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Outline of Sydney APEC timetable, 27 August to 22 September

Posted by gmarkets on 3 September, 2007

The APEC timetable for Sydney was outlined in The Australian Financial Review (3/9/2007 p.B2). Monday 27 Aug: The APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) would start a week-long meeting before reporting to the leaders on Saturday morning.

Wednesday 29 Aug: ABAC would release a statement on climate change, underlining the growing regional business focus on the issue. US Chamber of Commerce president Tom Donohue would speak at a lunch.

Thursday 30 Aug: Business Summit at the Sydney Opera House. The focus this day would be on the regional strategic outlook and trade. Gala dinner at the Overseas Passenger Terminal.

Friday 31 Aug: Business Summit would continue with sessions on energy, innovation and financial stability. US President George Bush to address the summit. Russian President Vladimir Putin to host Russian business lunch.

Monday 3 Sept: Chinese President Hu Jintao to arrive in Perth.

Tuesday 4 Sept: Bush to arrive in Sydney, Hu in Perth and Canberra.

Wednesday 5 Sept: Bush to meet Australian Cabinet and hold news conference. Bush-Howard dinner. Hu at state dinner in Sydney.

Thursday 6 Sept: Hu and Howard to meet. Hu to also meet ministers. Bush and opposition leader Kevin Rudd to meet. Bush and Hu meet. Bush to visit Australian Maritime Museum. Vladimir Putin to arrive.

Friday 7 Sept: Howard-Putin meeting. Bush to meet South-East Asian leaders. Howard to hold bilateral meetings with several other leaders.

Saturday 8 Sept: US, Japanese and Australian leaders to hold first trilateral leadership summit.

Monday 10 Sept: Officials from the member countries to draft a summit statement at Darling Harbour.

Wednesday 12 Sept: Foreign and trade ministers to start meeting at Darling Harbour.

Thursday 13 Sept: Foreign and trade ministers to release pre-summit report. Indonesian Trade Minister Mari Pangestu lunch.

Saturday 15 Sept: Business delegation to meet leaders at Opera House. Leaders to hold retreat.

Sunday 16 Sept: Summit communique rto be released around midday. Howard to hold concluding media conference.

Monday 17 Sept: World Bank to release report on trade facilitation.

Wednesday 19 Sept: APEC’s forerunner, the Pacific Economic Co-operation Council, to release a regional outlook.

Saturday 22 Sept: Firewards display on Sydney Harbour.

The Australian Financial Review, 3/9/2007, p. S2

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