The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) CEO Summit 2023, held at the Moscone West Convention Center in San Francisco from November 14-16, served as a pivotal platform for business and government leaders to address pressing global challenges and chart a course for a sustainable and inclusive future. The summit brought together CEOs, entrepreneurs, thought leaders, and key stakeholders from across the world and the Asia-Pacific to engage in robust discussions on economic opportunities, environmental sustainability, social inclusion, and technological advancements. With the theme “Creating Economic Opportunity,” the summit focused on harnessing the collective power of the Asia-Pacific region to foster inclusive growth and prosperity. The event featured a series of high-level dialogues, fireside chats, and keynote addresses, providing a platform for diverse perspectives and expertise.
The APEC CEO Summit 2023 brought together renowned economists and policymakers to discuss the state of the global economy. Participants explored strategies to navigate through current uncertainties and promote sustainable growth. Leaders from governments, business, and academia engaged in discussions on integrating sustainability into business practices and fostering a green economy. They emphasized the need to address environmental challenges while also ensuring economic prosperity.
The summit highlighted the importance of inclusive growth, addressing issues of equity and ensuring that the benefits of economic progress are shared by all. Panellists explored strategies for building resilience in the face of disruptions and crises. They emphasized the need for collaboration and adaptability, noting that effective risk management and contingency planning are essential for navigating through challenging times.
The summit showcased the transformative power of innovation, discussing how technological advancements can drive economic growth and solve global challenges. Participants highlighted the potential of emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, robotics, and renewable energy to transform industries and improve lives. Experts and industry leaders discussed the ethical considerations, societal impacts, and potential benefits of artificial intelligence. They emphasized the need for responsible development and deployment of AI technologies, ensuring that they are used to benefit society and not cause harm.
CEOs from leading global companies shared their insights on critical topics such as climate change, artificial intelligence, and the future of work. They emphasized the need for businesses to adopt sustainable practices, leverage technological advancements responsibly, and adapt to the changing nature of work.
Presidents and Prime Ministers from APEC member economies shared their perspectives on the region’s priorities and aspirations for a shared future. They discussed the need for regional cooperation, trade liberalization, and investment in infrastructure to achieve sustainable and inclusive growth. U.S. government officials highlighted opportunities for investment and collaboration in the United States. They presented initiatives to attract foreign investment, promote innovation, and strengthen economic ties with APEC member economies.
Lostisland networked with a diverse range of participants, including business leaders, government officials, and other stakeholders. These interactions provided valuable opportunities to forge connections, exchange insights, explore potential collaborations, and expand Lostisland’s network of influence, laying the groundwork for future collaborations. Lostisland was represented at the APEC CEO Summit by the Honorary Consul to Nigeria, Professor Aniebiet Inyang Ntui.