Schatz Lauds the Selection of Hawai‘i as Host of APEC Telecommunications and Information Working Group Meeting
Washington, DC – Today, Senator Brian Schatz lauded the selection of Hawai‘i as the host of the 48th Meeting of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum Telecommunications and Information Working Group (APEC TEL 48).
“I am pleased that the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum Telecommunications and Information Working Group has selected Hawai‘i as its 2013 host,” said Senator Brian Schatz. “Hawai‘i has much to offer as an international business destination, with unmatched levels of hospitality and professionalism, as well as superior visitor venues and convention centers. Since my time as Lieutenant Governor, I have worked closely with APEC to build upon its relationship with Hawai‘i and expand upon our state’s role as a business hub and gateway to the Asia-Pacific region. I will continue to do so as more businesses, nonprofits, and government entities choose Hawai‘i as an excellent place to do and conduct business.”
The 48th APEC TEL Meeting is a week-long conference which will include regulators, policy makers, and industry representatives and delegates from 21 Asia-Pacific Economies. APEC’s 21 member economies include Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, People's Republic of China, Hong Kong, China, Indonesia, Japan, Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Peru, The Republic of the Philippines, The Russian Federation, Singapore, Chinese Taipei, Thailand, United States of America, and Viet Nam.