Wellington Seminar

The Next Wellington Seminar


MartinJenkins and the Law & Economics Association of New Zealand (LEANZ) have the pleasure of inviting you to the following evening seminar in Wellington.

 The Future of Global Trade Institutions

Venue: MartinJenkins, Level 1,142 Featherston Street, Wellington

Date & Time: Thursday 29 April 2021, 5:00-7:00 pm

Refreshments will be available from 5:00 pm, the seminar will run from 5:30-6:30 pm including about 15 minutes for moderated Q&A, followed by a further opportunity for refreshments until 7:00 pm.


Trade had a turbulent time in 2020, and the World Trade Organisation (WTO), once the jewel in the crown of the international trading system, is tottering on the brink of credibility. Buffeted by the changing winds of globalisation, geo-political tensions and the continuing rise of bilateral agreements, the WTO needs to find some new life if it is to play fully its pre-eminent role as a forum for liberalising trade and resolving trade disputes.

In this seminar, two of New Zealand’s leading private sector experts on trade policy, Stephen Jacobi and Stephanie Honey, will examine the context for these challenges to the future of global trade institutions, and look deeper into problems affecting the WTO. The role of New Zealand, a small, open and outward-looking economy, with a huge stake in the stability of the global economy and effective trade rules will be uppermost in mind.

Speaker biography

Stephen Jacobi, former diplomat, Ministerial advisor and industry association CEO, leads the NZ International Business Forum and this year the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC).

Stephanie Honey, former diplomat and Chief Agriculture Negotiator for New Zealand in the WTO Doha Round, is now a trade policy consultant and Associate Director of NZIBF and ABAC.

Queries about this event can be directed to Brett Woods [email protected]


Lawyers may note that if this seminar is part of your learning objectives in your CPDPR, then the seminar can count for one hour of your 10 CPD hours. Please email the LEANZ representative above to request confirmation of your attendance.


Queries about the event can be directed to:

Brett Woods, [email protected]