Canada's APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC), the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada (APF Canada), and the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFTAD) of the Government of Canada hosted an Executive Roundtable to offer business leaders across Canada the opportunity to provide input into APEC processes and discuss private sector policy priorities in the Asia Pacific region. Topics covered included: the economic outlook for Asia, free trade negotiations, travel facilitation, and intellectual property rights protection. PECC Co-chair Ambassador Don Campbell presented "Canada and China priorities and opportunities for APEC 2014" at the inaugural executive roundtable.

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Discussion Forum

Going It Alone in the Asia-Pacific: Regional Trade Agreements Without the United States
Peter A. Petri (PIIE), Michael G. Plummer (Johns Hopkins University and East-West Center), Shujiro Urata (Waseda University) and Fan Zhai (Former Managing Director, China Investment Corporation)

The Linkage between Services and Manufacturing in the US economy
Sherry M. Stephenson, Senior Fellow, International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development

Digital DNA: Disruption and the Challenges for Global Governance
Peter F. Cowhey (University of California, San Diego), 
Jonathan D. Aronson (University of Southern California)

Growth in a Time of Change
Pamela Mar, Director of Sustainability, Fung Academy | Fung Group

Why Connectivity is a starting point for real change
Pamela Mar, Director of Sustainability, Fung Academy | Fung Group

The TPP lives on – and Canada should be part of it
Hugh Stephens, Vice-chair, CANCPEC

After the TPP: What’s Next for Canada in Asia?
Hugh Stephens, Vice-chair, CANCPEC