Thailand's APEC host year
Thailand’s host year will focus on charting a post-COVID-19 future for the Asia-Pacific region. As APEC moves forward from
the health and economic crises, we need to promote long-term growth that is resilient, inclusive, balanced and sustainable.
The theme for APEC 2022 is “Open. Connect. Balance.”, as we will open to all opportunities, connect in all dimensions and be balanced in all aspects.
To revitalize recovery, APEC must leverage its traditional strengths by facilitating open trade and investment, improving the business environment, and advancing regional economic integration, leveraging digitalization and innovation while continuing to support a rules-based multilateral trading system with the World Trade Organization at its core.
Two years into the pandemic, disrupted connectivity remains one of the pressing unresolved issues in the region. To revive growth, APEC 2022 will focus on restoring connectivity by resuming safe and seamless cross-border travel, reinvigorating tourism and the services sector, facilitating business mobility as well as increasing investment in health security.
The past two years have unbalanced the region, worsening inherent inequalities that make economies vulnerable to shocks while highlighting current environmental challenges. To address this, APEC must integrate inclusivity and sustainability objectives in tandem with economic goals.
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Sawasdee and welcome once again to all media participants to the upcoming APEC official meetings scheduled to be held on 16 – 31 August 2022 in Chiang Mai, Thailand with the Third Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM3) and related meetings. This year SOM3 will be open for participation as a hybrid (physical and virtual) event. We will provide…
Thailand’s private sector, The Joint Standing Committee on Commerce, Industry and Banking (JSCCIB), held a press conference to officially launch APEC CEO Summit 2022 under the chairmanship of Thailand. With the theme “Embrace Engage Enable”, the global gathering provides an opportunity for business leaders in the Asia-Pacific to engage in discussions with APEC Economic Leaders,…
On 22 June 2022, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Khon Kaen University International College (KKUIC) co-hosted the 4th APEC Media Focus Group (AMF) under the theme “Smart City and Connectivity”, as an open forum for experts from the government, private sector, universities, and civil society to brainstorm and exchange views on the development of…
Dr. Pornchai Thiraveja, Director-General of the Fiscal Policy Office and Spokesperson of the Ministry of Finance has reported that the Ministry of Finance are hosting the APEC Senior Finance Officials’ Meeting (APEC SFOM) on 22nd – 23rd June 2022, held on-site in Khon Kaen. The meeting is chaired by the Director-General of the Fiscal Policy…
From December 2021 until November 2022, Thailand will host hundreds of APEC meetings in dozens of clusters, with many more unique sessions.