Trade Hui 2018 Programme

Day One

Setting The Context Robert Reid, President First Union

Scene setters: rethinking the trade and investment agenda in turbulent times.

Facilitator: Robert Reid

Global Turbulence

Professor Jane Kelsey, University Of Auckland

One Alternative Agenda

Dr Jim Stanford, Director, Centre For Future Work, Australia

The Macro-Picture

Geopolitics and NZ’s relationships

Terence O’Brien, Senior Fellow, Centre for Strategic Studies, Victoria University of Wellington

What International Labour Is Saying

Sam Huggard, Secretary, NZCTU

A Gender-Informed Trade Strategy

Dr Claire Slatter, Development Alternatives for Women in a New Era (DAWN)

An International Economy

A Productive Export Economy

Rod Oram, New Zealand Business Journalist

A Particapatory Digitized Economy

Bernard Hickey, Newsroom Pro Managing Editor based in the Parliamentary Press Gallery

Maori Economy

Margaret Kawharu, Ngāti Whatua o Kaipara, Director, Kaipara Commercial
Development Ltd, Trustee, Ngā Maunga Whakahii o Kaipara Development Trust

Financial Stability And Tax

Dr Bill Rosenberg, Economist & Policy Director, New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Learning From First Nations Experience With NAFTA

Wayne Garnons-Williams, Plains Cree, Treaty 6, Moosomin First Nation, Chair, International Intertribal Trade and Investment Organization


Sustainable Jobs

Tania Pouwhare, Ngai Tuhoe, Social Intrapreneur, The Southern Initiative, Auckland Council

Living Wage

Annie Newman, National Director of Campaigning, E Tu

Workers Rights

Laila Harre, Programme Manager, UnionAid

Migrant Workers

Dennis Maga, Secretary, FIRST Union

Ti Tiriti

Tino Rangatiratanga

Professor Margaret Mutu, Ngāti Kahu, Te Rarawa, Ngāti Whātua, Department of Maori Studies, University of Auckland

Tikanga And Values

Ani Mikaere, Ngāti Raukawa, Te Wananga o Raukawa

Tiriti and agreements

Associate Professor Amokura Kawharu, Ngati Whatua, Ngapuhi, Faculty of Law, University of Auckland

Processes And Decisions

Annette Sykes, Ngāti Pikiao, Ngāti Makino, Partner, Annette Sykes & Co

Sustainable Worlds

Facilitator: Barry Coates

Climate Change

Dr Geoff Bertram, Senior Associate Institute for Governance and Policy Studies
Victoria University of Wellington

Environment/Trade Intersection

Simon Terry, Executive Director, Sustainability Council of New Zealand

Finite Resources

Russel Norman, Executive Director, Greenpeace NZ

Wai 262 And Kaitiakitanga

Aroha Mead, Ngāti Awa, Ngāti Porou, Independent Maori Researcher


Day Two


Public Health Service

Michael Whaites, Public Services International

Medicines And Treatments

Leena Menghany, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders

Climate Change

Dr George Laking, Te Whakatōhea, Oncologist, Ora Taiao

An Agenda For Putting Health First

Louise Delany, Department of Public Health, University of Otago


Information Commons/Social Media/Data

Associate-Professor Alex Sims, Department Of Commercial Law, University Of Auckland


Carrie Stoddart Smith, Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Whātua, Pākehā, Indigenous political


Melanie Webber, Junior Vice-President, Post-Primary Teachers Association

Digital Trade And Development

Professor Jane Kelsey, University Of Auckland

Rights And Responsibilities

Human Rights

Sanya Reid Smith, Third World Network


Richard Aston, Chairperson, Consumer New Zealand


Andrew Chen, PhD Candidate, Graduate Teaching Assistant, Faculty of Engineering, University of Auckland


Dr Geoff Bertram, Senior Associate Institute for Governance and Policy Studies Victoria University of Wellington

Development Responsibilities

A Pro-development Trade Model

Barry Coates, Initiator, Mindful Money


Jo Spratt, Advocacy and Campaigns Director, Oxfam

The Pacific Islands

Professor Vijay Naidu, School of Government, Development and International Affairs, The University of the South Pacific


Associate Professor Yvonne Underhill-Sem, Development Studies, Faculty of Arts, The University of Auckland

Reinvigorating The Local

Small Business

Jesse Chalmers, co-owner Chalmers Organics and TONZU

Public Services

Glenn Barclay, National Secretary, Public Service Association of NZ

Local Government

Tony Holman, QSO, former ARA officer, Chair Watercare Services, Councillor &
Community Board member

Empowering Rangatahi

Jessica Palairet, Education Vice-President, Auckland University Students Association

Empowering Local Communities

Gen de Spa, Coordinator, Wellbeing Economics educator and initiator

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