APEC Discussion Series

Why APEC matters for PNG?

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

The event – themed ‘Why APEC matters for PNG?’ – was part of the APEC Discussion Series at the Precinct and included a keynote address from Carlos Kuriyama, Senior Analyst at the APEC Secretariat in Singapore.

Mr Kuriyama spoke on the benefits APEC brought to his home country Peru, where he was previously a government official at the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism and served as Chief Negotiator of the Peru-China FTA negotiation.

The event also included a panel discussion that featured Ken Waller, Executive Director of the APEC Business Advisory Council, and Lady Aivu Tauvasa, Deputy Chair of Nambawan Super, who took questions from the audience.