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On behalf of the Organising Committee, I look forward to welcoming you to the 27th Annual Meeting and Conference of the Inter Pacific Bar Association to be held in Auckland from the 6th to the 9th of April 2017.


Business Sessions: The synopsis, moderators and speakers have been added to the business sessions where these are confirmed.  Please click on the coloured session name to view the session details.  Then use the menu above to return to the session day.


Accommodation: Please note rooms at the SkyCity Grand have now sold out. There are rooms remaining at all other hotels.

Please book your accommodation when you register online, or via the Accommodation Booking Form if you are already registered for the Meeting.

You will need to register your attendance before booking accommodation.

If no accommodation is available on your required dates, please email with your check-in and check-out dates, and your hotel and room preferences, and we will endeavour to secure accommodation on your behalf at your preferred hotel.

IPBA Golf Tournament and Golf at  the Titirangi Golf Course (Tuesday 4 April)
The IPBA cup will be making it's way to Auckland shortly.  Please email us at if you wish to register to attend the tournament.  

Another golf day has been organised for Tuesday 4 April at Titirangi Golf Course.  Visit the tours page for more information.


Registrations by Jurisdictions

The top 3 jurisdictions are: Japan, Singapore and New Zealand

Japan                               86
Singapore                        55
New Zealand                    54
Malaysia                          42
United States                   40
Korea                               35
Philippines                       31
China                               30
Hong Kong                       30
India                                 30
Taiwan                             27
Canada                           22
United Kingdom               21
Germany                         19
Australia                          18
Switzerland                      14
France                             13
Thailand                           12
Indonesia                          10
Viet Nam                            9
Brazil                                  5
Sri Lanka                           5
United Arab Emirates         5
Four delegates from Cambodia and Chile 
Three delegates from: Argentina, Austria and Pakistan
Jurisdictions with 2 delegates: Belgium, Colombia, Fiji, Mexico, Myanmar, Netherlands, Poland, Russian Federation and Uruguay 
One delegate is attending from: Brunei Darussalam, Czech Republic, Denmark, Italy, Kazakhstan, Macao, Mauritius, Peru, Qatar and Spain 

Visiting New Zealand

For those of you who can take time to visit New Zealand, please click here to view New Zealands top 10 road trips.  You can click on the General Information page on this site to find out more about travelling to and visiting New Zealand.

Please click here to find updated information from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade on travelling to New Zealand.

The Organising Committee acknowledges the support of our industry sponsors and we encourage you to visit the Sponsorship page.

I and the members of the Organising Committee look forward to seeing you soon.

Denis McNamara

Chair, Organising Committee

IPBA 2017 Meeting and Conference


IPBA 2017 Organising Committee

Denis McNamara (Chair), Lowndes
Richard Fyers, Fyers Joyce
Claire Green
Bronwyn Jones, New Zealand Law Society
Ewe Leong Lim, Anthony Harper
Andrew Matthews, Matthews Law
Rob Noakes, Wynn Williams
Neil Russ, Buddle Findlay
Michael Shanahan, Anderson Creagh Lai


This Conference
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destination: auckland

Auckland is a beautiful city built around a stunning waterfront which has been developed into a vibrant entertainment area with a host of upmarket restaurants, bars and shops.

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Venue: Skycity Convention Centre

SkyCity Auckland Convention Centre features state-of-the-art conference facilities in the heart of Auckland.

It is situated just off Queen Street - the central city's retail strip and the hub of the central business district. From the Convention Centre, it is a 10-15 minute walk to the Viaduct, Auckland’s waterfront development which is home to some of the city's most popular dining and night spots.

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