APRU – 21st Annual Presidents’ Meeting & UNSW CEO Summit 2017

Welcome to APRU APM 2017

It is with great pleasure that UNSW Sydney invites you to attend the 21st APRU Presidents Meeting & CEO Summit 2017 - “The Future of the Pacific and its Societies”. Given the political climate around the world the theme of this year’s meeting could not be more relevant.

UNSW Sydney is delighted to host this prestigious meeting, bringing together leaders from the APRU network to foster deeper relationships, to discuss issues affecting our region and to develop strategies that will have a meaningful impact on our region’s future.

The draft program for this year’s meeting can be found here, the final version to be uploaded in the upcoming weeks.

What's new

This year we’ll also be launching the inaugural CEO Summit: Pacific 2050. The summit will provide APRU attendees the engage & debate with world leaders in academic, government and industry on topical issues under the theme “The Future of the Pacific”  

There will be different sessions covering subjects such as ‘Trade in the Asia-Pacific after TPP’, and ‘The Future of Disaster-Management and Preparedness in the Asia-Pacific. It promises to be an excellent opportunity to discuss issues through the lens of alternative backgrounds, as well as providing an opportunity to network with prominent figures from academia, government and industry.

Attendee Guide Information


Attendees can benefit from exclusive room rates at the Intercontinental in the CBD on the 25th and 26th June. Kindly note, it is your responsibility to book your room directly with the hotel. UNSW have been able hold 60 rooms, therefore it is strongly recommended that you book as soon as possible as to avoid higher prices. Please make your booking here. 


Transport will be provided to and from the conference for attendees staying at the Intercontinental Hotel. Those staying in alternative accommodation will need to make their own arrangements.

Visa Information

All visitors to Australia must have a valid visa to travel to and enter Australia. Please see the following website for further information If you require an invitation for visa puposes please contact [email protected]

Useful Information

An attendee guide will be uploaded here shortly.


 Please register for APRU Presidents’ Meeting here