AmCham Annual Trade & Business Issues Forum – May 2010

Date:  Friday 14th May 2010
Time:  3.45pm Registration for a 4:00pm start. Refreshments will be served at 5:30pm
Venue:  The University of Otago House; Street level, 385 Queen St, Auckland

Each year AmCham holds a Trade Forum for members and companies doing business with the USA to provide feedback on any issues they are facing in doing business or investing in country, as well as hearing from government & other business leaders on issues that have been raised.

The first round of talks on the Trans Pacific Partnership between Singapore, Australia, Chile, Peru, Brunei, Australia, USA, Vietnam and New Zealand took place in March with the second round due to take place in June. This Forum provides you with the opportunity of hearing from NZ’s Lead Negotiator and providing him with feedback. 

If you are outside of Auckland please email us with any issues you may have that would like us to raise with the panels at the Forum.

If you are interested in attending please go to http://www.bulletpr.co.nz/amcham/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/AmCham-trade-forum-2010-invite2.pdf to register.

Programme
Update on Trans Pacific Partnership & PM’s Meetings with US Administration – Mark Sinclair, Lead Negotiator, TPP, Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade

Review of 2010 USTR Foreign Trade Barriers Report – Murray Denyer, Cooney Lees Morgan

Panel on ACTA negotiations, IP/Copyright Act including software patents and Pharmaceuticals

Researched Medicines Industry Association – (TBC)

–   Tony Eaton, Executive Director of NZ Federation Against Copyright Theft

–   Brett O’Riley, Chief Executive, New Zealand Information and Communication Technologies Group Inc

Other topics:    

Migration law & issues update – Chris McCarthy, Practice Manager, Fragomen Global Pty Ltd
Harmonization with Australia – Colin Inkster of New Hope Nutrition (TBC)

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