Thursday, July 23 2020, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Cathay Pacific & Cordis Auckland Business Seminar

Join us this July!

You are cordially invited to attend HKNZBA’s ‘Business Seminar with Cathay Pacific Airlines and Cordis Auckland‘ on Thursday 23 July, 5.30pm, at KPMG Centre, 18 Viaduct Harbour Avenue, Auckland CBD, 1010.

We look forward to welcoming our keynote speakers Mr Rakesh Raicar – General Manager of South West Pacific at Cathay Pacific Airways and Mr Franz Mascarenhas – Managing Director at Cordis Auckland. Rakesh and Franz will be sharing insights into how their businesses are navigating today’s turbulent global context.


Mr Rakesh Raicar

Rakesh joined Cathay Pacific in 1992. He has held various roles in both commercial and operational areas in India before moving to South Africa as appointed Country Manager followed by Australia in his current regional leadership role as General Manager South West Pacific.


Mr Franz Mascarenhas

Franz is the Managing Director Cordis Auckland (formerly The Langham).  He has more than 30 years hotel experience, holding different functional leadership roles in two global hotel brands, including assignments in Malaysia, Auckland, Hong Kong and Shanghai.  Prior to joining Cordis, Mr Mascarenhas managed the pre-opening of the Park Hyatt Siem Reap in Cambodia.


Special prize draw by Cathay Pacific & Cordis Auckland

We are pleased to announce that there will be a special prize draw at the event’s conclusion. We look forward to giving away a complimentary return ticket with Cathay Pacific to fly economy to Hong Kong, as well as two complimentary room nights at Cordis Auckland! All in-person attendants of the Business Seminar will receive one entry each; we wish you good luck!


Register now!

The evening will kick off at 5.30pm on Thursday 23 July. Registration is essential and, for catering purposes, will close at 5pm on Friday 17 July. In addition, spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. All faces, old and new, are welcome to join us for what is certain to be an insightful and enjoyable evening within the HKNZBA community.

May you have questions about the event, please contact Antoine Ellis, Executive Director, on 64-9-3071216 or Look forward to seeing you there!


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Terms and Condition

  • Payments must be received in advance of the registration deadline (Thursday 16 July) in order to confirm event participation.
  • All payments are non-refundable.
  • A tax receipt will be issued upon request and receipt of payment.