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Sir Ronald Trotter Lecture Postponed

 
Sir Ronald Trotter Lecture Postponed

The New Zealand Business Roundtable’s Sir Ronald Trotter Lecture, scheduled to be delivered by Renaissance Group chief executive Stephen Jennings on 7 October at Te Papa in Wellington, has been postponed.

Business Roundtable executive director Roger Kerr said Mr Jennings had reluctantly advised today that in light of the ongoing and unprecedented turmoil in global financial markets and the severity of its impact on the Russian investment banking community he would be unable to travel to New Zealand to deliver the lecture at this time.

“Mr Jennings’ priority concern right now is for his shareholders and his 15,000 Renaissance Group employees.  He has advised that his immediate focus is on measures needed to stabilise the group and until such time as the situation becomes more stable it would be inappropriate for him to leave.”

Mr Kerr said that while postponement of the lecture was unfortunate and both the Business Roundtable and Mr Jennings greatly regretted the inconvenience this would cause to the over 420 guests who have purchased tickets, Mr Jennings was firmly committed to presenting the lecture and would work with the Business Roundtable to set another date for the lecture before the end of the year.

“There has been a very high level of interest in the lecture and we will do everything within our power to reschedule the event within the next two months,” said Mr Kerr.

All those who have purchased tickets or tables will be contacted and given the opportunity to retain their booking until the revised date for the lecture is set, or receive a refund. 

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