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PECC 30th General Meeting: Achieving a Sustainable and Inclusive Asia-Pacific through Innovation

The 30th PECC General Meeting concluded on 15th August 2023. The event was hosted by the US PECC Committee during the APEC SOM 3 cluster of meetings held in Seattle. Over 100 delegates from 22 economies participated in person and virtually in the discussions. Participants came from different sectors of society; government; business; academia; civil society; and local governments. The conference featured in-depth discussions on: Digital Solutions to Environmental Challenges and Climate Change; Technology to Broaden Workforce Participation; Digital Tools to Enable SME Access to Global Markets. The series of PECC meetings in Seattle also included an informal discussion on a project led by Australia PECC on “The Free Trade Area of the Asia-Pacific: Pathways to Prosperity”; a joint discussion...

Pacific Currents

Global value chains: From fruitful discussions to meaningful actions
Juan Navarro, Associate Faculty, Royal Roads University

Climate change in SOTR
Christopher Findlay, Tilak Doshi and Eduardo Pedrosa

Digital Technologies, Services and the Fourth Industrial Revolutions
Submitted by Jane Drake-Brockman, Christopher Findlay, Yose Rizal Damuri and Sherry Stephenson 

COVID-19 has Exposed Major Gaps in our Social Safety Nets: In a Post-COVID World Will these Gaps be Closed?
Hugh Stephens
Vice Chair, CANCPEC; Distinguished Fellow, Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada; Executive Fellow, School of Public Policy at the University of Calgary

 Multilateral Cooperation is a Safeguard against Pandemics
Rebecca Fatima Sta Maria
Executive Director, APEC Secretariat

International cooperation during COVID-19
Sungbae An
Senior Research Fellow, Department of International Macroeconomics and Finance, Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP)

Member Updates

AUSPECC: Mr Christopher Langman appointed as the new AUSPECC Chair

Mr Christopher Langman succeeds Dr. Gordon de Brouwer as the Chair of the Australian PECC committee (AUSPECC). Mr Langman has had a distinguished career in the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. He was Deputy Secretary, Trade, Investment, and Business Engagement Group, Department...

NZPECC: Dr. Alan Bollard appointed as the new NZPECC Chair

Alan Bollard (CNZM; PhD Auck; FRSNZ) is a Professor of Pacific Region Business at Victoria University of Wellington, and inaugural Chair for Pacific Region Business. Alan is also the Chair of the Infrastructure Commission, Chair of the cross-university Centres for Asia-Pacific Excellence, and...

HKCPEC: Prof Tam Kar Yan appointed as the new HKCPEC Chair

Professor Kar Yan TAM is Dean of the HKUST Business School and Chair Professor of Information Systems, Business Statistics and Operations Management. Prior to being Dean of the Business School, he was Dean of Students and Associate Provost at HKUST. Professor Tam is a board member of the...

PECC mourns the passing of Ambassador Roberto Romulo

Ambassador Roberto Romulo being presented with a token of appreciation by then PECC co-chair, Mr Jusuf Wanandi at the PECC General Meeting in 2015 for this services to the organization. PECC mourns the passing of Ambassador Roberto Romulo. Bobby Romulo served as the PECC chair from 1996-1999 and...

CTPECC: The 36th Pacific Economic Community Seminar: Economic Transformation and the Future of Work in the Asia-Pacific after the Pandemic

The COVID-19 is bringing the globe and the Asia-Pacific irreversible changes in terms of our economy and social interactions, on which our regional order and agenda for cooperation is underpinned. Supply chains of strategic significance are about to be restructured, while people call for a more...

PECC mourns the death of Senator Adlai Stevenson III

PECC mourns the death of Senator Adlai Stevenson III, who passed away on 6 September 2021 at the age of 90. He was a past president of the U.S. Committee of the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council. He served in the US Senate from 1970 to 1981 representing the state of Illinois. Adlai E. Stevenson...