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Migrant Settlement Made Easy in Auckland

“I wish this Expo was organised 5 years ago!”

Migrant settlement made easy - under one roof - a host of products and services, job fair, settlement resources, plus community groups

“I wish this expo was organised five years ago when I first came here, observed Deepak a visitor to the first ever Migrant Expo in Auckland. “Back then I had to get information the hard way. Here migrants can get a lot of information under one roof.”

An exclusive exhibition fully focussed towards migrant settlement the Migrant Expo was launched in Auckland in October 2004. It is organised by Migrant News – New Zealand’s only newspaper that focuses on the settlement issues of migrants, refugees and international students.

Commenting on the 3rd exhibition held last year, T. Raines, the Marketing Manager for Migrant News said: "The Migrant Expo is clearly emerging as the leading event for information gathering for settled migrants, new settlers, refugees, overseas students and now overseas visitors in New Zealand.

“Visitors can also pick up free copies of the latest Migrant Handbook 2006, Migrant News, Chinese Migrant News and Filipino News at the show.”

Who should attend: Settled migrants, new arrivals, refugees and international students, as well as overseas visitors

Make a date: CHRISTCHURCH – Saturday, 6th May 2006, Christchurch Town Hall, 86 Kilmore Street. AUCKLAND – Sat-Sun 17-18 June 2006, Alexandra Park Conference Centre, Greenlane West Road, Greenlane, HAMILTON – Saturday, 8th July 2006, Waikato Events Centre, Cnr of Heaphy and Broklyn Roads, Claudelands, WELLINGTON – 30 July 2006, Wellington Town Hall, City Centre (check website closer to the show dates for any changes)

Make time: 10am – 5pm

No cost: Entry is free of charge – all welcome!

Show Updates: Visit www.migrantexpo.co.nz for detailed information, seminar programme, performances, presentations, prizes, etc. Also read what people say about the Expo.

The Migrant Expo will showcase the following pavilions:

a) JOB FAIR - this Pavilion has always been one of the highlights of the show and features employment agencies, career advisors and employers

b) EMPLOYER BOOTHS: Employers have taken up stands at the show previously, but with the current shortage of skilled labour we are making a concerted effort to attract employers to exhibit. At the same time, skilled migrants from overseas are being invited to visit the show in Auckland and Hamilton so that they can attend interviews with employers on-the-spot.

c) EMPLOYMENT WORKSHOP: Round-the-clock presentations by employment agencies, employers, career advisors, mentors and employment strategists.

d) EDUCATION & TRAINING - the latest educational products and courses, Language CDs, English Language courses, Computer Courses, MYOB and more

e) BUSINESS MIGRANT - products, services and business opportunities that will interest those with an entrepreneurial spirit. Includes Banking, Insurance, Franchises, Real Estate, etc

f) SETTLEMENT - Government Departments, Resource Centres, Service Providers

g) MIGRANT HEALTH EXPO – featuring an array of exhibitors from the health sector

g) IMMIGRATION MATTERS - Immigration Agents, Lawyers, NZ Association for Migration and Investment, Relocation Services, etc

h) GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS – Key Government Departments and City Councils have exhibited in the past. Visitors have a chance to interface with officials in an ‘unofficial’ environment

i) COMMUNITY CENTRE - Community Groups provide information about their support services, activities and events and in some shows, food stalls and fundraising activities and cultural fare are included.

ENDS

Complete details of the exhibition available at
www.migrantexpo.co.nz

Related websites: http://www.migrantnews.co.nz, www.filipinonews.co.nz and www.migranthandbook.co.nz

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