Real Capital London Attended The APEC CEO Summit 2017
It was an honour for our team to present at the APEC CEO Summit this year. We had a chance to meet with many business leaders and country heads from 21 countries in the Asia Pacific region.
Under the theme of “Creating New Dynamism, Fostering a Shared Future,” the 2017 Summit brought together APEC Leaders from the world’s most dynamic economies, speakers from the world’s top companies, and over 700 CEOs from across the Asia-Pacific region. The program featured three days of interactive discussions, presentations and dialogues on a wide range of issues that will impact the future development of the region, including innovation & entrepreneurship, healthy workforces, sustainability, inclusive growth, and entrepreneurship. The 2017 APEC CEO Summit was held November 8-10 in Da Nang, Vietnam.
2017 was the second time Vietnam hosted APEC since acceding to the group in 1998; it first hosted in 2006. Vietnamese officials considered Vietnam’s APEC chairmanship to be its most important diplomatic event to take place over the next decade. That is due, in part, to APEC’s strategic importance to Vietnam; nineteen APEC economies participate in free trade agreements with Vietnam and its trade with APEC economies represents 79 percent of the country’s total trade. APEC economies also invest significantly in Vietnam, representing nearly 80 percent of total foreign direct investment.