As APEC heads to New Zealand in 2021, the importance of collaboration is reflected in New Zealand’s overarching theme for the year: "Join, Work, Grow. Together. Haumi ē, Hui ē, Tāiki ē." In 2021, a regional agenda with the following priorities are put forward: Economic and trade policies that strengthen recovery; Increasing inclusion and sustainability for recovery; and Pursuing innovation and a digitally enabled recovery by accelerating the APEC region’s work in these areas. This publication also looks back at the outcomes of APEC Malaysia 2020 and the first virtual APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting which successfully reached consensus on two important documents: the Kuala Lumpur Declaration and the new Putrajaya Vision 2040.