EU - NZ Free Trade Agreement - Breakfast

Date 10 September, 2019 | Time 7.30am - 9.30am

Venue Transport World Engine Room, Invercargill

Event Description

Come along to our free breakfast event to hear from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade on negotiations for a European Union–New Zealand free trade agreement, and other trade negotiations.

Find out the latest on the European Union – New Zealand free trade agreement means for New Zealand and where negotiations are at.

  • Get an update on other trade agreements under negotiation or consideration.
  • Ask questions, share your views, and hear what others are thinking.
  • The presentation will include time for questions and answers, networking and breakfast.

Our shared history and values make the European Union (made up of 28 member states) a close and like-minded trade partner for New Zealand. A modern free trade agreement with the EU is a chance to deepen that partnership, deliver significant economic gains, and agree on high standards in areas that New Zealanders care about, like the environment and labour standards.

Guest Speakers

Ali Hamilton - Lead Adviser, Trade Negotiations Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade

Ali Hamilton is the Deputy Lead Negotiator for the EU-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement.

Since joining the Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade in 2014, Ali has worked in the Trade Negotiations Division where she has served as chapter lead negotiator for services and investment issues in several of New Zealand’s FTA negotiations. Ali joined MFAT after working in commercial law.

John Riley - Unit Manager, Trade Policy Engagement Unit, Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade

John heads the newly-established Trade Policy Engagement Unit tasked with helping the government respond to New Zealanders’ concerns and interests on trade agreements. Since joining the MFAT in 2000, John’s assignments have included a four-year stint within the Trade Negotiations Division where he worked on tariff negotiations both in the context of Non-agricultural Market Access in the WTO Doha Round and several of New Zealand’s FTAs. He has also completed a diplomatic posting in London and two postings in Seoul.

Free to attend - Registration is essential

RSVP by Tuesday 3 September 2019

Please inform us if you have any dietary requirements

Ticket Cost
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EU - NZ Free Trade Agreement - Breakfast