PBEC/EWC Conference


The PBEC/EWC Conference is a two-day series (Nov. 9-Nov. 10, 2011) focusing on Regional Sustainability and Resiliency through Public-Private Partnerships, Trade and Small and Medium Enterprises.



Global and regional economic crises along with natural and man-made disasters have shown that only through regional partnerships can the Asia Pacific region weather major hardships and posture the region for future growth.  Multinational corporations have a lead role in buttressing the current economic downturn; and small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) throughout the region are the engine for sustained long-term growth, building and sustaining capacity, and ameliorating short-term adversity through economic resilience.


The Conference welcomes participants from business, government, academia and non-profit organizations. Many participants are senior corporate and SME leaders (CEOs, and national and regional corporate leaders) with interests in Asia Pacific. Multinational participants include senior executives, decision-makers, policy-makers and SME presidents from Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, People’s Republic of China, Colombia, Ecuador, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, The Philippines, Russian Federation, Singapore, Chinese Taipei, Thailand, and the United States. Local participants include CEOs and drivers of innovation and economic development, most of whom are Board members of community foundations and charitable organizations.