APEC Business Advisory Council

What is the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC)?

ABAC is a leading regional forum for public-private sector collaboration on policy issues of importance to the Asia Pacific region.

ABAC membership comprises of up to three business leaders from each APEC economy with members appointed by the Leaders of each economy.


The ABAC Members meet four times a year in various APEC economies, and represent a wide range of business sectors, including large corporations and small to medium enterprises.


ABAC compiles a series of recommendations in an annual Report to Leaders, which is presented to APEC Leaders prior to their annual APEC Leaders' Meeting. Also during this time, an annual private dialogue is convened between the ABAC Members and the APEC Leaders. This meeting provides an opportunity to ABAC Members to raise key issues, discuss the recommendations in detail and set priorities for the future. 

ABAC Australia


We are proud to support the Australian ABAC Members — and through them, the wider business community — in providing advice to the APEC Economic Leaders on the priorities and concerns of the business community within the region. 

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ABAC 2021

Key meeting dates


9 February, Online Meeting


11 May, Online Meeting


3 August, Online Meeting


10 November, Online Meeting

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