Singapore hosted the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meetings from February to November 2009. The APEC 2009 meetings culminated in the 17th APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting (AELM), where Leaders of APEC's 21 member economies met from 14 to 15 November 2009.

Verztec is proud to have been appointed the Official APEC Translation Company for all conferences, workshops and meetings during APEC 2009 Singapore Year.

With Verztec’s team of professional translators, interpreters, and experienced project managers deployed to support the prestigious event, APEC Singapore 2009 focused in promoting economic growth, cooperation, trade and investment across the Asia-Pacific region as well as overcoming the economic crisis and positioning member economies for sustainable recovery in the post-crisis world.


About Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation

Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) is a forum for 21 Pacific Rim countries (formally Member Economies) that seeks to promote free trade and economic cooperation throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

It was established in 1989 in response to the growing interdependence of Asia-Pacific economies and the advent of regional trade blocs in other parts of the world; to fears that highly industrialized Japan (a member of G8) would come to dominate economic activity in the Asia-Pacific region; and to establish new markets for agricultural products and raw materials beyond Europe (where demand had been declining).

APEC works to raise living standards and education levels through sustainable economic growth and to foster a sense of community and an appreciation of shared interests among Asia-Pacific countries.

An annual APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting is attended by the heads of government of all APEC members except the Chinese Taipei (who is represented by a ministerial-level official).

The location of the meeting rotates annually among the member economies, and until 2011, a famous tradition involved the attending leaders dressing in a national costume of the host member.

For more information about APEC, please visit www.apec.org