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Stephen Joyce


Hon. Steven Joyce  

Minister for Tertiary Education, Skiils and Employment 




The Board of the Latin America New Zealand Business Council is delighted to announce that the Hon. Steven Joyce, Minister for Economic Development will be speaking to LANZBC members and friends in Auckland on Friday June 19. Minister Joyce, who also holds the Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment, and Science and Innovation portfolios, will be talking to us about his visit to Chile, Colombia and Brazil in April with a delegation of New Zealand’s university representatives.


The Minister's address will focus on his thoughts about the opportunities he saw for New Zealand companies and organisations in Latin America.  Following his remarks there will be a time for questions then an opportunity for networking.


The Minister's address is supported by the Victoria Institute for Links with Latin America.

When: 12 - 1pm, Friday 19 June 2015. A light lunch will be provided after the event.
Where: Victoria University, Level 4, 50 Kitchener Street (next to Chancery Lane), Auckland
Cost: $35 for LANZBC members, $45 for non-members (excl. GST). Invoices will be issued upon registration.



The Costa Rica event has been postponed

due to changes to the Vice-Minister's schedule

Members will be advised of the new date

as soon as possible

The Council apologises

for any inconvenience caused




His Excellency Edgar Vásquez
Peruvian Vice-Minister of Trade

His Excellency Edgar Vásquez, a Prime Minister's Fellow and Peru's lead TPP negotiator, will be visiting New Zealand just after Easter.


Mr. Vásquez is an economist who specialises in foreign trade and international trade negotiations. He is in charge of the formulation, proposal, management, implementation and evaluation of Peruvian policy on foreign trade matters, as well as plans and programmes related to the sector. In addition, he is responsible for export development and monitoring foreign trade promotion activities. He has previously been Peru's specialist and negotiator on issues related to technical barriers to trade and was responsible for strategic risks analysis for Maximixe Consult.


The Council will be hosting a breakfast with Vice-Minister Vásquez in Auckland and promoting a talk he is giving in Wellington. These events will provide rare opportunities to hear Peru's views on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, the Pacific Alliance, and business opportunities in Peru.




The Auckland breakfast will be from 7.30-9 am on Tuesday April 7th in the MFAT/NZTE offices on Level 6, 139 Quay St. Spaces at this breakfast are strictly limited.   The attendance fee is $34.50 (GST incl.) for LANZBC or NZIIA members and ($46 GST incl.) for other participants.


Cancellations must be sent by email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Cancellations received up to 72 hours prior to the event receive a full refund. No refunds will be given for cancellations received within 72 hours of the event; however a substitute attendee may be nominated.


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The Vice-Minister's talk in Wellington will be from 5.40-6.40pm on Wednesday April 8th in Lecture Theatre One of the Old Government Buildings, Victoria University of Wellington Faculty of Law, Stout St.    Registration is not required and entry is free. .


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