New Zealand Trade Mission

3 - 4 March 2020

Wellington | New Zealand

The Board of Directors of the American Chamber of Commerce in Australia is pleased to offer your business the opportunity to join them and other senior business leaders on a Trade Mission to Wellington from March 3 to 4. 

New Zealand’s shared values, history and geographical proximity make it one of Australia’s most significant  relationships. 

Australia is New Zealand’s largest economic partner. The trans-Tasman economic relationship was worth approximately NZ$66 billion as at March 2017. 

The delegation will meet with the U.S. Ambassador to New Zealand, Ministers, AmCham New Zealand Board of Directors and the New Zealand business community.

Tuesday, 3 March 2020
Reception hosted by U.S. Ambassador to New Zealand at the Ambassador’s Residence

Wednesday, 4 March 2020
Breakfast with The Hon. Jacinda Ardern, NZ Prime Minister (Invited) hosted by AmCham New Zealand

‘Global Trade and Investment Opportunities’ Panel Discussion 
- The Hon. David Parker MP, NZ Minister for Economic Development; Environment; Trade and Export Growth and Associate Minister for Finance
- Andrew Smith, Deputy Secretary for APEC 2021, NZ Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
- Phil Riley, Managing Director, Iron Duke Partners; Chair of the Board of Business at OECD; Former NZ APEC Business Advisory Council Member

Reception at Parliament House hosted by:
- The Hon. Anne Tolley MP, Deputy Speaker; Co-Chair of the NZ Parliamentary Friendship Caucus with North America; Member of the National Party; and 
- The Hon. Jamie Strange MP, Member of the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee; Governance and Administration Committee; and NZ Parliamentary Friendship Caucus with North America


Deborah Chew, Partner, Hall & Wilcox Lawyers
Martin Creighan, MD ANZ, AT&T Global Network Services Aust
Maureen Dougherty, President, Boeing Australia Holdings | Chair, AmCham Australia
Nick McKenna, President - Australia East, ConocoPhillips Australia
Vamsi Mohan V Thati, President, Coca-Cola South Pacific 
Chris Morris, Partner M&A and International Tax, PwC
April Palmerlee, CEO, AmCham Australia
Bill Townsend, GM External Affairs and JV, INPEX
Jim Whalley, Chairman and Director, Nova Systems


Bridget Coates, Chairperson, White Could Dairy Innovation
Ada Echetebu, Attorney & Partner, Norris Echetebu Law
Mike Hearn, ED, AmCham New Zealand
Kate Kearins, Professor of Management & Dean, Faculty of Business, Economics & Law, Auckland University of Technology
Graham Lintott, Managing Director, Strategy and BD, Lockheed Martin NZ | Chair, AmCham New Zealand
Eric Mahoney, Partner, Castle Point Funds Management
Jonathan Mason, Professional Independent Director
Jonathan Reid, Chairman, Velocity Made Good
Tim Ritchie, CEO, Meat Industry Association of New Zealand
Barrie Sheers, Managing Director, Microsoft New Zealand
Mike Smith, Managing Director, IBM New Zealand
Derek Syme, Chief Country Officer, Citibank
Cameron Taylor, Partner, Minter Ellison Rudd Watts
Anita Thorpe, Head of Finance / Director, Pfizer New Zealand
Stephen Titter, Director & Business Mentor, Hahei Consulting


For more information or to register your interest as a delegate for the New Zealand Trade Mission select the enquiry button above or contact Amie O'Mahony, Government Relations Manager on (02) 8031 9000 or email [email protected]


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