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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.

Sustainable Tourism for APEC2022 Thailand, with Khun Achiraya Thamparipattra, CEO and
Co-Founder, “HiveSters”

2022 Thailand Priorities
Open . Connect . Balance .

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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New & Top Stories

The Third APEC Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM3) and related meetings currently being held in Chiang Mai continues to drive forward APEC 2022’s priority to reconnect the Asia-Pacific region safely and seamlessly, following disruptions in the travel and tourism industries from COVID-19. The final meeting of the APEC Safe Passage Taskforce, established under Thailand’s host year,…

14 September 2022
New & Top Stories

On 25 August 2022, Mr. Tanee Sangrat, Director – General of the Department of Information and Ministry of Foreign Affairs Spokesperson, moderated the APEC SOM3 Informal Media Roundtable on “Revitalising Sustainable Economic Growth through BCG” with international, national and local media, private and public sector representatives in Chiang Mai. Mr. Cherdchai Chaivaivid, Director – General…

14 September 2022
New & Top Stories

The Third APEC Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM3) and related meetings continue to drive forward APEC 2022’s priority of “Balance in All Aspects” to steer the Asia-Pacific region towards sustainable and inclusive economic recovery from COVID-19. The BCG Economy Model, which underlines the “Open. Connect. Balance.” theme, is emphasised as an innovative approach to help advance…

14 September 2022
New & Top Stories

On 26 August 2022, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Faculty of Political Science and Public Administration, Chiang Mai University co-hosted the 6th APEC Media Focus Group (AMF) on “Sustainable MSMEs, Women and Business” at the Faculty of Political Science and Public Administration, Chiang Mai University. The event was moderated by Mr. Natapanu Nopakun,…

14 September 2022

Upcoming Meetings

From December 2021 until November 2022, Thailand will host hundreds of APEC meetings in dozens of clusters, with many more unique sessions.