MFAT Head of Mission Breakfast (Auckland)
May 27, 2016

HKNZBA co-hosted a Head of Mission breakfast with the Japanese New Zealand Business Council and the Korean New Zealand Business Council. Gabrielle Rush, the New Zealand Consul-General to Hong Kong and Macao, gave an interesting overview of the current economic situation in Hong Kong. She emphasised the value of Hong Kong in its own right, … Continued


EPICNZ Conference
April 19, 2016

EPICNZ is returning 27 May 2016, with a key focus on Innovation, Diversity and Building Connections. EPICNZ (Ethnic People in Commerce New Zealand) is an annual conference facilitated by the Office of Ethnic Communities to bring together New Zealand’s business people, ranging from those at the outset of their business careers to experienced leaders. The … Continued


Save the Date: Hong Kong Forum 2016
April 1, 2016

Save the Date! The Hong Kong Forum 2016 will be on 29-30 November. The Forum 2015 hosted 410 participants representing over 360 companies from 26 countries. There was a very high calibre of speakers. Watch the highlights of the Forum: A recap of the last Forum is below:  


AGM 2016
March 25, 2016

HKNZBA held our AGM at the Langham Auckland. The formalities of the AGM were followed by a guest presentation by Mr Mike Arand, the China Business Development Advisor at New Zealand Trade and Enterprise, and a networking cocktail with drinks and nibbles. We would like to extend thanks to our sponsors: HSBC, The Langham Auckland and … Continued


(Auckland) Hong Kong Festival – Grand Annual Gala Dinner
September 14, 2015

HKNZBA celebrated the Hong Kong Festival on the 27 August by holding a Banquet Dinner at the Langham Auckland. HKNZBA felt incredibly fortunate for Minister Hon Todd McClay’s attendance as the keynote speaker of the event. His presentation was insightful and interactive. Minister McClay is the Minister of Revenue, Minister for State Owned Enterprises, Associate Minister … Continued


Hong Kong Festival Seminar
August 26, 2015

On 26 August 2015, the Hong Kong New Zealand Business Association hosted a Business Seminar in conjunction with HKETO and HKTDC. We had the privilege of hearing from a range of international speakers who had flown from Hong Kong and Australia. Mr Mark Clift, the Chief Operations Officer of the Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company … Continued


(Auckland & Wellington) Seminar with Rod MacKenzie
July 6, 2015

On Wednesday 10 and Thursday 11 June, we had Rod MacKenzie speak to guests about NZ Focus’ journey. Mr MacKenzie is the Executive Director of NZ Focus; he had previously worked for New Zealand Trade and Enterprise for over a decade, and in particular he held the post of China Regional Director for a number of … Continued


HKNZBA Annual General Meeting and Cocktail Evening
March 23, 2015

  On 19 March, HKNZBA held our AGM at the Chandelier Room at the Langham Auckland. The formalities of the AGM were followed by a networking cocktail with drinks and nibbles. Thank you to Mr Carl Worker, our guest speaker, who gave an interesting and incredibly eye-opening speech about his experience in and with Hong … Continued


Chinese New Year Function
March 23, 2015

The Chinese New Year Events on 2 and 3 March, co-hosted by HKETO, Hong Kong Tourism Board, HKTDC, Invest Hong Kong and HKNZBA were a great success! There were over 200 attendees at the Auckland function, and over 60 in Wellington. Special thanks to our sponsors, speakers Arthur Au, Director of the Hong Kong Economic … Continued


Auckland and Wellington Seminar: Zespri’s Journey into China
January 21, 2015

In October 2014, we had two successful seminars with Zespri’s Chief Operating Officer Simon Limmer in Auckland and Wellington.  Mr Limmer gave great insight into Zespri’s ventures into China and the lessons that could learnt for businesses looking to expand into the China market.  In particular, it was important to recognise the challenges in going … Continued