The 2012 conference and annual general meeting of the International Association of Insolvency Regulators (IAIR) took place in New Zealand's capital city – Wellington
The conference programme provided essential information and updates for regulatory bodies around the world that are facing the challenges of providing an insolvency regime in the current difficult financial climate.
Delegates benefited from:
Keynote speech by Hon Justice Paul Heath
Discussions from leading speakers, on a range of challenges facing insolvency regimes around the world including:
- Cantebury earthquakes; natural disasters and consequences for insolvencies
- New Zealand's worst mining disaster; the receivership
- Criminal asset seizure in the global context.
CONFERENCE SOCIAL EVENTS
1. Welcome Reception
A drinks reception was held on Monday 15th October in the Museum of Wellington City and Sea from 5.30pm- It was sponsored by Foster Moore. The event was included in the cost of the delegate fee and the accompanying partners fee.
2. Formal Conference Dinner
The formal dinner was held on Tuesday 16th October from 7.15pm at Te Papa Marae, level 4. It followed pre-dinner drinks at Signs of a nation , Te papa, Level 4. This event was included in the cost of the delegate fee and the accompanying partners fee.
3. Informal Dinner
The informal dinner too place at Ortega Fish Shack, 16 Majoribanks Street. The cost of this event was also included in the delegate fee and accompanying partners fee.
The conference began with a drinks reception on Monday 15th October 2012 at the Museum of Wellington City and Sea. This is Wellington’s museum, celebrating Wellington’s social, cultural and maritime history. Housed in the historic Bond Store, the original architecture complements the exhibitions of precious objects and stunning technology.
This event was kindly sponsored by Foster Moore. Foster Moore are the Registry people who provide innovative world class registry solutions to government agencies around the world including the New Zealand Insolvency and Trustee Service.
FORMAL CONFERENCE DINNER
The formal conference dinner was held on Tuesday 16th October in Te papa marae, level 4 of Te Papa Tongarewa Musuem. After the dinner there was a demonstration of the local dances from a number of the local southern Pacific islands.
The Informal dinner was held on Wednesday 17th October in Ortega Fish Shack at 16 Majoribanks Street, Wellington. Ortega Fish Shack & Bar serves fabulously fresh seafood in a relaxed and casual atmosphere with great service and a terrific beer and wine list.
The three day conference took place in Te Papa Tongarewa Museum of New Zealand. The Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa is the national museum and art gallery of New Zealand, located in Wellington. It is branded and commonly known as Te Papa and Our Place; "Te Papa Tongarewa" is broadly translatable as "the place of treasures of this land". The museum's principles incorporate the concepts of unified collections; the narratives of culture and place; the idea of forum; the bicultural partnership between Tangata Whenua and Tangata Tiriti; and an emphasis on diversity and multidisciplinary collaboration.
The recommended accommodation for delegates of the IAIR was the Museum Art Hotel – a luxury boutique hotel just across the road from the conference venue.
Members were responsible for booking their own hotel rooms directly with the Hotel.
15th October 2017toIAIR Executive Committee Meeting (IAIR Executive Committee members only)
IAIR Executive Committee Meeting (IAIR Executive Committee members only)From to Speakers: Room:
Members need to login for access to session documentstoWelcome Reception at the Museum of Wellington City and Sea
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16th October 2017toFormal Opening of the ConferenceHon Craig Foss - Minister of CommercetoInternational Insolvencies – A Judicial PerspectiveHon Justice Paul HeathtoCanterbury earthquakes - natural disasters and consequences for insolvenciesKeiran HornetoBankruptcy Lite – an evaluation of New Zealand’s No Asset ProcedureDavid Bartle
17th October 2017toCriminal asset seizure in global contextMadeleine Laracy, Peter Devoy, Guy SayerstoThe Pike River mine disaster – receivership and the delicate path to recoveryJohn FisktoDelegates round table discussion - Most recent innovation in each jurisdiction - Biggest challenge in each jurisdiction
Delegates round table discussion - Most recent innovation in each jurisdiction - Biggest challenge in each jurisdictionFrom to Speakers: Room:
Members need to login for access to session documentstoDelegates round table discussion - continued IAIR member presentation
Delegates round table discussion - continued IAIR member presentationFrom to Speakers: Room:
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18th October 2017toRecent developments at the Insolvency and Trustee Service, AustraliaVeronique Anne IngramtoINSOL and World Bank Group UpdatesMark Robinson, Christine BowerstoBankruptcy law reform in ScotlandRosemary Winter-Scott OBEtoInternational Association of Insolvency Regulators Annual General Meeting—(IAIR members only) and IAIR projects report back IAIR
International Association of Insolvency Regulators Annual General Meeting—(IAIR members only) and IAIR projects report back IAIRFrom to Speakers: Room:
Members need to login for access to session documentstoNon IAIR members—demonstration of the New Zealand electronic case management and trust account system
Non IAIR members—demonstration of the New Zealand electronic case management and trust account systemFrom to Speakers: Room:
Members need to login for access to session documentstoFormal handover of the IAIR from New Zealand (host of 2012) to Scotland (host of 2013)Mandy McDonald, Rosemary Winter-Scott OBEtoSummary and Close of the ConferenceNick Howard
- Conference Brochure
- Formal Gallery