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AUT presents the inaugural China Business Forum

AUT presents the inaugural China Business Forum

China is home to more than 1.3 million buyers and sellers, 111 million internet users 187,508 internet service providers, 3,240 television stations, and has a 9.9% GDP growth rate. So it’s no surprise navigating the nuances of the Chinese market can make or break the New Zealand experience.

The AUT hosted China Business Forum will give New Zealanders an insight into the realities of doing business with China. The potential Free Trade Agreement with China will affect the future of New Zealand law, economics, marketing and politics.

Find out how the pace of change in China affects you.

Nine international speakers, The Economist Intelligence Unit, The Warehouse, Mega Trends Asia, ANZ China and IBM Asia Pacific will lead discussions onChina’s economic, political and demographic developments. The Forum will focus onmanaging relationships with Chinese Government officials and business, address cultural needs and look at how to differentiate the Kiwi brand in China.

Opening remarks by:
Sir Dryden Spring, Chairman, Asia New Zealand Foundation and ANZ National Bank
Derek McCormack, Vice Chancellor, AUT University

Key speakers include:
Rt. Hon Mike Moore, Director-General, WTO (1999-2002), Geneva, Switzerland

Rt. Hon Jenny Shipley, Former Prime Minister of New Zealand
Foong Wai Fong, Founder and CEO, Mega Trends Asia and Executive Director, The GEM Group
Mary Boyd, Director, Shanghai Corporate Network, The Economist Intelligence Unit
Dr. Shuming Zhao, Dean of the School of Business, Nanjing University; and Senior Vice President, International Association of Chinese Management Research, Peoples Republic of China
Geoffrey Handley, New Business Director Asia Pacific, The Hyper Factory, Shanghai, China
Nick Redshaw, Director Asia Pacific, SMB and Channels, IBM Software Group
Rob Fyfe, Chief Executive Officer, Air New Zealand
Nick Tuck, General Manager Strategic Sourcing, The Warehouse Group
Alastair MacCormick, Chairman, Intuto China
Richard Yan, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Richina Group
Andrew McGregor, President, ANZ China
Jim Doyle, Managing Director, Fusion, Former COO Navman
Bob Walters, CEO, Export New Zealand
Charles Finny, CEO, Wellington Regional Chamber of Commerce

What: The China Business Forum
Where: Hyatt Regency, Auckland
When: 8am-6pm, Thursday, 30 November

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