Founded as the seminal economic forum for the Pacific region, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Committee assembles to negotiate issues of economic balance, inclusivity, sustainability, innovation, and growth. As such, APEC, including its Asiatic and American members, is not only a multilateral trade bloc but also a pivotal influencer of global politics and economics. First established in 1989, the committee became a shining beacon for supranational organizations and their ability to impact global policies.

Demonstrated by its history of integrating economic connectivity and leveraging the forum for increased transparency, APEC has done more than enough to prove itself as an economic powerhouse on the global stage. Major APEC projects include the Free Trade Area of the Asia-Pacific (FTAAP), APEC Study Centre Consortium, and the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC)—all aimed at bringing economic prosperity to the Pacific region.

APEC is an intermediate committee that offers an experience for all delegates with interest.

Please submit all position papers and inquiries via [email protected].


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Topic A

Resolving the Great Divergence


Topic B

Investment in Technology and AI


Laura Choi

Laura Choi is a rising junior at Pacific Academy and is delighted to serve as Director for this year's iteration of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) at CAIMUN 2020. She excitedly looks forward to a weekend overflowing with enriching learning, engaging debate, and lifelong networking. Laura has become passionate about Model United Nations and has come a long way from when she didn’t raise her placard at her first conference two years ago. Outside of the committee rooms, Laura can be found riding through mood swings based on her workload, stressing about everything before realizing Netflix is a better option, and always looking for the next food stop to take with her friends. Laura cannot wait to personally see all of the talent and passion that will be made prominent at CAIMUN APEC 2020.


Arella Yang

With graduation just around the corner, Arella is honoured to be serving as the Chair of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation in her final year of high school. Needless to say, Arella has come a long way since setting foot at her first MUN conference in Grade 8, with the past five years being a flurry of tireless debate, countless midnight crises, and even more McDonald’s runs. Through it all, Arella has grown into stronger public speaker with a passion for global issues and international relations, and has even made some pretty great friends too. Outside of MUN, you will most likely find Arella spending scrolling through TikTok, trying (and failing) to learn its questionable dances, instead of doing her homework. You might even find her obsessing over one NCT member in particular. She can’t wait to meet all the delegates at CAIMUN 2020 and looks forward to a weekend of riveting debate.


Andrew Jang

Andrew is a grade 12 student at Stratford Hall School and is elated to have the opportunity to be serving as chair in the Cabinet at CAIMUN 2020. After being peer pressured to join Model UN not long ago, Andrew has learned to love the dynamic debate, intriguing resolutions and strong network of brilliant delegates it has to offer. He attributes his passion for global affairs and the countless friendships with brilliant delegates to the jam-packed days of discussion and long nights of research MUN calls for. Outside of MUN, Andrew can be found drowning in the IB program, scrolling through Subtle Asian Traits or taking days, if not months, to decide his next big purchase. Andrew looks forward to meeting everyone and wishes all delegates the best of luck in their preparations.