Te Kāhui a Kiwa - advancing Indigenous self-determination and wellbeing through trade and CAN THE CPTPP help?



You are warmly invited to attend Te Kāhui a Kiwa - Advancing Indigenous self-determination and wellbeing through trade and can the CPTPP help? Conference 2023 being held from 28 - 29 June 2023, at the Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts, University of Waikato, Hamilton Kirikiriroa.

The University of Waikato is pleased to host Te Kāhui a Kiwa - Advancing Indigenous self-determination and wellbeing through trade and can the CPTPP help?

The conference is being held as part of Aotearoa New Zealand’s host activities in its role as Chair of Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).

The conference will bring together a high-quality lineup of speakers from Aotearoa New Zealand and overseas to discuss the CPTPP and Indigenous trade. Panel discussions will deliver robust and open discussion on the progress made so far on the CPTPP, and workshop events will enable speakers and attendees share their ideas on what can be done to advance Indigenous aspirations for self-determination and wellbeing through trade to develop a shared view on a way forward.

Who should attend?

We invite entrepreneurs, business owners, industry, policy makers, academics, and community leaders from Māori, Indigenous, and non-Indigenous organisations who have an interest in the success of Indigenous trade through the CPTPP to attend, and encourage rangatahi (youth), kaumātua (elders), and wāhine Māori in business to attend.

Benefits for attendees

• Hear from leaders on treaty-compliant trade policy and Māori-focused trade

• Hear from Māori and Indigenous exporters and investors on best practice trade

• Develop an understanding of the CPTPP, its operation, and effect

• Contribute your voice to improving how the CPTPP works for Indigenous peoples

Free to register and attend, maximum registrations of 200.