APEC - Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation

10/11/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 10/11/2019 01:56

APEC Economic Leaders’ Week: Media Registration Open

Media registration is open for the 2019 APEC Economic Leaders' Week on 11-17 November in Santiago, to be chaired by Chile's President Sebastian Pinera. There are 14 days left to register for the events.


Leaders' Week will bring together the Leaders, Ministers and Senior Officials of the 21 APEC member economies, which account for half of global trade and 60 per cent of world GDP.

Under the theme 'Connecting People, Building the Future', the focus will be on advancing regional economic integration through stronger trade to foster growth across the Asia-Pacific that is centered on people

Policy priorities include 'Integration 4.0' or further trade liberalization, pursuing the potential of a 'digital society', strengthening the economic empowerment of women and small businesses, and fostering sustainable growth.


APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting (AELM), 17 November
Espacio Riesco
Guided by Chile's President Sebastian Pinera, Leaders will address emerging trade challenges and the future of cooperation between APEC economies.

APEC Economic Leaders' Gala Dinner and Cultural Performance, 16 November
Palacio de La Moneda
Leaders, in traditional host dress, will engage against the backdrop of Chile's awe-inspiring landscape.

APEC Leaders' Dialogue with APEC Business Advisory Council, 16 November
Espacio Riesco
Leaders will convene with representatives of the
APEC Business Advisory Councilto examine trade policy priorities and recommendations from the private sector.

APEC Leaders' Dialogue with the Pacific Alliance and MERCOSUR, 16 November
Espacio Riesco
APEC Leaders will meet their counterparts from the Pacific Alliance and MERCOSUR to address regional trade issues.

APEC CEO Summit, 14-16 November
Casa Piedra
A dialogue held in conjunction with the APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting and organized by the private sector featuring a large number of the region's leaders and top business executives.

APEC Ministerial Meeting (AMM),13-14 November
Espacio Riesco
Chile's Minister of Foreign Affairs Teodoro Ribera and Ministers from the region will seek consensus on news ways for advancing next generation trade and growth.

APEC Concluding Senior Officials' Meeting (CSOM), 11-12 November
Espacio Riesco
Led by Mathias Francke, 2018 Chair of
APEC Senior Officials, the meeting will finalize technical measures to advance regional economic integration that is inclusive and sustainable.

Key Media Events:
Opening speeches by the meeting chairs, news conferences and family photos for AELM, AMM and CSOM will be open to accredited media.

Parallel briefings, interview opportunities and other media activities will also be available.

Specific timing and venue details are forthcoming.

A video conference call with media outlets will be held on 25 October to describe the run-down of planned events at Leaders' Week and the efforts of the past year to deliver concrete outcomes related to Chile's four priorities. To receive more information about the media conference call, please fill in the online form here.



Registration and Visa Procedures:
Foreign and domestic media representatives wishing to cover meetings and events during the 2019 APEC Economic Leaders' Week, should register online and at this link:

Identification badges will be issued to accredited media representatives.

Inquiries pertaining to visas and entry procedures may be directed to:[email protected]


The IMC for Leaders' Week will be operational from 9-17 November 2019 and located at the Espacio Riesco Convention Center, Santiago-about 16 km from Arturo Merino Benitez International Airport.

A canteen at the IMC will offer complimentary dining to all accredited media and meeting delegates.

Rate Card:

The rate card for broadcast services at the International Media Center is forthcoming.

Broadcast services inquiries may be directed to: [email protected]


Information on designated accommodation, transportation and vehicle passes for media planning to cover the Leaders' Week will be made available soon.


Inquiries pertaining to media registration, accreditation and coverage arrangements may be directed to:

Ms. Aileen Cárcamo
Head International Media Center & Communications Advisor
APEC Chile 2019
Tel: +(56-9) 7957 8893
[email protected]

Max Sánchez
General Producer, International Media Center
APEC Chile 2019

Tel: +(56-9) 9741 4555
Email: [email protected]

Inquiries pertaining to the Pre-Leaders' Week media briefing may be directed to:
Ms. Dini Sari Djalal
Media Manager, APEC Secretariat
Email: [email protected]

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For further details, please contact:

Dini Sari Djalal +65 9137 3886 at [email protected]

Michael Chapnick +65 9647 4847 at [email protected]

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