Auckland Trade and Economic Policy School

In September 2019, the University of Auckland’s Public Policy Institute will host its inaugural Auckland Trade and Economic Policy School (ATEPS). The School is launched with the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

6-7 September 2019 #ATEPS2019

In September 2019, the University of Auckland’s Public Policy Institute will host its inaugural Auckland Trade and Economic Policy School (ATEPS). The School is launched with the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and in partnership with the Ministry’s Deputy Secretary Trade and Economic, Vangelis Vitalis.

ATEPS is positioned to be an annual event on the New Zealand trade and economic calendar, attracting internationally recognised leaders and thinkers on trade and economic policy. It will bring together trade experts, exporters, business leaders, diplomats, economists, academics, officials, and local and central government politicians – all with an interest in New Zealand’s trade and economic wellbeing.

It is significant that the School takes places in Auckland – the country’s economic powerhouse, contributing 38% of the nation’s GDP and home to many of the service industries that support the country’s exporters and importers.

Hosted by the University’s Public Policy Institute at the Fale Pasifika, ATEPS will offer a unique opportunity for attendees to focus on trade and economic policy, hear from contemporary thinkers and leaders, listen to diverse panel discussions, and question and debate the trade outlook for New Zealand, the Asia Pacific, and the world.

ATEPS 2019 will begin on Friday 6 September with a panel discussion featuring a mix of international and local experts, and an opening address from Trade and Export Growth Minister, the Hon David Parker. The day will conclude with a reception for all attendees, and an invitation-only dinner with speakers and supporters. On Saturday 7 September, attendees will hear from six international speakers, and have the benefit of a second panel discussion.

ATEPS has attracted high-quality international speakers, including:

Earlybird Price: $480 

Programme

ATEPS 2019  
Friday 6 September DAY 1
3-4pm Registration opens
4-5.15pm

Formal Opening and Panel Discussion -

'Beyond Disruptions and Disruptors: Is there a way forward?' With Michael Steedman (Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei), Richard Baldwin, Mari Pangestu, Vangelis Vitalis (MFAT) and Sherry Stephenson

5.30-6.30pm

Keynote Speech by

Minister for Trade and Export Growth, Hon David Parker

6.30-7.30pm Reception
Saturday 7 September DAY 2
8.30-9.30am

Richard Baldwin

'The Challenge of New Technologies to International Trade'

9.30-10.30am

Mari Pangestu

'Disruptions in the Multilateral Trading System and Regional Responses'

11am-12pm

Jianping Zhang

'China, the WTO and the Future of Asia Pacific Trade'

12-1pm

Fukunari Kimura

'Onshore or offshore? Value chains in the digital age'

2-3pm

Panel Discussion:

'Can We Achieve Trade for All?'

With Lucian Cernat (European Commission), Stephanie Honey (Honey Consulting), and Jane Kelsey (University of Auckland)

3-4pm

Sherry Stephenson

'Services Trade Meets the Digital Economy'

4-5pm

Hosuk Lee-Makiyama

'Where Is the International Digital Economy Going?'

5pm

Close

Final set of refreshments to allow folks to talk to the afternoon speakers before departure

*Each session include 10 minutes for Q and A