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NZ INC. and the Auckland Business Chamber proudly present the highly anticipated 9th Annual China Business Summit – Reconnecting with a Changing China. This summit offers a unique and invaluable opportunity for businesses to gain deep insights into the rapidly evolving commercial landscape in China.

“The summit will provide a distinctive blend of business and political insights, shedding light on the current landscape for New Zealand businesses in China. It aims to equip delegates with effective strategies to navigate an evolving commercial environment that is marked by sustained geopolitical sensitivities,” said Fran O’Sullivan at NZ INC.

“Trade relations with, and investment in, China have bolstered New Zealand’s economy during two major disruptions: the Global Financial Crisis and the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. China remains a significant opportunity for our key sectors, as demonstrated by an impressive 18 percent growth in New Zealand exports to China over the past two years. The potential for further expansion in many of our crucial industries reinforces the favourable prospects for continued growth,” said Simon Bridges at Auckland Business Chamber.

The Summit will commence with an opening address by Prime Minister Rt Hon Chris Hipkins, who will share insights from his recent trade mission to China and attendance at the Nato Summit. Hon Damien O’Connor, Minister of Trade and Export Growth, China’s Ambassador to New Zealand, HE Wang Xiaolong, and a strong array of insightful speakers, including Australian Senator the Hon Tim Ayres, will also headline the summit.

International speaker Raymond Yeung, Chief Economist Greater China for ANZ, will deliver an in-depth analysis of the resurgent Chinese economy. Andrew Tan, former managing director of Temasek International, will share his perspective on the changing realities for doing business with China.

Accomplished New Zealand business leaders operating in Shanghai will offer first-hand accounts of successfully navigating the complex business environment, characterised by shifting consumer behaviour and retail transformations.

“As New Zealand businesses strive to recover from the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, it is crucial to restructure, reimagine, and reignite their relationships with China, our largest trading partner,” added Fran O’Sullivan.

The Summit will be held on Monday, July 17, 2023, from 6:30 am to 5:00 pm at Cordis, Auckland, 83 Symonds St, Auckland 1010. For more information about the summit’s programme, featured speakers, and ticket purchase, please visit here.

To register, please click here.

For media inquiries and more information about the China Business Summit, please contact Katy Riddell, Events Executive, Auckland Business Chamber, at 021 313 974.

About NZ INC.:
NZ INC. is an organisation dedicated to promoting and enhancing New Zealand’s interests internationally, particularly in the areas of business, trade, and investment.

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