SMU student attends Asia Pacific Economic Summit

With the aid of Saint Mary’s, Hajar Abdessamie, a Sobey School of Business student, recently traveled to Papua New Guinea to participate in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit 2018.

“It was truly an extraordinary experience! I met hundreds of people from all across the world, learned about the world of digitization in the economic world, learned about different cultures, and much more. During the entire week, I proudly represented the Sobey School of Business and Saint Mary’s University University by promoting it to students interested in doing exchanges in Canada,” says Hajar.

During the Summit, the team of student delegates met with multiple officials such as Isabelle Martin, Deputy High Commissioner; Paul Maddison, High Commissioner of Canada to Australia and New Guinea, and Powes Parkob, Governor of Port Moresby.

Hajar was also selected to represent Canada in the writing of the APEC Voices of the Future Youth Declaration. During this process, one representative from each country wrote suggestions to APEC leaders on how to promote inclusion and global collaboration in the digital age.

Junior Team Canada also had the opportunity to meet with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to discuss topics varying from youth in Canada and Canada’s position in the economic worldwide scale.

See below for some photos from the Summit!