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4/5/2017 7:00:00 PM4/6/2017 2:30:00 PMAmerica/ChicagoWSG 2017 Asia Pacific Regional MeetingThe WSG 2017 Asia Pacific Regional Meeting, held in Auckland, New Zealand and hosted by MinterEllisonRuddWatts will take place on 05 - 06 April 2017 in conjunction with the IPBA Annual Conference. The event will begin with a welcome reception Wednesday evening, followed by a half day meeting program on Thursday, 06 April. The program will feature exceptional guest speakers and offer valuable networking opportunities among WSG members.Level 20, Lumley Centre, 88 Shortland St, Auckland, , 1010, New ZealandWorld Services Groupevents@worldservicesgroup.com
When: 05 - 06 April 2017
Where: Auckland, New Zealand
The WSG 2017 Asia Pacific Regional Meeting, held in Auckland, New Zealand and hosted by MinterEllisonRuddWatts will take place on 05 - 06 April 2017 in conjunction with the IPBA Annual Conference. The event will begin with a welcome reception Wednesday evening, followed by a half day meeting program on Thursday, 06 April. The program will feature exceptional guest speakers and offer valuable networking opportunities among WSG members.

Wednesday 05 April
19:00
Welcome Event - 19:00

Thursday 06 April
08:30 - 09:00
Registration & Networking
MinterEllisonRuddWatts
Lumley Centre | 88 Shortland Street | Auckland 1010

09:00 - 09:15
Introduction & Welcoming Remarks

09:15 - 10:00
Speaker Presentation and Q&A
"Trading In An Uncertain World: Post TPP Trade Agenda for New Zealand & Asia"

This presentation will set out the strategic choices and the potential impacts for New Zealand and the wider region.

Guest Speaker Stephen Jacobi, Executive Director, NZ International Business Forum

10:00 - 10:45
Speaker Presentation and Q&A
"One Belt, One Road"

  • - What does this mean to our legal practice?
  • - What does this mean to our friend firms Worldwide?
  • - What does this mean to leading Chinese law firms, such as Han Kun Law?

Guest Speaker: Joyce Li, Partner Han Kun Law

10:45 - 11:00
Coffee Break & Networking

11:00 - 11:45
Speaker Presentation and Q&A
“Advising Governments in Disaster Recovery – Christchurch Earthquake Case Study"


Guest Speaker Sarah Sinclair, Partner, MinterEllisonRuddWatts

11:45 - 13:00
General Counsels Panel Discussion
  • - What are General Counsels looking for in terms of "innovation" from there law firms?
  • - Do panels deliver real benefits to corporate and General Counsels?
  • - What common mistakes do law firms tend to repeat when delivering services?

Moderator: Cameron Taylor, Partner, MinterEllisonRuddWatts

13:00 - 13:15
WSG Regional Updates

13:15 - 14:30
Luncheon


19:00
MinterEllisonRuddWatts IPBA Reception

Hosts: WSG 2017 Asia Pacific Regional Meeting

        

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