Policy Advice & Support Business
The Australian APEC Study Centre provides a platform for business to
connect with academia and government.
The Australian APEC Study Centre directly supports the Australian members of the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) – APEC’s platform for business to provide advice and input into the policy making process.
What is ABAC?
The APEC Business Advisory Council (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.
View the 2018
ABAC-RMIT Report here
The Australian APEC Study Centre is 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.