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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New & Top Stories

We, the Economic Leaders of APEC, met in-person for the first time in four years in Bangkok on 18-19 November 2022. We continue the implementation of the APEC Putrajaya Vision 2040, including through the Aotearoa Plan of Action. This year, under the APEC theme “Open. Connect. Balance.”, we advance work through three priorities: to be…

19 November 2022
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On 14 November 2022, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha presided over the opening ceremony of Thailand BCG Exhibition. The opening ceremony was well attended by executives from partner agencies as well as ambassadors and envoys from over 50 diplomatic missions.   The Thai government organizes “Thailand BCG Exhibition” on 14-19 November 2022 at the Queen Sirikit…

17 November 2022
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The Third APEC Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM3) and Related Meetings in Chiang Mai concluded today. Substantive progress was made towards sustainable and inclusive economic recovery from COVID-19, under APEC2022’s theme of “Open. Connect. Balance.”, with the Bio-Circular-Green (BCG) Economy Model as the overarching thinking. Over the past 16 days, APEC senior officials, delegates and experts…

31 August 2022
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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…

29 August 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.