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A Challenge and an Opportunity for Chile

Chile will once again host the more than 200 APEC 2019 Forum meetings, which include working group meetings, workshops, committees of High Representative (SOM), Ministerial, Academic, Business meetings to finish in November with the Leaders Summit.

Being a host economy allows Chile to propose the priorities and deliverables that will guide the work of the main Asia-Pacific Economic Forum throughout the year.

The realization of an APEC year provides a unique opportunity to show the cultural, social and geographic wealth of the country to all the Forum members, considering that it will generate the visit of more than 15,000 representatives of member economies, observers, businessmen, and international press.

To the above, it is added the political and economic importance of hosting a Leaders Summit, in which world powers such as China and the United States participate, as well as Russia, Japan, Korea, Australia, and Canada, together with our Latin American partners Mexico and Peru, among other economies.