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Webinar: What is the Digital Economy Partnership Agreement (DEPA) and how can you get involved?

This is an event run in partnership with NZTech

This webinar will be a focused discussion on the recently signed Digital Economy Partnership Agreement (DEPA) with Chile and Singapore. We are very interested in hearing how we can use the DEPA going forward to best serve your needs. Presenters from MFAT and NZTE will outline what the agreement is and some of the ways the agreement relates to you.

In this session we will:

  • share an overview of DEPA and how it’s relevant to you
  • invite ideas and insights on how to most effectively implement DEPA to deliver value for New Zealanders and New Zealand businesses
  • signpost future opportunities for engagement with industry, government, and other sectors in New Zealand, Chile, and Singapore within DEPA

The presentations will be followed by a Q&A session facilitated by NZTech. This is an opportunity to interact directly with the negotiators.

More information about the DEPA


Alana Hudson – Unit Manager, Services and Investment Unit MFAT

Alana is a New Zealand diplomat and experienced trade negotiator. In her current role she leads a team engaged in New Zealand’s trade negotiations across the areas of services, investment and e-commerce/digital trade. She is also the senior official responsible for the implementation of the Digital Economy Partnership Agreement, signed in June with Singapore and Chile.

Throughout a 20 year career she has led and supported bilateral and multilateral negotiations across areas including goods trade, intellectual property, agriculture policy, and customs procedures. She was New Zealand’s negotiator for the WTO’s Trade Facilitation Agreement and the Information Technology Agreement expansion process between 2011 and 2015. She has served overseas in both Geneva and Brussels, and was Lead Adviser for Latin America from 2015-2018, leading New Zealand’s engagement with the Pacific Alliance.

Hayley Horan – Global Tech Sector Lead New Zealand Trade and Enterprise

Hayley leads New Zealand Trade and Enterprise’s Global Tech Sector as part of the Sector & Coalitions team. She joined NZTE in 2015 as a Customer Manager, before taking up a secondment as Trade and Commercial Adviser based in Dubai. Most recently, Hayley was New Zealand’s Trade Commissioner to Singapore, where she spent time growing the tech sector.

Prior to joining NZTE, Hayley held senior sales, product development and marketing roles in Ireland, UK and New Zealand, including leading Z Energy’s first corporation start up Fuelwise. Hayley has held a number of directorships in both private and not for profit sectors. She has a strong background in executive coaching and was Managing Director of Good to Great Business and Executive Coaching and Peoplepower Strategic Sales Training Academy.



Sep 24
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Event Category:


Zoom (Webinar)
New Zealand