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Auckland to host gathering of Asia Pacific business leaders

Press Release – BusinessNZ Leading New Zealand businesses are joining with the New Zealand Government to welcome over 250 business leaders from the Asia Pacific region when Auckland hosts a meeting of the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) 11-14 February.Media release 5 February 2014 Auckland to host major gathering of Asia Pacific business leaders Leading New Zealand businesses are joining with the New Zealand Government to welcome over 250 business leaders from the Asia Pacific region when Auckland hosts a meeting of the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) 11-14 February. “We intend to give our guests a warm kiwi welcome and use this meeting to advance New Zealand’s critical interests in the region,” said Phil O’Reilly, CEO of BusinessNZ, which is acting as host organization for the meeting. Major sponsors of the gathering are Fonterra and ANZ. ATEED/Auckland Council, Air New Zealand and the Meat Industry Association are all sponsoring social events and a range of other business organisations are joining in support. “This is an opportunity to showcase New Zealand’s sustainable production systems to an influential audience. Key customers from China and around the Asia Pacific region are attending along with a number of highly influential business people,” said John Wilson, Chairman of Fonterra. ABAC brings together three members appointed by the Heads of Government of APEC’s 21 member economies. New Zealand’s members are Tony Nowell, Maxine Simmons...

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Leadership Forum focuses on building Asia-ready capabilities

Press Release – BusinessNZ The 9th Australia New Zealand Leadership Forum, which took place in Sydney on Wednesday 27 November, concluded with delegates resolving to build the capacity of both countries to take advantage of new opportunities in the Asia Pacific region, say the Forum …Media release 28 November 2013 Sydney Leadership Forum focuses on building Asia-ready capabilities The 9th Australia New Zealand Leadership Forum, which took place in Sydney on Wednesday 27 November, concluded with delegates resolving to build the capacity of both countries to take advantage of new opportunities in the Asia Pacific region, say the Forum Co-Chairs. “The bigger regional context in which New Zealand and Australia need to ‘co-operate to compete’ was brought home to those attending this year’s Forum” said New Zealand Co-Chair Jonathan Ling. “The trans-Tasman economy stands on the door-step of unprecedented growth and opportunity but more needs to be done to complete our own single market and ensure we are integrated in the region to which we belong.” “Becoming Asia-fit involves action by government, business and the wider community”, said Australian Co-Chair, Rod McGeoch AM. “Governments need to improve the climate for trans-Tasman investment and pay close attention to the effectiveness of regulatory frameworks.  Business needs to upscale in terms of Asia skills, capability and research.  Communities need to develop greater Asian awareness and cross-cultural understanding including learning Asian languages.” This...

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