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Swain To Visit Chile, UK, Ireland And The USA

Minister of Commerce and for Information Technology Paul Swain is to travel to Chile, the UK, Ireland and the USA to examine information society policies, e-commerce/IT initiatives and telecommunication issues in those countries.

He is also promoting New Zealand as a destination for investment, particularly in our IT industry, and attending Microsoft's Government Leaders Conference in Seattle.

Paul Swain says his aim is to help forge networks with successful New Zealanders working overseas and to encourage investment in New Zealand.

"I am hoping to use the trip to facilitate some opportunities for New Zealand businesses particularly in areas relating to venture capital for the IT sector," Paul Swain said.

Paul Swain is leaving on Friday 16th March returning on Monday 2nd April.

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