APEC Discussion Series

Trade and Regional Integration

The APEC Discussion Series at the Precinct commenced on 24 May 2019 with a discussion on trade policy and how free trade could benefit Papua New Guinea.

The keynote address was delivered by Roberto Azevêdo, World Trade Organization Director-General, who was joined for the panel discussion by Dr Allan Bollard, Executive Director, APEC Secretariat; Ms Jacinta Manua Officer in Charge, APEC Policy Coordination Division and Acting Deputy Secretary at the Department of Foreign Affairs; and Mr Chey Scovell, Chief Executive Officer of the Papua New Guinea Manufacturers Council.

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Title20180524_APEC-Discussion-Series_6 CaptionKeynote speaker, Robert Azevêdo, Director-General of the World Trade Organization.

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Title20180524_APEC-Discussion-Series_4 CaptionPanellists (From left to right) Simon Newnham, Australia’s Ambassador for APEC (Moderator), Robert Azevêdo, Director-General of the World Trade Organization, Dr Allan Bollard, Executive Director, APEC Secretariat, Jacinta Manua, Officer in Charge, APEC Policy Coordination Division and Acting Deputy Secretary, PNG Department of Foreign Affairs and; Chey Scovell, CEO of the PNG Manufacturers Council.

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Title20180524_APEC-Discussion-Series_29 CaptionPanellists (From left to right) Simon Newnham, Australia’s Ambassador for APEC (Moderator), Robert Azevêdo, Director-General of the World Trade Organization, Dr Allan Bollard, Executive Director, APEC Secretariat and; Jacinta Manua, Officer in Charge, APEC Policy Coordination Division and Acting Deputy Secretary, PNG Department of Foreign Affairs.

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