B+LNZ National Webinar Series: B+LNZ Global Trade Update 2020

Listen to one of New Zealand’s top trade negotiators, Vangelis Vitalis and Beef + Lamb New Zealand’s (B+LNZ) Senior Trade Policy Manager, Stephanie Honey.

Learn about the impact of COVID-19 on global trade and protectionism globally; the US-China trade relationship; Brexit and EU-NZ FTA negotiations and what this mean for the New Zealand red meat sector.

This webinar was held on the 23 September 2020 and is part of B+LNZ's National Webinar Series. 

About the speakers

Vangelis Vitalis

Vangelis Vitalis is the Deputy Secretary Trade and Economic for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade (MFAT). Vangelis is also the APEC2021 Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM) Chair for New Zealand’s host year and the Chief Negotiator for the Free Trade Agreement with the European Union.

Vangelis is one of New Zealand’s top trade negotiators. Some of his achievements include being New Zealand’s Ambassador to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) in Geneva before moving to Wellington in 2017. Vangelis was also the Chief Negotiator who led the conclusion of the Comprehensive and Progressuve Trans Pacific Partenership Agreement (CPTPP) and so much more. Read more information about Vangelis here.

Stephanie Honey  

Stephanie is the Senior Trade Policy Manager at Beef + Lamb New Zealand Ltd. Stephanie was formerly a trade negotiator for the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, including serving as New Zealand’s Chief Agriculture Negotiator during a critical period in the WTO Doha Round of negotiations. Stephanie was also posted to Brussels and is an expert on EU agricultural policy and New Zealand’s red meat quota access. 

More recently, Stephanie has worked as a trade policy consultant, including roles as the policy advisor to the New Zealand members of the APEC Business Advisory Council and Associate Director of the New Zealand International Business Forum. She co-founded a business offering executive education in trade policy and sits on the Board of the New Zealand Horticulture Export Authority and the Advisory Board of the Centres for Asia-Pacific Excellence.   

  • International Trade