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The 2010 APEC Summit: Success or Failure?




Dressed in coordinating designer shirts, APEC leaders smile for photographs on November 14, 2009. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

Dressed in coordinating designer shirts, APEC leaders smile for photographs on November 14, 2009. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

The annual APEC Summit in Japan ended last week after four days of negotiations among leaders of the world's strongest economies. Working toward solving the global economic crisis, the participants are one step closer to resolving one of the main goals for this year's summit, which was to begin establishing the Free Trade Area of the Asia-Pacific (FTAAP). This aims to link the advanced economies to developing countries in Asia and Latin America.

Asia Society will be hosting a post-APEC Summit panel discussion, "Seeking Prosperity After Crisis," in New York, November 30, to review the main issues of the Yokohama Summit and what they mean for the region's future. US Senior Official for APEC Kurt Tong will be joined in conversation by President of the National Center for APEC Monica Whaley at this year's program. The program will also include a discussion on key private sector initiatives being developed to support the APEC 2011 USA hosting effort. To attend, view ticketing details here.

Join the discussion: What positive outcomes were achieved at this year's Yokohama APEC Summit?