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(2-days Virtual Conference)



21-22 JULY 2021


We are pleased to announce that the 28th PECC General Meeting will be hosted virtually by the New Zealand Committee of the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council on the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade Teams Meeting platform. The General Meeting will be held on the 21st – 22nd July 2021.

The 2-days conference will provide insights, recommendations, and exchanges of views from distinguished speakers in addressing issues pertaining to managing COVID and reviving regional growth, rebuilding support for open trade, emerging issues of the digital economy, and climate change; with intent to support the achievement of Putrajaya Vision, as well as to attain sustainable and inclusive regional economic growth.

Spaces for this conference are limited. Please approach your local PECC Committee if you are interested to attend this conference.


Featured Distinguished Speakers & Panelists:


GM Featured speakers and panelists

[New Zealand Time Zone]

Day 1 – Wednesday, 21st July 2021

Program Day 1

Day 2 – Thursday, 22nd July 2021Program Day 2


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Pacific Currents

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

COVID-19: Experiences from best practices in Asia show a path forward in the fight against the coronavirus
Jeffrey Reeves
Vice-President of Research for the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada

Wuhan Dispatch: Part 2: Sharing Best Practices Around Testing and Treatment
Jeffrey Reeves
Vice-President of Research for the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada

Wuhan Dispatch: Part 1: Establishing a Dialogue Between Canadian and Chinese Health-care Professionals
Jeffrey Reeves
Vice-President of Research for the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada

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)

G20 comes to the fore again
Jorge Heine
Research Professor, Pardee School of Global Studies, Boston University; Non-resident senior research fellow at the Center for China and Globalization in Beijing

Tackling COVID-19 Together: A Bottom-Up Approach to Trade Policy
Simon J. Evenett
Economics Professor at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland and Global Trade Alert

Drastic measures to stop spread of COVID-19 are necessary
Charles E. Morrison
Adjunct Fellow and Former President of the East-West Center; Former Co-Chair, PECC

International Trade at a Time of Covid-19
Roy Santana
Expert on tariffs and customs issues at the WTO; occasional lecturer

ASEAN-China cooperation in time of COVID-19 pandemic
Jusuf Wanandi
Vice Chair, Board of Trustees, CSIS Foundation; Former Co-Chair of PECC