Finance Ministers from APEC member economies, which account for half of global trade and 60 per cent of world GDP, will assess the Asia-Pacific and global economic and financial outlook. It will set the stage for their launch of new joint actions for securing regional trade and growth.
The agenda priorities will include addressing financing access gaps; infrastructure investment; corporate income taxes across borders; and disaster risk financing and insurance amid the increasing frequency and intensity of natural hazards due to climate change.
•APEC FINANCE MINISTERS’ MEETING (FMM): 21 OCTOBER 2017
•APEC FINANCE MINISTERS’ RETREAT: 20 OCTOBER 2017
•APEC Finance and Central Bank Deputies’ Meeting (FCBDM): 20 October 2017
•APEC Senior Finance Officials’ Meeting (SFOM): 19 October 2017
Where: Meeting venues to be confirmed by Viet Nam
DEADLINE FOR ONLINE MEDIA REGISTRATION: 9 OCTOBER 2017
Introductory remarks during FMM; the “family photo” of Finance Ministers; and a post-meeting news conference will be open to accredited journalists.
Introductory remarks during related meetings will also be open to accredited journalists. Interview and photo opportunities will be available in conjunction with the meetings.
Note on media access:
All media representatives must be accredited and wear their identification badge to gain access to the meeting venue, facilities and specified events open to media.
Passport and visa requirements:
Media representatives coming from overseas are required to possess a passport or other applicable travel documents valid at least 6 months with press visas upon entry to Viet Nam.
Media representatives from economies that do not have visa exemption agreements with Viet Nam are advised to contact their respective Viet Nam Embassy/Consulate to apply/pick up an entry visa to Viet Nam.