IPBA 2017

On behalf of the Organising Committee, I am delighted to extend to you an invitation to attend 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.


Auckland is an ideal city to be a venue for an Inter-Pacific Bar Association conference positioned as it is in the South West Pacific and in-flight time approximately equidistant for direct flight connections in and to both Asia and the Americas.

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I and the members of the Organising Committee look forward to welcoming you to Auckland in April 2017.

IPBA 2017 Organising Committee

Denis CircleDenis McNamara (Chair), Lowndes

Richard Fyers, Fyers Joyce

Ewe Leong Lim, Anthony Harper

Andrew Matthews, Matthews Law

Rob Noakes, Wynn Williams

Neil Russ, Buddle Findlay

Michael Shanahan, Anderson Creagh Lai



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.


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.