Da Nang, Viet Nam, 28 July 2017 – On 27 – 28 July 2017, some 300 representatives from 20 APEC member economies and observers attended the First Advance Visit in Da Nang in preparation for the 2017 APEC Economic Leaders’ Week (AELW).
After Viet Nam presented itshost’s preparations for AELW, delegates visited venues chosen for different AELW events, the International Media Center and designated hotels for APEC delegates in Da Nang, and paid a visit to Hoi An City of Quang Nam Province.
Representatives of member economies and observers appreciated the early and thorough preparation of the host and the government of Da Nang, and promised to work closely with Viet Nam to prepare for the upcoming AELW.
Prior to the Advance Visit, over 600 Vietnamese liaison officers and volunteers attended training sessions, where they learned about APEC, APEC Viet Nam 2017 as well as skills and experiences needed for the AELW.
The AELW is the most important event of APEC Viet Nam 2017, and will be held from 6 -11 November 2017 in Da Nang City. There will be around 10.000 international and domestic delegates and media attending different events of the AELW.
The Second Advance Visit will be held in October later this year.