Suntec Singapore International Convention &
Exhibition Centre, one of Asia’s leading convention and exhibition
centres, will be the main meeting venue for APEC 2009 Leaders’
The Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation, or APEC,
is the premier forum for facilitating economic growth,
cooperation, trade and investment in the Asia Pacific region.
Since its inception in 1989, APEC has worked to reduce tariffs and
other trade barriers across the Asia Pacific region, creating
efficient domestic economies and dramatically increasing
APEC was established in 1989 to further enhance
economic growth and prosperity for the region and to strengthen
the Asia Pacific community. It has 21 members - referred to
as "Member Economies" - which account for approximately 41% of
the world's population, approximately 55% of world GDP and
about 49% of world trade.
APEC's 21 Member Economies are
Australia; Brunei Darussalam; Canada; Chile; People's Republic
of China; Hong Kong, China; Indonesia; Japan; Republic of Korea;
Malaysia; Mexico; New Zealand; Papua New Guinea; Peru; The
Republic of the Philippines; The Russian Federation; Singapore;
Chinese Taipei; Thailand; United States of America; Vietnam.
“Suntec Singapore is proud to be a lead partner for APEC 2009.
This is truly a landmark event and we are honoured to be
hosting APEC at our venue,” said Pieter Idenburg, Chief
Executive Officer of Suntec Singapore. “Our ability to host a
series of high profile governmental events makes Suntec
Singapore an undisputed market leader in Singapore. This event
showcases not just Suntec Singapore's capabilities, but the
nation’s foresight and leadership in the convention and exhibition
Since its inception in 1995 and
following the success of the 2006 Annual Meetings of the IMF
and World Bank Group in 2006, Suntec Singapore has hosted several high
profile events such as the World Trade Organisation Ministerial
Conference in 1996 and the World Economic Forum in 1998 to
SIBOS (SWIFT international banking operations seminar) in 2003.
A versatile and flexible space spanning over 100,000
square metres, the venue has received a host of accolades and
awards and has been recognised as one of the leading convention
centres in Asia.
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