PM Lee to take part in Bali CEO Summit

PM Lee to take part in Bali CEO Summit

The leaders of at least 15 Pacific Rim countries, including Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, are scheduled to speak at the upcoming Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) CEO Summit in Bali in a fortnight's time.

The three-day event, billed as "Asia-Pacific's premier business event", will take place on the Indonesian resort island on Oct 5-7 as part of the annual Apec Summit.

Indonesia holds the rotating chairmanship of the 21-member bloc, which accounts for about 55 per cent of the world's gross domestic product (GDP) and some 44 per cent of global trade.

Singapore is one of the 12 founding members of Apec, which was established in 1989.

While most of the world's attention will be on the Leaders' Summit taking place on Oct 7 and 8, the by-invitation- only CEO Summit has taken on a life of its own as a major pow-wow that brings the world's top corporate figures, policymakers and heads of state and government under one roof.

This year, more than 1,200 global CEOs and business and thought leaders will convene under the summit's theme, "Towards Resilience and Growth: Reshaping Priorities for the Global Economy".

According to the latest programme released last Tuesday, some 15 Apec leaders will speak at various sessions held at the Bali International Convention Centre in Nusa Dua, an enclave in south-eastern Bali.

Singapore's PM Lee is listed as one of the dialogue participants for a session on Oct 6, titled "The State of the World: A Strategic Assessment".

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