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MANILA, Philippines – Here is an overview of the major official events for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) 2015 summit in Manila.
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MONDAY, November 16
Monday, November 16, marks the start of the most important week in the APEC calendar. Two big meetings start on Monday: the APEC Ministerial Meeting, and the APEC CEO Summit.
1:30 pm: APEC Ministerial Meeting, Marriott Hotel
3:30 pm: APEC CEO Summit, Makati Shangri-La | The CEO Summit opens on this day. Expected to speak at the CEO Summit on this day are President Aquino, Chilean President Michelle Bachelet, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, and Vincent Siew, representative of Chinese Taipei’s economic leader.
All Day: State Visit, HE Michelle Bachelet, President of Chile | Alongside the APEC events, Chilean President Bachelet will also be welcomed in Malacañang for a state visit.
TUESDAY, November 17
APEC Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) Summit, Green Sun Makati | The APEC SME Summit opens on this day. President Aquino is expected to deliver the keynote address.
APEC CEO Summit | The APEC CEO Summit continues on this day.
At the CEO conference, Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O’Neill, Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang, New Zealand Prime Minister John Key, and Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying are expected to speak.
Among the business leaders expected to attend are Uber’s David Plouffe, AirAsia’s Tony Fernandes, Rappler’s Maria Ressa, and Ayala Corporation’s Jaime Augusto Zobel De Ayala.
WEDNESDAY, November 18
APEC CEO Summit | The APEC CEO Summit concludes on Wednesday. Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, Indonesian Vice President Jusuf Kalla, Chinese President Xi Jinping, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, and US President Barack Obama are scheduled to speak. Alibaba’s Jack Ma is also on the list of speakers.
APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting (AELM) | In the afternoon, the official APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting (AELM) will get underway, with events at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) in the afternoon.
The leaders will have a session with the APEC Business Advisory Council, and then the members of the Pacific Alliance will have an informal conversation.
APEC Welcome Reception | In the evening, President Aquino will welcome the economic leaders to a dinner at the Mall of Asia Arena.
THURSDAY, November 19
APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting (AELM) | The highlight of the week: the leaders of the 21 member economies of APEC meet at the PICC. Their spouses will have a separate program in Intramuros.
In the afternoon, most leaders will start departing, either heading home or to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, for the ASEAN Summit. – Rappler.com