Following the ratification of the UK-Australia and UK-New Zealand Free Trade Agreements, techUK is hosting a webinar with two consecutive panels on everything that UK tech companies need to know about these FTAs and the tech sector-specific opportunities in these markets. The event will run from 9am until 10.15am.

The first panel will be on 'How UK Tech can take advantage of the UK-Australia and UK-New Zealand FTAs', focusing on more of the technical aspects of trade, as well as some of the opportunities within the Chapters on mobility, digital trade, data and more.

Confirmed speakers include: 

  • David Johnstone, Head of Policy & Engagement, FTA Utilisation team, Department for Business and Trade
  • Hamza Haidon, Unit Manager for the Trade Policy, Engagement and Implementation Unit, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, New Zealand
  • Ana Nishnianidze, Trade and Investment Commissioner, AusTrade (UK and Ireland)
  • Paul Webster, Trade and Investment Commissioner, Investment New South Wales

The second panel will focus on tech sector-specific opportunities following the FTAs. This will take a look at some of the promising sectors in these markets, including ed-tech, clean-tech, health-tech and more. 

Confirmed speakers include: 

  • Liz Ashall-Payne, Founder and CEO, Orcha Health
  • Martin Aitchison, UK Investment Director Offshore, New Zealand Trade and Enterprise
  • Ed Plunkett, Partner, With You With Me
  • Holly Bridgwater, Founder and Director,
  • Andrew Iwanoczko, Founder and Director, Callala