Project Title

APEC Conference on Severe Dengue Prevention and Strategies for Reducing Disease Burden 

Project Year

2017   

Project Number

HWG 01 2017A 

Project Session

Session 1   

Project Type

Standard 

Project Status

Project in Implementation   
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Project No.

HWG 01 2017A 

Project Title

APEC Conference on Severe Dengue Prevention and Strategies for Reducing Disease Burden 

Project Status

Project in Implementation 

Publication (if any)

 

Fund Account

APEC Support Fund 

Sub-fund

ASF: Human Security 

Project Year

2017 

Project Session

Session 1 

APEC Funding

80,500 

Co-funding Amount

60,000 

Total Project Value

140,500 

Sponsoring Forum

Health Working Group (HWG) 

Topics

Health 

Committee

SOM Steering Committee on Economic and Technical Cooperation (SCE) 

Other Fora Involved

 

Other Non-APEC Stakeholders Involved

 

Proposing Economy(ies)

Chinese Taipei 

Co-Sponsoring Economies

Chile; Philippines 

Expected Start Date

31/10/2017 

Expected Completion Date

31/10/2018 

Project Proponent Name 1

Chou Jih-Haw 

Job Title 1

Director-General 

Organization 1

Centers for Disease Control 

Postal Address 1

No. 6, Linshen South Road, Taipei 

Telephone 1

886-2 23918508 

Fax 1

Not Applicable 

Email 1

jchou@cdc.gov.tw 

Project Proponent Name 2

Not Applicable 

Job Title 2

Not Applicable 

Organization 2

Not Applicable 

Postal Address 2

Not Applicable 

Telephone 2

Not Applicable 

Fax 2

Not Applicable 

Email 2

Not Applicable 

Declaration

Chou Jih-Haw 

Project Summary

With a 30-fold increase in global incidence over the past 50 years, dengue is the most rapidly spreading mosquito-borne viral disease in the world. WHO estimates that half the world’s population lives in areas where dengue are endemic, and close to 75% of the global population exposed to dengue are in the Asia-Pacific region.

Dengue poses a significant health, economic and social burden on the populations of endemic areas, especially the medical care costs for severe dengue cases. In light of the growing global epidemic, it is necessary to address the prevention and clinical management of dengue. Chinese Taipei proposes a project to provide APEC developing economies with a platform to share and discuss the effective prevention strategies for dengue. This project will strengthen sustainable and affordable control measures and clinical management for dengue, which will ensure people’s health.

The proposed conference will be held in May 2018. The project will include activities such as: (1) interactive sessions that promote sharing and exchange of prevention strategies and clinical management experience on dengue/severe dengue, (2) site visit to the Mosquito-Borne Diseases Control and Research Center and (3) poster presentation that showcases the results of the participating APEC economies’ dengue prevention and control.

Relevance

With a 30-fold increase in global incidence over the past 50 years, dengue is the most rapidly spreading mosquito-borne viral disease. WHO estimates that 3.9 billion people worldwide are at risk for the disease and 390 million dengue infections occur every year, including 500,000 severe dengue cases that require hospitalization and about 12,500 deaths. The majority of the cases are children. Preventing dengue virus transmission depends entirely on the effective control of the vector population. As a result, WHO has been promoting the strategic approach to control the vector, which is known as the Integrated Vector Management (IVM). On top of that, there is no specific treatment for dengue/severe dengue, but early detection and access to proper medical care lower the fatality rate to below 1%.

When the explosive dengue outbreak occurred in the southern part of Chinese Taipei during 2014 and 2015, it did not only affect the health and wellbeing of our people, but also caused widespread social disruption and economic losses. The tourism industry suffered significantly and the number of visitors we received during that period was down by about 50 percent when compared to the same period in the previous year. To effectively control dengue, Chinese Taipei has adopted a number of different approaches, including disease surveillance, public awareness activities, community mobilization, vector surveillance and control, laboratory diagnosis, clinical case management and treatment. The Mosquito-Borne Diseases Control and Research Center was established in 2016 to figure out new solutions for dengue prevention and control.

Dengue is a major public health concern in the APEC region. More than 70% of the economies are at risk of dengue. In addition, as a subtropical island that engages in frequent exchanges with the people in Southeast Asian economies, Chinese Taipei is constantly under the threat of dengue. Therefore, we would like to propose this project to provide APEC developing economies with a platform to share and discuss effective dengue control strategies that cover topics such as dengue surveillance system, clinical diagnosis and treatment, health education, and new interventions in dengue control.

The project falls under the criteria of Rank 2 of the 2016 APEC Funding Criteria: Secure Growth- “Health and health systems, including the implementation of Health Asia-Pacific 2020”. A key area of the initiative of Health Asia-Pacific 2020 is improving health emergency preparedness, surveillance, response and recovery systems for public health pandemic events. This project can provide APEC developing economies with a platform to share and discuss the latest information and technologies on dengue prevention and control, which will help improve the regional capacity to prepare, detect and respond to dengue outbreaks.

Objectives

1) To share experiences and information with different economies and stakeholders to discuss the challenges of dengue control strategies and the current situation concerning the effect of global warming on vectors and dengue pandemics;

2) To introduce the latest development in surveillance systems, environmental management and vector control, pilot studies of drugs and vaccine development for dengue treatment and prevention in order to enhance APEC developing economies’ capacity building in dengue prevention and clinical case management; and

3) To establish a communication channel that facilitates and promotes international exchange of information on dengue in order to foster an effective and long-term cooperation relationship.

Alignment

Human security has been one of the priorities of APEC, the 2010 APEC Leader’s Growth Strategy and the 2015 APEC Strategy for Strengthening Quality Growth because it is fundamental to economic growth and prosperity. Dengue fever has rapidly emerged as one of the most important public health problems in the Asia-Pacific region, which not only influences the health security of the people, but also causes a heavy economic burden in the APEC region. 

In alignment with APEC goals, this project meets multiple priorities:

1)  It directly responds to the declaration set by APEC Leaders meetings. In the 2015 APEC Leaders’ Declaration, the leaders recognize that disaster resilience includes the ability to collaborate in detecting and preventing the spread of communicable disease. They support the development of the Healthy Asia-Pacific 2020 Roadmap and APEC’s working partnership with other relevant global initiatives for strengthening infectious disease control.

2)  The project also echoes the 2015 APEC Ministerial Meeting where the ministers declared, “We urge all APEC economies to focus on improving health emergency preparedness, surveillance, and response and recovery systems for public health events”.

3)  This project also responds to the 2016 APEC Ministerial Meeting where the ministers called on APEC economies to continue to work together to enhance the evidence base for policy development, effective health interventions, improved decision-making, and impact measurement.

4)  This project aligns with the APEC HWG’s Strategic Plan 2013-2015.  It supports the HWG Vision of an APEC region with health systems equipped to protect against and effectively respond to health-related threats to trade, investment and economic growth; and healthy populations; and the HWG Mission statement by providing a forum for information-sharing and technical cooperation. It supports the HWG objective of building health system resilience by enhancing preparedness for effective, equitable and efficient management of infectious diseases with pandemic potential.

TILF/ASF Justification

Dengue fever mainly occurs in the tropical and subtropical areas. South-east Asia and the Western Pacific regions are the most seriously affected. Among APEC economies, the situation is even worse in developing economies. Consequently, it not only influences the health status of the people, but also cause a heavy economic burden in these economies. As a vector-borne disease, as long as there is mosquito breeding, there is the possibility of a dengue outbreak. One of the key objectives of this conference is to introduce the latest development in surveillance systems, environmental management and vector control, pilot studies of drugs and vaccine development for dengue treatment and prevention, which will assist APEC developing economies to build the capacities in dengue prevention and clinical case management. 

All APEC member economies will be invited to participate in this conference, especially the stakeholders from APEC developing economies will be encouraged to attend. Overall, the conference includes interactive sessions and poster presentation that are aimed to provide participants with comprehensive information on dengue fever control and prevention. We expect the conference to help APEC developing economies strengthen sustainable and affordable control measures and clinical management for dengue fever. In addition, we expect potential cooperation and economic benefits following this project, which help meet developing economies’ need for future development.

Beneficiaries and Outputs

Outputs: This project will be carried out in the form of international conference exploring effective strategies and new approaches for dengue prevention and control in the APEC region. It consists of a two-day conference, which will be held in Chinese Taipei in the summer of 2018.

Renowned experts who are in charge of dengue surveillance, laboratory diagnosis, clinical management, and prevention and control from the private and the public sectors in APEC economies and non-APEC stakeholders will be invited to serve as moderators or speakers.  In addition, the participants from each economy will be requested to prepare one poster to showcase their own dengue researches and their dengue control strategies and outbreak response efforts. The participants are not just the listener but also the presenter. We expect more than 2/3 of the APEC member economies will attend the conference. Therefore, there will be around 12-15 posters displayed during the conference.

The conference manual will be a collection of updated information on dengue covering conference topics and successful experiences shared by Chinese Taipei and other economies. Further, a contact information booklet containing the contact details of the participating experts will be developed to facilitate further communication among all the economies after the conference.

In addition, a site visit to the Mosquito-Borne Diseases Control and Research Center will be arranged during the conference, which allows all the participants to gain an insight into the latest vector control measures such as the Wolbachia model. Wolbachia is a natural bacterium present in many insect species. Studies have shown that Wolbachia, when introduced into the mosquito, can stop mosquito-borne viruses from growing inside the mosquito and being transmitted to people. On top of that, it is safe for humans, animals and the environment.  The Center specialists will be on site to demonstrate their latest research on dengue fever and share their experience with all the participants. The participants can also exchange clinical experience and information with the health professionals on site.

At the end of conference, a completion report of the project will be generated. The completion report will include comments and suggestions from participants and conference evaluation done by the participants and attending experts to measure the degree of success of the conference.  All the conference documents and materials will be submitted to the HWG and uploaded to the APEC HWG website. 

Outcomes: Due to the limited availability of effective tools, dengue outbreaks continue to occur and remains a major public health issue in the APEC region. The project will help participants understand the integrated strategies and new approaches for dengue prevention and control. Through the two-day conference and peer discussions, the participants will learn about the global dengue epidemics, early warning system of dengue, laboratory diagnosis technologies, clinical management of dengue and severe dengue, current situation of dengue vaccines, and new interventions in vector control. They can use what they learned in the conference to resolve the problems of dengue control in their economies in the feature.

We also expect this project to help the participants identify the major challenges and constrains in their economies, enhance their capacity of dengue control and outbreak response, and modify their strategic programs to meet the WHO’s goal of reducing the health impact of dengue. During the conference, the contact details of moderators, speakers and participants who are the dengue fever control program stakeholders in their respective economies will be collected and exchanged, creating a dengue expert network. The dengue expert network will enable participants to consult and exchange information with other experts even after they return to their economies. Ultimately, we wish to achieve a long-lasting cooperation relationship among APEC economies and create sustainable dengue control and prevention programs in the APEC region.

Additionally, hard and soft copies of the conference materials will be prepared and distributed at the conference. It will facilitate participants in further applications of the knowledge and information acquired during the conference. The participants are encouraged to make an optimal use of the conference materials. They can duplicate the CD and share it with the experts in their economies who can also obtain the same information and knowledge. All the conference documents will also be uploaded to the APEC HWG website. 

Beneficiaries: The targeted beneficiaries of this project are health policy makers, public health officials, health care workers, public health researchers/scholars/analysts and vaccine-related pharmaceutical professionals from APEC economies and relevant partners in the private sector, academia, NGOs, and international organizations such as WHO. They are mainly in charge of dengue prevention and control, case management, and dengue researches.

During the conference, dengue experts’ researches and speeches and posters will be shared and discussed. We expect through the sharing of professional information and practical experiences, participants can have accurate understanding of the health and social-economic impact of dengue, enhance their capacity in developing dengue control programs, and improve their ability to respond to dengue outbreaks to reduce the impact of the disease. We expect participants will be able to develop new technical measures or tools to face the challenges in dengue and implement appropriate control strategies in their economies.

Furthermore, they are encouraged to utilize the knowledge and information they have gained during the conference to influence decision makers and people in the community to combat dengue together in their respective economies. We hope this methodology can be applied via a hub and spoke model to augment the benefits of this proposal beyond the participants.

Major beneficiaries of this project will be the basis for future actions by public health authorities and experts in the APEC economies. This will benefit all people living in the APEC region by reducing the disease burden of dengue and improving regional health security.

Dissemination

To ensure a productive conference, the presentation slides and the training materials will be collected ahead of the conference and distributed to the participants on site. All the conference documents and materials, including conference agenda, a contact information booklet containing the contact details of the participants, participant feedback evaluation and conference materials will be prepared in hard and soft copies and about 50 copies will be released. The final report will comply with the APEC publications and logo guidelines and copyrights and will be submitted to the APEC Secretariat after the conference.

We will encourage all participants to actively take part in the events of the conference. Prior to the conference, when they register for the conference, participants will be requested to provide brief information to showcase their dengue fever research results, plans and strategies. During the conference, 2/3 of the APEC member economies are expected to attend and research posters will be produced by the host and displayed during the conference.

Related documents will also be uploaded to the APEC HWG website and the website of the Chinese Taipei CDC for access by the general public, especially those who are in charge of dengue fever control and prevention programs. In addition, a QR code was developed and included in the conference handbook. All information can be accessed online through scanning the QR code that links to the website of Centers for Disease Control, Chinese Taipei. Free online information will be made available for public health workers and health care professionals to obtain the updated information even if they are not able to attend the conference.

The participants are encouraged to make an optimal use of the conference documents. They can duplicate the conference materials and disseminate the knowledge gained upon returning to their economies to share with their colleagues and decision makers.  We will update the expert list and related information about dengue fever control strategies frequently on the HWG website as we receive feedback from the participants.

We have no intention in selling outputs arising from this project.

Gender

Men and women are encouraged to attend this conference equally. The project team (including leadership) is composed of both men and women, with women as the slight majority. Invitation will be circulated to all APEC member economies, with the expectation of equal participation.

To provide women with more opportunities, Chinese Taipei will consult women experts and invite as many women as possible to attend the conference as either speakers or delegates. The involvement of women in this project begins from planning, managing, and organizing up to implementing the project. And also, we will consult the Chinese Taipei GFPN during the planning stage to ensure specific arrangement for women’s involvement.

In addition, dengue fever affect men and women differently. There are gender-related differences in the laboratory characteristics of dengue fever. We will invite the speakers to present their latest gender analysis of epidemiological surveys, and also to discuss the gender-related problems concerning access to and care within dengue control programs.

Work Plan

Work plan: The project consists of a two-day conference that includes three stages:

1) Preparation Stage:

a) Establish a planning team and assign responsibilities.

b) Identify conference program including speakers and content of sessions.

c) Send out invitation letters and Administration Circular to all APEC members.

d) Prepare conference documents.

e) Participants from APEC member economies will be invited to provide brief information on their own dengue researches as well as their dengue control strategies and outbreak response efforts.

During the preparation stage of the project, the co-sponsoring economies and related agencies from the host economy and co-sponsoring economies will be consulted to develop the proposed conference.  In addition, experts from the APEC regions will be consulted and invited as either speakers or participants.

2) Implementation Stage:

a) The conference will be divided into different sessions, including (i) A keynote speech on the effect of global warming on dengue epidemics and the health impact; (ii) Dengue surveillance: early warning system of dengue, fever screening and rapid diagnosis at international ports, NS1 rapid diagnosis at primary care clinics, and laboratory diagnosis technologies; (iii) Clinical diagnosis and treatment of dengue; (iv) Dengue vaccines; (v) New interventions in dengue control (vector control strategies). Each session will focus on the topic with the view of achieving the objectives set out for the conference. During each session, 20-30 minutes will be set aside for all participants to have discussion with the session speakers. The agenda, participant list and conference documents will be distributed to all participants during the conference.  

b) A site visit to the Mosquito-Borne Diseases Control and Research Center in Tainan City will be arranged for the participants during the conference.

c)  Poster presentation: The participants will be asked to provide brief information on their own dengue research, which the conference organizer will help turn into posters to be displayed during the conference. All participants can share their research with one another during the break time and have a quick understanding of the  current dengue situation in respective APEC member economies.

d) Participants: around 50 experts from 2/3 of the APEC member economies are expected to take part in the conference. It is expected to have 2 delegates recommended by each member economy to attend the conference. The participants will include health policy makers, public health officials, health care workers, public health researchers/scholars/analysts, vaccine-related pharmaceutical professionals, and other stakeholders, especially those who are in charge of dengue prevention, control and treatment. Experts from non- APEC member economies and other international organizations such as WHO will be invited to attend the conference as well. We will remain in close contact with the APEC Secretariat for advice on non-member participation and ensure the non-member participation guidelines are closely followed.

3) Evaluation Stage:

a) Conduct a questionnaire survey of the conference.

b) Formulate an evaluation report to be submitted to the HWG after implementing the conference.

c) The conference materials and related reports will be submitted to the APEC and upload to the APEC HWG website.

In the further stage:

Through the conference, it is anticipated a consensus on cooperation for dengue control and prevention with all APEC member economies could be reached. Long-term cooperation relationship among APEC member economies may be established to combat dengue together in the APEC region in the further stage.

Risks

Risk 1: Selected topics might not meet the needs of all HWG members.

Solution: We conduct ongoing consultation with HWG members during the preparation stage. And, we will provide the updated agenda and related information of the conference to HWG members frequently and expect to get the feedback from them. In addition, we will work closely with potential speakers to ensure their presentations meet the needs of all HWG members.

Risk 2:   Unexpected diseases or natural disaster happens before or during the conference period.

Solution: If an unexpected disaster happens before the conference, we will consult with the APEC Secretariat and all APEC economies to decide whether the conference should proceed. After considering the threat of the disaster and opinions from the APEC Secretariat and all APEC members, the decision whether the conference should be postponed or held on time will be made. In addition, if most invited moderator, speakers and participants express their concerns for not being able to attend the conference due to outbreak, we will also postpone the conference until further notice. Moreover, a well-organized preparedness plan for unexpected disasters will be formulated during the planning stage of the conference. Local emergency units and police departments will be consulted in order to ensure a safe environment for all participants.

Monitoring and Evaluation

The projects will be implemented under the umbrella of the APEC. Once the project is approved and the agenda is set, a detailed plan will be generated. We will set a strict internal timeline of actions for the project, which includes duration, activity, output, deadline, person in charge, etc. Each task will be assigned to a staff to conduct, and this person will have to organize and communicate all relevant matters with the team. In addition, PO will organize group meetings at 3~4-week intervals to have operators reporting on the progress. Records will be made at each meeting for after-project review. The review meetings can ensure all the substantive and logistic arrangements for the conference are on track.  In addition, we will work closely with co-sponsor economies during the planning and implementation stages.

A questionnaire survey will be handed out to the participants at the conference. The feedback and comments from Speakers/ Participants regarding the content of the conference will be collected and analyzed. The evaluation report reflecting the lessons learned and experience earned by respective APEC member economies will be formulated, which will help Chinese Taipei design better conference contents in the future. At the end of the conference, an evaluation report, recommendation or statement will be built upon the feedback from participants and submitted to the HWG and uploaded to the APEC HWG website.

We expect that there will be around 50 experts from 2/3 of the APEC member economies to take part in the conference. In the early stage of the conference, we will use different channels to send out the invitation letters to HWG and LSIF members and encourage them to participate. The conference will involve at least 30-50 percent of female speakers. Additionally, we will actively encourage female dengue researchers or public health workers to join the conference. At least 40-50% of the invited participants will be female. Further, we expect more than 70% of the participants will be satisfied with the result of the conference.

Linkages

We plan to engage all the Ministries/Departments of Health and environment of APEC economies in nominating eligible participants. During the preparation of the project, we will engage the co-sponsoring economies and related agencies. Experts from non-APEC member economies and other international organizations will be invited to participate as either moderators or speakers. We will also invite the representatives from the Life Sciences Innovation Forum (LSIF)to attend this conference.

In addition, experts from APEC, non- APEC member economies, such as the private sector, academia, NGOs,and other international organizations such as WHO, WPRO will be invited to attend the conference as moderators or speakers. We will remain in close contact with the APEC Secretariat for advice on non-member participation and ensure that the non-member participation guidelines are closely followed.

Centers for Disease Control, Chinese Taipei has prior experience in organizing training programs on vector-borne disease in the region. In 2008 Chinese Taipei organized “APEC Workshop for the Control Practice of Dengue Fever”. The primary objectives of the workshop included sharing the lessons learned from fighting dengue epidemics and introducing a self-developed tool to all participants. In recent years, we have cooperated with the United States to organize several training workshops, including the “International Conference on Dengue Prevention and Control and International Dengue Expert Consultation Meeting” in 2015, the “International Training Workshop on Molecular Diagnosis for Zika” in 2016 and the “International Training Workshop on Laboratory Diagnosis for Dengue/Zika/Chikungunya” in 2017.

Dengue fever is a flu-like illness, however, severe dengue (also known as Dengue Haemorrhagic Fever) has become a leading cause of hospitalization and death among children and adults. It poses a heavy economic burden on APEC developing economies. Compared with the previous projects, this project will more focus on severe dengue prevention and related strategies and provide unduplicated and more comprehensive information on new diagnostics technology, dengue vaccine, vector control strategies and clinical treatment. This project will help APEC member economies to improve their capacity building for the surveillance, preparedness and response of dengue and severe dengue outbreak. Therefore, it is considered that the APEC has the most appropriate platform and intent to fund this project with the ultimate goal of strengthening populations’ health and sustaining the social-economical development in the region.

Sustainability

This conference will serve as a platform for APEC member economies to exchange experience and information on dengue control strategies and the current situation concerning vectors and dengue pandemics, and to share advanced technologies used for environmental management and vector control. It will assist the developing economies to identify major challenges and constrains in their economies and enhance their capacity building in order to establish a better control measures and clinical management for dengue. Participants can apply the knowledge and information learned from the conference to develop more suitable strategies for their own economies.

Hard copies and soft copies of the conference outputs will be disseminated to relevant stakeholders and beneficiaries for future recall and reference. Before the end of the conference, we will develop a contact information booklet containing contact details of the participating dengue fever experts, including the moderators, speakers and participants who are the dengue fever control program stakeholders in their respective economies. Participants are encouraged to exchange contacts during the conference to keep constant information exchange. We also hope to facilitate further communication among economies after the conference.

The conference will facilitate a better understanding of the real dengue situation in the APEC region among the participants through discussing and sharing the latest information on dengue. In our further work, Chinese Taipei will revise our dengue strategic plan based on the new idea and information gained from the conference.  The result of the conference will be presented at HWG and LSIF meeting.

After project completion, we expect participating economies to gain a better insight into new dengue vector control strategies such as the Wolbachia model and dengue vaccine. In the recent years, more new researches and strategies for dengue control have become available.  So far their uses have only been approved in a few areas and are not yet widely available. We expect the participants to do more researches on those new tools after they return to their home economies.

Through the oral and poster presentation during the conference, the consensus on the importance of dengue fever control in APEC region can be reached and strengthened. Furthermore, through utilizing the expert network, sustained sharing of expertise to update one another on the latest dengue fever management and surveillance system can be achieved. The cooperation and coordination for dengue fever control and prevention will be taken into consideration in the further stage. It is anticipated that long-term cooperation relationship among APEC member economies can be established to tackle dengue fever together.

Project Overseers

Dr. Jih-Haw Chou is the primary Project Overseer.

Dr. Chou is currently the Director-General of the Centers for Disease Control, which is the authority responsible for the prevention and control of infectious diseases in Chinese Taipei. He has been involved in tackling all scales of outbreaks, including the H1N1 pandemic, the H7N9 outbreak, the rabies outbreak among animals, the MERS outbreak overseas and the dengue outbreak at home. 

Professional Career:

- Director-General, Centers for Disease Control, Ministry of Health and Welfare, Chinese Taipei

- Deputy Director-General, Centers for Disease Control, Ministry of Health and Welfare, Chinese Taipei

- Health Commissioner, Taipei County Health Department

- Deputy Health Commissioner, Taipei County Health Department

- Director, Div. Research, Planning and Development, Taipei City Health Department

-  Branch Chief, National Quarantine Service, Department of Health

- Specialist, Bureau of Communicable Disease Control, Department of Health 

Contact person

Hui-Yi Chien (Ivy)
International Cooperation Officer
Centers for Disease Control, Ministry of Health and Welfare, Chinese Taipei
Tel:  +886 2 23579861
Fax: +886 2 23920190
E-mail: ivy0311@cdc.gov.tw

Cost Efficiency

Not Applicable.

Drawdown Timetable

Not Applicable.

Direct Labour

We will hire 2 short-term clerical staff from a professional conference organizer for 5 months to assist us in preparing and hosting the conference. Their responsibilities include selection and booking of the site and venue, food selection, transportation arrangement, participant registration, speakers’ papers and conference documents collection, managing all administrative, logistical and technical issues associated with the conference. They will only be involved in arranging the conference. Their roles are to assist us in ensuring the smooth running of the event and the needs of all participants are appropriately met. All final decisions will be made by the project coordinator. 

In order to provide high-quality conference service to all participants, we will select a professional conference organizer to assist with the organization of the event. In accordance with the Government Procurement Act, the open selection meeting will be held. 

We will remain in close contact with the APEC Secretariat for advice on contracting of direct labor items and ensure the procurement principles are closely followed.

Waivers

Not Applicable.

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