Peru: Media registration open for ministers responsible for trade meeting in Arequipa

Photo: APEC Secretariat

Photo: APEC Secretariat

00:30 | Lima, Apr. 19.

Media registration is open for the 2024 APEC Ministers Responsible for Trade Meeting to be hosted by Peru on May 17-18.

The meeting includes trade ministers from 21 APEC member economies and will be chaired by Elizabeth Galdo, Peru's Minister of Foreign Trade and Tourism in Arequipa, a city in the Southern Coastal region of Peru. 

The policy focus will be centered around accelerating APEC actions to address the informal sector within member economies and to review key areas and measures that could be integrated into a roadmap for transitioning to the formal within the global context.

Leading the forum under the 2024 theme of "Empower. Include. Grow.," Peru is organizing APEC's agenda this year around three policy priorities: 1) trade and investment for inclusive and interconnected growth; 2) innovation and digitalization to promote transition to the formal and global economy; and 3) sustainable growth for resilient development. 

Preceding the APEC Ministers Responsible for Trade Meeting will be the High-Level Policy Dialogue on Women and the Economy to be hosted by Peru's Women and Vulnerable Populations Minister Angela Teresa Hernandez on May 16.

Following that, a first-ever joint meeting of Ministers Responsible for Trade and Ministers of Women will be held, co-chaired by Minister Galdo and Minister Hernandez. At this meeting, ministers will develop new initiatives that further empower women in trade, including enhancing the capacity of women-led and/or women-owned small businesses.

Officials from APEC members will also convene in Arequipa from May 4-16 for a series of sectoral meetings, advancing the forum's agenda to develop human resources and closing the skills gap, expand information and communication technology infrastructure and services in the region, as well as strengthen emergency preparedness to better mitigate, prepare for, respond to, and recover from emergencies and natural disaster.

Registration procedure:

Members of the media who are not part of member economies' delegations and wish to register as an independent media delegate, should register by sending a cover letter to and providing the following information:

Name of news organization
Brief description of the news organization
Contact person in charge for the accreditation process
Job title
Email address
Phone number
Name of people that need accreditation to cover the meetings

Applicants will receive an email of confirmation with further information to complete the registration process. The deadline for media accreditation is April 30, 2024.

For more information, visit this link or email


Publicado: 19/4/2024