Events

Road Show 2020


In 2020, Fiji celebrates their 50th year of independence as well as a full decade of consecutive economic growth. The sustained development in this dynamic Pacific nation continues to offer opportunities for both investment and trade. 

While the COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted Fiji’s economy, due to their swift action in eradicating the virus may be one of the first countries to reopen their borders to quarantine free travel with New Zealand. 

As the ‘Hub of the Pacific’, in 2019 Fiji’s developing economy reached over $1 billion in two-way trade with New Zealand and received over 200,000 Kiwi visitors.

To find out about the exciting opportunities available in Fiji post COVID, join us for an informative and engaging seminar with guest speakers from:

  • Fiji Trade Commission to New Zealand
  • New Zealand Fiji Business Council 
  • Fiji High Commission to New Zealand 

These speakers will highlight and discuss market potential in Fiji, and point you in the right direction to get things started.

If you’re looking to learn from someone who’s been there and done it, Paula Ter Brake, General Manager of Tower Insurance’s Pacific operations and Darrell Rajcharan, President of Foundation for Rural Integrated Enterprises & Development (FRIEND),  will be sharing their own experiences of doing business into Fiji’s dynamic economy. 

Operating in Fiji for over 140 years, Tower has 3 branches around the country and today is one of Fiji’s largest insurance companies. Now operating throughout the Pacific Islands, Tower have realised Fiji’s potential and plan to centralize their Pacific operations in Fiji’s capital, Suva.  

FRIEND is a homegrown community development Non-Governmental Organisation based in Lautoka. Through its integrated social, health and economic interventions, FRIEND empowers communities through knowledge, skills and resources to improve their lives and break out of poverty. FRIEND commercialise a wide range of products inspired on traditional recipes created by women using organic grown fruits and vegetables from farmers around Viti Levu island.

Fijian themed drinks and canapes will be served after the presentations where you will get the chance to network and talk one-on-one with the experts. 

This is an incredible opportunity to connect with other New Zealand businesses operating in Fiji and gain a better understanding of how you too can establish a presence in the Pacific.

Date: Thursday, 3rd September 2020
Time: 3:00pm – 6:00pm
Location: NZTE Building, Level 6, 139 Quay Street, Auckland CBD
Single Ticket: Complimentary  

Programme:

  • 3:00pm:     Arrivals
  • 3:30pm:     Presentations
  • 5:00pm:     Networking
  • 6:00pm:     Finish

To register please email nzfbc@chamber.co.nz

Past Events

Meet the members function

Date: Thursday 5 March 2020

Time: 4.00 pm – 6.00 pm

Venue: TBC

In 2020 Fiji will celebrate their 50th anniversary of independence, come and join the council and members at an event to mark the start of a year of celebrations

Start 2020 off with a fun meet the members function and get to know others who have a passion for Fiji. Did you know that the NZFBC has over 105 members? Are you connected to others in the council?

This is not your usual networking event but one where you will walk away having connected one on one with others in the room. Make sure you bring your business cards.

There will also be a surprise element to this function, not to be missed!

Road Show

DOING BUSINESS IN FIJI

The Fiji Consulate General and Trade Commission to Australia and New Zealand, the Fiji High Commission in Wellington and the New Zealand Fiji Business Council co-hosted the “Doing Business in Fiji” Roadshow throughout New Zealand to promote trade and investment opportunities in Fiji.

The Roadshow was proudly supported by New Zealand Trade and Enterprise, Investment Fiji, Wellington Chamber of Commerce, Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce and Auckland Business Chamber.

Please click below to enjoy the Highlights of  “Doing Business in Fiji” Roadshow

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