CHINA – Why? What? How can I play my part?

CHINA – Why? What? How can I play my part?

In this article, NZCTA member and China consultant, Sabrina Douglas-Jones touches on what it takes to be part of the world's most dynamic and arguably largest marketplace: CHINA. She shares her views on going about business in China.A few words...

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Taking Golden Bay to Beijing

From the remote South Island coastal community of Golden Bay, a natural health company born out of a deep connection with New Zealand Mother...

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Michelle MacWilliam, South Island Executive Committee Member together with NZCTA Chairman Martin Thomson of The New Zealand China Trade Association INVITE YOU TO A PRESENTATION AND NETWORKING EVENT BEING HELD IN CHRISTCHURCH ON Wednesday...

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Eastern Bridge

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Eastern Bridge

Eastern Bridge is an International Relations Management company which specialises in connecting organisations in New Zealand and North East Asia. The company provide clients with an outsourced “International Department” with a focus on Greater China, Japan and South Korea for a fraction of the cost of setting up their own. Clients include local governments, manufacturers and exporters, education providers and tourism operators.  Eastern Bridge’s team of eight are based in New Zealand, China and South Korea and bring together a range of skills and experiences relating to doing business with Asia. Eastern Bridge’s services include the International Relations Management Service which is personalised to fit the needs of the client, covering activities which can include communication, marketing, research, due diligence, general advice and training. Eastern Bridge also provides strategic planning and strategy develop and an Asian social media marketing service.

The company was formed by Simon Appleton in 2014. Simon has spent over a decade in Asia, most of which was in Beijing where he studied his Masters in Chinese Law at the prestigious Renmin University. While in Asia Simon has also worked in the media and education sectors. Simon returned to New Zealand in 2010 to work in regional economic development based in the Bay of Plenty. Simon recently relocated his main office to Hawkes Bay, however regularly travels and New Zealand and into Asia to meet with his clients.



NZCTA China Executive Workshops

In 2016, NZCTA is running a “round table” China executive workshop series. Each session will be limited to no more than 25 with the aim of providing a platform around specific China related topics.
These are designed to encourage round table discussions. The format will be a short presentation followed by a Q&A session with 2-3 panelists.

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Tap into a growing network of over 250 businesses, representing a diversity of New Zealand business interests, experienced in doing business in and with China. Become part of this network to discover new opportunities and to receive advice from others who have succeeded in trading with China.

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Canton Fair

China Import and Export Fair, renowned as the “Canton Fair”, is an important channel of China’s foreign trade and a demonstration of the country’s opening up policy. It plays a key role in advancing the development of China’s foreign trade and the economic and trade exchanges between China and the rest of the world. And it is renowned for “China’s No. 1 Fair”.

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