PwC says that as the Knowledge Partner, PwC will support the APEC CEO Summit Host Committee by providing insights that help stimulate and enrich the dialogue between business and government sectors.
"Being the Knowledge Partner allows PwC to share our wide ranging expertise, bring nine-year history working with APEC and this year give a PNG perspective to the dialogues, stimulating more locally relevant conversations. This helps us realise our purpose of building trust in society and solving important problems," says PwC PNG territory senior partner Jonathan Seeto.
APEC CEO Summit 2018 chairman Isikeli Taureka said the summit played an important role in amplifying key issues that could open up opportunities for PNG and unlock the country's potential.
"With PwC's profound expertise and global connectivity, we look forward to creating a meaningful Summit for business leaders in PNG and across the region."
PwC's key initiatives include providing subject matter experts to APEC meetings, as well as conducting the APEC CEO Survey, an annual survey that explores what's on the mind of CEOs and industry leaders across the 21 APEC economies.
"PwC is excited to be part of the APEC CEO Summit 2018 as the Knowledge Partner. Our role provides a great platform not only for our firm, but also for our clients and the wider PNG business community to shape the APEC conversations," Seeto said.
PwC says it is the only professional services network of firms that has partnered with APEC for nine years.