The Third APEC Senior Officials Meeting and Related Meetings (SOM 3) will take place in San Francisco, California, September 11-26, 2011, in preparation for the APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting in Honolulu in November. Meetings at SOM 3 will focus on further promoting regional economic integration, developing green growth throughout the member economies, and encouraging regional cooperation and convergence.
In addition to the Senior Officials Meeting, Energy and Transportation Ministers will be meeting jointly, followed by a Transportation Ministerial meeting. The Women and the Economy Summit—a new APEC forum to foster women's economic empowerment—will feature a keynote by Secretary Clinton, in addition to a multitude of other high-profile speakers from government and the private sector.
The Secure Trade in the APEC Region (STAR) Conference will gather representatives from government, the private sector, and academia to discuss initiatives for securing trade and securing travel throughout the region. The High-Level Health Systems meeting and the High-Level Innovation, Trade, and Technology meeting will both feature Minister-level participation.
It is hoped that the events at SOM 3 will build upon an already-successful U.S. host year and continue to contribute to the robust set of recommendations Senior Officials will put forth to Leaders in Honolulu.
Energy-Transport Ministerial Conference – September 13
· Agenda: Public-private dialogue on moving APEC toward an energy efficient, low-carbon sustainable transport future.
Transportation Ministerial Meeting – September 14
Women and the Economy Summit (WES) – September 13-16
Secure Trade in the APEC Region Conference (STAR) – September 15-16
High-Level Health Systems Innovation Meeting 2011 – September 16-17
High-Level Conference on Innovation, Trade, and Technology – September 19-20
Senior Disaster Management Officials Forum (SDMOF) – September 21-23
Third Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM3) – September 25-26