One of the notable athletic events taking place in the Asia-Pacific region in 2023 is the postponed Asian Games, which was originally slated for September 2022.
The Games, which will take place in Hangzhou in eastern China from September 23 to October 8 this year, is anticipated to draw some 10,000 athletes from the area.
The fifth World Baseball Classic, which will begin on March 8 and last for two weeks, is also happening this year. Teams from Australia, China, Taiwan, Japan, and South Korea are anticipated to compete in the competition.
This year, football is a significant element throughout Asia and the Pacific. The FIFA U-20 World Cup will be held in Indonesia from May 20 to June 11 at a number of cities. The nation will be hosting its first FIFA tournament at this time.
The focus will then switch to Australia and New Zealand in the summer because they are serving as joint hosts of the FIFA Women’s World Cup, which begins on July 20. Throughout the course of the month-long event, 64 matches will be contested across 10 venues, and 32 nations will compete, including teams from the Philippines, Japan, China, Vietnam, and South Korea.
The ASEAN Tourism Forum took place in Yogyakarta from 2–5 February after Indonesia took over ASEAN leadership from Cambodia this year.
This year’s regional calendar will continue to be dominated by political and corporate events, with a number of these events anticipated to bolster the economies of various locations.
These include the G-7 summit in May in Hiroshima, Japan, the Shangri-La Dialogue defence conference in June in Singapore, and the G-20 summit in September in India.
The United Nations Climate Conference (COP28), which will be held in Dubai from 30 November to 12 December is projected to draw participants from more than 200 countries and will also keep the Middle East in the spotlight.
The World Expo, which was held in Dubai from October 2021 to March 2022, and the FIFA World Cup, which was held in Qatar between November and December of last year, were both significant events that the Middle East region has previously hosted.
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