Council Activities and Local Events

2017 IPBA Conference bringing kababayan together in Auckland

The Inter-Pacific Bar Association ("IPBA") annual conference is being held in Auckland on 6 to 9 April this year with over 700 lawyers attending from all over the world. IPBA is an international association of business and commercial lawyers who live in, or have a strong interest in, the Asia-Pacific region. It was established in April 1991 and has since grown to become the leading legal association in the Asia-Pacific region, and currently has over 1500 members from over 65 jurisdictions worldwide.

NZPBC Holds Successful NegoShow 2016

Over the past 3 years, the New Zealand Philippines Business Council (NZPBC) has been running a series of seminars, dubbed as ‘NegoShow’, to help aspiring entrepreneurs on their business ventures. This year, NZPBC held its 4th NegoShow on 19 May 2016, from 6-8PM, at the Chapman Tripp office, ANZ Centre, 23 Albert Street, Auckland City. The event was open to members and non-members free-of-charge.

Young Blood Heir Takes Over Tres Marias Empire

Maria "Joy" Catoto, one of the daughters of Oscar and Mercy Catoto, had recently returned to the family business to ensure that the legacy of her hard-working father continues. Tres Marias Trading Ltd., owned and operated by her family, are composed of the following subsidiaries: Tranfex New Zealand Ltd., Catoto Investments Ltd., and Freightwise International Global Logistics in Auckland, New Zealand.

You Are Invited to NegoShow 2016!

We would like to invite everyone to this year's NegoShow on 19 May 2016 (Thursday), 6-8PM, at the Chapman Tripp Office, 23 Albert Street (ANZ Centre), Auckland Central.

With highly-esteemed guest speakers on the fields of social media, business taxation, and corporate law, this event would definitely sell out quickly!

NegoShow 2016 is a FREE EVENT with LIMITED SEATS AVAILABLE, so pre-registration is required on or before 13 May 2016 (or once we reach the maximum capacity, whichever comes first).