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About the Summit

Attend the first National API Elected Officials Summit and meet

✓ 300 AANHPI Elected Officials
✓ 200 Top Government and Business Leaders from 21 APEC member countries
✓ Many Community Leaders and Special Guests

The API Coalition and CLUSA are hosting an inaugural National API Elected Officials Summit in San Francisco on November 18-19, immediately following the pre-eminent economic forum, Asia-Pacific Economic Corporation (APEC) Leaders’ Summit and CEO Summit. The summit will bring together over 300 API elected officials (1200+ invited) to exchange experiences/ideas and build relationships. More than 200 government and business leaders from APEC member countries are also expected to attend.
Civic leaders and business leaders are welcome to attend the event.
About the APEC
The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) was originally established in late 1989. The APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting was inaugurated by former US President Bill Clinton in 1993. This summit took place twice within the United States: in 1993 on Blake Island, WA, and in 2011 in Honolulu, HI. The upcoming 2023 APEC Leaders’ meeting is scheduled to occur in San Francisco from November 12th to 17th, during which the APEC CEO Summit will also take place. This week of events will bring together prominent government and business figures from the 21 member countries and regions.


★ July 14th, 2023 – D.C and Surrounding Area API Elected Officials Summit
★ September 10th, 2022 – Southern California API Elected Officials Summit
★ May 1st, 2022 – Northern California API Elected Officials Summit
★ February 14th, 2022 – San Francisco Chinese New Year Parade

Honorary Host Committee

Judy Chu, US Representative, CA
Young Kim, US Representative, CA
Ted Lieu, US Representative, CA
Fiona Ma, State Treasurer, CA
Dave Min, State Senator, CA
Janet Nguyen, State Senator, CA
Aisha Wahab, State Senator, CA
Jasmeet Bains, Assemblymember, CA
Phillip Chen, Assemblymember, CA
Mike Fong, Assemblymember, CA
Vince Fong
, Assemblymember, CA
Ash Kalra, Assemblymember, CA
Alex Lee, Assemblymember, CA
Evan Low, Assemblymember, CA
Al Muratsuchi, Assemblymember, CA
Stephanie Nguyen, Assemblymember, CA
Phil Ting, Assemblymember, CA
David Chiu, City Attorney, City of San Francisco
Ahsha Safai, Supervisor, City & County of San Francisco
Connie Chan, Supervisor, City & County of San Francisco
London T. Breed, City & County of San Francisco
MD Rahman, State Senator, CT
Anna V Eskamani, State Representative, FL
Nabilah Islam, State Senator, GA
Sheikh Ramhan, State Senator, GA
Michelle Au, State Representative, GA
Sam Park, State Representative, GA
Jill Tokuda, US Representative, HI
Joy San Buenaventura, State Senator, HI
Trish La Chica, State Representative, HI
Troy Hashimoto, State Representative, HI
Kirstin Kahaloa, State Representative, HI
Andrew Takuya Garrett, State Representative, HI
Kyle T. Yamashita, State Representative, HI

Ram Villivalam, State Senator, IL
Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz, State Representative, IL
Theresa Mah, State Representative, IL
Kevin Olickal, State Representative, IL
Rui Xu, State Representative, KS
Tram Nguyen, State Representative, MA
Clarence Lam, State Senator, MD
Harry Bhandari, State Delegate, MD
Lily Qi, State Delegate, MD
Kriselda Valderrama, State Delegate, MD
Chao Wu, State Delegate, MD
Emily Weber, State Representative, MO
Ya Liu, State Representative, NC
Luz Bay, State Representative, NH
Sadaf Jaffer, Assemblymember, NJ
Rochelle Nguyen, State Senator, NV
Cecelia Gonzalez, Assemblymember, NV
Erica Mosca, Assemblymember, NV
Duy Nguyen, Assemblymember, NV
Steven Raga, Assemblymember, NY
Daniel Pae, State Representative, OK
Daniel Nguyen, State Representative, OR
Salman Bhojani, State Representative, TX
Gene Wu, State Representative, TX
Sean Reyes, State Attorney General, UT
Karen Kwan, State Senator, UT
Kesha Ram Hinsdale, State Senator, VT
Ghazala Hashmi, State Senator, VA
Irene Shin, State Delegate, VA
Suhas Subramanyam, State Delegate, VA
Sharon Tomiko Santos, State Representative, WA
Vandana Slatter, State Representative, WA
Mike Yin, State Representative, WY




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