Event Details

Hear from Stephen Jacobi (Executive Director, ABAC) and Jonathan Alver (Executive Director APEC CEO Summit) to understand the business opportunities and key events during NZ's hosting of APEC in 2021.

IMPORTANT: we're planning for this to be a Physical Networking event in Auckland, NZ (if Covid-19 levels allow) HOWEVER we will also provide an optional Zoom link if a physical presence isn't possible

NOTE: Zoom Link will be sent to attendees closer to the day


  • Jonathan Alver (Executive Dircetor at APEC CEO SUMMIT)

    Jonathan Alver

    Executive Dircetor at APEC CEO SUMMIT

    Before joining MFAT to lead the team developing the APEC CEO Summit, as well as CEO roles and working closely with the NZ business community, Jonathan spent 25 years making stories that matter in the major events, theatre, and screen industries. Recent projects include: Creative Producer - Tokyo Embassy Activation during RWC2019, Creative Director - New Zealand Country and Trade Pavilions CIIE Expo - Shanghai, Creative Director - Queens Wharf Auckland Fan Zone for DHL New Zealand Lions Series 2017, Creative Producer - Auckland visit of Premier Li Keqiang, Creative Director - The Advantage Line NZ in London during RWC2015, Creative Director - Opening Ceremony of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 in Christchurch.

    He has a strong background in strategic planning and development as well as sponsorship acquisition and maintenance. With the Summit and New Zealand’s APEC host year having gone virtual, his 5 years as a TV drama director are also proving useful!

    view more
  • Stephen Jacobi (Executive Director of APEC Business Advisory Council)

    Stephen Jacobi

    Executive Director of APEC Business Advisory Council

    Stephen Jacobi is Executive Director of the NZ International Business Forum and the APEC Business Advisory Council. Former diplomat, policy analyst and industry association CEO, he is a well-known commentator on trade and industry issues. In 2021 he is leading the ABAC Secretariat to deliver business sector advice to APEC Leaders, Ministers and Senior Officials under the theme “People, Place and Prosperity – Tāngata, Taiao me te Taurikura”.

    view more


Connect with 77 people attending this event



Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

139 Quay St
Auckland, New Zealand

If you have any questions please contact Deleted User

Contact Organizer

Show on map