FedEx Joins Asia Pacific World Leaders To Discuss Global Trade
HONG KONG, September 23, 2013 – Executives of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) have been invited to attend the APEC CEO Summit, along with the world’s top business and government leaders in Bali, Indonesia October 5 to 7. By providing a forum for the Presidents of the Asia Pacific economies, and for business and thought leaders to share ideas and expand cooperation, the APEC CEO Summit plays a critical role in creating openness and integration among global trading partners.
In support of this year’s theme, “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? ‘
”FedEx has long been a strong supporter of facilitating global trade by lowering barriers to help markets grow and of making it easier for our customers to ship internationally, said Ducker. “The APEC CEO Summit continues to be the leading forum for new ideas in trade facilitation among the world’s fastest growing economies, and FedEx is looking forward to progress in streamlining trade procedures worldwide.”
“With the emerging markets in the Asia-Pacific region serving as catalysts to support the global economic recovery effort, it is fitting that this year’s APEC CEO Summit is in Indonesia, one of the world’s largest and most dynamic emerging markets,” said David L. Cunningham, Jr., president, Asia Pacific, FedEx Express. “FedEx remains committed to the Asia Pacific region. We have been at the forefront of the extraordinary expansion of global access by helping businesses build stronger and more nimble supply chains. We will continue to play a vital role in supporting emerging Asia as it takes the lead in global growth.”
FedEx is proud to be a Platinum Sponsor of the three day summit, which will open with an address on The View from Modern Indonesia’ by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono of Indonesia. This will be followed by a series of 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. As in past years the APEC CEO Summit will welcome influential APEC leaders including: President Xi Jinping of China; Prime Minister Shinzō Abe, of Japan; President Park Geun-hye of Korea; Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra of Thailand; and President Barack Obama of the United States.