Indigenous Business Leaders’ Statement of Priorities 2021 Download

Presentation by ABAC Executive Director, Stephen Jacobi, to APEC Voices of the Future, 10 November 2021 Download

Press release from ABAC IV meeting, 10 November 2021

Remarks by ABAC Chair, Rachel Taulelei, to APEC Ministerial Meeting, 8 November 2021

ABAC Climate Leadership Principles for Business (August 2021) Download

Report to APEC Economic Leaders 2021 Download

Remarks by ABAC Chair Rachel Taulelei to the APEC Finance Ministers’ Meeting, 22 October 2021

Remarks by ABAC Chair Rachel Taulelei to the APEC Women and Economy Forum, 24 September 2021

Press release from ABAC Dialogue with Ministers Responsible for Trade, 4 June 2021

Remarks by Rachel Taulelei to APEC Trade Ministers, 4 June

Remarks by Rachel Taulelei to APEC Senior Officials, 2 JuneDownload

Presentation by Anna Curzon to ABAC Techweek webinar: NZ in the digital Asia PacificDownload

Remarks by Rachel Taulelei to ABAC webinar on Re-opening Borders, 3 May 2021Download

Press release from the ABAC II meeting, 11 May 2021Download

Press release conveying ABAC Statement of Support for the WTODownload

APEC 2021 – what’s in it for business? Presentation to ASEAN NZ Business Council, 23 March 2021Download

Presentation to Economic Empowerment Task Force:  Indigenous Business Leaders’ DialogueDownload

Remarks by ABAC Chair Rachel Taulelei to APEC Senior Officials, 11/12 March 2021

Principles for Climate Leadership (March 2021)Download

Report on ABAC I (Feb 2021)Download

WTO Update (Feb 2021)Download

Remarks to Public Private Dialogue on Renewable Energy, Malcolm Johns, ABAC NZ, 18 January 2021

Address to Auckland Trade and Economic Policy School: “The New Trade Environment”, Rachel Taulelei, ABAC NZ, 4 December 2020

Keynote speech to APEC Webinar on Public Private Partnerships and Information Sharing on Food Security in the Asia Pacific region:  Rachel Taulelei, ABAC NZ, 2 December 2020

Address To Te Taumata, Whakatū, 24 November 2020, Rachel Taulelei

Presentation to ABAC IV, 17 November 2020, Rachel Taulelei , Abac 2021 Work Programme

ABAC 2021 Work Programme

Presentation to ABAC III, 14 September 2020, Towards a virtual ABAC, Rachel Taulelei

Supporting the WTORachel Taulelei: presentation to ABAC, 22 July 2020


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