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The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) is the regional development arm of the United Nations for the Asia-Pacific region.

ESCAP is also the executive organizer of the Asia-Pacific Business Forum (APBF) 2013 and as such hereby thanks all the participants of the Asia-Pacific Business Forum for their attendance and for making the tenth anniversary session a true success!

A selection of photographs of the event is already available online. Please follow the link below to access the pictures.

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  • APBF 2013

— Connecting the Pacific with Asia —

Where — This year, APBF 2013 is scheduled to be held in Bangkok, Thailand at the United Nations Conference Center.

When — 25 - 26 November 2013 (please note that the Sixth Meeting of the ESCAP Business Advisory Council Meeting is a closed session by invitation only).

Who — APBF participants consist of business, government, academic, civil society and other key stakeholder from across the Asia-Pacific.

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  • About APBF

The Asia-Pacific Business Forum (APBF) is the first and only regional multi-stakeholder business forum organized by the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP). With its 53 Member States plus 9 Associate Members, ranging from least developed and Pacific Island countries, to countries with emerging markets, the ESCAP secretariat and ESCAP's Business Advisory Council are the driving forces behind APBF.

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  • An outstanding roster of speakers
  • Five reasons to attend
  1. Contribute to action oriented regional dialogue on business opportunities and challenges in Asia and the Pacific.

  2. Be the first to know the future direction of the region's business sector

  3. Identify public-private opportunities which enhance regional connectivity

  4. Network with key business, government and civil society leaders from the Asia-Pacific region

  5. Identify mechanisms which positively affect the ease of doing business

Speakers

APBF 2013 has attracted a diverse roster of outstanding business leaders as well as political leaders. These high-level speakers and many others are sure to make APBF 2013 a truly significant event.

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All the presentations given by the APBF 2013 speakers are now available online.
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