Trade Missions are an integral part of the ASEAN New Zealand Business Council. Each year we work to organize a group of members to visit countries in the ASEAN Region to promote the businesses of our members and help them develop new opportunities. Being part of a trade mission that is supported by recognized by established entities ANZBC, MFAT, NZTE and EXPORT NZ, is a considerable advantage as it opens doors to groups and businesses.
Over the last three years we have been to Indonesia twice and recently Malaysia and Singapore. Below is feedback from Trade Mission delegates:
Virtually everyone who went on the most recent missions agreed that you learn so much more about the market there from your first visit. That is priceless information, don’t waste it.
Just rocking up to a potential client’s office and asking to meet the person you want see is likely to result in lots of smiles and apologies but little else.
Do your homework before you go, learn about the basics of business and cultural behavior.
We look forward to seeing you on the 2016 Trade Mission, likely to be held in July / August. More information will be posted here, and sent out to members, when available.
ANZBC organises annual trade missions to ASEAN markets with its partner Export New Zealand.
Previous Missions have been to:
• Vietnam and Singapore 2011
• Malaysia and Brunei Darussalam 2012
• Indonesia 2013
• Indonesia 2014
Malaysia and Singapore 2015