The first meeting of the APEC Business Advisory Council for this year took place in Atlanta, Georgia (USA) from 1 to 4 March 2019. ABAC New Zealand members Katherine Rich, Phil O’Reilly, Tenby Powell attended, with staffer Stephanie Honey in support.
In her valedictory blog as she prepares to step down from her term on the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC), ABAC NZ member Katherine Rich [read more…]
21 APEC economies gather this week in Papua New Guinea but overhanging the Asia-Pacific meeting is the spectre of trade war and rising protectionism.
Luke Sweeney talks about volunteering at the ABAC meeting in Auckland and why it’s important for young people to be involved in trade and understanding trade issues for the future.
David Toua speaks about key issues for the Pacific, including Papua New Guinea and shared issues of importance across the Asia-Pacific region regarding inclusive growth and using digital technology to engage more people in the economy.
There are several challenges facing APEC businesses. In the booming digital economy, Mr Motomu Takahashi talks about protecting the free flow of data across borders to ensure SME businesses can enter the global economy and see success.
Mr Motomu Takahashi talks about the strenuous work to complete the CPTPP and it’s positive impact for future generations, particular through unwavering commitment to integrated regional economies, in which NZ has played a leading role.
Ms Abdul Haadi Hafimi speaks from her experience as a SME owner about the challenges of accessing the market and the importance of enabling women to get involved in business and economic growth through choice.
Allan Bollard talks about the CPTPP and the real benefits to having integrated regional economies in the Asia-Pacific and the need to ensure the emerging digital economy works for SMEs throughout Asia-Pacific.
ABAC (APEC Business Advisory Council) met in Auckland for four days in February 2018. Hosted by Business NZ with support from Tradeworks, it marks the [read more…]