WHAT ARE THE IMPLICATIONS OF HOSTING APEC CHILE 2019?
Chile will host the forum for the second time since formally joining APEC (the first time was in 2004). Nearly 20,000 people are expected to participate in approximately 200 meetings (ministerial, senior officials, working groups and workshops, business, closing with the Economic Leaders’ Meeting) and the different activities involved in hosting APEC Chile 2019.
Thus, Chile is working hard on the thematic and logistical planning needed to fulfill the commitment it made in September 2012 and which was approved in the 2013 Leaders’ Declaration.
Hosting APEC for a year is a unique opportunity to showcase Chile’s cultural, social and geographic wealth to all the APEC member economies and to set the major priorities and deliverables for the 2019 forum.