The APEC Committee
The APEC Ad Hoc Committee was officially established in 2010 at the Mid-Year Council Meeting in Stuttgart through the efforts of Nobuo Miyake to establish a formal relationship between the two entities. This is the first time for APEC to formally sign an agreement of cooperation with an association such as IPBA.
The Friendship Agreement between IPBA and APEC was signed at the Annual Meeting and Conference in Kyoto/Osaka, 2011.
The agreement outlines points of mutual cooperation between the two associations.
The mission of the APEC Committee of the IPBA is to promote international trade and investments in the Asia-Pacific region by developing cross-border legal practices through the cooperation between APEC and IPBA. With this overall mission, the Committee will lead and assist IPBA and its members in various activities, including the following:
IPBA Japan members also have an APEC Committee (Chair: Nobuo Miyake; Vice-Chairs: Shiro Kuniya, Miyuki Ishiguro, Shigehiko Ishimoto).
IPBA members attend the working session for Small and Medium Enterprises at the APEC Summit in St. Petersburg, Russia, 2012.