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INZBC gears up to break barriers with Summit 2014

INZBC gears up to break barriers with Summit 2014

For Immediate Release

The India New Zealand Business Council is gearing up for the 2014 Summit and Gala dinner to be hosted at the Pullman hotel on the 8th years of the India New Zealand Business Council.

The INZBC Business Summit will be made up of four symposia, where Industry experts from New Zealand will be sharing their knowledge and experience about breaking barriers in business markets.

This event will be a culmination of previous events held throughout the year, and will bring together policy makers, industry experts from various sectors and members of the business community.

The overriding themes of the seminars will be Business Beyond Barriers. Sunil Kaushal, Chairman of INZBC, said, “Business Beyond Barriers will bring together some of New Zealand's most senior business figures to debate what the likely new opportunities and challenges will be for New Zealand businesses doing business in India.” Improving relations between India and other economies is important to India’s notable and continued economic growth. Sunil said “India is witnessing a huge growth in its middle class, going from 50 million in 2012 in the middle class, to an estimated 475 million people by 2035”.

The Summit will run from 8am to 3pm and will consist of four symposia, each based on engaging topics and presented by industry experts. The symposium themes are Business Beyond Barriers, Innovation, Strategic Ventures and Sustainable Growth, and will be presented by notable speakers. Speakers include Hon. Steven Joyce (Minister of Economic Development, Science and Innovation), Tim Groser (Finance Minister), Clayton Kimpton from NZTE, John Monaghan of Fonterra, Andrew Paykel of Fisher and Paykel and Tim Ng from Treasury, along with many other knowledgeable Paul Goodwin, Head of Institutional Relationship – ANZ said that seminars like this Summit, help open new doors for the market. ANZ has been a proud supporter of INZBC since its inception and of late as a strategic partner. This summit not only celebrates the successes of businesses which have entered the Indian market but is also an opportunity for New Zealand business looking at expanding into India to hear and interact with industry leaders.

Jo Pennycuick, Managing Director of Redesign, the international design company,
known for residential and retail design, will be speaking as part of the Sustainable Growth symposium, along with three other speakers. Jo will talk about what sustainable growth has meant for her business, Redesign. She says, “Sustainable growth only comes with people... the right people as your team to deliver and the right clients who value your service or product. Building good relationships and partnerships ensures long-term custom which in turn reaps the rewards for both you and the client.”

One of the Strategic Ventures speakers is Warren Young, the Collaborative Marketing Manager of Zespri International. During his talk, Warren will discuss the differences between the Indian and New Zealand markets, and how to adapt business strategy to suit the economic climate, and the clients needs. Warren said, “The Indian market poses numerous distribution challenges.” Warren said. “Understanding and embracing these challenges can help New Zealand exporters develop a sound platform on which to build a good business for New Zealand goods and services in this vibrant and exciting market.” The Strategic Ventures symposium, along with the other themes, will incorporate helpful advice to assist companies breaking business barriers, here and Following the Summit, the India New Zealand Business Council will host a gala dinner from 6.30pm in the Princess Room at the Pullman hotel. Guests will include policy makers and industry experts.

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