New Zealand Chinese

Business Club Economic Update

12 April 2023

7.30am – 9.30am

Cordis, Auckland

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New Zealand Chinese Business Club Economic Update


As the global economy faces many headwinds, the Chinese economy is now back and open for business. Get the briefing you need on latest economic developments in China, our biggest trading partner, here in New Zealand, and on how the trading relationship between the two nations is progressing. Hear keynote presentations from NZIER Senior Economist Ting Huang, and China expert David Mahon, after which there will be a panel discussion lead by Simon Bridges, CEO of the Auckland Business Chamber.

Event Details

Date: Wednesday 12 April 2023
Time: 7.30am for networking, prompt start at 8am
Location: Jade Rooms, Cordis Auckland, 83 Symonds Street, Auckland

Tea, coffee and light nibbles upon arrival!

Meet our Keynote Speakers

Ting Huang
Senior Economist, NZIER

Keynote Speaker and Panelist

Prior to joining NZIER, Ting was a Research Economist at Auckland Council’s Research and Evaluation Unit for just under 7 years. Her main role there was to provide the evidence base to inform the Council’s decision-making on policies, plans and strategies through undertaking economic/data analysis and research. During her time there, she has become a competent user of ArcGIS to undertake spatial analyses of economic data and developed a strong interest in applying economic analysis and research in the urban planning and policy space.

Between 2014 and 2015, she also worked as a Policy Advisor at the Ministry of Transport and was involved in a number of multi-government agency projects.

Ting has a Masters degree in Economics from the University of Auckland, and her postgraduate research focused on Auckland’s transport issues. She is passionate about telling the stories behind complex/interesting data and research and making them accessible to people from non-economic backgrounds.

David Mahon
Chief Executive, Mahon China

Keynote Speaker and Panelist

David Mahon is the Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer of Mahon China Investment Management Ltd, and has lived in China since 1984.

Mahon China is one of the longest-established foreign-owned investment and advisory firms on the Chinese Mainland. It has a history in private equity in a range of sectors, and is currently General Partner of its fifth private equity fund. Mahon China also has a long track record in investment advisory and mergers and acquisitions. Its main focus is in the agriculture, food & beverage, and specialised manufacturing sectors. The company has wide experience in market entry and fundraising, and undertakes specialised economic and commercial research on behalf of clients.

Mr Mahon writes and publishes China Watch, a quarterly review of China’s political, economic and social developments, and the China New Zealand Report. He is also a regular commentator in the Chinese and international news media.

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