Program details for the 2014 APEC Economic Leaders’ Week, to be hosted in Beijing by China and chaired by President Xi Jinping, have been announced. 

Background:

Coinciding with the 25th anniversary of APEC’s founding to boost trade, investment and sustainable growth across the Pacific, Leaders’ Week will bring together the Leaders, Ministers and Senior Officials of the 21 APEC member economies to unlock new growth vital to global recovery and long-term prosperity. Priorities will include:

  • Deepening regional economic integration
  • Advancing economic reform, innovative development and growth
  • Boosting infrastructure investment and comprehensive connectivity 

See the new APEC 25th anniversary video featuring current and former APEC Leaders and Ministers for more on how member economies are building on the region’s progress. 

Proceedings:

APEC Concluding Senior Officials’ Meeting: Beijing, 5-6 November

Guided by China Vice Foreign Minister and Chair of the 2014 APEC Senior Officials’ Meeting Li Baodong, APEC Senior Officials from member economies will finalize a package of new growth-enhancing measures. 

APEC Ministerial Meeting: Beijing, 7-8 November

Hosted by China Foreign Affairs Minister Wang Yi and Commerce Minister Gao Hucheng, and including both the Foreign Affairs and Trade Ministers from the other 20 APEC economies, the meeting will decide the contours of joint policy development and implementation moving forward.

APEC CEO Summit: Beijing, 9-10 November

An open dialogue held in conjunction with the APEC Economic Leaders’ Week and organized by the private sector featuring the region’s Leaders and business heads.

APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting: Yanqi Lake, 10-11 November

Chaired by China President Xi Jinping and including the Leaders of the other 20 APEC economies, the meeting will provide strategic vision and directives for future collaboration. 

Key Media Events:

Time

Media event

Venue

9:00am, Wednesday, 5 November

Concluding APEC Senior Officials’ Meeting opening remarks and family photo

China National Convention Center, Ballroom A, Level 1

(Convention Area)

2:00pm-3:00pm, Thursday, 6 November

News Briefing on APEC Economic Leaders’ Week/Launch of Latest APEC Economic Trends Analysis report + Q&A with:  

China National Convention Center, Press Conference Room B

2:00pm, Friday, 7 November

APEC Ministerial Meeting opening remarks and “family photo”

China National Convention Center, Ballroom A, Level 1

(Convention Area),

12:15pm-12:45pm, Saturday, 8 November

APEC Ministerial Meeting Host Press Conference—China Foreign Affairs Minister Wang Yi + China Commerce Minister Commerce Gao Hucheng

China National Convention Center, Media Center, Exhibition

Hall 1+2, Level 1

(Exhibition Area)

9:00am-6:15pm, Sunday, 9 November

APEC CEO Summit

China National Convention Center,

Plenary Hall A+B, Level 4

(Convention Area)

8:30am-5:30pm, Monday, 10 November

APEC CEO Summit

China National Convention Center, Plenary Hall A+B, Level 4

(Convention Area)

6:00pm, Monday, 10 November

APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting “family photo” with spouses before Welcome Banquet and Cultural Performance

Water Cube (National Aquatics Center)

9:15am-9:25am, Tuesday, 11 November

APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting Reception of Leaders’

Arrival

International Conference Center, Yanqi Lake, Hongyan Hall, Level 1,

9:30am, Tuesday, 11 November

APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting opening remarks by host China President Xi Jinping

International Conference Center, Yanqi Lake, Jixian Hall, Level 2

11:35am-11:40am, Tuesday, 11 November

APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting “family photo”

International Conference Center, Yanqi Lake, Hongyan Hall, Level 1

11:45am-12:00pm, Tuesday, 11 November

APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting tree planting

Summer Garden, outside International Conference Center, Yanqi Lake

4:15pm-4:30pm, Tuesday, 11 November

APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting Host Press Conference—China President Xi Jinping

International Conference Center, Yanqi Lake, Hongyan Hall, Level 1

Additional briefings and door stop interview and photo opportunities will be available in conjunction with Leaders’ Week. Related information will be available at the International Media Centers. The above program reflects current information and may be modified. 

Media Access:  

All media must be accredited to access to the meeting venues and facilities. 

Questions related to media accreditation, technical issues and associated arrangements should be directed to:  APEC2014mediacenter@mfa.gov.cn 

Questions related to media events and schedules should be directed to:  APEC2014press@mfa.gov.cn 

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For additional information, or to arrange possible media interviews, please contact:

David Hendrickson +65 9137 3886 at drh@apec.org

Michael Chapnick +65 9647 4847 at mc@apec.org 

Details about APEC’s 2014 priorities and initiatives can be found on www.apec.org. You can also follow APEC on Twitter and Sina Weibo and join us on Facebook and LinkedIn.

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