The June meeting of the JNZBC was held at Gold Partner BNZ’s head office in Central Auckland.

The theme of the evening was RWC 2019 – leveraging opportunities, where speakers from NZ INC – NZTE/TNZ/MFAT shared their calendar of activities to be conducted throughout RWC 2019 and explained how Kiwi business can tap into this unique opportunity.

From high value food & beverage trade shows to technology and renewable energy seminars and investment events, the RWC 2019 leveraging programme affords the Japanese public the opportunity to experience a “taste of New Zealand” in their own back yard. The NZ Inc speakers discussed how as a small island nation with a population of under 5 million people we achieve more when we work together and the RWC 2019 events programme is a culmination of activities to highlight NZ and gain traction in a key market for Kiwi exporters.

When added to the implementation of CP-TPP, RWC 2019 presents NZ business with a guilt edged opportunity to showcase their offering at a time when NZ will have unparalleled exposure in the Japan market, our 4th largest export destination. 

Thanks to Graham Rouse (NZTE), Lauren Vosper (Tourism NZ) and Leon Grice (MFAT) for taking time out of their busy schedule to present to our members. We would also like to acknowledge BNZ for hosting the event and providing refreshments for the networking event that followed the presentations”.

Pictured: René de Monchy (Tourism NZ), Graham Rouse (NZTE), Jason Reeves (BNZ), Ian Kennedy (JNZBC), Lauren Vosper (Tourism NZ), Japan Consul-General Minoru Kikuchi