Philippines hosting First APEC Senior Officials’ Meeting in Clark, Subic

Clark and Subic Freeport Zones will be receiving senior officials from various countries starting January 26 for the First Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Senior Officials’ Meeting and Related Meetings (SOM1). Philippines is the host for APEC 2015.

SOM1 will be held with a series of more than thirty working group and committee-level meetings covering various topics such as Trade and Investment, Economic and Technical Cooperation, Anti-Corruption, Counter Terrorism, Competition Policy, Ocean and Fisheries, Customs, E-Commerce, Life Sciences, Health, Illegal Logging, and Services.

The series of working group and committee-level meetings held from January 26 to February 5 will culminate in the Senior Officials’ Meeting to be held on 06 to 07 February 2015 in Fontana Leisure Park, Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga – DFA says in a news release.

The Philippine government is currently preparing for the biggest international event this year to be held on November, the APEC Leaders’ Summit. Leaders of 21 member economies are expected to attend.