Industry Session Speaker And Session Chair Resources

Each section on this page contains important information for Presenters and Session Chairs.


Industry Session presenters and Session Chairs are required to register for APEC 2024 at the appropriate rate. Conference registration is now open.

Early Bird Registration ends Monday, January 8, 2024.

Travel and Hotel

Presenters and Session Chairs are responsible for coordinating and paying for their own travel and lodging.

Click here for information on travel and hotel accommodations.

For VISA information, click here.

Presenter Information

Presenter Portal

Login credentials for the Presenter Portal will be emailed to you by December 1, 2023.

Presenters are required to upload draft AND final versions of their slide deck to the Presenter Portal by the stated deadlines in the table (see below). Session Chairs will review all uploaded materials and provide feedback to you. Session Chairs may also email you additional instructions and guidelines as the conference approaches.

Slide Deck Instructions

  • The total duration of the presentation is 25 minutes: 20 minutes for presentation and 5 minutes for Q&A.
  • Limit your presentation to 20 slides and 20MB.
  • There are no logos and borders allowed except for the title page.
  • The presentation shall not have ‘Confidential’ or ‘Proprietary’ tags.
  • For Non-PSMA sessions, the presentation template is available here.
  • For PSMA sessions, the presentation template is available here.
  • Follow the Template to ensure consistency with all APEC IS presentations.

NOTE: November 26, 2023: An updated template for speakers in the PMSA Industry Sessions is now available and must be used.

File Name Requirements

File name must be: presentation number, followed by presenter last name, and then the first 3 words of the presentation title, all separated by underscores.

If the presenter is John Smith, the presentation number is IS02.1, and the presentation title is Overview of WBG BD Switch Devices and Applications then the file name shall be “IS02-1_Smith_Overview_of_WBG.pptx”.

Pre-Conference Schedule Deadlines


Schedule Information

Friday, November 3, 2023

Download the required APEC 2024 Industry Session PowerPoint Template OR the PSMA Template if you are a PSMA Presenterplease refer to your specified section below for more instructions.

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Review the APEC IS website program information for your presentation and report any required changes to

Wednesday, December 20, 2024

Draft presentations are due. Upload your draft presentation to the Presenter Portal.

Friday, January 19, 2024

Final presentations are due. Upload your final presentation to the Presenter Portal.

Presenter Changes

Presenter changes will be allowed for APEC 2024 with the following conditions:

  • Any new presenters must register for the conference.
  • After registering, it is required to contact so this information can be correctly updated on the website.

Failure to meet these conditions may result in changes not being appropriately implemented. Please note that any speaker changes after Jan 15th will not be reflected in the on-site guide.

Session Chair Information

Review Portal

Login credentials for the Session Chair Portal will be emailed to you by December 1, 2023.

Session Chair Training

A training session for all APEC Session Chairs (Technical Sessions, Industry Sessions, Dialogue Sessions) was held on Thursday, December 7, 2023. This training is mandatory for all APEC Session Chairs.

The slides for this training can be downloaded here.

A recording of the presentation can be viewed on the APEC YouTube channel:

Pre-Conference Schedule & Deadlines



Friday, December 8, 2023

Log in to the Review Portal using the email instructions (will be sent to you by December 1, 2023). Review and confirm all presenters in your session are valid.

Friday, December 20, 2023 through Friday, January 12, 2024

Review and provide feedback for draft Industry Session presentations. Inform speakers once feedback has been provided. If you do not have any feedback to provide, let the speaker know they must still upload a final version of their presentation as a PowerPoint file.

Friday, January 19, 2024

Presenters upload final presentations in PowerPoint and PDF file formats to the presenter portal. Session Chairs are responsible for contacting presenters who do not upload materials by the stated deadline.

General Onsite Information

Audiovisual Information

Audiovisual equipment will be provided. Each session room will contain a laptop with Microsoft Office, LCD projector, projection screen, wireless slide advancer, wired lavaliere microphone(s) and Wi-Fi.


Presenters and Chairs should pick up their badges from the registration table upon their arrival. More information on table hours and locations to be announced.

Speaker Breakfast

Dates: Tuesday, February 27 – Thursday, February 29, 2024. Please note: Speakers only attend Speaker Breakfast on the day of their presentation.

Location: Long Beach Convention Center, Seaside Ballroom AB. The Seaside Ballroom is reached from Seaside Way and cannot be reached from inside the main convention center.

Time: 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM PST

Presenters and Session Chairs are required to attend Speaker Breakfast on the day of their session(s). Please arrive promptly! Session Chairs will check in all presenters and provide important information. If you are presenting more than one session, you must check in with the Session Chair for each session in which you are speaking.

Industry Session presenters must immediately visit the Speaker Ready Room upon their arrival before attending breakfast to address any presentation issues, if applicable.

The Speaker Ready Room

Location: Long Beach Convention Center, Room 204

The Speaker Ready Room contains all final slide decks ready for presentation. Speakers should check in at the speaker ready room at least a day before their presentation.


Hours of Operation

Sunday, February 25, 20248:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday, February 26, 20247:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Tuesday, February 27, 2024

7:00 AM – 5:00 PM PST

Wednesday, February 28, 2024

7:00 AM – 5:30 PM PST

Thursday, February 29, 2024

7:00 AM – 2:00 PM PST

Social Media

Connect with APEC 2024 on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. We highly encourage you to share that you are speaking at APEC 2024 using all of your active social media accounts. Click here to view our marketing kit, filled with useful information and graphics that you can use to spread the word about your session.

When sharing with your network and colleagues that you are presenting at the conference, be sure to use the hashtag #APEC2024.

Industry Session Copyright Policy

Industry session copyright for the materials is retained by the presenter. APEC 2024 requests that presenters post any of their material only AFTER the conference has concluded.