APEC Discussion Series

Hosted by the PNG APEC Secretariat and the Pacific Leadership and Governance Precinct, this series of public discussions during Papua New Guinea’s 2018 APEC host year will explore topical APEC themes and policy issues pertinent to Papua New Guinea and the Pacific. Each event aims to build public engagement with APEC and increase awareness of the discussions taking place in Papua New Guinea throughout 2018.

APEC is the premier economic forum in the Asia-Pacific established in 1989 to with the goal of promoting free and open trade and advancing sustainable economic growth in the Asia-Pacific. As the 2018 APEC host, Papua New Guinea will hold approximately 200 meetings with up to 15,000 delegates expected and will include global business and government leaders, policy and technical experts and academics.

The Pacific Leadership and Governance Precinct is a partnership between Papua New Guinea and Australia to support the development of ethical, capable leaders. It fosters discussion and debate on how to improve governance and service delivery at national, provincial and district levels, encouraging values-based decision making in the Papua New Guinea public service.

The venue for the series is the New Lecture Theatre at the University of Papua New Guinea, a core partner of the Precinct and a historic home for discussions on topics of national importance.

  • 24 May event

    The Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Discussion series has given Papua New Guineans unprecedented access to visiting APEC and international trade experts.

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  • 22 July event

    Papua New Guineans joined local and international APEC experts yesterday for a dialogue on the importance of hosting the region’s premier economic forum.

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  • 7 August event

    The Papua New Guinea public had their say on APEC Food Security at the third event of the APEC Discussion Series at the Precinct, which was themed ‘Growing the nation: Agriculture, Inclusive Growth and Regional Opportunities’.

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  • 15 August event

    Technology has potential to transform primary health care in Papua New Guinea according to local and international experts at a public discussion held during APEC Health Security Week.

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  • 22 August event

    The APEC Discussion Series at the Precinct continued for the third week in a row with a high-level and robust discussion on ‘Sustainable Investment in Mining: Lessons for PNG from APEC’.

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  • 5 September event

    The APEC Discussion Series at the Precinct continues on Wednesday 5 September with an event themed ‘Women in Leadership’.

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