founder and CEO, Global Institute for Tomorrow

− Susumu Naito, Chairman, Rinnai Corporation

− Yoshio Nakamura, Vice Chairman, Keidanren

− Kazuchika Nakamura, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

− Dennis M. Nally, Chairman, PwC International Ltd.

− Saifuddin Naser, Managing Director and CEO, Union Capital Limited

− Dessi Natalegawa, President Director, Permata Resources

− Michael Navares, General Manager - Airport Operations, United Airlines

− John Needham, Senior Advisor, Fortune

− Christopher Nelson, Director, PT HM Sampoerna Tbk

− Richard Bruce Ness, Director, PT. Indika Energy Tbk

− Alexander Nesterov, Chief of the Section, Gazprom

− John Neuffer, Vice President for Global Policy, Information Technology Industry Council (ITI)

− Hingpan Ngai, Chairman, Shenzhen Century Huixin Group Co., Ltd.

− Ngoc Diep Nguyen, Deputy General Director, VINACONEX

− Phong Nguyen, Managing Director, OPV

− Tau Nguyen, Board Member, Tan Tao Group

− Thanh Hung Nguyen, Founder, Sovico Holdings

− Nguyen Nguyen, Founder and C.E.O, Thang Long -Chu Lai Consultants Corporation

− Monika Nguyen Nam, Chief Representative for European Market, Becamex IDC

− Nhuan Nguyen San Mien, Chairman and CEO, MVT Investment Jsc

− Hai Nguyen Van, Deputy General Director, Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry

− Junquan Ni, Chairman, Zhejiang Junquan Automation Co., Ltd.

− Changwen Nie, Deputy General Manager of International Banking Dept., Industrial and Commercial

Bank of China

− Anthony Nightingale, Managing Director, Jardine Matheson Ltd.

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− Pavel Nikolaev, Assistant to the Chairman, Gazprom

− Muhamad Noor, Executive Director, APEC Secretariat

− Jose Luis Noriega, Director, Agroindustrias Nobex

− Andrey Norin, Vice-Governor, Primorsky Territory Government

− Tony Nowell, Founding Director, Valadenz Limited

− Mike Nunes, Director International Trade Policy, The Boeing Company

− Peter O'Neill, Prime Minister, Government of Papua New Guinea

− Shinichi Oba, Deputy Manager, CSR Office, Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd.

− Doug Oberhelman, Chairman and CEO, Caterpillar Inc.

− Lilik Oetama, CEO, Kompas

− Charles Ogilvie, Executive Director of China, Panasonic Avionics

− Lawrence Okinaga, Partner, Carlsmith Ball LLP

− Paul Oliva, Director, CalAPEC 2011 Host Committee

− Eli Oliveiro, Group Chairman and CEO, OandS Group

− Timothy Ong, Chairman, Asia Inc. Forum

− Michael Oreskes, Senior Managing Editor, Associated Press

− Edward Ow, President, Want Bid Co., Ltd.

− Evan Paki, Ambassador, Government of Papua New Guinea

− Indarto Pamoengkas, Vice President, Bank Mandiri (Persero), PT

− Konstantin Panin, VP, Public Affairs, Summa Group

− Je-Yeong Park, Chief Operating Officer and Executive Managing Director, Korea Exchange Bank

− Alex Parle, VP, APEC 2011 USA Host Committee

− Scott Paul, Chief Executive Officer, Hoku Corporation

− Eduardo Pedrosa, Secretary General, PECC

− Fan Peikang, President, China Trade News

− Chao Peng, Chairman, Hunan Liuyanghe Liquor Industry Co., Ltd.

− Demosthenes James Peterson, Director, Corporate Advisory Services, Eurasia Group

− Viet Thanh Pham, Chairman, Vietnam Airlines

− John Phipps, Senior Vice President, Global Government Relations, Visa

− Nguyen Phu Thinh, CEO of Vietnam Singapore Industrial Park JV Co., Ltd. - Subsidiary of Becamex

IDC, Becamex IDC Corp.

− Leslie Pierce, CEO, Alicorp

− David Pilling, Asia Editor, Financial Times

− Li Ping, President, Ningxia Tongda Coal Industry Group Co., Ltd.

− Wang Ping, President, HuBei AoXin Technology Group Co., Ltd.

− Sofia Pique, Head of Economic Research, COMEXPERU

− Steve Plunkett, HHS Leader, GE Healthcare

− Joris Pollet, Director, Government Affairs – Asia, Procter & Gamble Asia

− Wolfgang Pordzik, EVP Corporate Public Policy, DHL

− Bernard Pouliot, Chairman, Quam Limited

− John Prasetio, Member, ABAC Indonesia

− Clyde Prestowitz, President, Economic Strategy Institute

− Scott Price, President and CEO, Walmart Asia

− Robert Prieto, Sr. Vice President Marketing and Strategic Planning, Fluor Corporation

− David Pritchard, Chief of Staff and Senior Director, Microsoft Corporation

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− Una Pulizzi, Manager, Global Public Affairs, General Electric

− Serge Pun, Chairman, SPA Management Consultants Ltd.

− Igor Pushkarev, Mayor, City of Vladivostok, Russia

− Lixia Qiu, President, Silk Road Telecommunication

− Van Duc Quach, Chairman, TinNghia Corporation

− Huynh Quang Hai, CEO, Vietnam Singapore Industrial Park and Township Development JSC -

Subsidiary of Becamex IDC in the North, Becamex IDC Corp.

− Tran Quang Son, Chairman of the Board, Western Commercial JS Bank

− Kathleen Quirk, Executive VP, CFO and Treasurer, Freeport-McMoRan Copper and Gold Inc.

− Vu Quy Ha, Deputy General Director, VINACONEX Corporation

− Juan Francisco Raffo, Honorary Chairman, Raffo Group

− Alejandro Ramirez, CEO, Cinepolis

− Anthony Randall, Executive Staff, The Boeing Company

− Arwin Rasyid, President Director, Bank CIMB Niaga

− Aaron Ratner, Chief Executive Officer, Emerging Energy Partners International

− Jonathan Read, Chief Executive Officer, ECOtality

− Susan Reardon, Director, Health Policy, Johnson & Johnson

− Michael Reardon, President and Rector of the Eastern International University, Becamex EDCSubsidiary

of Becamex IDC, Becamex IDC Corp.

− Danny Reed, Corporate Vice President, Technology Policy Group, Microsoft Corporation

− David Nicholas Reilly, President GME, General Motors

− Konstantin Remchukov, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief, Nezavisimaya Gazeta

− Felipe Antonio Remollo, President and CEO, Clark Development Corporation

− Gao Ren, CEO, Heilongjiang Lanxi Sunrise Linen Textile Industry, Ltd.

− Fan Renshou, Chairman, Anhui Mintai Pharmaceuticals Co., Ltd.

− Sergey Reznikov, Deputy Commercial Director, VolgaDnepr-Unique Air Cargo

− James Riady, CEO, Lippo Group

− John G. Rice, Vice Chairman, General Electric

− Dorothy Riddle, CEO, Service-Growth Consultants Inc.

− Jairo Rincon, LatAm Vice President, Microsoft International, Microsoft Corporation

− Georgina Rinehart, Chairman, Hancock Prospecting Pty Ltd.

− Jim Robinson, SVP and Counselor to the President, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

− Peter M. Robinson, President and CEO, U.S. Council for International Business

− David Robson, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Tethys Petroleum Limited

− James Rogers, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Eastman Chemical Company

− Ji Rongjun, President, Hebei Xinhua High Voltage Electrical Equipment Company

− Anthony Rose, Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Walmart Asia

− Stanley Roth, Vice President, International Government Relations, Boeing International, The Boeing

Company

− Misha Rozenberg, CEO, Ambiq Technology

− Saiqin Ruan, Chairman, Shanghai Longfeng Automobile Parts Co., Ltd.

− Yu Rugui, Chairman of the Board, Nanjing Aibang Steel Co., Ltd.

− David Rumler, VP Automotive Supply Chain, DHL

− Christopher Runckel, Senior Advisor, Becamex IDC Corp.

− Soraya Runckel, Deputy Director, External Affairs, BecamexEDC, Becamex IDC Corp.

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− Andrew Russell, Manager, Trade Promotion, FedEx Services

− Rico Rustombi, Group Chief of Corporate Affairs, PT. Indika Energy Tbk

− Patrick Ryan, Policy Counsel, Open Internet, Google Inc.

− Vanessa Ryan, Senior Advisor, Chevron

− Jin Roy Ryu, Chairman and CEO, Poongsan Group

− Jennifer Sabas, Chief of Staff for Hawaii Operations, Office of U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye

− Edward Sagebiel, Senior Director, Corporate Communications, Eli Lilly and Company

− Sissy Sailors, Delegate, Freeport-McMoRan

− Shamini Sakthinathan, Manager, Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers

− Paul Salvini, Chief Technology Officer, Christie Digital

− Nikolay Samylichev, Vice-President, VTB Bank

− Sukoriyanto Saputro, Senior Vice President, PT Bank Mandiri (Persero) Tbk

− Fofo Sariaatmadja, CEO, PT Surya Citra Televisi

− Richard Sauer, Vice President and Associate General Counsel, Microsoft Corporation

− Masayo Sawada, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

− Calvin Say, Speaker, State of Hawaii, House of Representatives

− Brian Schatz, Lt. Governor, State of Hawaii

− Peter Scher, EVP and Head of Corporate Responsibility, JPMorgan Chase and Co.

− Nancy Ziuzin Schlegel, Director, Global Security Policy, Lockheed Martin Corporation

− Dr. Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman, Google Inc.

− Lisa Schroeter, Director, International Policy, The Dow Chemical Company

− Susan Schwab, Professor, University of Maryland

− Susan Louise Segal, President and CEO, Americas Society / Council of the Americas

− Bruno Serrien, Director, Asia Pacific Today

− Andrew Serwer, Managing Editor, FORTUNE

− Jiuliang Shan, CEO, The Fanya Metal Exchange

− Dmitry Shelekhov, General Director, Gazprom invest Vostok LLC

− Kongyi Shi, Chairman, Shanghai Yexiang Metal Materials Co., Ltd.

− Huichu Shi, Chairman, Shanghai Jingda International Trade Co., Ltd.

− Wang Shibin, President, Weifang Construction Group Company

− Yoshiyuki Shimizu, Assistant to Chairman and Executive Officer, Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd.

− Michael Shimoko, Co-Founder and Senior Adviser, SPARX Group Co., Ltd.

− Georgy Shinkovskiy, Leading Expert of Telecom and Mass Media Department, Primorsky Territory

Government

− Gennady Shirshov, Executive Director, SPFO

− Vyacheslav Shport, Governor of Khabarovsk Krai, International Relations and State Protocol, Office

of the Governor of Khabarovsk Krai, Russia

− Alexandre Simionescu, Producer, float4 Interactive

− Kitty Simonds, Executive Director, Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council

− Dontai Smalls, Vice President, UPS

− Jeffrey Smidt, Vice President, UL

− Michael Smith, President, Algae Aqua-Culture Technology, Inc.

− Adhitya Eka Putera Soenjoto, Director, Garuda Food

− Edwin Soeryadjaya, Chairman, PT Saratoga Investama Sedaya

− Kyung Shik Sohn, Chairman, The Korea Chamber of Commerce and Industry, CJ Group

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− Vo Son Dien, Advisory and Marketing Director, Becamex IDC Corp.

− Wei Song, Researcher of Urban Finance Research Institute, ICBC, Industrial and Commercial Bank of

China

− Yuangang Song, Chairman, Sichuan Taifeng Group

− Weihong Song, Chairman, Beijing Zhongyunbotong Investment Co., Ltd.

− Paul Song, Chairman, Noetix Corporation

− Javier Soni, Partner, PwC

− Norman Sorensen, Chairman-International, Principal Financial Group

− Annabel Spring, Group Head of Strategy And Communications, Commonwealth Bank of Australia

− Alexey Starichkov, Deputy Vice-President for Foreign Affairs, Far Eastern Federal University

− Kenneth Stein, Sr. Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Boston Scientific

− Barrie Michael Lace Stephen, Deputy Chairman, Symphony Environmental Ltd.

− Hugh Stephens, Senior Advisor, Public Policy, Time Warner

− Lee Steven (Shao-Lun), Executive Assistant to CEO, VIA Technologies, Inc.

− Randy Stratton, Advisor, Zinc Air, Inc.

− Jinsheng Su, Chairman, Shanghai Sushi Investment Management Co., Ltd.

− Zhiyong Su, Chairman, Hebei Wanglong Group

− Yu Tian Su, Chairman, Da Tong Yin Xing Gold Co. Ltd.

− Hui Su, Deputy Head of International Financial Institutions, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China

− Ricky Sugiarto, Vice President, Office of the CEO, PT. Indika Energy Tbk

− Suryo Bambang Sulisto, Chairman, Kadin Indonesia

− Patrick Sullivan, Founder and CEO, OCEANIT

− David Paul Sun, Executive Vice President, Cathay Financial Holdings

− Sehat Sutardja, Cofounder and CEO, Marvell

− Haslina Taib, CEO, BAG Networks

− Yoshimasa Takao, Director and Senior Managing Executive Officer, Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd.

− Guofeng Tan, Partner, BIC Investment Management Co., Ltd.

− Cynara Tan, Head of Marketing and Communications Asia Pacific, PwC Ltd.

− Sein-Way Tan, CEO, Green World City Organization

− Tony Tan Caktiong, Chairman and CEO, Jollibee Foods Corporation

− Loi Tan Nguyen, Vice President/Vice Rector, EIU, Becamex EDC -Subsidiary of Becamex IDC,

Becamex IDC Corp.

− Masa Tanaka, Chief Executive Officer for the Americas, The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ

− Nobuo Tanaka, Global Associate for Energy Security and Sustainability, The Institute of Energy

Economics, Japan (IEEJ) Former Executive Director, IEA

− DaJun Tang, General Manager, Hainan Huaying Investment Holding Co., Ltd.

− Kin Fei Tang, Group President and CEO, Sembcorp Industries Ltd.

− Xinchen Tang, Board Director, Jiahua Wine Commerce (Dalian) Co. Ltd.

− Busheng Tang, Director, Vodone Group Ltd.

− Jie Tang, Secretary General, China Teenage International Exchange Association

− Barry Taniguchi, President, KTA Super Stores

− Rod Tanonaka, District Director, Office of U.S. Representative Colleen Hanabusa

− Djamaluddin Tanoto, Director, Gunung Garuda PT

− Don Tapscott, Chairman, Moxie Insight and co-author, Macrowikinomics

− Galina Tarasova, Head of the Protocol Department, Gazprom

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− Javier Targhetta, President - Atlantic Copper, Sr VP, Marketing and Sales, Freeport-McMoRan

− Dmitry Tashchev, Russian Direct Investment Fund

− Chris Tatum, Area Vice President-Hawaii, Pacific Northwest, Northern California, Utah, Marriott

International

− Joseph Tauvasa, Chairman, SP Brewery

− Mark Taylor, Director, Corporate Communications, Eli Lilly and Company

− Chong Teng, Chairman, Guangxi Beibu Gulf Bank

− Patricia Teullet, CEO, COMEXPERU

− Nguyen The Hiep, CEO of Becamex Healthcare JSC-Subsidiary of Becamex IDC, Becamex IDC Corp.

− Teng Theng Dar, Advisory Council, Bryan Cave International Consulting (Asia Pacific) Pte Ltd.

− Danielle Thibault, Director General, Invest in Canada

− Kevin Thieneman, Chairman and President, Caterpillar China, India / ASEAN

− David Thomas, Director, Public Policy, Business Roundtable

− Pat Thomas, Vice President, UPS

− Sarah Thorn, Senior Director, Federal Government Relations, Walmart

− Victor Timoshilov, Head of Coordination Department of Eastern Projects, Gazprom OJSC

− Arthur Kwang Hung Ting, Chairman, Central Trading and Development Corporation

− Hans Toggweiler, CEO Americas, DHL

− James Tollefson, President and CEO, The Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii

− Julia Torreblanca, Vice President, Legal and Government Relations, Freeport-McMoRan Americas

− Lance Trebesch, CEO, TicketRiver.com

− Chih-Hong Tsai, President, Charles Elite Biotechnology Corp.

− Hong-Tu Tsai, Chairman, Cathay Financial Holdings

− Shan Tsutsui, Hawaii State Senate President, Hawaii State Senate

− Hiroshi Tsutsui, Chairman of the Board CEO, Nissin Corporation

− Anh Tuan Tu, Program Director, APEC Secretariat

− Royke Tumilaar, Director, Bank Mandiri (Persero) Tbk

− Alan Turley, VP, International Affairs, Asia Pacific Division, FedEx Express

− Stephen Ubl, President and CEO, AdvaMed

− J. Ty Ueland, Director of Business Development, SeaCast

− Igor Uleyskiy, Vice-Governor, Primorsky Territory Government

− Jing Ulrich, Managing Director and Chairman of Global Markets, China, JPMorgan Chase & Co.

− Paulus Utomo, Chairman, SOECHI GROUP

− Pham Van Hoa, Chairman, Becamex HealthCare JSC-Subsidiary of Becamex IDC, Becamex IDC Corp.

− Reginald Van Lee, Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton

− Kevin Varney, SVP and Chief of Staff, Exim Bank

− Idris Vasi, CEO, DST

− Philip Vaughn, Vice President, Government Relations, Fluor

− Konstantin Vekshin, Vice President, VolgaDnepr-Unique Air Cargo

− Truong Dinh Viet, Director, Vietnam Steel Corporation

− Oleg Vikhanskiy, Dean, Lomonosov Moscow State University Business School

− Nguyen Vinh Tho, Chairman, Navibank

− Alexander Vinokurov, First VP, Summa Group

− Sven Von Appen, Chairman, Navieras Ultragas Ltd.

− Sam Walsh, Chief Executive, Rio Tinto Iron Ore

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− Peter Walters, COO, Zinc Air, Inc.

− Chunlong Wan, Chairman, Wan Ma Investment (Group) Development Corporation

− Edward Wanandi, CEO, International Merchants

− Shudong Wang, CEO, Heguang International Limited

− Lixie Wang, Chairman, Happywong Tech-Electronic (S.Z.) Co., Ltd.

− Minglong Wang, General President, Jiangsu Longcheng Group

− Jingbin Wang, President, China Salt Im and Ex Co., Ltd.

− Chun Wang, COO of Vodone Group, Vodone Group Ltd.

− Cher Wang, Chairman, HTC Corporation and VIA Technologies, Inc.

− Ronghua Wang, Chairman of the Board, Biostar Pharmaceuticals Inc.

− Donghai Wang, Chairman, Bestsun Energy Group

− Lili Wang, Executive Director and Senior Executive Vice President, Industrial and Commercial Bank of

China

− Wenyin Wang, Board Chairman, Amer International Group Company Ltd.

− Jiabao Wang, CEO, Beijing Century Global Investment Management Co., Ltd.

− Jingbo Wang, CEO, NOAH Holdings Ltd.

− Caizhen Wang, Chairman, Suzhou Million Group Co., Ltd.

− Hao Wang, Chairman, Zhongyuan Yu An Construction Engineering Co., Ltd.

− Ping Wang, Chairman, Cypress Capital Group

− Wishnu Wardhana, Co-CEO, PT. Indika Energy, TBK

− Yoshihiro Watanabe, Advisor, The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd.

− Jerry Webman, Chief Economist, OppenheimerFunds, Inc.

− Hew Wee Choong, Director, InvestKL

− Ann Weeks, Vice President, Government Affairs, Underwriters Laboratories Inc.

− Tian Wei, Moderator, China Central Television (CCTV)

− Jiafu Wei, Chairman, China Ocean Shipping (Group) Company

− Le Weiqing, President, Hebei Xinhua High Voltage Electrical Equipment Company

− Pan Weizhou, Chairman, Jiangxi Weisen Group

− William C. Weldon, Chairman and CEO, Johnson & Johnson

− Ye Wen, President, Hangzhou Textile Machinery Co., Ltd.

− Xianlai Wen, Chairman, Jiang Xi B-ENERGY Industry Group Co., Ltd.

− Christine Wever, Media Relations Specialist Manager, Procter & Gamble

− Monica Hardy Whaley, President, APEC 2011 USA Host Committee

− Thomas Wheelwright, Head of Public Policy Asia Pacific and EEMEA, DHL

− Craig Wilkins, Vice President, Zinc Air, Inc.

− Dave Wilkins, CEO, Zinc Air, Inc.

− Derek Williams, Executive Vice President, Oracle Corporation

− Ronald Williams, Board Chair, Hawaii Tourism Authority

− Keith E. Williams, President and CEO, Underwriters Laboratories Inc.

− James Willis, Senior Director, Global Market Development, Waters Corporation

− Wen-Yuan Wong, Chairman, Formosa Plastics Group

− Kinchuen Wong, PIN (CHINA) Co., Ltd.

− Sam Woo, President, Pan Pacific Enterprises Group Inc.

− Michelle Woolley, Corporate Events, Johnson & Johnson

− Hanwu Wu, Chairman, Beijing Everlasting Gush Gold Investment Co., Ltd.

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− Yang Wu, President, Jilin Longyuan Water Supply Group Co., Ltd.

− Tien Wu, COO, ASE

− Zhaoming Wu, President, Beijing Houdefu Import and Export Trade Co., Ltd.

− Annie Wu, Chairman, Executive Committee, World Trade Center Association (Hong Kong)

− Jianzhong Wu, Chairman, Zotye Holding Group Co., Ltd.

− Qian Wu, President, COFCO BNU Corporation

− Bing Xia, Program Manager, China Council for the Promotion of International Trade

− Xiao Xianhua, President, Shanghai Ganglei Group Co., Ltd.

− Gang Xiao, Chairman, Bank of China

− Sun Xiao, Director, Director, Division of International Organizations, China Council for the Promotion

of International Trade

− Shen Xiaofeng, CEO, HanDar Group

− Bingzhen Xie, Chairman, China Machi Holdings Group

− Yuan Zhan Xin, Henan Dengcao Group Corporation, Ltd.

− Tang Xin Zheng, President of the Board, Chongqing Yinxin Science andTechnology Group

− FuSang Xing, President, Hainanlobfshebg Biotechnology Development Co., Ltd.

− Ma Xingli, Chairman, CCPIT Heilongjiang Sub-Council

− Wang Xinhua, Chairman, Monetary Investment Group Co., Ltd.

− Li Xiusen, Xing Tang Real Estate Developing Co., Ltd.

− Chenbin Xu, Chief Representative, CCPIT Representative Office in USA

− Guanxing Xu, Chairman, Hang Zhou Orient Culture Park Tourism Group

− Zhanggui Xu, Chairman, Shanghai Zhangong Investment Management Co., Ltd.

− Wenying Xu, Chairwoman, Jiangsu Laidun Group Co., Ltd.

− Wei Xu, President, SIBIONO

− Chen Xu, General Manager, Bank of China

− Jian Xu, Nantong Aojian Investment Co., Ltd.

− Chao Xu, Executive Vice President, COSCO Americas Inc.

− Ya Xue, President, China Center New York

− Liang Xue, Chairman, Zhejiang Jiangnan Club Real Estate Management Co., Ltd.

− Xingfa Xue, Chairman, XY Group International

− Minglin Xue, Chairman, Shenzhen Zhong Lian Yin Finance and Guarantee Co., Ltd.

− Zhang Xuexin, President, XinFa Group Co., Ltd.

− Song Xushan, President, Taishan Construction Machinery Co., Ltd.

− Hidehiko Yamajo, VP, Managing Director (Japan), UL Japan, Inc.

− Xiaoqian Yan, Chairman, Shenzhen Kaltendin Fashion Co., Ltd.

− Silas Yang, Executive Chairman, PwC China and Asia Pacific, PwC

− Yunsong Yang, Chairman, XY Group International

− Li Yanhua, Chairman and CEO, Taikang Pension and Insurance Co., Ltd.

− Sun Yanping, Hainan Sunup Group Investment Co., Ltd.

− Yu Yanzhong, General Mnager, Beijing Jinrixinxun Investment Consulting Company

− Zhongliang Yao, Chairman, Baixiang Food Group

− Mingwu Ye, Chairman, Shenzhen General Industrial Co., Ltd.

− Redmond Yeung, President, Greater China, Gap (Shanghai) Commercial Co., Ltd.

− Chan Yeungnam, President, Shenzhen Huayu Investment and Development (Group) Co., Ltd.

− Chen YiBiao, Chairman, Huading Guarantee Co., Ltd.

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− Hou Yihong, General Manager, Shanghai Hongan Construction Engineering Company

− Fengshan Yin, CEO, Jiangsu Fengshan Group Co., Ltd.

− Kazue Yonekura, Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd.

− Hiromasa Yonekura, Chairman, Keidanren and Chairman, Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd.

− Twatchai Yongkittikul, Secretary General, The Thai Bankers' Association

− Paul Young, Director, Chemical Analysis Operations, Waters Corporation

− Ping Yu, Vice Chairman, China Council for the Promotion of International Trade

− Zuosheng Yu, CEO and Chairman, General Steel Holdings Inc.

− Haijun Yu, Chairman, Zhejiang Baolide Holding Group Co., Ltd.

− George KH Yuen, Company Director, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (Asia)

− Martin Yuoon, Assistant Executive Director, Singapore Business Federation

− Zainal Amanshah Zainal Arshad, CEO, InvestKL

− Zulkifli Zaini, CEO, Bank Mandiri (Persero) Tbk

− Jingfan Zang, Chair of Supervisory Committee, China Cinda Asset Management Corporation

− Xuan Zeng, Suntag Jewelry Co., Ltd.

− Qingbin Zhan, Chairman, Shanghai Baoshu Steel Co., Ltd.

− Libin Zhang, General Manager, NTS Automobile Service Co., Ltd.

− Yue Fei Zhang, Chairman, Feiyao Holding Group Co., Ltd.

− Fengde Zhang, Chairman, Hebei Jinlangyu International Hotel

− Ker Zhang, CEO, VIA Telecom, Inc.

− Ying Zhang, CFO, Shanghai Zhi-Mei E-commerce Co., Ltd.

− Lijun Zhang, Chairman of the Board, Vodone Group Ltd.

− Liantian Zhang, Shenzhen, China's State Peace Culture Communication Co., Ltd.

− Hongjun Zhang, Chairman, Shaanxi Dukang Liquor Group Co., Ltd.

− Zhang Zhangqiao, Chairman, Beijing Guorui Real Estate Ltd.

− Boya Zhao, Chairman of the Board, Chinatex Corporation

− Ling Zhao, Chairman, Rongoo Beijing Captial Investment Co., Ltd.

− Qiang Zhao, Ningxia Tongda Coal Industry Group Co., Ltd.

− Zhou Zhe, Vice President, Pine Valley Energy Group

− Yan Fen Zheng, Chairman, Zhejiang Aman Energy Technololgy Co., Ltd.

− Liping Zheng, Chairman, Shanghai Tongyu Locomotive Manufacturing Co., Ltd.

− Ni Zhennian, President, Qiaodan Sports Co., Ltd.

− Yuan Zhong, Shenzhen Hai Yan Real Estate Development Co., Ltd.

− Xibiao Zhou, Wenzhou HaorRun Industrial Co., Ltd.

− Minyi Zhu, Chairperson, Bai Media

− Levin Zhu, President and CEO, China International Capital Corporation

− Mengyuan Zhu, President, Ding Sheng He Beijing Investment Management Co., Ltd.

− Sasa Zibe, Member of Parliament, Government of Papua New Guinea

− Larry Zimpleman, President, Chairman and CEO, Principal Financial Group

− Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala, Chairman and CEO, Ayala Corporation

− Weimin Zou, Chairman and President, MCC Overseas

− Vladimir Zubkov, Vice President, Volga-Dnepr Group

Note: This list represents confirmed/anticipated public and private sector participants as of November

8, 2011. This list is subject to last-minute change.

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The APEC 2011 USA Host Committee’s (www.apec2011usa.org) mission is to advance the US business

agenda in the Asia-Pacific region by creating high quality opportunities for private sector engagement

during the US hosting of APEC 2011, including the APEC 2011 CEO Summit in Honolulu, Hawaii on

November 10-12, 2011. APEC 2011 CEO Summit platinum partners include: Becamex IDC, The Boeing

Company, Caterpillar Inc., Chevron, DHL, The Dow Chemical Company, Eli Lilly and Company, FedEx

Express, Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc., Google Inc., HTC, ICBC Ltd., Johnson & Johnson, JP

Morgan, Procter & Gamble, Sumitomo Chemical Co. Ltd., Underwriters Laboratories Inc., Visa Inc.,

Volga-Dnepr Group and Walmart. The 2011 CEO Summit knowledge partner is PwC. Gold partners

include: Aflac Inc., Cargill Inc., COFCO Corporation, General Electric, Invest in Canada, Nissan,

Pharmaceutical Research & Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), Poongsan Industrial Corp., Sealed Air

Corporation, Sybase Inc. and VODone Limited.

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APEC High Officials Agree that Women are Key to Sustainability

Published by Tiffany Au on 08 November 2011.

APEC HIGH OFFICIALS AGREE THAT WOMEN ARE KEY TO SUSTAINABILITY
By: Tiffany Au

APEC is going “green” and recognizing women as the key to sustainability. Driven by a wavering economy, the APEC Leaders’ Growth Strategy had ministers, high-level officials and private sector leaders brainstorming how to improve growth by increasing Gender Equality and environmental impacts on Small and Medium Enterprises. APEC leaders met at the High Level Policy Dialogue on Women and the Economy led by U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on September 16, 2011 and at the 7th APEC Transportation Ministerial Meeting on September 14, 2011 in San Francisco. They concluded with a joint declaration and plan to increase green growth and women’s participation in business, transportation, and other industries.

They commissioned the APEC Policy Partnership on Women to provide effective policy recommendations for women of all statuses in four areas: improving access to capital, access to markets, capacity and skills building, and women’s leadership. They have committed to working with women’s advocacy groups and businesses to develop laws, programs and workshops that will specifically aid women to increase income growth, innovative thinking and competitiveness, better health and wealth in households. Furthermore, they plan to work with agencies, including the Transportation Working Group and the Environmental Working Group to increase outreach to women leaders in law, science, policy and innovation. They have analyzed Small and Medium Enterprises overall, and striving to prevent corruption and improve code of ethics in business.

This plan is an improvement for women who have difficulty gaining access to financial resources, information and knowledge about lending requirements and who face discriminatory laws that prevent them from becoming self-sufficient. The concrete plans include analyzing the cultural expectations that may hinder women’s activism including reviewing laws regarding inheritance, spouse joint property ownership; micro-lending options; enforcing appropriate surveys and workshops; and providing technical assistance, networking and associations, educational training and counseling.

A detail that might bring success to this program is a strategy to incorporate a gender equality analysis and cultural and technological studies of demographics that identifies barriers facing women and allow trainers to be more sensitive to and understand the different challenges faced by men and women. Furthermore, a marketing approach, publicizing the economic benefits gained from advancing women and promoting work-life balance for women, who carry a larger burden at home, will foster the environment necessary for success.

These plans are in accordance to APEC’s five principles in achieving Balanced, Inclusive, Sustainable, Innovative, and Secure Growth. The sluggish economy has forced the leaders to reassess cultural and social changes and confront the areas they need to revamp to support growth.
 

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2011-10-05: Free Trade Zone to Expand with APEC and Trans-Pacific Partnership

Published by Charlene on 05 November 2011.

A successful conclusion to the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations currently underway would cover more than USD 500 billion worth of trade among its members, according to research published by APEC’s Policy Support Unit.

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) involves negotiations between nine APEC economies – Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Chile, Malaysia, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, Viet Nam and the United States – for a free trade agreement (FTA), which, if concluded, would become one of the largest in the Asia-Pacific region.

The PSU research, which is separate to the negotiations, focuses on how APEC and the TPP could be mutually useful in achieving their objectives, despite their different approaches.

This includes removing tariffs, reducing other barriers to trade and increasing convergence across the region on rules and regulations covering a range of trade areas, such as customs procedures, rules of origin and services.

“The TPP agreement would bring together a significant number of APEC members from both sides of the Pacific Rim under a single FTA. The impact of this possibility would be significant. If the current negotiations are successful, at least nine APEC economies would be subject to similar rules mutually agreed,” the report says.

The research shows that some USD 500 billion of current trade between the nine economies would be covered by the TPP, which represents 6.7 percent of total intra-APEC trade. The share of TPP trade as a percentage of each economy’s trade with the world would vary. Currently, US trade with TPP economies covers 5.5% of total US trade, for example, while New Zealand trade with TPP economies covers 38.2% of total New Zealand trade.

The report, the Mutual Usefulness between APEC and TPP, shows that initiatives undertaken by APEC since its inception to address trade and investment barriers could provide useful guidance and references for TPP participants to help them achieve an agreement.

Among APEC initiatives outlined in the research are model measures developed to promote consistency in FTAs across the region. The measures in areas ranging from transparency to dispute settlement can be useful references for APEC members negotiating FTAs.

APEC also acts as an incubator of ideas to address “next generation” barriers to trade and investment in a range of areas such as supply chain connectivity, which TPP participants can then use to develop their high-quality agreement.

As a non-binding and consultative forum, APEC and its members can explore and develop voluntary guidelines, principles or initiatives to trade issues more easily than can be achieved during formal negotiations, including TPP negotiations, for binding trade agreements.

“APEC’s role as an incubator, as reinforced by Leaders in 2010, is very clear. Thanks to APEC, many ideas have matured after being discussed and analysed by its members before being implemented,” the report says.

“Likewise, TPP represents a boost to the APEC agenda, no matter APEC’s condition as a non-binding and non-negotiating forum, since current TPP negotiations have the potential to generate a substantial outcome that allows APEC to achieve great progress in strengthening its regional economic integration work program, meeting the goals of free and open trade and investment, and promoting convergence across the region,” it says.

“If successful, an expanded TPP is a good opportunity to have a large number of APEC economies under a single FTA.”

The research follows the declaration by APEC Leaders at their 2010 meeting that the TPP, along with other regional architecture such as the ASEAN+3 and the ASEAN+6, could be building blocks to achieve a wider Free Trade Area of the Asia-Pacific (FTAAP).

At that meeting in Yokohama, Leaders stated that now is the time for APEC to turn its aspirational goal of a FTAAP into a more concrete vision. APEC was therefore tasked with the critical role to provide leadership and intellectual input into the process of the development of a FTAAP and by defining, shaping and addressing the “next generation” trade and investment issues such high-quality agreements should contain.

“As well as many other integration schemes within the APEC region, the TPP is an attractive stepping stone towards the realization of the FTAAP. However, it is premature to say that this integration scheme will lead the process to FTAAP,” the research says.

Source:  http://apec.org/Press/News-Releases/2011/1025_TPP.aspx

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November 12, President Calderon of Mexico and Prime Minister Najib of Malaysia – APEC Principles for Voluntary Codes of Business Ethics

Published by Charlene on 03 November 2011.

Press Event with President Calderon of Mexico and Prime Minister Najib of Malaysia – APEC Principles for Voluntary Codes of Business Ethics for the Medical Device and Biopharmaceutical sectors

Saturday, November 12, 3:20-3:55pm

CEO Summit Media Center (Sheraton Waikiki, 2nd Floor - Oahu/Walalua Room)

 

Speakers:

  • H.E. Dato' Sri Haji Mohd Najib bin Tun Haji Abdul Razak, Prime Minister, Malaysia
  • H.E. Felipe Calderon, President, Mexico
  • William Weldon, Chairman & CEO, Johnson & Johnson
  • John C. Lechleiter, Ph.D., Chairman, President and CEO, Eli Lilly and Company
  • Stephen Ubl, President & CEO, Advanced Medical Technology Association
  • Chip Davis, Executive Vice President for Advocacy, PhRMA

 

Under the leadership of Malaysia, Mexico, and the United States, APEC principles for voluntary codes of business ethics were developed for the medical device and biopharmaceutical sectors.  Prime Minister Najib, President Calderon, and healthcare industry leaders will discuss how government and industry have effectively partnered together in APEC to build more ethical business environments for patient care and safety. 

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November11, Public and Private Sectors Sign Joint ‘Statement of Intent’ to Strengthen Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience

Published by Charlene on 03 November 2011.

Friday, November 11, 5:45-6:15pm

CEO Summit Media Center (2nd Floor - Oahu/Walalua Room, Sheraton Waikiki)

 

Speakers:

  • Thomas Donohue, President, U.S. Chamber of Commerce President
  • Dr. M.R.C. Greenwood, President University of Hawaii System
  • Nancy Linborg, Deputy Administrator, U.S. Agency for International Development

 

Leaders from the public and private sectors will sign an historic joint “Statement of Intent” during the upcoming APEC meeting in Honolulu to work together to strengthen disaster risk reduction and resilience in the Asia-Pacific region. These organizations understand the critical role that disaster risk reduction and resilience building efforts can play in ensuring economic vitality and human well-being across the region.  Signers include the three speakers and their organizations and the U.S.-Japan Council, NOAA, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the Ford Foundation.

 

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November 11, Achieving Zero Hunger: The Pathway within APEC

Published by Charlene on 03 November 2011.

Cargill Convenes Panel to Discuss Food Security at APEC

Friday, November 11, 5:30-6:45pm

Lana’i Room, Sheraton Waikiki

Speakers:

  • Tim Groser, Trade Minister, New Zealand (Invited)
  • Gaoning Ning Chairman, COFCO Corporation
  • Elvira Nabuillina, Minister of Economic Development, Russia (Invited)
  • Gita Wirjawan, Minister of Trade, Indonesia (Invited)
  • Emery Koenig, Executive Vice President, Chief Risk Officer, Cargill
  • Malcolm Bailey, Fronterra, New Zealand; Ed Fast, Trade Minister, Canada
  • Yukio Edano, Trade Minister, Japan (Invited)

 

This year APEC made a major commitment to increase its impact on food security by establishing a new partnership. The Policy Partnership on Food Security (PPFS) will be the primary mechanism in APEC used to address food security and its creation provides an institutionalized role for private sector input. This panel will be comprised of government and private sector representatives to discuss their respective priorities for the PPFS

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November 11, U.S. Secretary of Commerce John Bryson -- Investing in Health and Driving Economic Growth in APEC

Published by Charlene on 03 November 2011.

Friday, November 11, 3:30-4:00pm

CEO Summit Media Center (Sheraton Waikiki, 2nd Floor - Oahu/Walalua Room)

Speakers:

  • The Honorable John Bryson, U.S. Secretary of Commerce
  • William C. Weldon, Chairman & CEO, Johnson & Johnson
  • John C. Lechleiter, Ph.D., Chairman, President and CEO, Eli Lilly and Company

 

U.S. Secretary of Commerce John Bryson and healthcare industry leaders will discuss the health sector’s role in economic growth and recovery. They will also emphasize the importance to APEC economies of the endorsement of two major health initiatives this year - the APEC Non-Communicable Disease Action Plan and the Regulatory Convergence Strategic Framework.

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November 11, Caterpillar to Discuss Growth Plans During APEC Summit

Published by Charlene on 03 November 2011.

Friday, November 11,11:30-12:00pm

CEO Summit Media Center (Sheraton Waikiki, 2nd Floor - Oahu/Walalua Room)

 

Speakers:

  • Doug Oberhelman, Chairman and CEO, Caterpillar
  • Rich Lavin, Group President, Caterpillar

 

Caterpillar is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. The company is in the midst of a multi-year capacity expansion program, including support for mining customers based on long-term demand for commodities and economic growth in emerging markets.  Caterpillar will discuss growth plans for the company.

 

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November 11, U.S. – Indonesia Commercial Dialogue Launch/Signing Ceremony

Published by Charlene on 03 November 2011.

Friday, November 11, 10:45-11:30am

CEO Summit Media Center (Sheraton Waikiki, 2nd Floor - Oahu/Walalua Room)

Speakers:

  • Francisco Sanchez, Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Michael Camuez, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Market Access and Compliance, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Dr. Rizal Affandi Lukman, Deputy Minister for International Economic and Financial Cooperation, Republic of Indonesia Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs
  • Dr. Dino Djalal, Indonesia Ambassador to the United States, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Deb Henretta, Group President - Asia, Proctor & Gamble
  • Melody Meyer, President- Chevron Asia Pacific Exploration and Production
  • TBD KADIN Representative
  • TBD Indonesia Business Representative

 

The U.S. – Indonesia Commercial Dialogue is a new commercial diplomacy initiative established between the United States International Trade Administration and the Indonesia Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs to advance the U.S. - Indonesia business relationship.  The U.S. – Indonesia Commercial Dialogue will be a forum for sharing best practices, capacity building, and exchanging information with the goal of expanding trade and investment.

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November 11, APEC Voices of the Future Dialogue Session with U.S. Under Secretary of Commerce Sanchez

Published by Charlene on 03 November 2011.

Friday, November 11, 9:45-10:15am

Monarch Ballroom, Royal Hawaiian Hotel - 2259 Kalakaua Avenue

Speakers:

  • Francisco Sanchez, Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade
  • Moderated by Mustafa Izzuddin, Research Scholar, London School of Economics and Political Science

Under Secretary Sanchez will speak to the APEC Voices of the Future delegates on the topic of “Do Youths Matter in APEC?” and take questions in a Q&A session. In addition, the Under Secretary will launch the June Mayne Gould Leadership Award and present the APEC Voices WayfinderAward.

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November 10, The Boeing Aviation and Bioenergy Stakeholders Reception

Published by Charlene on 03 November 2011.

Thursday, November 10, 5:00-7:00pm

The Edge Infinity Pool, Sheraton Waikiki

Speaker:

  • Billy Glover, Vice President of Environment and Aviation Policy, Boeing Commercial Airplanes

Boeing Aviation will highlight its innovation and environmental strategy and make an announcement related to aviation bioenergy collaboration. Additional special guest to be announced.

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November 10, Investing for Growth: Spurring Infrastructure Development and Economic Growth through Foreign Direct Investment

Published by Charlene on 03 November 2011.

Thursday, November 10, 4:30-6:00pm

Lana’i Room, Sheraton Waikiki

 

Speakers: 

  • Ambassador Sue Schwab, Former U.S. Trade Representative
  • Deb Henretta, APEC Business Advisory Council Chair and Group President, Asia, Procter and Gamble
  • Michael Moore, New Zealand Ambassador to the U.S.
  • Others TBD

 

A briefing document developed in cooperation with the APEC Business Advisory Council and several private and public sector experts from throughout the region will be introduced. The general topic of this document and discussion will be highlighting steps economies can take to remove barriers to foreign direct investment that is vital to economic growth in the APEC region.   

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November 10, APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC): Business Leaders Highlight Priorities for Leaders Meeting

Published by Charlene on 03 November 2011.

Thursday, November 10, 1:30-2:00pm

CEO Summit Media Center (Sheraton Waikiki, 2nd Floor - Oahu/Walalua Room)

Speakers:

  • Deb Henretta, ABAC Chair and Group President, Asia, Procter & Gamble
  • Ziyavudin Magomedov, Incoming ABAC Chair and Chairman Summa Group
  • Gempachiro Aihara, ABAC Japan, Advisor, Mitsui and Company

 

ABAC members will announce key messages for their Nov 13 meeting with APEC Leaders. These will focus on need for public/private collaboration to promote inclusive growth, action to promote sustainable growth and support for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises.

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November 10, Nissan Global & Nissan North America: Nissan LEAF and Zero Emission initiatives

Published by Charlene on 03 November 2011.

Thursday, November 10, 2:30-3:30 pm

Sheraton Waikiki, Kahuku room 

 

Speakers: 

  • Hideaki Watanabe, Corporate Vice President, Nissan Motor Co. ltd.
  • Brendan Jones, Director of Nissan LEAF Marketing and Sales Strategy, Nissan North America Co.

 

- Performance updates on Nissan LEAF in key markets

- Nissan LEAF and Zero Emission activities recap

- Infrastructure progress and Quick Charger updates

- Invitation of Nissan LEAF Test Drive at Sheraton Waikiki Car Park during 10th-13th

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November 10, Key Findings from the 2011 APEC CEO Summit PwC Survey with 320 Industry Leaders

Published by Charlene on 03 November 2011.

Thursday, November 10, 1:00-1:30pm

CEO Summit Media Center (2nd Floor - Oahu/Walalua Room, Sheraton Waikiki)

Speakers:

  • Gautam Banerjee, Executive Chairman PwC Singapore
  • Tom Craren, Managing Partner, Thought Leadership and Brand, PwC, United States

Of the few bright spots in the global economy, none is proving more influential on business strategies globally than the transformations underway in Asia Pacific. As a lead up to the APEC Summit, PwC, APEC’s knowledge partner, surveyed over 320 industry leaders across the APEC region to discover how they see the future for their businesses in the region, where they see growth coming from, what challenges they see ahead and what they are looking for APEC to deliver. The key findings from the 2011 APEC CEO Survey will be presented in this session.

Contact:

Mike Davies, Director of Global Communications ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , +44 7803 974 136)

 

 

DHL Press Conference: Global Connectedness Index

Thursday, November 10, 1:30-2:30pm

Akaka Falls Room, Sheraton Waikiki

 

Speakers:

  • Roger Crook, CEO DHL Global Forwarding, Freight
  • Pankaj Ghemawat, Anselmo Rubiralta Professor of Global Strategy at IESE Business Scholl in Barcelona

 

The DHL Global Connectedness Index offers a new perspective on globalization. Focusing on flow of merchandise, information,people and capital, the index shows how connectedness is related to prosperity and identifies opportunities to enhance global welfare. The index examines 125 countries and provides a comprehensive view on this crucial topic by differentiating a country’s depth of integration into global trade from its geographical breadth – showing how much of globalization is actually regionalization.

 

Contacts:

Claus Korfmacher; Team Lead Media Relations DHL Global ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , +49 160 98932423)

Bea Garcia, Director Media Relations DHL Americas ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , +1 954-701-9265)

 

 

Nissan Global & Nissan North America: Media briefing on Nissan LEAF and Zero Emission initiatives

Thursday, November 10, 2:30-3:30 pm

Sheraton Waikiki, Kahuku room 

 

Speakers: 

  • Hideaki Watanabe, Corporate Vice President, Nissan Motor Co. ltd.
  • Brendan Jones, Director of Nissan LEAF Marketing and Sales Strategy, Nissan North America Co.

 

- Performance updates on Nissan LEAF in key markets

- Nissan LEAF and Zero Emission activities recap

- Infrastructure progress and Quick Charger updates

- Invitation of Nissan LEAF Test Drive at Sheraton Waikiki Car Park during 10th-13th

 

Contacts:

APEC onsite:

Tim Gallagher (+1-949-370-6862)

Alex Amelang (+1-615-238-1606)

More info:  

US media: Katherine Zachary, Senior Manager, Communications, Nissan North America ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )

Other media:

Osamu Igarashi, Senior Manager, EV Global Communications in Zero Emission Business Unit, Nissan Motor Co.ltd ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )

 

 

APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC): Business Leaders Highlight Priorities for Leaders Meeting

Thursday, November 10, 1:30-2:00pm

CEO Summit Media Center (Sheraton Waikiki, 2nd Floor - Oahu/Walalua Room)

 

Speakers:

  • Deb Henretta, ABAC Chair and Group President, Asia, Procter & Gamble
  • Ziyavudin Magomedov, Incoming ABAC Chair and Chairman Summa Group
  • Gempachiro Aihara, ABAC Japan, Advisor, Mitsui and Company

 

ABAC members will announce key messages for their Nov 13 meeting with APEC Leaders. These will focus on need for public/private collaboration to promote inclusive growth, action to promote sustainable growth and support for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises.

 

Contact:

APEC 2011 USA Host Committee Media Team ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )

 

 

Investing for Growth: Spurring Infrastructure Development and Economic Growth through Foreign Direct Investment

Thursday, November 10, 4:30-6:00pm

Lana’i Room, Sheraton Waikiki

 

Speakers: 

  • Ambassador Sue Schwab, Former U.S. Trade Representative
  • Deb Henretta, APEC Business Advisory Council Chair and Group President, Asia, Procter and Gamble
  • Michael Moore, New Zealand Ambassador to the U.S.
  • Others TBD

 

A briefing document developed in cooperation with the APEC Business Advisory Council and several private and public sector experts from throughout the region will be introduced. The general topic of this document and discussion will be highlighting steps economies can take to remove barriers to foreign direct investment that is vital to economic growth in the APEC region.   

 

Contact: 

Linda Menghetti ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )

 

 

The Boeing Aviation and Bioenergy Stakeholders Reception

Thursday, November 10, 5:00-7:00pm

The Edge Infinity Pool, Sheraton Waikiki

 

Speaker:

  • Billy Glover, Vice President of Environment and Aviation Policy, Boeing Commercial Airplanes

 

Boeing Aviation will highlight its innovation and environmental strategy and make an announcement related to aviation bioenergy collaboration. Additional special guest to be announced.

 

Contact:

Scott Terrence ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , m: 206-571-8070)

 

    

APEC Voices of the Future Dialogue Session with U.S. Under Secretary of Commerce Sanchez

Friday, November 11, 9:45-10:15am

Monarch Ballroom, Royal Hawaiian Hotel - 2259 Kalakaua Avenue

 

Speakers:

  • Francisco Sanchez, Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade
  • Moderated by Mustafa Izzuddin, Research Scholar, London School of Economics and Political Science

 

Under Secretary Sanchez will speak to the APEC Voices of the Future delegates on the topic of “Do Youths Matter in APEC?” and take questions in a Q&A session. In addition, the Under Secretary will launch the June Mayne Gould Leadership Award and present the APEC Voices WayfinderAward.

 

Contact:

Noel Gould, Cofounder, Chair and CEO, Virtual Trade Mission Foundation International ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , mobile +1-562-972-6145)

James Soh, Co-Chair, APEC Voices Leadership Council, ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , mobile +65-9732-9028)

 

 

U.S. – Indonesia Commercial Dialogue Launch/Signing Ceremony

Friday, November 11, 10:45-11:30am

CEO Summit Media Center (Sheraton Waikiki, 2nd Floor - Oahu/Walalua Room)

 

Speakers:

  • Francisco Sanchez, Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Michael Camuez, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Market Access and Compliance, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Dr. Rizal Affandi Lukman, Deputy Minister for International Economic and Financial Cooperation, Republic of Indonesia Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs
  • Dr. Dino Djalal, Indonesia Ambassador to the United States, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Deb Henretta, Group President - Asia, Proctor & Gamble
  • Melody Meyer, President- Chevron Asia Pacific Exploration and Production
  • TBD KADIN Representative
  • TBD Indonesia Business Representative

 

The U.S. – Indonesia Commercial Dialogue is a new commercial diplomacy initiative established between the United States International Trade Administration and the Indonesia Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs to advance the U.S. - Indonesia business relationship.  The U.S. – Indonesia Commercial Dialogue will be a forum for sharing best practices, capacity building, and exchanging information with the goal of expanding trade and investment.

 

Contacts: 

Event organizer: Michael Hogge ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , +1-202-445-0177)

Media requests: Mary Trupo ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )

 

 

Caterpillar to Discuss Growth Plans During APEC Summit

Friday, November 11,11:30-12:00pm

CEO Summit Media Center (Sheraton Waikiki, 2nd Floor - Oahu/Walalua Room)

 

Speakers:

  • Doug Oberhelman, Chairman and CEO, Caterpillar
  • Rich Lavin, Group President, Caterpillar

 

Caterpillar is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. The company is in the midst of a multi-year capacity expansion program, including support for mining customers based on long-term demand for commodities and economic growth in emerging markets.  Caterpillar will discuss growth plans for the company.

 

Contact:

Jim Dugan, chief corporate spokesperson, Caterpillar Inc. ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , office: +1-309-494-4100, mobile +1-309-360-7311) 

 

 

Press Event with U.S. Secretary of Commerce John Bryson -- Investing in Health and Driving Economic Growth in APEC

Friday, November 11, 3:30-4:00pm

CEO Summit Media Center (Sheraton Waikiki, 2nd Floor - Oahu/Walalua Room)

 

Speakers:

  • The Honorable John Bryson, U.S. Secretary of Commerce
  • William C. Weldon, Chairman & CEO, Johnson & Johnson
  • John C. Lechleiter, Ph.D., Chairman, President and CEO, Eli Lilly and Company

 

U.S. Secretary of Commerce John Bryson and healthcare industry leaders will discuss the health sector’s role in economic growth and recovery. They will also emphasize the importance to APEC economies of the endorsement of two major health initiatives this year - the APEC Non-Communicable Disease Action Plan and the Regulatory Convergence Strategic Framework.

 

Contact:

Michael Schmitz ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , +1-301-518-7351) 

 

 

Achieving Zero Hunger: The Pathway within APEC

Cargill Convenes Panel to Discuss Food Security at APEC

Friday, November 11, 5:30-6:45pm

Lana’i Room, Sheraton Waikiki

 

Speakers:

  • Tim Groser, Trade Minister, New Zealand (Invited)
  • Gaoning Ning Chairman, COFCO Corporation
  • Elvira Nabuillina, Minister of Economic Development, Russia (Invited)
  • Gita Wirjawan, Minister of Trade, Indonesia (Invited)
  • Emery Koenig, Executive Vice President, Chief Risk Officer, Cargill
  • Malcolm Bailey, Fronterra, New Zealand; Ed Fast, Trade Minister, Canada
  • Yukio Edano, Trade Minister, Japan (Invited)

 

This year APEC made a major commitment to increase its impact on food security by establishing a new partnership. The Policy Partnership on Food Security (PPFS) will be the primary mechanism in APEC used to address food security and its creation provides an institutionalized role for private sector input. This panel will be comprised of government and private sector representatives to discuss their respective priorities for the PPFS

 

Contact:

Barbara Hazzard ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , +1-206-441-9022)

 

 

Public and Private Sectors Sign Joint ‘Statement of Intent’ to Strengthen Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience

Friday, November 11, 5:45-6:15pm

CEO Summit Media Center (2nd Floor - Oahu/Walalua Room, Sheraton Waikiki)

 

Speakers:

  • Thomas Donohue, President, U.S. Chamber of Commerce President
  • Dr. M.R.C. Greenwood, President University of Hawaii System
  • Nancy Linborg, Deputy Administrator, U.S. Agency for International Development

 

Leaders from the public and private sectors will sign an historic joint “Statement of Intent” during the upcoming APEC meeting in Honolulu to work together to strengthen disaster risk reduction and resilience in the Asia-Pacific region. These organizations understand the critical role that disaster risk reduction and resilience building efforts can play in ensuring economic vitality and human well-being across the region.  Signers include the three speakers and their organizations and the U.S.-Japan Council, NOAA, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the Ford Foundation.

 

 Contact:

JP Felder, U.S. Chamber of Commerce ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , mobile +1-202-746-6352)

 

 

Press Event with President Calderon of Mexico and Prime Minister Najib of Malaysia – APEC Principles for Voluntary Codes of Business Ethics for the Medical Device and Biopharmaceutical sectors

Saturday, November 12, 3:20-3:55pm

CEO Summit Media Center (Sheraton Waikiki, 2nd Floor - Oahu/Walalua Room)

 

Speakers:

  • H.E. Dato' Sri Haji Mohd Najib bin Tun Haji Abdul Razak, Prime Minister, Malaysia
  • H.E. Felipe Calderon, President, Mexico
  • William Weldon, Chairman & CEO, Johnson & Johnson
  • John C. Lechleiter, Ph.D., Chairman, President and CEO, Eli Lilly and Company
  • Stephen Ubl, President & CEO, Advanced Medical Technology Association
  • Chip Davis, Executive Vice President for Advocacy, PhRMA

 

Under the leadership of Malaysia, Mexico, and the United States, APEC principles for voluntary codes of business ethics were developed for the medical device and biopharmaceutical sectors.  Prime Minister Najib, President Calderon, and healthcare industry leaders will discuss how government and industry have effectively partnered together in APEC to build more ethical business environments for patient care and safety.

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November 10, DHL Press Conference: Global Connectedness Index

Published by Charlene on 03 November 2011.

Thursday, November 10, 1:30-2:30pm

Akaka Falls Room, Sheraton Waikiki

 

Speakers:

  • Roger Crook, CEO DHL Global Forwarding, Freight
  • Pankaj Ghemawat, Anselmo Rubiralta Professor of Global Strategy at IESE Business Scholl in Barcelona

 

The DHL Global Connectedness Index offers a new perspective on globalization. Focusing on flow of merchandise, information,people and capital, the index shows how connectedness is related to prosperity and identifies opportunities to enhance global welfare. The index examines 125 countries and provides a comprehensive view on this crucial topic by differentiating a country’s depth of integration into global trade from its geographical breadth – showing how much of globalization is actually regionalization.

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November 10, U.S. Business Leaders to Outline Goals, Expectations for TPP Framework at APEC

Published by Charlene on 03 November 2011.

U.S. Business Leaders to Outline Goals, Expectations for TPP Framework at APEC

Thursday, November 10, 11:00am-12:00 pm

CEO Summit Media Center (2nd Floor - Oahu/Walalua Room, Sheraton Waikiki)

Speakers:

  • Thomas J. Donohue, President and CEO, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • Other speakers TBD

Leaders of the TPP Business Coalition will highlight progress made in recent negotiations to build the framework for a 21st Century Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement.  They will address the possibility of Japan joining the discussions and expectations for the future of this multi-lateral trade agreement.

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November 10, APEC: ABAC SME Symposium (All day event)

Published by Charlene on 03 November 2011.

2011 ABAC SME Symposium (All day event)

Thursday, November 10, 8:00am -5:30pm

Halekulani Hotel - 2199 Kalia Road

Among the speakers:

  • Michael Camunez, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Market Access and Compliance, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Deb Henretta, Group President, Asia, Procter & Gamble and Chair, APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC)
  • Fred Hochberg, Chairman and President, Export-Import Bank of the United States

The 2011 APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) SME Symposium will provide an opportunity to explore the opportunities that new technologies and new trade frameworks, in the form of free trade agreements, present to small and medium-sized enterprises looking to compete in global markets. The Symposium will also cover issues that SMEs need to take into consideration as they venture into foreign markets, including business ethics and protection of intellectual property rights.

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President Obama to Host APEC CEO Summit in Hawaii

Published by Tiffany Au on 02 November 2011.

Seattle, Washington (November 1, 2011) – The APEC 2011 USA Host Committee today
announced the full agenda and featured panelists of the APEC 2011 CEO Summit, “The
Future: Redefined.”, taking place November 10-12 in Honolulu, Hawaii, in conjunction with
APEC USA 2011 Leaders Week.
The two-day Summit will focus on advancing trade and economic policy and partnerships
for the future of the APEC region over a variety of special sessions that join 1,500 high-
profile participants including government leaders, private sector Chairmen and CEOs and
other influential leaders from the Asia-Pacific.
This unprecedented gathering of public and private sector leadership from the fastest-
growing region of the world is slated to be the “board meeting of the Asia-Pacific”.
The Summit is expected to feature dynamic interactions with APEC Leaders including
President Barack Obama of the United States, President Hu Jintao of China, President
Dmitry Medvedev of Russia, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono of Indonesia, Prime
Minister Julia Gillard of Australia, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong of Singapore, and
President Felipe Calderón of Mexico, among others.
Key sessions and speakers announced today include:
APEC 2011 CEO Summit Announces Full Agenda Featuring Region’s Top Leaders and CEOs
Two-day summit set to be the “board meeting of the Asia-Pacific”
Opening Session: The Future. Redefined. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong of Singapore, Eli Lilly Chairman, President & CEO John C. Lechleiter, and PwC CEO Dennis Nally will discuss how their companies and other policymakers are transforming their expectations of the future as Asia-Pacific changes.
Globalization: Revisited. Featuring Pankaj Ghemawat, author of World 3.0 and Caterpillar CEO Doug Oberhelman in a discussion of the future of the global trading system and the pursuit of a truly global solution. Regional institutions and agreements – such as the proposed Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) – will be evaluated to see how they are helping to further global trade, development and economic architecture.
Seeking Stability in an Unstable World. Amidst continued global financial instability, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (KSAR) Chief Executive Donald Tsang; Professor Fan Gang of the National Economic Research Institute of China and IDB President Luis Alberto Moreno will evaluate the key sources of instability and debate how economies and investors can overcome them and achieve stability in an unsettled environment.
Redefining Health: An Economic Asset and Competitive Advantage. With aging populations and changes in diet and exercise increasing chronic disease in APEC

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Hillary Clinton Addresses High Level Dialogue on Women and the Economy

Published by Tiffany Au on 02 November 2011.

High Level Policy Dialogue on Women and the Economy San Francisco, California September 16, 2011

WOMEN'S ISSUES
September 16, 2011
Declaration

We, APEC ministers and senior government officials, along with private sector leaders, met in San Francisco, California, September 16, 2011 for the High Level Policy Dialogue on Women and the Economy, under the Chairmanship of U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.

In November 2010 in Yokohama, the APEC Leaders recognized that the full potential of women to contribute to the Asia-Pacific regional economy remains untapped. Gender equality is central to economic and social development. Equal opportunity for women and men supports economic growth and helps to reduce poverty. The APEC Leaders therefore expressed their will to work together to improve women’s access to finance, education, training, employment, technology, and health systems by promoting entrepreneurship and greater leadership for women in business and government.

In 2011 and beyond, APEC economies will take concrete actions to realize the full potential of women, integrate them more fully into APEC economies, harness their talents, remove barriers that restrict women’s full economic participation, and maximize their contributions towards economic growth. Evidence from both developed and developing economies has shown that increased participation of women will generate faster and more equitable income growth, create greater business opportunities, and enhance competitiveness for firms and economies by facilitating innovative thinking and fuller use of a significant resource. Moreover, higher incomes for women have proven to have significant positive impact on health and education outcomes for households, improving overall welfare and bolstering future gains in productivity and inclusive growth. We recognize the benefits healthcare and education services provide to women’s engagement in the economy. Actions to support women’s economic empowerment should be a core component in implementing the APEC Leaders’ Growth Strategy.

Greater inclusion of women will expand prosperity in the region and is an investment for the future. Women’s active participation in the economy at all levels, including in decision-making and governance in business and government, will also result in favorable social and environmental benefits, which are essential in addressing inclusive and sustainable growth objectives. We are determined to take concrete actions, implement gender responsive policies and programs, and improve laws and regulations to expand economic opportunities for women in APEC economies.

We welcome the establishment of the APEC Policy Partnership on Women and the Economy (PPWE), which streamlines and elevates the influence of women’s contributions towards economic growth and fosters women’s economic empowerment across the region. Also, recognizing the outcomes and efforts regarding gender equality issues on which APEC has worked, we have tasked the PPWE, including by working with other APEC entities, to provide effective policy recommendations on women and the economy to APEC member economies.

We declare our determination for APEC economies to mainstream gender to address the most significant barriers hindering women’s full economic participation. APEC’s work will initially focus on the following four priority areas: improving access to capital, access to markets, capacity and skills building, and women’s leadership. In pursuing these priority areas it will be critical for APEC to collaborate with and support the work of networks of women business associations and international organizations such as the Commission on the Status of Women and UN Women, as appropriate. The APEC Secretariat will provide support to implement this Declaration.

Access to Capital

Discriminatory legal and regulatory systems and banking practices can pose specific hurdles for women’s access to capital and assets. Evidence has shown that women-owned businesses tend to be smaller, newly established, and less profitable than male-owned businesses and generally have greater difficulty in accessing capital. A lack of information and knowledge about lending requirements and practices hinders women business owners’ ability to obtain capital. The challenges in accessing capital remain a concern for women entrepreneurs and business owners among APEC member economies. With these challenges in mind, we call on officials to:

Review and report to APEC Senior Officials the status of laws regarding inheritance, spouse joint property ownership, and the rights to ownership of moveable and immoveable property, as well as head of household benefits for married, divorced and widowed women;
Promote more inclusive access to financial services for women entrepreneurs and business owners;
Conduct an inventory of existing effective SME lending programs, including micro-lending, offered at the central government level and in the private sector, making special note of the usage and metrics around these programs and their effectiveness in serving women-owned businesses to establish a baseline of current lending programs;
Conduct a survey and workshop to identify and share best practices of government measures at the central and local level with a view to improving the capacity of women-owned SMEs in accessing capital, in collaboration with the G-20 Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion (GPFI) sub-group to leverage the work they have undertaken on this issue; and
Collaborate with the GPFI sub-group and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in their commitment to improve the collection of sex-disaggregated data on small and medium enterprises and SME finance.
Access to Markets

A lack of access to markets impedes the growth of women-owned businesses and restricts the number of jobs created. The ability of women active in the marketplace to expand their markets (domestically and internationally) can be improved by realizing women’s business acumen (including through mentoring and technical assistance programs); making information on regulatory environments in APEC economies and market opportunities (including through match-making and technical assistance programs); and promoting greater opportunities to obtain government and corporate contracts (including through supplier diversity initiatives). To address these challenges, we call on officials to:

Identify and report to APEC Senior Officials, programs, including supplier diversity and technical assistance initiatives, that represent best practices of multi-national enterprises, governments, and SMEs that remove the barriers for women business owners and entrepreneurs, including rural and indigenous women, to obtain up-to-date information on the regulatory environments in APEC economies, and identify and take advantage of domestic or international market opportunities; and
Identify networks and associations that can assist women to access business connections and distribution channels.
Capacity and Skills Building

Capacity and skills building is an essential way to develop an economy’s human capital—a key driver of economic competitiveness. However, in many APEC economies only half of the human capital is fully utilized. Women face barriers to full access to and participation in education and training that can prepare them for success in the workforce and in business. Multiple empirical studies show that after training, women have access to better jobs and are increasingly able to grow their businesses and create employment. Access to information is critically important to expanding women’s economic roles and requires the attention of APEC economies. Women tend to have smaller social and professional networks, which limit their awareness of and equal access to labor markets, employment and business opportunities and information on how to handle challenges in operating their businesses. To address these circumstances, we call on officials to:

Encourage the empowerment of women and remove discriminatory practices which inhibit women’s capacity and ability to build their skills;
Conduct a survey and workshop to identify and share best practices that support entrepreneurial counseling and training opportunities that are offered at the economy level that target women, including entrepreneurs and business owners as well as rural and indigenous women;
Incorporate a gender analysis, as appropriate, into existing capacity and skills building and SME assistance programs, and train the people who deliver programs on how to conduct gender equality analysis, so they can be more sensitive to and understand the different challenges faced by men and women;
Conduct a survey and workshop to share best practices on how economies use technology (such as internet communications or mobile technologies) to train women businesses owners; and
Conduct and share an inventory of good business models for women in small and micro enterprises.
Women’s Leadership

Globally, in economic sectors, there is a lack of representation of women in leadership roles in both the private and public sectors. Whether on corporate boards, in senior-level management positions, or other important economic decision-making roles, women represent a much smaller percentage of leadership positions than their economic contribution, education levels, and business successes would indicate. Studies have identified four major barriers preventing women from rising to leadership positions: organizational obstacles, including a lack of role models and exclusion from informal networks; work-life balance challenges, including travel requirements and long work schedules; institutional mindsets, meaning women are evaluated differently for positions from men; and finally, individual mindsets, due to a lack of positive reinforcement, and peer and senior-level support. We agree that these barriers are problematic not only for women looking to take on more responsibility, but also to the growth and success of the business or organization. It is also important to consider that many of these obstacles come from gender stereotypes related to the heavier load of domestic work and care-giving done by women. Society still sees women as mainly responsible for taking care of the children and maintaining the household, and this can become a restraint for women to enter the labor market and for women-owned SMEs to achieve a better performance. Therefore we call on officials to:

Encourage the upcoming generation of women leaders;

Raise awareness within APEC economies about the favorable effects of gender diversity initiatives on economic growth and corporate competitiveness by identifying and disseminating best practices from the private and public sector;

Publicize the economic benefits gained from promoting work-life balance, implementing gender equality standards in private and public organizations, diversified leadership teams, and other measures for women’s empowerment, through APEC outreach and workshop activities, involving leaders from the public and private sectors;
Foster an equitable participation of rural and indigenous women, and social enterprises, increasing their access to opportunities;
Identify model measures to raise women entrepreneurs and business leaders’ profiles to promote women’s leadership;
Make a concerted effort to include at least one woman in their ABAC membership; and
Take a proactive approach and work together as necessary to increase the representation of women in senior management positions, including on corporate boards and equivalent public sector organizations.
Beyond 2011

Future APEC host economies are encouraged to host additional high-level sessions to discuss new growth strategies that harness women’s talents, innovation, and leadership.


Source-- http://www.state.gov/p/eap/rls/ot/2011/172651.htm

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