APEC 2020

Dear Members,

We have been informed by MITI that in 2020 Malaysia will be the host for APEC. We have also been informed that the Malaysian APEC secretariat is looking for worthy proposals from Malaysia to organise some conferences that will involve Malaysian and APEC member economies participants. The project proposals need a long lead time as the approval process is complex and there are many stages, hence this rather early alert from us.

APEC 2020 PRIORITY AREAS ARE: -

ADVANCING REGIONAL ECONOMIC INTEGRATION
BUILDING AN INCLUSIVE APEC ECONOMIC COMMUNITY
DRIVING THE APEC DIGITAL FUTURE

The APEC Secretariat has informed us that there are themes that we could work on example:

BUILDING AN INCLUSIVE APEC ECONOMIC COMMUNITY

Transparency & Structural reforms
Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in Global Value Chain (GVC)
Youth empowerment
Women in economy
Sustainable development, environment, innovation, food security
Sharing economy
The above are broad areas and can be drilled down further.

Kindly indicate your interest in knowing more about this by replying YES to the email to NAWEM Secretariat at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. latest by 5th September.

We are looking at the possibility of arranging a discussion to provide more details to those who are interested.

The conference/s are expected to run in 2020 subject to the approval process and submission requirements being met.