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APEC and looking towards APEC21 as an organisation in a disruptive global environment – what impact is that environment having on its policy outcomes, future vision and the opportunities of the 2021 host year for NZ

Speaker: Andrea Smith
Deputy Secretary, APEC21

Event Date: Wednesday 12th September 2018
Event Time: 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Event Location: Bell Gully
Level 21, HP Tower, 171 Featherston Street, Wellington, 6011.

Please note no building access after 6pm.

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The Asia Forum in collaboration with the Southeast Asia Centre of Asia-Pacific Excellence and Victoria University of Wellington’s Enabling Our Asia-Pacific Trading Nation Distinctiveness Theme invite you to a discussion led by Andrea Smith, Deputy Secretary, APEC21.

Andrea Smith commenced the role of Deputy Secretary of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation 2021 (APEC21) in May 2017. Before this she was Deputy Secretary for the Americas and Asia Group for over 5 years.

Andrea has held a range of positions on and offshore during her time at MFAT including, Director of the Pacific Division (2011-12). Ambassador to Turkey, Israel and Jordan and as Representative to the Palestinian Authority (2009-11). She was seconded to the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet as a Foreign Policy Advisor (2006-08). And was Head of the Trade and Economic Section at our embassy in Washington (2004-05). From 2001 until 2003 Andrea was the Deputy Head of Mission in Jakarta.

Andrea’s areas of work when based in Wellington have included multilateral trade policy, Pacific, South East Asia and Australia.

Bell Gully

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