Corrs Partner & CEO John W.H. Denton represented Corrs at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) USA 2011 Leaders’ Meeting, held in Honolulu, Hawaii from 8-13 November 2011.
As one of only three Prime Ministerial representatives on the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC), John was involved in key areas of the meeting including:
“The topics discussed during the Leaders’ Meeting was particularly relevant, given recent economic developments in Europe,” says John W.H. Denton. “The issues around trade and the development of regional trade agreements help to protect Australia and the Asia-Pacific region.”
APEC is a forum for 21 Pacific Rim countries that seeks to promote free trade and economic cooperation throughout the Asia-Pacific region. The annual APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting is attended by the heads of government of all APEC members.
Attendees of APEC USA 2011 included President of the United States, Barack Obama; Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard and Minister for Trade Dr Craig Emerson; the former Mayor of Chicago, Richard Daley; fellow ABAC Representatives, Lindsay Fox and Mark Johnson; and Executive Vice President (Head of Corporate Responsibility) Peter Scher and Managing Director & Chairman of Global Markets (China) Jing Ulrich from JPMorgan.
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