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Pathways to Regional Markets: Innovation and Integration through our ASEAN and China FTAs

Stamford Plaza, Auckland Tuesday 6 November 2012

This was an innovative and informative business event focusing on two of New Zealand’s Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) in the Asia-Pacific region: the China–New Zealand FTA; and the Agreement Establishing the ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Free Trade Area (AANZFTA). The event highligthted and discussed the potential for New Zealand businesses to take advantage of these FTAs across a range of sectors, and highlight how these FTAs can be used in a number of ways to create pathways into these regional markets.

The one-day event was held on Tuesday 6 November 2012 at the Stamford Plaza in Auckland.

The event programme included a plenary session in the morning, with keynote addresses given by senior figures in business and government from ASEAN, China and New Zealand. The afternoon features six workshops focusing on specific areas of interest under the FTAs, including:

  • Selling Kiwi innovation to the world: Commercialising research & development
  • Practical steps to getting to market under the FTAs (two workshops)
  • Learning from New Zealand: Education as an export
  • Developing regional partnerships: Attracting FDI and investing in Asia
  • Beyond commodity exports: Focus on food and beverage

Presentations at the event are available below:

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