Focus on opportunities for Māori industry

Press Release – Te Putea Whakatupu Trust Global indigenous trade partnerships, transformational fisheries models and how the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement will affect Mori are among subjects being put before Mori business and industry leaders next week.Focus on opportunities for Māori industry, business and economy Global indigenous trade partnerships, transformational fisheries models and how the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement will affect Māori are among subjects being put before Māori business and industry leaders next week. Seven international speakers are being brought to Te Pūtea Whakatupu Trust’s annual national conference for Māori business and industry, including keynote speaker Dr Ernesto Sirolli, a consultant on international economic development and founder of the Sirolli Institute in the United States, a social enterprise that works with civic leaders and communities. Five speakers from Canada and one from Iceland will present fresh ideas and international perspectives on co-operation in trade and business among indigenous peoples, indigenous economic development and knowledge-based fishing models. Twenty-six New Zealand-based presenters will also explore business and industry opportunities for Māori. The two-day programme for Ngā Whetū Hei Whai – Charting Pathways for Māori Industry Futures includes a series of industry panel discussions and workshops. Trust chair Richard Jefferies said the fifth annual conference was an opportunity for Māori business and industry leaders to chart the exciting journey ahead for Māori economic development and the leadership of tomorrow. It would build on...

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