New Zealand Business at APEC Bali

by | Sep 30, 2013 | Reports & Publications

Remove

Twelve New Zealand business representatives will participate in the APEC CEO Summit and related meetings in Bali, Indonesia, during the week of 30 September, the NZ International Business Forum said today.

“The Bali meetings are an opportunity to demonstrate our interest in APEC’s agenda for growth and jobs as well as promote New Zealand’s relationship with Indonesia which is celebrating its emergence as a regional economic power-house,” said NZIBF Executive Director Stephen Jacobi.

“This week’s events are also the backdrop to some serious, high level discussions about the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) as negotiations move into their final phase. TPP Ministers are expected to meet to formulate their advice to TPP Leaders about the direction of the negotiating effort to the end of the year.”

The fourth and final meeting this year of the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) will take place in Bali 1-4 October and will be attended by New Zealand’s three ABAC members Tony Nowell, Maxine Simmons and Wayne Boyd, together with Alternate Member Stephen Jacobi and Lead Staffer Fiona Cooper Clarke. ABAC members will present their views and recommendations directly to APEC Economic Leaders, including Prime Minister John Key, on 7 October.

“For New Zealand business the key issues for APEC this year are freeing up trade and investment, promoting the earliest possible conclusion to TPP, making it easier to move goods through regional supply chains, enhancing food security, ensuring the financial health of the region, promoting women’s entrepreneurship, and addressing issues of particular relevance to small and medium size business,” said Mr Jacobi.

The ABAC team will be joined at the APEC CEO Summit 5-7 October September by eight New Zealand business leaders. The Summit is an annual gathering of CEOs from throughout the region. Under the theme “Towards Resilience and Growth: Reshaping Priorities for Global Economy” the conference will explore how business can contribute to future prosperity in the region through social inclusion, trade liberalisation, innovation, connectivity, infrastructure development and investment particularly in emerging markets.

The conference is the occasion for a number of key note addresses by APEC Economic Leaders including Prime Minister Key, President Yudhoyono of Indonesia, President Obama, President Xi of China and Prime Minister Abe of Japan, as well as panel-led sessions on business themes featuring Chairs and CEOs of some of the region’s leading companies.

REGISTER WITH TRADE WORKS

Register to stay up to date with latest news, as well as saving and discussing articles you’re interested in.

 

Remove

 

Latest News

NZIBF 2022 Chair Report

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2022 CHAIR’S REPORT I am pleased to present my second report on the activities and achievements of the NZ International Business Forum (NZIBF) for 2022-23, our fifteenth year of operations.  At the outset I would like to thank Members for...

NZ BUSINESS LEADERS AT APEC 2022

New Zealand business will be represented at the APEC Leaders’ Week in Bangkok, commencing 13 November, by members of the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC). New Zealand’s three members – Rachel Taulelei, Malcolm Johns and Anna Curzon – supported by Stephen Jacobi...

Submission to MFAT for CPTPP Review

30 September 2022 Phil Mellor Economic Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Wellington (By email) Dear Phil, Thank you for your email of 1 September, seeking our comments on the three year review of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans...

WHAT’S IN A NAME?

The now widespread use of the term “Indo Pacific” to describe the region to which New Zealand belongs brings a risk of geographical confusion. When did the “Asia Pacific” become the Indo Pacific?   For thirty years or more New Zealand has sought to enhance...

NZ Herald: Turbulence in global trade

Amidst the political topsy turvy of recent weeks came the news that the Government has refreshed its Trade Recovery Strategy.  That’s good news because, for exporters and the global economy as a whole, it’s tough out there. The pandemic is by no means over, there...

Address to World Affairs Forum, 22 August 2022

ADDRESS TO THE WORLD AFFAIRS FORUM AUCKLAND, 22 AUGUST 2022 STEPHEN JACOBI EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR NZ INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS FORUM TURBULENCE IN GLOBAL TRADE Thanks to Greg Thwaite for inviting me to speak to you this evening. It’s good to be back in the habit of meeting...

Trade and Climate Change: State of Play

TRADE AND CLIMATE CHANGE: STATE OF PLAY. A discussion paper prepared for the NZIBF by Adrian Macey, June 2022. Download here. Update: NZ-EU FTA The NZ-EU FTA has been finalised.  Article X.6 of the  trade and sustainable development chapter is on trade and...