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Export News 31 July: Global phenomenon comes to Auckland

Tuesday 31 July, 2012

TEDxAuckland: Kiwi ideas worth spreading
In October Auckland will host the global phenomenon that is a TEDx event. The dynamic that drives these forums has value for any Kiwi exporter.

World first: Arvus Group set sights on the stars
Matthew Simmons has almost 30 years of continuous innovation behind him. He is encouraging SME businesses to seize opportunities with the SKA project.

Exclusive video: The future of The Wall
Gibson Group talk about their global award winning storytelling platform that takes museums to the streets, turning data into a captivating social experience.

CHINA FIRST STEPS

Modest sale entry to a potentially huge market

Napier based DSH Systems has sold a US$15,000 dust-suppression hopper to Chinese giant Sinograin in what the company hopes will prove a springboard for success in the Asian mega-market.

VIDEO: BETTER BY DESIGN

NZ companies need to embrace the digital native

Lorna Borenstein founded eBay Canada and has 20 years experience in consumer technology and law. In this video clip she explains why it's important for New Zealand companies to give consumers greater involvement with their brand.

US: SECURITY TRUMPS ALL

Keeping Americans safe
Vicky Whitlock, Trade Commissioner Washington DC reports.
Mike Moore, New Zealand’s Ambassador to the United States, often says that in the US, “security trumps everything.” Translation for Kiwi companies: keeping Americans safe offers our NZ companies an opportunity.

NZ AROUND THE WORLD

Buenos Aires
The All Blacks travel to Argentina on September 29, 2012 as part of the Investec Rugby Championship. If you are travelling to the game and are interested in learning more about doing business in Argentina while you’re there, the New Zealand Embassy in Buenos Aires (Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade and New Zealand Trade and Enterprise) would be pleased to hear from you.

Frankfurt
The Culinary Festival 2012 is an official part of the New Zealand Guest of Honour programme at Frankfurt Book Fair in October. Visitors are invited to experience New Zealand’s exciting and contemporary cuisine, prepared by New Zealand celebrity chefs Peter Gordon, Al Brown, Robert Oliver, Charles Royal and Graham Brown.

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Government: Mandatory Vaccination For Two Workforces

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Green Party: Deeply Concerned Space Launches May Be Breaching Nuclear-free Laws

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