Initiated in 1996 the APEC CEO Summit provides an opportunity for business leaders in the Asia-Pacific to engage in discussions with APEC Economic Leaders, policy makers, academia and other CEOs on issues facing the region. The Summit is held in the APEC host economy just prior to the annual APEC Leaders' Meeting and is an example of APEC's efforts to promote public-private sector dialogue and cooperation.

The APEC CEO Summit 2012 was convened on 7-8 September in Vladivostok, Russia under the theme of “Addressing Challenges. Expanding Possibilities.” The 2012 Summit brought together Leaders of APEC economies and regional and global business community leaders  for a discussion on a wide range of issues including regional economic integration; supply chain connectivity; food, energy and water security; education; technology; human resource development; and the role of women in the economies.


The program of the Summit included keynote speeches, panel discussions and dialogues with the following APEC Leaders:


  • HE Mr. Vladimir Putin President of the Russian Federation
  • HE Mr. Hu Jintao, President of the People’s Republic of China
  • HE Mr. Truong Tan Sang, President of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam
  • HE Mr. Felipe Calderon, President of Mexico
  • HE Mdm. Julia Gillard, Prime Minister of Australia
  • HE Mr. John Key, Prime Minister of New Zealand
  • HE Mr. Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, President of Indonesia


Madam Hilary Clinton, Secretary of State of the United States of America, also attended and delivered a key note speech.


Full information of the Summit can be found on its official website at:


 The APEC CEO Summit 2013 will be held in Bali, Indonesia on 5-7 October 2013.