Make a video and win a chance to meet world leaders in Peru

The Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) is launching a video contest to find out how mobile technologies are empowering micro, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the APEC region to grow, do business and become part of the global value chains.

Owners of small businesses across the region are invited to produce a one-minute video sharing how they are using mobile technologies like smartphones, laptops and mobile applications to communicate with customers, stay in touch with suppliers, learn about new markets, increase productivity and market themselves.

SMEs are the driving force behind the APEC economy, making up 97% of all businesses in the region.

APEC wants to encourage SMEs to participate in international trade and the use of mobile technologies us integral to achieving this goal. For many people in the region, mobile phones also serve as the only means to access the internet for information that could help them grow their businesses locally or beyond their borders.

The prize: a trip to Peru
Two winners will be chosen and Google will sponsor a trip for the two winners to the APEC CEO Summit in Lima, Peru from 17-19 November 2016. The winners will meet with CEOs at the Summit and their videos will be screened during APEC Economic Leaders’ Week.

The contest is open to businesses of the APEC Member Economies namely United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Brunei Darussalam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Hong Kong, China, Japan, South Korea, the Philippines, Singapore, Chinese Taipei, Thailand, Viet Nam, Mexico, Chile, Peru and Russia.

To participate in the APEC Video Contest, visit

Submissions close on 15 July 2016, 23:59 Singapore time.