New Zealand Europe Business Council

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The New Zealand Europe Business Council Incorporated is established to promote the establishment of closer economic co-operation between New Zealand and Europe.

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FTA NZEBC Submission

New Zealand-Europe Business Council submission on a NZ-EU FTA, February 2016

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Our Postion in Support of a EU/NZ FTA

We are seeking support to move from discussions to negotiations on a Free Trade Agreement between the European Union and New Zealand.

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Connect with our Members

We are proud to have a substanial membership of full and associate members ranging from Business Associations, Trade Commissions and Universities to Embassies, Consulates, and Consuls.

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Event Notices

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Plans for 2017

This year we will support progress of the FTA process and move closer to commitments on both sides. 

We will continue to work with MFAT to ensure relations and trade with Europe continues to grow and develop.

Through various initiatives like the new Europe House arrangements we wish to bring prominence and full awareness to NZ of EU as the single biggest market in the world with a wealth of untapped market segments and opportunities.

Upcoming Events

Employment law: Bringing Employment to an end lawfully

Employment law: Bringing Employment to an end lawfully

Jim Roberts (Partner) and Mo Al Obaidi (Solicitor) from Hesketh Henry will guide you through the ‘need to know’ employment law requirements when you are seeking to bring an employee’s employment to an end.

When: 25th October 2017, 10.30am - 12.00
Where: GNZCC, Level 14, PwC Tower, 188 Quay Street, Auckland
Cost: Members $65, non Members $95
Register: here

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German Chamber Networking Lunch / Navigating Cultural Diversity Panel Discussion

German Chamber Networking Lunch / Navigating Cultural Diversity Panel Discussion

While enjoying a drink and a delicious lunch Monique Surges will attempt to guide the panellists from well know German companies, not to mention opposing sides – Germans working in New Zealand and New Zealanders working for German companies – into key revelations.

When: 26th October 2017, 12pm till 02pm
Where: Willeston Conference Centre, Level 11, 15 Willeston St, Wellington


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