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Seminar : Why do business in the Greater Bay Area?

May 26, 2022

NZCTA would like to invite you to attend the upcoming Greater Bay Area Seminar at 4.00 p.m. on Thursday, 26th May, at the Jade Room, Cordis Hotel, Auckland (Panel Session starts at 4.30 pm).

We are delighted to co-host this event with the Hong Kong New Zealand Business Association,  the Canton Chamber of Commerce in New Zealand and North Asia Centre of Asia Pacific Excellence.

The seminar with the theme “Why do business in the Greater Bay Area” will feature a panel discussion with established entrepreneurs sharing their experience and insights on the GBA, moderated by Mr Luca De Leonardis, Head of Investment Promotion – Australia & New Zealand – Invest HK.

Our panellists –

 Mr Ray Deng

Ray is a founder, investor entrepreneur who has established the first SaaS business in the cross-border e-commerce industry (CBEC) in New Zealand. In the past 7 years, Magic Lamp has grown rapidly. Now it is representing more than 400 brands in eight countries selling their goods to China through CBEC channels, generating nearly 1.54 billion RMB (340 million NZD) annual GMV in 2021.

 Mr Sean Kennedy

Sean is the CEO and Co-founder of Coastlines International which specialises in the design, development, sourcing and supply of product, beach apparel and gear for surfing and other board sports.  In 2019 he also successfully launched into the Australian market with the acquisition of the Surfboard Warehouse. Sean started manufacturing in China in 1999 and therefore has an in-depth knowledge and experience of the area. He is still active in the Greater Bay Area 23 years on.

 Mr Andy Chen

Andy is an inspiring leader with entrepreneurial spirit that has driven 20 years’ non-stop successes under GLOCAL environments in retail, consulting, and premium manufacturing; ranging from business transformation ($200M savings), M&A integration ($1.5Bn deal), new market development (built a profitable Asia market in 3 years), corporate culture reshape to family business going public ($800M). As the Regional CEO, Andy is growing Comvita faster and better across Asia to deliver the exponential growth and long-term resilience of total Comvita.

Join us to hear more about the opportunties for New Zealand business in the GBA followed by networking with like minded individuals and business people over beverages and canapes.

This event if free to all members and non-members.


Date    :     Thu, 26 May 2022
Time   :      4.00pm – 6.30pm
Venue :     Jade Room, Cordis Hotel, 83 Symonds Street, Auckland

Register here – https://greaterbayareaseminar.eventbrite.co.nz

We look forward to seeing you on the 26th May.

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