2018 APEC Study Centre’s Consortium Conference Call for Papers


The PNG APEC Study Centre (PNGASC) which is part of the PNG National Research Institute (PNG NRI), will host the 2018 APEC Study Centre Consortium Conference (ASCCC) to be held from 14 -15 May 2018 at the Laguna Hotel in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea (PNG). The conference will be research focused and support the overall objectives of APEC 2018 hosted by PNG.

The PNG APEC Study Centre (PNG ASC) is calling for expressions of interest to present high-quality research, policy and best practice papers at the two-day ASCC Conference in Port Moresby, 14-15 May 2018. The conference will be an exciting opportunity to inform and influence public policy for APEC economies. All submissions will be through the NRI website portal http://www.pngnri.org/png-apec-study-centre

The overall APEC 2018 theme is ‘Harnessing Inclusive Opportunities, Embracing the Digital Future’, with three priorities:

  • Improving Connectivity, and Deepening Regional Economic Integration;
  • Promoting Inclusive and Sustainable Growth; and,
  • Strengthening Economic Growth through Structural Reform.

The ASCC Conference will closely align with these priorities and focus on presenting evidence-based research, policy and best practice to inform and present practical steps for policy makers. The ASCCC will examine the overall theme ‘Inclusive growth opportunities in an increasingly connected region.

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