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Senior Officials’ Meeting 1 (SOM1)

SOM 1 Reception at Sunnylands

Under the theme “Creating a Resilient and Sustainable Future for All” the United States was proud to host the APEC First Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM1) in Palm Springs, California from February 14 to 28. More than 1,300 Senior Officials and delegates from APEC’s  21 member economies gathered in person to discuss substantive and cross-cutting issues for the Asia-Pacific region in more than 100 technical meetings, working groups, and workshops. Delegates also participated in site visits to gain an understanding of the breadth of work being done in the United States that aligns with this year’s APEC policy priorities of “interconnected, innovative, and inclusive.”

Senior Officials’ Meeting 2 (SOM2)

APEC Second Senior Officials Meeting

The United States successfully hosted the APEC Second Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM 2) and related meetings in the vibrant city of Detroit, Michigan from May 14-26. The meetings featured substantive discussions on U.S. APEC priorities and advanced U.S. economic leadership within the Asia-Pacific region and laid the foundation for continued cooperation and mutual understanding among APEC economies, aligned with this year’s theme of “Creating a Resilient and Sustainable Future for All.” 

May 26, 3:45pm PT: APEC SOM2: Ministers Responsible for Trade Meeting Day 2, Concluding Press Conference by U.S. Trade Representative Ambassador Katherine Tai – Detroit, MI

APEC SOM2: Ministers Responsible for Trade Meeting Day 2, Additional Remarks by U.S. Trade Representative Ambassador Katherine Tai – Detroit, MI

Senior Officials’ Meeting 3 (SOM3)

Small & Medium Enterprises Ministerial Meeting Chaired by U.S. Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade Marisa Lago  

August 21, 9:30 am PT: English |  Mandarin | Japanese | Korean | Vietnamese

Joint Session – High-Level Policy Dialogue on Women and the Economy and Small & Medium Enterprises Ministerial Meeting with U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues Dr. Geeta Rao Gupta and U.S. Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade Marisa Lago 

August 20, 2:30 pm PT: English |  Mandarin | Japanese | Korean | Vietnamese

Women and the Economy Forum Keynote Address & High-Level Policy Discussion on Women and the Economy  

  • Welcome Ceremony by Tribal Representatives  
  • Keynote Address by Assistant to the President and Director of the White House Gender Policy Council Jen Klein 

Keynote Address – August 20, 8:30 am PT: English

  • High Level Policy Dialogue Remarks by: 
    • Jen Klein, Assistant to the President and Director of the White House Gender Policy Council and WEF Chair 
    • Matt Murray, U.S. Senior Official for APEC 
    • Dr. Rebecca Fatima Sta Maria, Executive Director of the APEC Secretariat 
    • Gabby Costigan, ABAC Member, Australia; Group Managing Director, Business Development, BAE Systems Australia 
    • Chantelle Stratford, Acting First Assistant Secretary, Office for Women, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, Australia; PPWE Chair, Australia  

High-Level Policy Dialogue – August 20, 9:00 am PT: English |  Mandarin | Japanese | Korean | Vietnamese

Senior Officials Meeting

August 16: (English)

Energy Ministerial Meeting
SOM3 Food Security Ministers Meeting
FEMA Disaster Management Forum

Third APEC Senior Officials’ Meeting and Related Meetings

Seattle, WA | July 29- August 21

August 3: (English)

Ministerial Meetings

Spanning nearly three weeks, SOM 3 and related meetings will advance a broad array of economic priorities within the Asia-Pacific region including the following six ministerial meetings:

Digital Month Events

During the Third APEC Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM3) in Seattle, the United States is hosting a series of events and activities focused on digital innovation, technology, and entrepreneurship, called APEC Digital MonthBuilding a Digital Pacific for All.

APEC Economic Leaders’ Week

Ambassador Murray Previews APEC Economic Leaders’ Week in San Francisco

Saturday, November 11

Opening Remarks – Conclusion Senior Officials’ Meeting (CSOM)  

Monday, November 13

Opening Remarks – Finance Ministers’ Meeting (FMM)

Finance Ministers’ Chair, Secretary Yellen – Press Conference 

Tuesday, November 14

Dialogue with Indigenous Peoples Perspectives on Regional Trade 

Wednesday, November 15

Opening Remarks APEC Annual Ministers’ Meeting (AMM)  

Friday, November 17

All times are Pacific Times

11:00 AM: APEC Economic Leaders’ Retreat on Interconnectedness and Building Inclusive and Resilient Economies

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