Supporting transpacific organizations that convene business, government, and academic stakeholders

The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada is the designated center and secretariat for four transpacific organizations that bring together, in different combinations, government, business, and academia. These are the Asia Business Leaders Advisory Council (ABLAC), the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Business Advisory Council (ABAC), the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PECC), and the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Study Center (APEC Study Center.)


The Asia Business Leaders Advisory Council (ABLAC) comprises a high-level group of Asian and Canadian business leaders convened annually by APF Canada to identify and articulate opportunities for improved Canadian-Asian business engagement. Launched in 2016, ABLAC has already established a critical forum to catalyze dialogue and action.


APF Canada serves as the secretariat for Canada's ABAC members, providing research, analysis, and administrative support. This private sector body presents recommendations to APEC Leaders in an annual dialogue and advises APEC officials on business sector priorities and concerns. ABAC meets four times per year, and ABAC representatives also attend Senior Officials' Meetings, the Annual Ministerial Meeting, and the sectoral Ministerial Meetings.


PECC is a unique tripartite partnership of senior individuals from business and industry, government, academic and other intellectual circles. All participate in their private capacity and discuss freely on current, practical policy issues of the Asia Pacific region.

APEC Study Center of Canada

The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada serves as Canada's designated APEC Study Center. Universities and research institutes around the APEC region host APEC Study Centers (ASCs). Today you can find more than 50 APEC Study Centers (ASCs) in 20 of the 21 APEC member economies.

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