Category Archives: Association Events

Business Seminar with Professor Siah Hwee Ang

On Wednesday 5 (Auckland) and Thursday 6 July (Wellington), we welcomed Professor Siah Hwee Ang, The Bank of New Zealand Chair in Business in Asia at Victoria University of Wellington, speak to guests about China’s role in the global economy.

Professor Ang shared insights into how China has come to the forefront on the world economic stage since it became the largest trading nation in the world, and the pivotal role Hong Kong plays in China’s success in the international arena.

Please see our Facebook page for photos.

Belt and Road Initiative Seminar

HKNZBA, in conjunction with HKTDC, hosted a Belt and Road Initiative Seminar on Wednesday 31 May to promote how New Zealand companies could potentially take advantage of the opportunities provided by the Belt and Road Initiative.

We invited a panel of speakers to share their insights into the opportunities brought by the Belt and Road Initiative. Mr Simon Draper, Executive Director of the Asia New Zealand Foundation, and Mr Colum Rice, representing the New Zealand China Council, both attended  the Belt and Road Summit in Beijing in May; , and Mr Kirk Hope, Chief Executive of BusinessNZ, shared his perspective on the possible influence of the Belt and Road Initiative in New Zealand.

HKNZBA Annual General Meeting

On Wednesday 22 March, we held our AGM in the Chandelier Room at the Langham Hotel in Auckland. The formalities of the AGM were followed by networking and cocktails in which attendees had the opportunity to meet our new Executive Committee for 2017.

Attendees were also invited to enter a lucky draw to win 1 of 2 Cathay Pacific Return Economy Class Tickets from Auckland to Hong Kong.

Captain Graham Lindsay from Cathay Pacific was our guest speaker for the AGM. He introduced the features of Cathay Pacific’s new A350 aircraft and shared his 21 years of experience as an aircraft and training Captain. We would like to thank Captain Graham Lindsay for such an eye-opening speech!

We would also like to extend our thanks to our sponsors, everyone who attended and everyone who helped out at the AGM.


Wellington Yum Cha Networking Lunch

We are hosting our first Yum Cha Networking Lunch of 2017 in Wellington on Wednesday 22 February, and we’d love for you to join us. This is a great opportunity to network with members of our organisation in a relaxed and casual environment over traditional Chinese tea and dim sims.

Please refer to the invitation below for more information and RSVP via email to hk@hongkong.org.nz by Friday 17 February.

Christmas Party 2016

HKNZBA hosted a Christmas Party on 8 December at Kensington Swan. The mood was festive as there were many cool prizes up for grabs.
 
We would like to thank HSBC, The Langham, Auckland, Cathay Pacific Airways, Kensington Swan and NZTE for donating the prizes. Special thanks to Kensington Swan for hosting the party.
Please see  our Facebook page for photos

Annual Gala Dinner

The Annual Gala Dinner was held at the Wintergarden of the exclusive Northern Club in Auckland. There were approximately 130 attendees, who also had networking opportunities over a four-course meal. Minister of Parliament Hon Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga was invited to be the keynote presenter at the Annual Gala Dinner. He is the Minister of Local Government, Minister for Ethnic Communities, Minister for Pacific Peoples, and Associate Minister of Health. The Minister spoke about the importance of New Zealand’s business ties with Hong Kong and Greater China, and the wealth of cultural and business benefits provided by the strong, and growing relationship.

We also conducted a Silent Auction at the Annual Gala Dinner, in which all proceeds were donated to the Neonatal Trust, a charity that works to provide, and coordinate, support to families of neonatal (premature or sick full-term) babies. With the help of our sponsors Cathay Pacific and the Langham Auckland (who donated a return flight to Hong Kong and a stay at the hotel respectively) as well as other parties, this year we raised approximately NZD 3,000 for the Trust.

We would like to thank our sponsors for making this evening possible: Cathay Pacific Airways, The Langham Auckland, HSBC, InvestHK and HKETO.

For more photos please visit our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/hknzba/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1218364934893548

Photo Credit: Hillie Chan

Hong Kong Festival Business Seminar 2016

For the Hong Kong Festival this year we conducted a Business Seminar in Auckland and Wellington with Mr Peter Nixon, an internationally renowned speaker and business advisor, who has spent over 25 years in Hong Kong. Mr Nixon was invited to New Zealand by HKNZBA and he delivered presentations in both Auckland and Wellington. The attendees were educated, entertained and informed aboutg the future of Hong Kong, its relevance to China and the Pearl River Delta, the Hong Kong business psyche and the risks and opportunities of doing business in Mainland China.

Ms Bonnie Shek, Director, Australia & New Zealand, Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) also travelled from Sydney to speak at our Auckland event. She highlighted the advantages of trading in Hong Kong, and using Hong Kong as a platform to conduct business with China and the wider Asia region. Ms Shek also outlined the services that HKTDC offers to HKNZBA members.

We would like to thank our sponsors, as well as New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (Auckland), and Chapman Tripp (Wellington) for offering their venues.

Please visit our Facebook site for photos: https://www.facebook.com/hknzba/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1218361531560555

Hong Kong Festival 2016

HKNZBA cordially invites you to the Hong Kong Festival 2016. Please find the details of the events below.

Please RSVP via our contact form here.

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AUCKLAND / WELLINGTON – Business Seminar

For the 2016 Hong Kong Festival business seminar, HKNZBA are proud to bring to you from Hong Kong Mr Peter Nixon.  Peter is an internationally renowned speaker whose workshops are popular for their pace, practicality, humour and engagement.  They are often rated the best workshops people have ever attended.

Peter’s mantra is The Solution is in the Dialogue©, and he is a showcase speaker for leading universities and management institutes around the world.  He has appeared on TEDx, CNBC, Discovery Channel, TV5, TVB and Media Corp. 

Peter has spent more than 25 years in Hong Kong.  In this Seminar he will share his views on Hong Kong’s future, its relevance to China and the Pearl River Delta, the Hong Kong business psyche and the risks and opportunities of Mainland China.

Ms Bonnie Shek*, the Director, Australia & New Zealand, of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) will also be speaking. The HKTDC’s mission is to create opportunities for companies, focusing on delivering value by promoting trade in goods and services, while connecting the world’s small and medium-sized enterprises through Hong Kong’s business platform.

Following the presentation, you will have an opportunity to meet Peter and Bonnie and network with other attendees over drinks and a delicious canapé menu that has been specifically designed for the event.

Spaces are limited – we look forward to seeing you there.

Auckland:

DATE: Thursday 18 August 6pm
VENUE:
New Zealand Trade and Enterprise, Level 6 (Boardroom 3), 139 Quay Street, Auckland Central
DRESS:
Business Attire
Members: $25
Non-Members:
$40

Wellington:

DATE: Monday 22 August 6pm
VENUE:
Chapman Tripp, 10 Customhouse Quay, Wellington
DRESS:
Business Attire
Members: $25
Non-Members:
$40

*Ms Bonnie Shek will only be present at the Auckland seminar.

 

AUCKLAND – Grand Annual Gala Dinner

To conclude the celebration of the 2016 Hong Kong Festival, please join us for an evening of fine food and entertainment at The Northern Club. There will be a three-course meal, great entertainment and ample opportunities to network with like-minded individuals and business people.

DATE: Thursday 25 August 7pm
VENUE:
Wintergarden at The Northern Club, 19 Princes St, Auckland Central
DRESS:
Black Tie
Members: $100
Non-Members:
$125Table of 10: $900

 

We sincerely hope you will be able to join us at our Festival. Kindly RSVP to me by email or 09 307 1216 by Monday 8 August for all events. Please let me know if you have any dietary requirements, and do not hesitate to contact me if you have any queries.