Ambassador visit opens eyes and possibly doors

Press Release – Business Hawke’s Bay Ambassador visit opens eyes and possibly doors for local business Hawkes Bay businesses with an eye on the United States of America as an export market made a significant connection on Friday (4 December) when the Ambassador of the worlds …Ambassador visit opens eyes and possibly doors for local business Hawke’s Bay businesses with an eye on the United States of America as an export market made a significant connection on Friday (4 December) when the Ambassador of the world’s largest consumer nation, visited the region. U.S. Ambassador Mark Gilbert spent the day in Hawke’s Bay meeting with business leaders at three separate networking events hosted by ExportNZ, New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE) and Business Hawke’s Bay, with a view to enabling a two-way exchange of information. Ambassador Gilbert was keen to meet local business owners to understand the challenges faced in doing business generally from a provincial region and specifically, those faced in exporting into America. In return, the businesses attending had the opportunity to hear the Ambassador’s observations of New Zealand, the benefits of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and learn what he sees as the export opportunities for Hawke’s Bay. Over 20 Hawke’s Bay business owners met with Ambassador Gilbert at an informal lunch and business round table held at the Hawke’s Bay Business Hub, and over 60 networked with him...

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