China Business Forum held in Auckland
The Business Forum of the 1st China International Import Expo (CIIE) was held in Auckland on 11 May. Speakers at the Forum included Madam Xu Erwen, Consul General of China in Auckland, Nick Hill, Chief Executive of ATEED and Matin Thomson, Chairman of NZCTA. Mr. Fang Hao, Head of Exhibitor Invitation of CIIE provided an overview of the opportunities for participating in the Expo. In his speech, Stephen Jacobi, Executive Director of New Zealand China Council, highlighted potential opportunities for kiwi companies at CIIE under the Belt and Road Initiative.
“This is an opportunity to maintain the momentum in the relationship, to demonstrate New Zealand capabilities and expertise, and to leverage new initiatives, like the Belt and Road, to take the relationship a new level,” Mr Jacobi said.
In May 2017, Chinese President Xi Jinping announced that China will hold China International Import Expos, starting from 2018. The inaugural China International Import Expo will be held in Shanghai this November, and will focus on established and new imported products and services into China. For more information on the Expo, check out https://www.ciie.org