This event is designed for private sector leaders representing multinational corporations, small and medium enterprises (SMEs), academia and civil society as well as for senior government officials responsible for setting international, economic, trade, and SME policies.
The goals of the APEC Women and the Economy Summit are:
1) To pursue concrete policy recommendations and projects to increase women's economic participation and drive economic growth in the Asia-Pacific region.
2) To present a program that is aspirational, inspirational and practical.
SUMMIT THEMES: Access to Capital; Access to Markets; Skills and Capacity Building; Women's Leakership.
SUMMIT TOPICS INCLUDE:
Creating empowering environments
Financial inclusion for women-owned business
Women and green jobs
Public/private partnerships that empower women
Fostering women entrepreneurs and small-businesses
Closing the gap in the world of information and technology
The new wave: fostering innovation
Girls to women: developing young leaders
CONFIRMED SPEAKERS INCLUDE:
Cherie Blair – Founder, Cherie Blair Foundation for Women, UK
Rebecca M. Blank – Acting Secretary of Commerce and Under Secretary of Commerce for Economic Affairs, U.S. Department of Commerce
Beatriz Boza - Founder and Executive Director, Ciudadanos al Dia, Peru
Beth Brooke – Global Vice Chair of Public Policy, Sustainability and Stakeholder Engagement, Ernst & Young
Tina Brown – Editor-in-Chief, The Daily Beast and Newsweek
Hillary Rodham Clinton – Secretary of State, U.S. Department of State
For an alternative to downtown San Francisco hotels, attendees of the APEC Women and Economy Summit can choose Embassy Suites in Walnut Creek, CA. This all suite hotel is next door to Bay Area Rapid Transportation which brings guests to Downtown San Francisco and all of the Bay Areas' attractions.
Embassy Suites Walnut Creek also offers all APEC attendees:
* A spacious two room suite.
*Complimentary Breakfast, cooked hot and to-order each morning.
*Manager's Reception with complimentary snacks and beverages each night.
*Complimentary business center.
*Indoor heated pool.
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Embassy Suites Walnut Creek California, is in the East Bay of Northern California. Next to Bay Area Rapid Transit - BART - provides rapid transportation to Oakland and San Francisco. Enjoy 2 room suite Free Breakfast and Evening Managers Reception.