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2015 Sessions

2015 Full Programme

China Business Summit 2015

China Business Summit 2015: Game Changers 9 November 2015 Download programme  7.00 – 8.00am Registration & Coffee 8.00 – 8.45am Scene-Setting & Big Picture for the Summit (Light Breakfast) Fran O’Sullivan (Co-chair), Managing Director, NZ INC. Michael Barnett (Co-chair), CEO, Auckland Chamber of Commerce RT HON JOHN KEY, Prime Minister …

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2015 Big Picture

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Light Breakfast and Scene-Setting: Big Picture for the Summit Fran O’Sullivan (Co-chair), Managing Director, NZ INC. Michael Barnett (Co-chair), CEO, Auckland Chamber of Commerce RT HON JOHN KEY, Prime Minister His Excellency Wang Lutong, Ambassador to New Zealand The 2015 China Business Summit was opened by Fran O’Sullivan and Michael Barnett who set the …

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2015 Session 1

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China’s Game-Changing Market: View from the Top Table Cathy Quinn (Moderator), Chair, Minter Ellison Rudd Watts Christopher Luxon, CEO, Air New Zealand Theo Spierings, CEO, Fonterra The Chief Executives from Air New Zealand and Fonterra shared insights about: The current opportunities in China; Potential challenges when operating in China; and Game Changers in …

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2015 Session 2

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Is China (and NZ) Heading for a Hard Landing? Will the TPP and Australia’s China FTA Change the Competitive Environment for NZ with China? Michael Barnett (Moderator), CEO, Auckland Chamber of Commerce Huang Xiaoguang, CEO, ANZ China Mike Frith, Senior Economist, NZ Super Fund Shamubeel Eaqub, Independent Economist Stephen Jacobi, Executive Director, NZ International Business …

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2015 Session 3

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Making the Most Out of Chinese Investment in New Zealand: What are the New Trends? Is Lochinver the New Norm? Does Perception Matter? Fran O’Sullivan (Moderator) Terry Lee, Director Pengxin International Quentin Quin, GM Capital, NZTE Martin Thomson, Chair, NZCTA Jeremy Gardiner, CEO, NZ Premium Whitebait Ltd Liam Dann, Business Editor, NZ Herald Having heard …

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2015 Session 4

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What’s Next in China? Hear from Two Leading China Commentators Fran O’Sullivan (Moderator) Andrew Browne, Pulitzer Prize China Columnist, Wall Street Journal David Mahon, CEO, Beijing-based Chief Executive of Mahon China Session four provided a change of pace, with an ‘on the couch’ discussion featuring two speakers with deep knowledge of the …

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2015 Session 5

China Business Summit 2015

Optimising Returns from China: What are the Strategies for Reaching the Right Customer Segments? What’s Changing and How is New Zealand Placed to Play? David Green (Moderator), Managing Director, Institutional New Zealand, ANZ Professor Keith Woodford, Agri-Food Systems, Lincoln University Dean Hamilton, CEO, Silver Fern Farms Chris Hopkins, CEO, Scott Technology Dean Hamilton emphasised a …

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2015 Session 6

China Business Summit 2015

The China Challenge – Digital Disruption vs. Disruption in Commerce Fran O’Sullivan (Moderator) Kestrel Lee, Executive Creative Director, George P Johnson, Greater China The focus of New Zealand businesses’ activities in China is often on commodities; Kestrel Lee offered insight on a very different level. Lee’s keynote address centred on …

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2015 Session 7

China Business Summit 2015

On the Couch: Heroes and War Stories Pat English (Moderator), Executive Director, New Zealand China Council Dr Xiaoying Fu, Director, Kiwa Digital Julian Beavis, CEO, FoodCap International Mark Tanner, Managing Director, China Skinny Dr Xiaoying Fu shared stories about Kiwa Digital’s products, emphasising the importance of timing in entering a …

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2015 Session 8

China Business Summit 2015

On the Couch: Innovate or Perish: Succeeding in China’s Rapidly Innovating Markets Brett O’Riley (Moderator), CEO, ATEED Andrew Hamilton, CEO, The Icehouse Tony Wei, Director, China Hub Inc. Hongbo Xu, President, Innohub Andrew Bowater, Director of Public Affairs, Huawei Hon Steven Joyce, Minister of Economic Development The Summit’s final session …

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