NZ FIJI BUSINESS COUNCIL
The New Zealand Fiji Business Council (NZFBC) was established in 1987 with the purpose of maintaining a link and communications between businesses in New Zealand and Fiji, irrespective of who was in government in either country. The Council is apolitical and has withstood the effects of changing times, events and political landscape.
The NZFBC is a membership based organisation with members throughout New Zealand, meaning that this is a truly national body. Members come from all over New Zealand, from varied sectors and includes individual consultants, SME’s, New Zealand’s largest companies as well as multi-billion dollar turnover companies listed on the New Your Stock Exchange. The Council has in Fiji its sister organisation the Fiji New Zealand Business Council (FNZBC). Both organisations collaborate on a number of events including business missions and joint annual conferences. Collectively the Councils boast a membership of circa 200. Both Councils are recognised by their respective governments as the body representing business in their countries.
Today both the Councils provide business networking and advocacy for the members. The NZFBC is very active averaging an event for members every two months and a Newsletter three to four times a year.
Fiji is New Zealand’s largest trading partner in the Pacific and in the top twenty internationally. Two-way trade has been in growth mode, with trade in goods and services surpassing Billion dollars. Both business councils’ membership has grown in response to this vibrant economic relationship.
The Council works closely with the Fiji New Zealand Business Council, the Fiji Trade Commission Office in New Zealand and engages with the Fiji High Commission in Wellington and the New Zealand High Commission in Fiji.
If you are a New Zealand business doing work in Fiji, working with Fijian businesses or investing in Fiji then you should be a member of the NZFBC.