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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, 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:



Sep 06 - Sep 07
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
From $480
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University of Auckland
AMRF Auditorium (505-011), 85 Park Road
Auckland, 1142 New Zealand
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