This high-level dialogue between CEOs, policy leaders, university presidents and top researchers aims to play an influential international role in preventing the next pandemic by preparing for it.
As a selective side event of the APEC CEO Summit, this Forum offers an opportunity for global leadership in implementing a global plan through collaboration across sectors. It is aimed at producing new insights, setting out an agenda and identifying the partnerships needed to implement it.
In short, what needs to be done and how best to work together?
Opening speeches by Thai leaders will be followed by a major address by an international leader on the theme, including issues of global governance.
Three dialogue sessions then focus on:
- Partnering on Biomedical Research
- Partnering on Effective Socio-cultural Strategies
- Partnering on Combatting the Infodemic
Panelists will lead off a discussion on each of these topics and all participants will be encouraged to join the dialogue.
Panelists from APRU, a network of 60 leading research universities from 19 countries around the APEC region, will bring the key insights from its own working groups on these topics.
Insights from major speakers at lunch and at the formal Forum dinner will add to the new thinking required.
APRU universities have the research and educational resources to play a major role in preventing the next pandemic. Led by a presidential working group, the network began working on ways to prevent the next pandemic after being briefed by the Rt Hon Helen Clark, Former Prime Minister of New Zealand and Co-Chair of the Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response of the World Health Organisation.
This Forum will shape our future work together.
Attendance at the Forum on-site is by invitation only. You can also watch the event live-streamed on Facebook at https://lnkd.in/gMp-8Ssf on the day of the Forum.