Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PECC)
The Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PECC) is a unique partnership of academic, business and government representatives from 25 Pacific Rim economies seeking closer economic cooperation in the region. PECC’s tripartite approach is applied to a variety of policy research projects on such issues as trade policy, financial markets development, energy, and sustainable cities. PECC has official observer status within the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum and is involved in a number of research activities on behalf of the regional grouping.
Canada participates in PECC through the Canadian Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation (CANCPEC), which is administered by the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada. The chair of CANCPEC is Donald Campbell, a senior strategy advisor to the Vancouver-based law firm Davis LLP, and the vice-Chair is Hugh Stephens, Principal, Trans-Pacific Connections.
PECC’s flagship annual publication, the State of the Region, includes economic forecasts from PECC member economies, as well as information and analysis on a cross-cutting themes of relevance to the region. The Canadian Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation (CANCPEC) at the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada is responsible for the activities of the State of the Region forecast group and manages the production of its annual publication.
For more information visit PECC’s international website at: www.pecc.org
- CANCPEC welcomes Hugh Stephens, Principal, Trans-Pacific Connections, to the position of CANCPEC Vice-Chair.
- 2011 State of the Region Report (SOTR) was released in Washington D.C on September 27. The 2011 SOTR includes results from the annual survey of Asia Pacific opinion leaders and an updated version of the Economic Integration Index.
- Dr. Hadi Soesastro Passes Away
Dr Hadi Soesastro, a founding member of the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PECC), Executive Director of INCPEC and International Chair of the Pacific Trade and Development (PAFTAD) Steering Committee passed away on May 4, 2010. Dr. Hadi was one of the intellectual founders of regionalism in Southeast Asia and the broader Asia Pacific. The impact his work had on ASEAN, APEC and PECC is immeasurable, not only because he was respected by decision-makers he worked with throughout the region but because of the generation of leaders he inspired and will continue to inspire through his writing. The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, its President and CEO Yuen Pau Woo and Distinguished Fellow Don Campbell express their deepest condolences to Dr. Hadi’s family for their loss.
PECC has posted a tribute and created a blog for readers to post comments on Dr Hadi’s passing. The blog can be accessed at http://www.pecc.org/blog.