The Australian APEC Study Centre is a leading capacity building institution in the Asia Pacific region.
Specialising in strengthening capacities of policy makers and regulators in furthering APEC’s trade, investment, structural reform and regional integration objectives through both training programs and regional policy forums, dialogues and symposiums.
Well over a thousand senior and mid-level officials from across the Asia Pacific region have participated in our training programs since the Centre was established. Our forums and policy dialogues have involved leaders from APEC economies, business and international agencies. The Centre’s scope is broad and varied. It incorporates the following areas:
- Trade and investment liberalisation
- Trade and investment in services
- Public private partnerships in infrastructure
- Sustainable urban development
- Infrastructure financing and managing risk
- Structural reform and economic integration
- The region’s financial systems and enhancement of supervisory and regulatory capacities in banking, insurance (general and life), pensions, funds and asset management
- Pension system supervision and reform
- Agricultural systems reforms and food security
- Risk management and governance in financial sectors
- Supply chain and logistics
- Financial inclusion
The Australian APEC Study Centre also hosts public events including its annual lecture. The Australian APEC Study Centre Lecture has been delivered by an illustrious list of speakers in the past including Alexander Downer, David Murray AO, Craig Emerson, and the Hon Julie Bishop MP.
Asia-Pacific Financial Forum (APFF)
The APFF is one of the key initiatives of ABAC that aims to promote private-public dialogue in order to promote regional financial market development and connectivity in the Asia Pacific.View project Asia-Pacific Financial Forum (APFF)
Asia-Pacific Infrastructure Partnership
APIP was established as a regional structure to initiate dialogues within APEC economies between governments, business, multilateral development banks and academics on complex infrastructure matters.Read more Asia-Pacific Infrastructure Partnership
Australia-China Council Taiwan Project
In 2013 the APEC Study Centre undertook a research project aimed at identifying opportunities for Australian businesses to enhance Australia’s trade and investment relationship with Taiwan and China.Read more Australia-China Council Taiwan Project
Enhancing the Investment Environment in APEC and ASEAN
In 2013 the APEC Study Centre undertook a research project aimed at identifying opportunities for Australian businesses to enhance Australia’s trade and investment relationship with Taiwan and China.Read more Enhancing the Investment Environment in APEC and ASEAN
Facilitating Trade and Investment in Services
The Centre has been working with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) since 2010 on the STAR database and in delivering policy symposiums on good regulatory practices in Services.Read more Facilitating Trade and Investment in Services
Infrastructure PPPs and Sustainable Urban Development in APEC and South Asia
Investment in infrastructure plays a critical role in promoting economic growth and development.Read more Infrastructure PPPs and Sustainable Urban Development in APEC and South Asia
Investment Climates for Global Value Chains
This program aimed to assist businesses working in South-East Asia by enhancing the stability and transparency of regulatory investment environments of regional economies.View project Investment Climates for Global Value Chains
Urban Infrastructure Network
The purpose of the UIN is to develop a guide for governments to assist them in managing the varied and complex challenges of enhancing and building sustainable cities.View project Urban Infrastructure Network
Past training programs
Visit the APEC repository for a full list of past training program reports.
Past conferences and dialogues
Visit the APEC repository for a full list of past conferences, lectures, symposiums and dialogues.