APEC in Hawaii
The leaders of 21 APEC economies will be meeting in Hawai’i in November 2011. Thousands of international government officials, corporate executives, and media will visit Honolulu for the weeklong APEC meetings taking place November 6-13, 2011. This provides a unique and unprecedented opportunity to showcase Hawai’i’s rich cultural heritage, hospitality, and international excellence.
APEC was formed in 1989 to capitalize on the growing interdependence of Asia-Pacific economies. By promoting market liberalization, facilitation, and economic and technical cooperation, it intends to create a sound environment for long-term sustainable economic development and shared prosperity for all members.
Source: APEC at 20: Recall, Reflection, and Remake by Kesavapany, K and Lim, H.
The member economies of APEC are: