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Mapping Trade Horizons: Analysing the NZ-UK Trade Agreement in a Global Context

2nd October 2023 @ 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

The New Zealand Institute of International Affairs, Palmerston North, is hosting an event centred around the NZ-UK Trade Agreement.

This event aims to provide insights into the agreement’s provisions, opportunities, challenges, and potential impacts for both New Zealand and the United Kingdom. Highlights include discussions on global alignment, sectoral impact, and collaboration opportunities.

The event will feature a special keynote address by Hon Tim Groser, Former Minister of Trade and Climate Change, Former NZ Ambassador to the US who will share his expertise on the agreement’s significance in regional and global trade relations.

Her Excellency Ms Iona Thomas, High Commissioner will give the opening remarks followed by Palmerston North Mayor Grant Smith.

This will be followed by a panel discussion comprising of two panellists – from the business sector exportin/importing successfully to the UK and Hamza Haidon, Unit Manager, Trade Policy and Implementation Division from Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade and Hon. Tim Groser.

The event offers a platform to gain a deeper understanding of the agreement’s implications within the broader global context.

This event is sponsored by the British High Commission, Palmerston North City Council, Manawatū Business Chamber and Business First New Zealand.

Why businesses should attend:

This event offers a unique platform to gain an in-depth understanding of the NZ-UK Trade Agreement, a pact with far-reaching implications for trade relations. By participating, businesses can identify potential opportunities and challenges, ensuring they stay ahead in this evolving landscape.

Moreover, engaging with industry experts and policymakers can provide a competitive edge, offering a holistic view of how this agreement fits into the global trade context. This event isn’t just about information; it’s about forging connections, sharing knowledge, and actively contributing to the future of international trade.



2nd October 2023
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM


Conference & Function Centre
354 Main Street
Palmerston North Central, 4410
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