APBF (Asia-Pacific Business Forum) 2017
ESCAP will organize the Asia-Pacific Business Forum (APBF) 2017 in Dhaka on 8-9 February, in collaboration with the Government of Bangladesh and the International Chamber of Commerce. Under the theme "Linking Business with the Sustainable Development Goals: What Can We Do?"
APBF is the flagship regional business forum organized by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP). With its 53 Member States plus nine Associate Members, ranging from least developed and Pacific Island countries, to countries with emerging markets, ESCAP secretariat as well as ESCAP Business Advisory Council (EBAC) and Sustainable Business Network (ESBN) are the driving forces behind APBF.
APBF’s mission is to provide the best platform for regional public-private sector dialogue on the role and needs of business in achieving inclusive, resilient and sustainable development. APBF was first launched in 2004 in Shanghai, where it attracted over 2,000 participants from business, government, academia and civil society from across the region. Over the course of one decade, it has helped form a pan-Asian multi-stakeholder network, and has been hosted in various locations, such as Almaty, Bangkok, Colombo, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur and Kunming.
For more information on APBF 2017, please send an email to: APBF@un.org