NEW ZEALAND'S MCLAY TO KEYNOTE MAUI TUNA CONFERENCE

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KIHEI, Maui, Hawaii (October 17, 1997 - PIDP/CPIS)---Keynoting Maui Pacific Center's November 5 - 8 Hawaii conference on "Building a Sustainable Tuna Industry in the Pacific Islands," will be New Zealand's Deputy Prime Minister, James McLay.

His address is titled, "Reinventing Government through Privatization and Public-Private Partnerships."

Maui Pacific Center President Diane Zachary says private sector and government leaders from 18 Pacific Islands region countries and territories will participate in the four-day meeting to consider such matters as goals, policies, financing and regulation of marine resources.

Other participants will represent the Asian Development Bank, the World Bank's Foreign Investment Advisory Service, the South Pacific Forum, the U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service, and Hawaii businesses involved in providing products and services to the region.

For additional information Diane Zachary, President Maui Pacific Center 590 Lipoa Parkway, Kihei, Hawaii 96753 TEL: (808) 875-2319 FAX: (808) 879-0011 E-MAIL: dzachary@mauipacific.org

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