43rd Annual Joint Conference in Wellington – 23/25 November
Preparations are well advanced for the flagship event on our calendar year - the Annual Joint Conference – to be held in Wellington at Te Papa on 23-25 November. Under the theme of "Partnership and Connectivity" we have shaped the agenda to focus on major economic and trade issues confronting both economies, especially TPP; and energy and climate change, recognising the challenges and opportunities that New Zealand and Japan both face to reduce their carbon footprint and the cross over to the transport sector. We are keen to focus also developments in the area of new technology, innovation and creative industries, and have arranged an Industry Tour programme to match.
Please click on the draft programme.
We have an exceptional line-up of business speakers, and we hope to have some further big names to add.
The Industry Tours take in WETA Workshop, NEC and the training facilities for the Hurricanes - this year's champion Super Rugby team - as an opportunity to see something of the regional economy at first hand. There will be good opportunities also for interaction in the corridors where participants can renew friendships, make new contacts and share information to position themselves better to expand commercial linkages.
Keep an eye on our website for further updates! I am looking forward to seeing you there as a chance to catch-up and to help welcome our Japanese guests
To Register for the Conference
Log onto the Council website.
To Make Accommodation Bookings
We have made a block reservation at Rydges for delegate accommodation.
Please note you will need to book by 24 October to secure accommodation.