Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) in San Francisco
November 11 – 17, 2023
In less than two months, San Francisco is going to be front and center on the world’s stage. The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit will draw leaders from 21 member economies, SF’s biggest international event in decades.
APEC is a regional economic forum established in 1989 to promote economic integration. As a grouping, it makes up 38% of the global population, 50% of GDP and 48% of trade, serving as a significant driver of economic growth. Learn more here.
As many as 30,000 visitors are expected – including two dozen heads of state, a thousand CEOs, and hundreds of foreign journalists; with an anticipated “$50 million of direct economic impact to the city,” – Rodney Fong, SF Chamber President & CEO.
We’re thrilled to announce our participation in the upcoming APEC – Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit in San Francisco this November.
About the APEC Innovation Zone:
During the week of APEC, the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with San Francisco Mayor London Breed, hosted over a thousand global media for an immersive and innovative arts experience. Blending the enchanting with the groundbreaking, the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce proudly accepted the Mayor’s invitation to join the Media Reception at City Hall. Aligning with the Mayor’s “City of Firsts” theme, during the Media Reception, the Chamber and presenting sponsor Deloitte unveiled the Innovation Zone – a space designed to celebrate and highlight San Francisco’s vibrant culture of pioneering innovations and sustainable solutions. Read more here.
About APEC 2023:
APEC 2023 is not just an event; it is an invitation for San Francisco to take its rightful place as an innovative visionary that shapes the future for decades to come. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for Bay Area Corporate titans to influence international dynamics, drive unprecedented global growth, and showcase the newest products to a gathering of influential minds, trendsetters, and decision-makers from 21 countries around the Pacific Rim.
- ‘San Franciscans should be proud’: City leaders bask in APEC afterglow | San Francisco Examiner
- San Francisco Shines as a Hub for Innovation and a ‘City of Firsts’ | Rodney Fong, President and CEO of SF Chamber | Medium
- APEC Kicks Off with High-Profile Events | ABC7 News
- A Closer Look: APEC Summit’s Impact in San Francisco | NBC Bay Area
- APEC is San Francisco’s Pan-Pacific Moment | San Francisco Examiner
- Day-by-day timeline of APEC Summit in San Francisco | ABC7 Bay Area
- SFPD says APEC is getting national security treatment | SF Examiner
- San Francisco’s Castro To Host ‘GAYPEC’ Party To Welcome LGBTQ+ Visitors
- SF restaurants feeling the impact of APEC | ABC7 Bay Area
- San Francisco Hotels Anticipate Business Boost During APEC Conference | KQED
- Getting Ready for APEC 2023 with SF Chamber CEO Rodney Fong & Priya David Clemens | APEC Official Newsletter
- SF Gets Ready to host APEC 2023, the ‘Super Bowl of World Economies’ | ABC7 News
- How APEC Will Affect Public Transportation | SFMTA
The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)‘s CEO Summit is coming to San Francisco, November 14-16, at the Moscone Center West. This event will bring together CEOs, entrepreneurs, thought leaders, and other stakeholders with the most senior political leaders from the Asia-Pacific region for two days of robust dialogue on the global opportunities and challenges that are shaping economic, environmental, and societal trends in the region.
Come and share in the discussion, and network with those who have the leadership, ideas, and resources to help address key issues like climate change and equitable growth, mobility of workers and talent scarcity, global health, and supply chains.
Established in 1989 in Canberra, Australia, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation is an intergovernmental forum for 21 member economies in the Pacific Rim.
Together, their shared vision is for an “open, dynamic, resilient and peaceful Asia-Pacific community by 2040, for the prosperity of all our people and future generations.” They plan to achieve this through three drivers of economic growth: trade and investment; innovation and digitalization; and strong, balanced, secure, sustainable, and inclusive growth. Learn more here.