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Consuls General Panel on APEC, ASEAN and US Partnerships

    (May 5, 2023) The University of San Francisco’s Center for Business Studies and Innovation in Asia-Pacific (CBSI) hosted a lively and informative discussion among ASEAN consuls general on the University’s Hilltop campus. Pictured from from left to right, former US Ambassador to the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum Larry Greenwood moderated a panel of distinguished ASEAN diplomats that included Consul General Hoang Anh Tuan of Vietnam, Consul General William Chik of Singapore, Consul General Anil Fahriza Adenan of Malaysia, and Consul General Neil Frank R. Ferrer of the Philippines. They were warmly welcomed to campus by University of San Francisco President Paul J. Fitzgerald, S.J. and CBSI Executive Director  Xiaohua Yang, PhD.

    In November 2023, San Francisco will host the APEC Economic Leaders and CEO Summit, an  important annual gathering of heads of state, policy makers and business leaders. Focused on creating economic opportunity, the APEC Summit will bring CEOs, entrepreneurs, thought leaders and other stakeholders together with the most senior political leaders from throughout the Asia-Pacific region for two days of dialogue on global opportunities and challenges shaping economic, environmental, and societal trends in the region. Chinese President Xi Jinping and US President Joe Biden are among the many world leaders expected to attend.

    The consuls general spoke of the vital importance of Asia-Pacific partnerships; shared goals of creating a more open, resilient, sustainable, and peaceful future; and issues of central importance to the region such as climate change and economic inclusion. The panel discussion was one of many events CBSI will present in advance of the APEC Summit.

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