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2016 Tripartite Summit: Auckland

An Overview: Tripartite Economic Alliance Auckland 2016

Tripartite Economic Alliance: Auckland 2016 The theme of the 2016 Tripartite Economic Summit was ‘Making Connections’, and the Summit created a platform that enabled the three sister cities of Auckland, Los Angeles, and Guangzhou to engage. The rising prominence and importance of e-commerce was apparent. Each city had large delegations present that were interested in understanding how the Tripartite Alliance …

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Tying it all together: timing, location, and people

The Chinese government is heavily promoting entrepreneurship and there is a natural drive towards innovation as the country’s economy moves into a new phase. China is quickly becoming known for high-quality innovation, and the creation of new ideas and technology out of what already exists. China’s history as a manufacturer of the world’s goods has allowed the country to expand …

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Māori economy: Becoming a significant economic powerhouse

Several decades ago, there was a common perception that all Māori were factory workers, truck drivers, or cleaners – Maori success in business was only ever seen as the exception. Māori are quickly becoming significant economic powerhouses, owning an estimated NZ$40 billion of assets in New Zealand. Māori are spiritual people, and their motivation in business reflects their world view: …

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Innovation from cross-pollination

Cross-pollination between Auckland, Los Angeles, and Guangzhou brings the prospect of exciting innovation. Erez Morag believes when culture, expertise, insights, and ranks come together and are cross-pollinated, it is then that truly successful innovation can happen. “Cross-pollination between these three cities will bring exciting innovation,” said Dr Erez Morag, former Nike Innovation expert speaking at the Tripartite Economic Summit about …

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Infrastructure, housing, and transport: We can learn a lot from each other

Los Angeles

Auckland, Guangzhou, and Los Angeles have strong and long-standing sister city relationships. Auckland Los Angeles share similar challenges, particularly in transportation, the economy, international trade and innovation. Eric Garcetti believes these challenges come from our cities being “victims of our own success”. Over the next decade, autonomous vehicles are expected to revolutionise transport. People won’t need to own their own …

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