Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


Two Weeks To Go Global

For Immediate Release
09 February 2004

TWO WEEKS TO GO GLOBAL

Registrations are filling fast for the GO GLOBAL export summit in Auckland on Friday, 27 February.

Chief executive of the Employers & Manufacturers Association, Alasdair Thompson, says New Zealand businesses have natural competitive advantages and they need to leverage these to be successful in international trade.

"Our trade competitiveness is currently challenged by a fluctuating currency and our exporters are facing a tough year," Mr Thompson said. "Yet, while adverse currency movements may take the shine off, exporters need to keep uppermost in mind that their performance is not determined by the value of our dollar alone."

Mr Thompson made the comments as registrations opened for EMA's GO GLOBAL Summit which will bring together up to 500 exporters in the Auckland Town Hall on Friday 27 February and provide them with 'passports to trade.'

The one day event is designed to demonstrate to existing and emerging exporters the importance of harnessing New Zealand's international perception as a clean, green and innovative country to succeed in the world's most competitive markets.

"In a highly competitive international marketplace New Zealand's clean green image is a strategic advantage. We have many innovative brands taking on the world's best and succeeding. GO GLOBAL is a great opportunity for Kiwi exporters to learn more on leveraging our 'natural' advantage, and hear trade secrets from our leading exporters."

Exporters will be given the chance to learn the secrets to international success from some of New Zealand's leading trade experts. Attendees will hear from seventeen of New Zealand's foremost exporters and international trade specialists including Tim Goodacre, Chief Executive of Zespri International and Peter Hubscher, Chief Executive of Montana Wines Ltd.

Speakers will offer insights and views into how exporters can rise above dependence on currency movements and become more competitive, and less vulnerable, in overseas markets. Through a series of high-level presentations and case studies they will share their successes and failures and show businesses how they can adapt and improve to become truly competitive - globally.

Mr Thompson says exporters can be strategically positioned to reap the benefits of international opportunities.

"The EMA is behind GO GLOBAL because we believe that exporting is critical to New Zealand's growth. There are valuable lessons to be learned from the successes and failures of many of our leading exporters - lessons that can help New Zealand businesses, and the New Zealand economy, grow through international trade."

Businesses can get their passports to trade and register for GO GLOBAL by visiting www.nzgoglobal.co.nz .

Speakers and topics include:

- Professor Mike Pratt, Dean of Waikato Management School and Director of Peak Performance at Saatchi & Saatchi Worldwide on what it takes to create an icon brand

- Peter Hubscher, Chief Executive of Montana Wines Ltd on effective marketing strategies

- Jo Hume, Operations Manager at NZBCSD on trends in international consumer demands and purchasing

- Tim Goodacre, Chief Executive of Zespri International Limited on authentic marketing

- Michael Stedman, Managing Director, Natural History New Zealand on adaptability .... and many more.

To view the full list of speakers and their topics visit www.nzgoglobal.co.nz http://www.nzgoglobal.co.nz/

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Half A Billion Accounts: Yahoo Confirms Huge Data Breach

The account information may have included names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, hashed passwords (the vast majority with bcrypt) and, in some cases, encrypted or unencrypted security questions and answers. More>>

Rural Branches: Westpac To Close 19 Branches, ANZ Looks At 7

Westpac confirms it will close nineteen branches across the country; ANZ closes its Ngaruawahia branch and is consulting on plans to close six more branches; The bank workers union says many of its members are nervous about their futures and asking ... More>>

Interest Rates: RBNZ's Wheeler Keeps OCR At 2%

Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler kept the official cash rate at 2 percent and said more easing will be needed to get inflation back within the target band. More>>

ALSO:

Half Full: Fonterra Raises Forecast Payout As Global Supply Shrinks

Fonterra Cooperative Group, the dairy processor which will announce annual earnings tomorrow, hiked its forecast payout to farmers by 50 cents per kilogram of milk solids as global supply continues to decline, helping prop up dairy prices. More>>

ALSO:

Results:

Meat Trade: Silver Fern Farms Gets Green Light For Shanghai Maling Deal

The government has given the green light for China's Shanghai Maling Aquarius to acquire half of Silver Fern Farms, New Zealand's biggest meat company, with ministers satisfied it will deliver "substantial and identifiable benefit". More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news