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 3 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

 

Register here