APEC University Leaders’ Forum 2019 Program

President Sebastian Piñera, President of Chile and Chair of APEC Chile 2019, has announced the cancellation of APEC Leaders’ Week in November 2019. This includes the APEC CEO Summit.

We regret to inform you that, in consultation with our APRU member and host of the APEC University Leaders’ Forum, The University of Chile, we have therefore decided to cancel the event.

We wish to thank you for your commitment to the Forum and regret any inconvenience this cancellation may cause. It was due to be a signature event and we will work hard to provide a similar opportunity in the future.

We thank the University of Chile for its graciousness in hosting this Forum and for the considerable work preparing for it.

Please see a letter from Rector Ennio Vivaldi. Our thoughts are with him and The University of Chile as their community responds to the imperatives for “a fairer and more equal society.”

For more information, please contact, Jackie Agnello Wong, APRU Marketing and Business Development Manager, [email protected].


The APEC University Leaders’ Forum, organized by the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) and the University of Chile, convenes presidents of the leading Asia-Pacific research universities together with leaders from major global corporations and government to share insights and discuss the critical issues of the region alongside the 2019 APEC Chile CEO Summit.

The Forum theme was ‘Women in Digital Society’ drawn from the overarching theme for APEC Chile 2019. More specifically, it was to discuss the role of women, new opportunities for leadership and the predicted impact of technological developments on gender and society within the region.