MEBO International Contributes to San Francisco's APEC Host Committee

MEBO’s sponsorship supports San Francisco’s strong tie with the Asia Pacific Rim region
September 21, 2023

San Francisco, CA - Today, Mayor London N. Breed recognized MEBO International as a major sponsor in support of San Francisco as the host City for the 2023 Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders’ Meeting in November. In May this year, MEBO, a Los Angeles-based company, donated $1 million to the San Francisco Special Events Committee which is responsible for all the APEC-related fundraising efforts, which now total $11.5 million.

This early support marks another significant contribution to pave the way for APEC’s success and demonstrates MEBO’s commitment to making a positive impact as a global business leader. This sponsorship will cement San Francisco’s status as a global City, furthering its strong and deep ties to the Asia Pacific Rim region in international sector business development, cultural exchanges, and issues impacting communities in both regions.

"MEBO's generosity attests to San Francisco's critical role as the United States’ gateway to the Asia Pacific region," said Mayor London Breed. "As APEC's Host City, we deeply value this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to strengthen the many international relationships we have built through our communities and companies that choose to call San Francisco home. As we continue to prepare for this international conference, I look forward to joining MEBO in welcoming thousands of attendees who will have nothing but praises for our City."

“I see nothing but opportunities for San Francisco and its communities,” said Kevin Xu, CEO of MEMO. “As Co-chair, I want to fully utilize the APEC platform. Through APEC’s mission and work, I care deeply about social responsibility and international relations. APEC in San Francisco is a rare opportunity to connect the Asia Pacific Rim region with different parts of the San Francisco Bay Area, the United States and the entire world. If we can all collaborate, we can make a big difference utilizing San Francisco as a launchpad that we know.” 


Founded by the late Dr. Rongxiang Xu in 1987, MEBO is now led by his son Kevin Xu, MEBO International is based in Los Angeles and China, is known for their production Most Exposed Burn Ointment. Under Kevin Xu’s leadership, MEBO has continued to be an international company committed to the health and wellness of consumers who utilize their health products. 

Mr. Xu attended APEC meetings previously. Together with his commitment to working with trade organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area, he believes that his philanthropic work through MEBO will lead and influence younger generations to be involved in the mission of APEC. He also believes that San Francisco will shine brightly with its inclusive communities, talented workforce and commitment to making the world a better place. 

APEC in San Francisco 

APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation) is the premier platform for the United States to advance economic policies in the Asia-Pacific region to promote free, fair, and open trade and investment and advance inclusive and sustainable growth. As part of our enduring commitment to the region and broad-based economic growth, San Francisco is excited to serve as host of the APEC Leaders’ Meeting taking place in San Francisco, November 11-17, 2023.

APEC will be the largest convening of world leaders in San Francisco since the UN Charter was signed in 1945 during the UN Conference on International Organization, also called the San Francisco Conference.

This November, the United States will chair the 2023 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Leaders’ Meeting in iconic San Francisco, California. The 21 APEC Member Economies account for nearly 40 percent of the global population and nearly 50 percent of global trade.

APEC’s themes this year are sustainability, inclusivity, innovation and resilience.