FedEx Express Joins APEC Discussion on State of the Global Trading System

October 4, 2013 – Starting tomorrow through Monday (Oct. 5-7), the world’s top business and government leaders are meeting in Bali, Indonesia, for the 2013 APEC CEO Summit. This year’s theme is “Towards Resilience and Growth: Reshaping Priorities for Global Economy.”

Michael L. Ducker, Chief Operating Officer and President, International, FedEx Express, will participate in the summit dialogue session, ‘The State of the Global Trading System: Where to Next?’ Looking at challenges to global free trade and opportunities in trade negotiations the panel will discuss examine economic integration and how to support jobs and growth. “APEC continues to be the leading forum for new ideas in trade facilitation,” Ducker said.

David L. Cunningham, Jr., president, Asia Pacific, FedEx Express, is also attending the summit, explaining, “FedEx remains committed to the Asia Pacific region. We have been on the forefront of the extraordinary expansion of global access by helping businesses build stronger and more nimble supply chains.”

FedEx is a Platinum Sponsor of the summit, which will include sessions covering the state of the world; the outlook for global growth; the global trading system; inclusive and sustainable growth; Asia Pacific connectivity; and the future of emerging markets. Many of the region’s Presidents and Prime Ministers will speak, including President Xi Jinping of China, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono of Indonesia, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan, President Park Geun-Hye of Korea, President Enrique Pena Nieto of Mexico and President Barack Obama of the USA.