Building the Southern Link Conference
There is an opportunity to make New Zealand a major and natural connection point between China and South America – it’s called the Southern Link. The idea has been talked about for some time. China’s Belt and Road Initiative provides a framework to make it a reality.
This international conference to be held at the Aotea Centre in Auckland on 25 June is the opportunity to build a value proposition for the concept and to put together a coalition to take it forward.
The conference aims to further develop the value proposition of the Southern Link by:
- Bringing together around 200 international experts and key stakeholders to discuss these ideas, identify potential coalition partners and develop recommendations to governments
- Identifying opportunities and challenges and outlining the scope of potential projects between the three partners (China, New Zealand, Chile, Argentina and potentially other interested countries in South America) which would help turn the theory behind the idea into practice
- Developing a sense of the value that could be created by trilateral co-operation – including, from a NZ perspective, the added value that could be created for our relationships with both China and South America
- Continuing to focus government, business and public attention on the opportunities for leverage arising from participation in BRI.
The conference is not a one-off event. It is designed to have impact and to set an agenda for further work. Its legacy will be to establish a coalition of interested commercial and other parties to progress the Southern Link.
Please note this programme is subject to change.
Tuesday 25 June 2019
|0730||Registration at the Aotea Centre, downtown Auckland|
|0830||Opening moment and welcome to guests|
|0845||Scene setting presentation|
|0915||Key note address by international expert|
|1015||“The Big Picture – the strategic opportunity of trilateral co-operation” – Panel of co-host representatives from China, New Zealand, Chile and Argentina|
|1200||Lunch – including address|
Building the value proposition, identifying the challenges – concurrent small group sessions focused on:
|1600||Report back from the small group sessions|
|1630||Conclusions, summing up, next steps. recommendations to governments|
|1700||Closure with networking drinks|
Places are limited so please register early to avoid disappointment.
Please note: All fees and prices are in NZD and inclusive of GST.
|Earlybird (until 5 June 2019)||Standard (from 6 June 2019)|
Method of Payment
Payments can be made via the following methods:
Credit cards: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa,
Bank transfer (New Zealand delegates only). Bank details will be supplied on your tax invoice if requested. Please email a remittance advice to [email protected].
Cancellation of Registration
Deadline: 24 May 2019
Should you need to cancel your registration for any reason, you may reassign your registration to another person. Please notify The Conference Company of the replacement delegate’s name and contact details. If you cancel your registration prior to 24 May 2019 you will receive a refund less a cancellation fee of NZ$100. Cancellations made after that date will not be refunded.
Phone: +64 9 360 1240
Email: [email protected]