Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Trade Minister David Parker will address the Summit and provide critical insights into New Zealand’s relationship with its major trading partner, China, in the Covid-19 era.
Monday 20 July 2020
- CALL TO ORDER: Tim McCready MC
- INTRODUCTION: Summit Co-Chair: Fran O’Sullivan, Managing Director, NZ INC.
- KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern Prime Minister of New Zealand
- KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Hon David Parker, Minister of Trade and Export Growth
- KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Ambassador Wu Xi: Chinese Ambassador to New Zealand
- VIEW FROM THE TOP: Three leading CEOs tell how Covid-19 has affected their businesses and their strategies for managing through the crisis including business with China.
- KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Greg Foran, Chief Executive, Air New Zealand and former China head for Walmart. Air NZ was strongly affected when international aviation links became paralysed during the Covid-19 crisis. Despite this, Air NZ has played a critical role assisting exporters maintain links with the Chinese markets.
- KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Antonia Watson, Chief Executive, ANZ Bank New Zealand. As the CEO of New Zealand’s largest trading bank, Antonia Watson has a unique insight into how NZ firms – including those with major exposures to China – have handled the Covid-19 crisis. That focus is informed by ANZ’s own banking experts based in China.
- KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Miles Hurrell, Chief Executive, Fonterra. Fonterra had a unique and early insight into the emergence of the Covid-19 threat. Miles Hurrell said its China food business ‘almost stopped overnight’. But the dairy cooperative’s agility and unique projection of its products meant Fonterra hardly missed a beat during the crisis.
- DISCUSSION: Moderated by Summit Co-Chair Fran O’Sullivan
- 10.50amMORNING TEA
- KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Hu Shuli, Founder and publisher of Caixin Media – China’s leading financial press – will share her insights into China’s handling of Covid-19 and the implications for the bilateral business relationship. Internationally recognized for her achievements in journalism, Ms Hu was named one of the World’s Greatest Leaders by Fortune in 2017.
- 12.00 noon
- Strategies used by companies to keep exports flowing during the Covid-19 crisis
These range from the strategy NZTE deployed during the height of the Covid-19 crisis to assist exporters on the ground in China. Lesson from leading export focused companies and how New Zealand brand can be projected into China while direct links are still marginal.
- ● Charles Finny, NZ Trade & Enterprise director and former NZ deputy chief of mission in Beijing
- ● Jade Gray, Co-Founder of Gung Ho! Ventures in China
- ● David Courtney, Chief Grower & Alliances Officer at Zespri International
- Moderated by Mark Hiddleston, Managing Director Commercial & Agri ANZ
- 12.45pmLUNCH & NETWORKING
- Chinese businesses invested in New Zealand are taking steps to recover from the impact of Covid-19.
- Chinese firms have rapidly expanded their business footprint with New Zealand since the 2008 bilateral free trade agreement was signed ranging from investments in major aviation ties, tourism, food and beverage, technologies and construction. In this session we talk with Chinese firms about the impact on their bilateral business, investment matters and future prospects.
- ● Lily Wang, General Manager, China Southern Airlines (Auckland)
- ● Xiaoyu Kang, Managing Director COSCO Shipping Lines (New Zealand)
- ● Gavin Yang, CEO, Trademonster
- ● Yanek Fan, Managing Director, Huawei Technologies New Zealand
- ● Terry Lee, Managing Director, Milk New Zealand
- SESSION: Winners & War stories: Lessons from New Zealand SMEs
- The session explores lessons from SMEs that have successfully built businesses with China. The focus will be on how panelists’ businesses were affected by the Covid-19 crisis; critical pivot points to ensure business continuity during the various lockdowns, strategies employed as China and New Zealand got back to business and lessons for the future.
- ● Nicola O’Rourke, General Manager, Lewis Road Creamery; Chair NZ Food Basket
- ● Tara Tan, Founder & Director, Grin Natural Products
- ● Kiri Nathan, Founder & CEO Kiri Nathan
- ● Paul Cook, Managing Director at Marque Magnetics
- Moderated by Mike Arand, China Business Development Adviser, New Zealand Trade & Enterprise
- 3.30pmAFTERNOON TEA
- 3.45pm (Stream A)
- Building a bridge to China: E-commerce clearly came into its own during the Covid-19 crisis. But will the trend accelerate? And what will it take to reinstate safe travel between New Zealand and China in the Covid-19 era? We talk to experts about the strategies the tourism and education sectors will employ to keep the Kiwi brand upper mind until air links can be restored. Learn also about how the ‘Southern Link’ initiative between China-NZ-Latam is proving its worth.
- ● Adrienne Young-Cooper, Acting Chair, Queenstown Airport
- ● Lisa Li, Managing Director, China Travel Service
- ● Rachel Maidment, Executive Director, NZ China Council
- ● Pier Smulders, Country Manager, New Zealand at Alibaba
- ● Professor Jenny Dixon, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Strategic Engagement), University of Auckland
- Moderated by Tim McCready, Director of Innovation, NZ INC.
- 3.45pm (Stream B)
- Collaborating through Covid-19 and Beyond: The Covid-19 pandemic has had an economic impact on Auckland – which is not only New Zealand’s key “International City” but an important international gateway into NZ. Auckland has benefited from immigration, investment and innovation out of China and is home to a large number of Chinese migrants. Tourism operators are adapting to leverage the New Zealand brand in other areas at a time where travel is restricted.
- Hear from relevant business organisational leaders on their ideas for leveraging the ‘people to people’ and business connections to strengthen Auckland’s economy.
- ● Felicity Roxburgh, Director Business, Asia New Zealand Foundation
- ● Michael Barnett, CEO, Auckland Chamber
- ● Martin Thomson, Chairman, New Zealand China Trade Association
- ● Pania Tyson-Nathan, Chief Executive, Māori Tourism
- Moderated by Pam Ford, GM Economic Development, Ateed
- STREAM SUMMARIES: What have we learned?
- Pam Ford and Tim McCready
- SUMMIT SUMMARY: Summit Co-chairs Michael Barnett and Fran O’Sullivan
- PRIZE DRAW
- NETWORKING DRINKS: with Mayor of Auckland Phil Goff who as a former Trade Minister in the Helen Clark Labour Government inked NZ’s 2008 free trade agreement with China and maintains a strong interest in the benefits his city gains from a strong China relationship. Mayor Goff will be introduced by Ateed CEO Nick Hill.
- 6.30pmSUMMIT ENDS
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