The China Business Summit was jointly presented by NZ INC. and Auckland Business Chamber. The Summit was held on Monday November 9, 2015 at The CORDIS Hotel, Auckland.
The summit looked at the New Zealand and Chinese Government’s goal to increase bilateral trade with China to $30bn by 2020 and the controversial issue of the Government’s rejection of the sale of Lochinver Station to Shanghai Pengxin.
The third China Business Summit provided a unique business and political perspective on the next 5 years might have in store for the trading relationship.
Prime Minister John Key, His Excellency Wang Lutong, Ambassador to New Zealand and a strong array of insightful speakers joined together to discuss the future of the New Zealand-China trading relationship.
The 2015 Summit included
Summit Overview Videos
- Rt Hon John Key, Prime Minister of New Zealand
- His Excellency Wang Lutong, Ambassador to New Zealand
China’s game-changing market: View from the Top Table.
- Christopher Luxon, CEO, Air New Zealand
- Theo Spierings, CEO, Fonterra
Moderated by Cathy Quinn, Chair, Minter Ellison Rudd Watts
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?
- Huang Xiaoguang, CEO, ANZ China
- Mike Frith, Senior Economist, NZ Super Fund
- Shamubeel Eaqub, Independent Economist
- Stephen Jacobi, Executive Director, NZ International Business Forum
Moderated by Michael Barnett
Making the Most Out of Chinese Investment in New Zealand: What are the New Trends? Is Lochinver the New Norm? Does Perception Matter?
- 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
Moderated by Fran O’Sullivan
What’s Next in China? We heard from Two Leading China Commentators.
- Andrew Browne, Pulitzer Prize China Columnist, Wall Street Journal
- David Mahon, CEO, Beijing-based Chief Executive of Mahon China
Moderated by Fran O’Sullivan
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?
- Professor Keith Woodford, Agri-Food Systems, Lincoln University
- Dean Hamilton, CEO, Silver Fern Farms
- Chris Hopkins, CEO, Scott Technology
Moderator: David Green, Managing Director, Institutional New Zealand, ANZ
Keynote: The China Challenge – Digital Disruption vs. Disruption in Commerce.
- Kestrel Lee, Executive Creative Director, George P Johnson, Greater China
On the Couch: Heroes and War Stories.
- Dr Xiaoying Fu, Director, Kiwa Digital
- Julian Beavis, CEO, FoodCap International
- Mark Tanner, Managing Director, China Skinny
Moderated by Pat English, Executive Director, New Zealand China Council
On the Couch: Innovate or Perish: Succeeding in China’s Rapidly Innovating Markets.
- Andy 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
Moderated by Brett O’Riley, CEO, ATEED
- Summit Co-chairs Michael Barnett and Fran O’Sullivan
Sponsored by Air New Zealand and Regus
With Mayor Len Brown and sponsored by Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED).
- What does culture have to do with business?
- Making the most from Chinese investment in New Zealand
- Changing the China game