Greater Bay Area Seminar

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Cordis, Auckland

83 Symonds Street

Auckland, Auckland 1010

New Zealand

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In partnership with the HKNZBA, CCCNZ, and NZCTA

About this event

The North Asia Centre of Asia-Pacific of Excellence is delighted to co-host the Greater Bay Area Seminar with the Hong Kong New Zealand Business Association, the Canton Chamber of Commerce in New Zealand and the New Zealand China Trade Association.

The Seminar's theme is "Why do business in the GBA". We are proud to welcome established entrepreneurs to share their insights on the GBA region with us. Our moderator is Mr Luca De Leonardis, Head of Investment Promotion – Australia & New Zealand – Invest HK. Our panellists include:

Mr Ray Deng

Ray is a founder, investor entrepreneur who has established the first SaaS business in the cross-border e-commerce industry (CBEC) in New Zealand. In the past 7 years, Magic Lamp has grown rapidly. Now it is representing more than 400 brands in eight countries selling their goods to China through CBEC channels, generating nearly 1.54 billion RMB (340 million NZD) annual GMV in 2021.

Mr Sean Kennedy

Sean is the CEO and Co-founder of Coastlines International which specialises in the design, development, sourcing and supply of product, beach apparel and gear for surfing and other board sports.  In 2019 he also successfully launched into the Australian market with the acquisition of the Surfboard Warehouse. Sean started manufacturing in China in 1999 and therefore has an in-depth knowledge and experience of the area. He is still active in the Greater Bay Area 23 years on.

Mr Andy Chen

Andy is an inspiring leader with entrepreneurial spirit that has driven 20 years’ non-stop successes under GLOCAL environments in retail, consulting, and premium manufacturing; ranging from business transformation ($200M savings), M&A integration ($1.5Bn deal), new market development (built a profitable Asia market in 3 years), corporate culture reshape to family business going public ($800M). As the Regional CEO, Andy is growing Comvita faster and better across Asia to deliver the exponential growth and long-term resilience of total Comvita.

Join us to meet our guests, complete with beverages and canapés, and ample opportunities to network with like-minded individuals and business people.

There will be complimentary networking drinks and canapés from 5:30-6:30

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