At the 2017 APEC CEO Summit
8-10, November 2017, Da Nang, Vietnam
Viet Nam is delighted to host APEC once again, when the Forum and the Asia – Pacific region are at critical junctures. In a rapidly changing regional and global economic landscape, and under the influence of the Fourth Industrial Revolution it is crucial that APEC economies and business communities take advantage of new business opportunities that will drive prosperity and development in the Asia-Pacific region.
More than ever, APEC should uphold its role as an incubator of ideas, a champion of pioneering innovation, and a driver of inclusive and sustainable economic growth and deeper integration in the region. Through the APEC CEO Summit, I call for your ideas and initiatives to turn APEC 2017’s overarching theme “Creating New Dynamism, Fostering a Shared Future” into business opportunities and specific and tangible socio-economic outcomes.
We need to re-double efforts to achieve the Bogor Goals by 2020 and effectively implement APEC’s strategies, roadmaps and action plans, with a view to promoting sustainable and inclusive growth, deepening economic integration, promoting competitiveness and innovation for micro, small and medium-sized enterprises, and ensuring food security and sustainable agriculture. These will be vital issues for APEC in the coming years.
With the presence of some of the world’s most prominent economic and business leaders, the APEC CEO Summit 2017 presents a valuable opportunity for discussion that will bring about ingenious, innovative and sustainable solutions for APEC’s people and business-centered development.