The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum national organizing committee confirmed Iloilo City is hosting of two APEC Ministerial Meetings this 2015.The Ministerial Meeting for Small and Medium Enterprises is scheduled on Sept. 21-25, 2015. It will gather more than 1,000 participants from 21 Asian countries and the Pacific Rim.
Another Ministerial Meeting will be held on Sept. 28 until Oct. 6, 2015 for Food Security and the Blue Economy. More than seven hundred international delegates are expected to attend.
The national organizing committee is also considering the city as host for the APEC Disaster Risk Management meeting this coming September.
Philippines is the host of APEC 2015. Biggest APEC event, the APEC Leaders’ Summit will be on November 2015 where state leaders of 21 member economies will attend.