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The Importers Institute / HSBC 2000 Conference

Smarter Importing: The Importers Institute / HSBC 2000 Conference

You are invited to attend the "Smarter Importing" conference. There is no charge to subscribers of Import News, HSBC clients and their business associates, but we ask you to register by return email - if you have not already done so.

The conference will start at 2 pm on 14 September at the Heritage Hotel, 35 Hobson St, Auckland. This is where the Farmers store used to be and there is a car park nearby.


Programme:
2:00 Ivan McNicholl, Importers Institute Secretary (Wellington)
Welcome
2:05 Keynote address: John Edwards, HSBC Chief Economist (Sydney)
"Surviving the Collapse of the Kiwi"
2:45 Daniel Silva, Importers Institute Secretary (Auckland)
"The Internet and Importing"
3:30 Afternoon tea
3:45 Richard Jones, HSBC (Auckland)
"Import Finance and Your Supply Chain"
4:15 Charles Sampson (Auckland)
"Domestic Debtor Risk - The Year Ahead"
4:45 Hon Pete Hodgson, Minister and Roger Kerr, Business Roundtable
Debate on "The Role of Government in Business
Development"
5:45 Sir Theodore Busby-Caruthers, Chairman, International Development
Bank (Geneva)
Closing remarks
5:55 Cocktails
7:30 Close


The Hon Pete Hodgson, Minister for Small Business and Associate Minister of Economic Development, has expressed an interest in learning the views of Importers Institute members on the topic of his speech. We ask you to fill in a short questionnaire at http://www.silva.co.nz/hodgson/

Importing: it ain't easy and ain't getting any easier. Don't miss this chance to become a "smarter" importer.

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