Business opportunities - APEC 2021
APEC 2021 provides opportunities for New Zealand businesses to connect with international visitors, provide sponsorship, or supply goods and services for the event.
Hosting APEC provides unparalleled opportunities for business leaders to meet and engage in dialogue with APEC Economy Leaders, Ministers, and high-level government officials, through APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) and the CEO Summit.
The Government will be seeking sponsorship for the host year.
We intend to announce sponsorship opportunities in August 2019. Details will be published on this page.
Sponsorship will be in line with the APEC Secretariat sponsorship principles.
APEC 2021 includes opportunities for suppliers in the following areas:
- Providing vehicles
- Host broadcaster services for Leaders’ Week
- Audio visual services
- Parking facilities
- ICT services
- Communications and branding
- Translation services
- Venue fit-outs
How we choose suppliers
Our selection procedures follow the New Zealand Government Rules of Sourcing to ensure transparent, efficient, effective and fair use of public funds.
The Ministry sources suppliers through open tender opportunities, closed competitive tenders, supplier panels, including all-of-government panels, syndicated contracts and sole sourcing where appropriate.
See tender opportunities
We’ll post open tender opportunities on the Government Electronic Tenders Service (GETS) website (external link).
Email us at email@example.com if you have questions about supplying goods and services for APEC 2021.
To deliver economic integration that works for all we must also closely align business smarts with government action.
ABAC was created by the APEC Economic Leaders in November 1995 to provide advice on the implementation of the Osaka Action Agenda and on other specific business sector priorities. ABAC's role is also to respond when the various APEC fora request information about business-related issues or to provide the business perspective on specific areas of cooperation.
ABAC comprises up to three members of the private sector from each economy.
The combination of APEC and the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) is unique and business is more intrinsically integrated than in any other organisation including the G20 and the OECD. Many of APEC’s biggest and best ideas have come from ABAC.