Asia-Pacific CEO Association Canada (APCEO Canada) is the Canadian chapter of the Asia-Pacific CEO Association Worldwide, a well established, internationally renowned and respected organization for global leaders, politicians, policy & decision makers, industrialists, corporate & financial leaders, CEOs, senior management and owners of businesses, and professionals who are actively engaged & involved in, or have interest in, the dynamic Asia-Pacific region.
As a not-for-profit organization, the mandate of APCEO Canada is to provide a meaningful and results-oriented forum for policy and decision makers, industry, business & financial leaders, CEOs and senior management of corporations in Canada to foster bilateral and multilateral dialogue, trade, business development, educational exchange and tourism between Canada & the Asia-Pacific region. Through APCEO Worldwide and its global network of members and contacts, APCEO Canada facilitates networking, professional introductions and the exchange of business information and ideas, for its members, with the aim of initiating, developing, expanding & promoting bilateral & multilateral collaboration, trade, business & cooperation across the Asia-Pacific region.
To this end, APCEO Canada shall monitor Canada-Asia-Pacific trade and investment policies, at all levels of government and lobby and recommend these public institutions & civil society organizations to pursue & promote more pragmatic, proactive, effective and beneficial bilateral Asia-Pacific trade and investment strategies & policies, to the benefit of all Canadians.
The highlight of APCEO Canada’s activities, for our members, is the annual APCEO World Summit, held in China every year which brings together thousands of global leaders, policy & decision makers, corporate and industry leaders, CEOs, business and corporate executives and a host of international goods & services industry exhibitors & buyers at a single venue and provides innumerable opportunities for members to effectively network, source products, make contacts and create joint-ventures and assess business and investment opportunities.
Asia-Pacific CEO Association, Worldwide is a global economic cooperation organization, with global headquarters in Beijing, China, that is dedicated to promoting international economic trade, investment, communication and cooperation with the Asia-Pacific region. Its founding fathers were CEOs representing 60 public companies, from Hong Kong and the USA. They recognized the emergence of the Asia-Pacific region as a global economic power house & consequently the potential trade & investment opportunities in China & the rest of S.E. Asia. Accordingly to harness & capitalize on this, APCEO Worldwide was formed in 1992 with offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Taiwan Hangzhou, Hong Kong, Australia, Japan, Canada and USA.
With co-headquarters in the U.S., China, Australia, Canada & France, APCEO is directed by respected international political figures, leading corporate and industry leaders and renowned economists, APCEO is composed of CEO’s from Fortune 500 and Forbes Global 2000 enterprises as well as other important international corporations and international investment organizations. Members include former German chancellor, Gerhard Schroeder, former Australian Prime Minister Bob Hawke, former Prime Minister of France, Dominique de Villepin, former Chairman of the U.S. House of representatives committee on Foreign Affairs Benjamin Gilman, Howell of Guildford, Deputy Leader of the opposition in the House of Lords, UK, Warren E. Buffett and Ross Perot.
The current Chairman of APCEO Worldwide is the Honorable Dominique de Villepin, former Prime Minister of France while the former Chairman is the Honorable Robert J.L. Hawke, former Prime Minister of Australia. The current President is Benjamin A. Gilman, Former Chairman of the U.S. Senate, House International Relations Committee.