The founder of Smart Business Trips - Yulia Kostevich has been contributing to Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation since 2017.

She is a Private Sector Adviser in SMEWG (Russia) in APEC, she initiates collaboration among business, government and science/academia in the APEC region with the aim to facilitate the development of small businesses in the region.

In close collaboration with the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation, Philippines and Taiwan we designed and implemented several international APEC projects in Russia, Taiwan and the Philippines:

APEC Financing Opportunities Fair for women-led MSMEs

Youtube video: APEC​ Financing Opportunities Fair for women-led SMEs 

​APEC Local Innovation Ecosystem

Workshop on APEC Marketplace utilization for exporting MSMEs across APEC region