Seminar: What can the UK learn from CPTPP negotiations & should it join?

When: Tuesday 25 September 2018  –  8.00-10.00

Where: Kings College London, Rooms SW 1.17 & SW 1.18 (The Moot Court and the Ante Room)

The UK Government has opened a consultation on whether we should apply to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) after we leave the UK. CPTPP is a trade agreement between Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam, which has been signed but not entered into force.

Please join the UK Trade Forum and Kings College London to discuss the issue further. We are delighted to welcome Vangelis Vitalis, who is Deputy Secretary at New Zealand’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and was their Chief Negotiator for CPTPP from 2017 to 2018. He will be joined on the panel by Sir Martin Donnelly, former Permanent Secretary at the Department for International Trade, and Pernille Rudlin, an expert in UK-Japan business relations.


8.00 am: Registrations and coffee

8.45: Welcome from organisers

8.50: Chair’s opening remarks – Guy de Jonquières, Co-Founder UK Trade Forum, former Financial Times World Trade Editor

8.55: Keynote speech –  Vangelis Vitalis, Deputy Secretary, New Zealand’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade & former chief CPTPP negotiator

9.15: Sir Martin Donnelly, former Permanent Secretary, Department for International Trade

9.25:   Pernille Rudlin, Managing Director, Rudlin Consulting

9.35: Questions and discussion

10.00: Close

This event will be held under the Chatham House rule

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