SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — With the APEC conference now underway in San Francisco, U.S. President Joe Biden is due to arrive in the city Tuesday afternoon. The summit will see world and economic leaders gather in the City by the Bay for a weeklong economic and trade summit. According to his White House schedule, Biden will remain in San Francisco for several days.

Biden has a number of events on his schedule and most notably, is expected to meet with Chinese leader Xi Jinping while both men are here for APEC. Here is a timeline of President Biden’s San Francisco visit for APEC.


President Biden will leave the White House and travel to San Francisco to host representatives from 21 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) member economies. While in SF, Biden “will highlight the strength and resilience of the U.S. economy, our longstanding economic ties with the Asia-Pacific, the surge of job-creating investments from APEC economies into the United States in recent years, and the role of the U.S. economy in driving growth and innovation in the Asia-Pacific and globally,” the White House said.

While in SF Tuesday, the president and Vice President Kamala Harris will also participate in a campaign reception.


On his second day in SF, President Biden will host a bilateral meeting with President Xi Jinping of the People’s Republic of China. The president will also hold a press conference.

President Biden and first lady Jill Biden will host a welcome reception for APEC leaders. Vice President Harris and second gentleman Doug Emhoff will also attend.


On Thursday, President Biden’s third day at the summit, he has a busy schedule of events that includes:

  • Delivering remarks at the APEC CEO Summit
  • Participating in a family photo with APEC economies and guest economies
  • Hosting an APEC informal dialogue and working lunch
  • Delivering remarks and participating in the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework family photo
  • Hosting the heads of Delegation for the APEC Dinner with the first lady


On Friday, President Biden will host the APEC Leaders Retreat. During the event, the White House said, President Biden will formally transfer the APEC Chair to President Boluarte of Peru.

Friday is President Biden’s last day in San Francisco. He will depart the city along with the first lady.