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On behalf of the Organising Committee, I look forward to welcoming you Auckland soon for the 27th Annual Meeting and Conference of the Inter Pacific Bar Association.


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.


Discount offers: SkyCity Convention Centre is offering Conference delegates discounts at a number of the SkyCity restaurants and bars. Download the list of offers here

Accommodation: Accommodation bookings are now being made on a request basis only. All requests will be subject to availability. Please note the rates displayed on this website were only guaranteed until 27 February, so we apologise if the rates specified are no longer available. To make a booking request, you will need to first register your attendance via the registration form. There will be a page on the registration form for you to request accommodation. 

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                               95
New Zealand                    73
Singapore                        64
United States                   46
Malaysia                          45
Korea                               44
China                               40
Philippines                       37
Hong Kong                       36
India                                 36
Australia                          29
Taiwan                             28
Canada                           23
United Kingdom               23
Germany                         19
France                             15
Switzerland                      13
Thailand                           12
Indonesia                          11
Viet Nam                            10
Brazil                                  8
United Arab Emirates         6
Chile                                  5
Sri Lanka                           5
Four delegates from Belgium, Cambodia, Poland and Spain  
Three delegates from: Argentina, Austria, Fiji, Mexico, Myanmar and Pakistan
Jurisdictions with 2 delegates: Colombia, Netherlands, Russian Federation and Uruguay 
One delegate is attending from: Brunei Darussalam, Czech Republic, Denmark, Italy, Kazakhstan, Macao, Mauritius, Peru and Qatar 

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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