PH to host 2015 Apec summit

By , on November 11, 2014


BEIJING, China – President Banigno S. Aquino III joins fellow world leaders for the Leaders Retreat meeting during the 22nd Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders’ Meeting (AELM) at the Hongyan Hall of the International Conference Center (ICC) on Tuesday (November 11, 2014). Working with this year’s theme: "Shaping the Future through Asia-Pacific Partnership." APEC members have developed extensive and in-depth consensus on Advancing Regional Economic Integration, Promoting Innovative Development, Economic Reform and Growth, and Strengthening Comprehensive Connectivity and Infrastructure Development. (Photo by: Ryan Lim/ Malacañang Photo Bureau)
BEIJING, China – President Banigno S. Aquino III joins fellow world leaders for the Leaders Retreat meeting during the 22nd Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders’ Meeting (AELM) at the Hongyan Hall of the International Conference Center (ICC) on Tuesday (November 11, 2014). Working with this year’s theme: “Shaping the Future through Asia-Pacific Partnership.” APEC members have developed extensive and in-depth consensus on Advancing Regional Economic Integration, Promoting Innovative Development, Economic Reform and Growth, and Strengthening Comprehensive Connectivity and Infrastructure Development. (Photo by: Ryan Lim/ Malacañang Photo Bureau)

MANILA – The Philippines will be hosting the 23rd Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) Economic Leader’s Meeting and the Apec CEO summit next year.

President Aquino will formally accept the task from Chinese President Xi Jinping during the conclusion of the two-day Apec leader’s meeting.

“It is the most influential and high-level business event in the Asia-Pacific [region],” Malacañang said.

The CEO summit is a dialogue among Apec leaders and businessmen in the region and around the world, conducted annually.

Meanwhile, a short promotional video was presented in a short ceremony highlighting the Philippines as the next host of the CEO summit.

The summit will be held in Manila on Nov. 15-17 next year.

The video featured famous personalities in the country including world boxing champion Manny Pacquiao, international singer Lea Salonga and national brands like Jollibee, Bench and Cebu Pacific.

Business tycoons including Fernando Zobel de Ayala and Doris Magsaysay-Ho expressing Filipino businessmen’s excitement about hosting the CEO summit next year, were also featured in the video.