2007 Partnership Forum

The second United States New Zealand Partnership Forum was held in Auckland on 9, 10 and 11 September 2007.

Delegates to this high level event discussed in roundtable format the scope for an even deeper partnership between the two countries.

The Forum was organised by the NZ US Council and its Washington-based counterpart the US NZ Council, and built on the success of the inaugural  Partnership Forum held in Washington DC in April 2006.

The two day Partnership Forum brought together leaders from American and New Zealand governments, businesses and academic institutions to discuss how the economic, political and personal ties that exist between the two countries could be strengthened and developed to meet the challenges of today's global economy.

The Auckland event not only enabled participants to further their working relationships and business networks, but also enabled the New Zealand delegates to showcase the very best of New Zealand to their American counterparts.

Under the banner of "Partnership and Innovation" the Forum focused on the potential for the United States and New Zealand to cooperate on matters of regional security and stability, economic development and sustainability in the Asia Pacific region.

For more information please download the prospectus, background briefing paper, programme and delegate lists here:

2007 Partnership Forum Prospectus and Information (293 KB)

2007 Forum Programme (pdf)

Background material for the 2007 Forum 

Delegation lists for the 2007 Forum


Conference speeches

Prime Minister Helen Clark 

United States Department of State Assistant Secretary Christopher Hill

New Zealand Foreign Minister Winston Peters

United States Ambassador to New Zealand William McCormick

New Zealand Leader of the Opposition MP John Key