News Conference on Senior Official Meeting, Preview of Ministerials

News Conference on Senior Official Meeting,

Preview of Ministerials


Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam, 28 August 2017 Senior Officials from the 21 APEC member economies will convene in Ho Chi Minh City on 29-30 August to advance new measures for enabling freer trade and more sustainable, inclusive growth among them.

APEC Senior Officials’ Chair Ambassador Bui Thanh Son will hold a news conference on 30 August, after the meeting concludes, to discuss the outcomes. The news conference will also feature APEC Secretariat Executive Director Dr Alan Bollard and APEC Business Advisory Council Chair Hoang Van Dung.

The news conference will additionally preview the APEC minister-level meetings to be held in Viet Nam, Korea and Papua New Guinea over the next two months.


What: News conference on 3rd APEC Senior Officials’ Meeting in Ho Chi Minh City (SOM3), forthcoming APEC minister-level meetings

Topics will include:

  • Outcomes of SOM3, regional implications and next steps
  • Preview APEC sectoral minister meetings:
    • Small and Medium Enterprise Ministerial Meeting, Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam
    • High-level Policy Dialogue on Women and the Economy, Hue, Viet Nam
    • Transportation Ministerial Meeting, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
    • Finance Ministers’ Meeting, Hoi An, Viet Nam
    • Ministers Responsible for Forestry Meeting, Seoul, Korea
  • Question and answer session

When: Wednesday afternoon (16:15-17:00), 30 August 2017—after SOM3 concludes

Where: Caravelle Hotel, Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam

Access: Open to all media and delegates accredited for SOM3.

Language: The proceedings will be in English and Vietnamese, with simultaneous interpretation.

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Michael Chapnick +65 9647 4847 at

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