In October 2011, IEF organized a business delegation to China (Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Zhuhai, Guangzhou, Dalian, Ningbo and Beijing) in promoting New Zealand investment opportunity to the potential investors in China with the great support from the local governmental departments in Guangzhou and Zhuhai with investment seminars organized by the Foreign Affairs Office of Zhuhai Municipal People’s Government as well as Economic Development Council, Guangzhou Development District. Delegates include successful entrepreneurs, financial experts, successful investors and education experts. ANZ Bank is one of the delegates.
Background Information – Office of Ethnic Affairs (OEA) Connecting the Regions
OEA in partnership with Economic Development Agencies of New Zealand (EDANZ) hosted about ten ethnic businesses from Auckland to meet with key industry players of Nelson region for two days in July 2011 as part of OEA Connecting the Regions programme. The two-day schedule consisted of visiting six key Nelson-Tasman industry players and its two Mayors, Nelson and Tasman. They were King Salmon, the Cawthron Institute, Nutrizeal, Seifried Estate Winery, Heartland Fruit as well as Wakatu Incorporation. This programme aims at forging a sustainable economic relationship and partnership with regional councils, regional economic development agencies, regional New Zealand/main stream business community, together with respective ethnic business entrepreneurs. IEF Director, Mr. Robson Liang, is part of the Auckland-based ethnic business delegation.
Seeing that this sensational event was successful with long-term significance on forging a sustainable economic relationship and partnership, IEF organized a business delegation to China jointly with OEA, EDANZ as well as ANZ for the economic connections between China and New Zealand.
The aim of the delegation is to combine New Zealand opportunities of investments, lifestyle and education environments so as to attract investors to come to NZ to invest and settle. Investors are mainly in the finance industry and business sectors with product distribution channels to attract migrant investors and business investors.
After the trip, some potential investors in China show great interests in visiting New Zealand to explore the investment opportunities.
Speech from Mr. Song ZHOU, Deputy Chief, Foreign Affairs Office of Zhuhai