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Auckland Ethnic Business Forum 2014

29 January 2014

Auckland Ethnic Business Forum 2014

Immigrant entrepreneurship provides a mechanism to integrate immigrants into mainstream of the host society, and is often perceived as a comfortable form of socioeconomic self-help.

Small and medium-sized enterprises of up to 20 employees (SMEs) are an important part of the New Zealand economy. According to the latest data from Statistics New Zealand, they account for:
• 97.2 (455,907) percent of all enterprises
• 30.2 (581,540) percent of all employees
• an estimated 27.8 percent of New Zealand’s Gross Domestic Product

In New Zealand entrepreneurship has been seen as a solution to alleviate the high rate of unemployment in the migrants after their initial entry into the country.

Ethnic Small and Medium Businesses contribute significantly into Auckland’s growth and wellbeing. However, these business owners are less likely to use public sector business support than other mainstream enterprises.

The New Zealand Federation of Multicultural Council with support from Auckland City Council and AUT’s Pacific Media Centre have organised a Business forum that will focus on challenges and issues facing new and small businesses, discuss face to face with local and central government representatives.

Key speakers include Minister for Ethnic Affairs Hon Judith Collins, Auckland City Mayor Len Brown and several business entrepreneurs on

• Engaging SMEs in business support programmes
• Developing an ‘integrated’ system of business support
• Promoting sectorial diversification
• Sharing good practice and improving evaluation

Date: Saturday 8th March 2014
Time: 9.00am – 3.00pm
Venue: Sir Paul Reeves Building, WG, AUT University, Wellesley St., Auckland

Click here to register

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