About Us

Convention Director

Sue Wake

Immediate Past Chairman

Graham Mather, CBE

Honorary Advisory Board

Mr. Gokhan Akinci Global Product Leader, World Bank Group, Washington, DC

Professor Julien Chaisse Director, Centre for Financial Regulation and Economic Development,

The Chinese University of Hong Kong and Editor, International Economic Law and the Challenges of Free Zones (Kluwer)

Mr. Kevin O’Connor Independent consultant Shannon/IDI Ireland/UNIDO

Tribute to Graham Mather’s 20 year contribution to WFZC

“Graham’s contribution to the Free Zone community globally has been unique.  As a qualified lawyer with wide-ranging international business experience he has been an exemplary Chairman.  His regular and succinct analyses of the current situation and future prospects for world trade and the part zones have to play have become legendary.  He has focused his audience’s attention on the big picture and has always found time to develop his themes through questions and inclusive discussion. He has also been unstinting with his general support and good natured approach.” 

See video link as Graham congratulates Shanghai Waigaoqiao FTZ on their 30th Anniversary