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A Discussion with APEC Executive Director, Dr Rebecca Sta Maria

  • 03 May 2019
  • APEC Secretariat
    35 Heng Mui Keng Terrace
    Singapore 119616

  • 10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • Nil

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FCA members are invited to meet with APEC Executive Director, Dr Rebecca Sta Maria. In January 2019, Dr Rebecca Sta Maria began her three-year tenure as the Executive Director of the APEC Secretariat based in Singapore, which serves as the advisory body, implementation arm and custodian of institutional memory for the 21 member economies that make up the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation.

Join Dr Sta Maria in an informal discussion of the year ahead for APEC, hosted this year by Chile, South America’s most stable and prosperous economy – thanks in part due to the strength of its Asia-facing trade.

The discussion will be held a week ahead of the APEC Senior Officials Meetings in Chile and subsequent Trade Ministers meetings on May 17-18, in Vina del Mar, Chile.

Dr Sta Maria, who served as Secretary-General of the Malaysian Ministry of International Trade and Investment from 2012 to 2016, is a renowned trade negotiator who often led negotiations for bilateral and regional free trade agreements, such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership.

In the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Dr Sta Maria chaired the body that drafted the ASEAN Economic Community 2015 Blueprint as well as the ASEAN Economic Community 2025 Blueprint.

Dr Sta Maria is the first woman executive director of the APEC Secretariat.

Light refreshments will be served.

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