The APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) is an independent high-level group of business people who advise the economic leaders of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) on priority issues for business in the region.

 

NZIBF provides advice and support to New Zealand’s three ABAC members and the Executive Director serves as Alternate Member. On these pages you can find out more about how ABAC works, about New Zealand’s ABAC team and the priorities we pursued when we chaired ABAC in 2021, as well as our current work programme.  We’re keen to hear from you !

Introducing the ABAC team

How ABAC works

Key Documents

ABAC Themes and Priorities

Links

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A YEAR FOR RECONNECTING

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Executive Director Stephen Jacobi offers his annual end of year round up. Amidst some challenging times, he reports some light in the tunnel.

NZ Herald: Time to lift our game in India

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Following his recent visit to India our Executive Director Stephen Jacobi penned this article advocating a more strategic approach to the further development of the relationship. The article was published by the NZ Herald on 9 December.

APEC Rolls out Priorities for 2023

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Aiming to provide tailwinds for member economies to strengthen recovery and resilience, as well as advance broad-based economic growth, the United States rolled out its theme and priorities for when it hosts APEC in 2023.

NZIBF 2022 Chair Report

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2022 CHAIR’S REPORT I am pleased to present my second report on the activities and achievements of the NZ International Business Forum (NZIBF) for 2022-23, our fifteenth year of operations.  At the outset I would like to thank Members for...

NZ BUSINESS LEADERS AT APEC 2022

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New Zealand business will be represented at the APEC Leaders’ Week in Bangkok, commencing 13 November, by members of the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC).

Submission to MPI on Modernising Our Export Assurances Systems: Legislative Options

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Export New Zealand (ExportNZ) and the New Zealand International Business Forum (NZIBF) welcome the opportunity to comment on the Ministry for Primary Industries’ (MPI) Modernising Our Export Assurance Systems: Legislative Options Consultation Document.