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Trade Mission : Investment & Business Opportunities in New Zealand

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Auckland, Auckland

New Zealand

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Since 2016, New Zealand has held on to the top spot of the World Bank's ranking of the best places to do business.

Situated strategically in Oceania, its sound infrastructure, strong economy and business-friendly laws enable it to offer to company’s great opportunities for business development and set-up.

  • Discover New Zealand market and opportunities of growth in Infrastructure, Utilities Industry sectors, Tourism, Consumer Goods and much more…

  • Become familiar with the business environment and get a full understanding of requirements to succeed in New Zealand (IP / Norms & Certification / Tax / Immigration).

  • Develop your professional network to fast-track you and your company into the French & New Zealand business communities.

  • Exchange with local SMEs, mid-sized companies and large groups to benefit from their experience.

  • Identify potential business partners to accelerate your business set up.


06pm – 07.30pm


Opportunity to meet the local business community, FNZCCI President and board members



The delegation meets in the lobby of the Grand Mercure hotel

08.15am – 08.45am

Grand Mercure hotel, Rangitoto meeting room


Nadine Plet, President of FNZCCI
Thibaut Beaujot, Vice-President of FNZCCI

09am – 12pm
Central Auckland, Britomart

SESSION 1 : Sites visits

  • City Rail Link project (Downer Soletanche Bachy Joint-venture)

  • Auckland Transport Train Dispatch centre (Transdev)

  • Other site TBC depending on business interests of Trade Mission’s attendees


Transfer by train from Britomart to Eden Park Stadium

01pm – 02pm

Eden Park, conference centre, centenary lounge


Economic priorities and perspectives of growth between New Zealand and France

  • Share action plan to strengthen ties between France and New Zealand, an exemplary country for its business environment (number 1 in the World Bank Doing Business 2018) and sustained economic growth (beyond 3% forecast until 2019).


Her Excellency Mrs. Florence Jeanblanc-Risler, Ambassador of France to New Zealand

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of New Zealand (MFAT)

02pm – 04pm

Eden Park, conference centre, centenary lounge

SESSION 2: Investment & business opportunities in New Zealand

  • Investment & business opportunities in Auckland
    With a growing economy, financial stability and abundance of resources, Auckland provides a wealth of investment opportunities.
    Explore the strengths and opportunities in some of the key areas of its economy, from technology and commercial services to food and beverage.

  • Regional investment business opportunities in New Zealand
    Discover the unique characteristics of each region in New Zealand and identify which regions offers the criteria to match your investment interests. Compare each region's sector strengths and how these are supported by investment in innovation, workforce skills, raw materials, services and infrastructure.

  • Business opportunities for mobility emerging technologies in New Zealand
    New Zealand is on a mission to improve the world by delivering new forms of transportation. From the launch of Cora air taxi in March 2018 to the Innovation Lab in Christchurch next June, New Zealand is now the place to develop all types of transport technologies. Discover how this unique ecosystem will foster your technology testing and why you should think about the next steps.


Auckland Tourism, Events & Economic Development (ATEED)

New Zealand Trade & Enterprise (NZTE)

New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA)

04pm – 04.30pm

Eden Park

Exclusive guided tour of Eden Park, New Zealand’s largest and most iconic sports stadium

04.30pm – 05.30pm

conference centre, lounge level 4


The 2023 Rugby World Cup hosted in France, is scheduled to be the 10th Rugby World Cup, taking place in the year of the 200th anniversary of the creation' of the sport by William Webb Ellis.

Claude Atcher

Director of France's bid for the 2023 Rugby World Cup
Nicolas Hourquet

Institutional & International Manager for the French Federation of Rugby (FFR) & 2023 Rugby World Cup

05.30pm – 09pm

Eden Park, conference centre, lounge level 4


From rugby field to entrepreneurship, what it takes!
Plus, insights into the next Rugby World Cup


Keven Mealamu

All Blacks legend, standout performer in the All Blacks RWC 2011 success and most-capped Super Rugby player of all time. Owner of FIT 60 gym sharing his tips for achieving success.

Andrew Mehrtens

Former New Zealand rugby union footballer. He was regarded as a top Fly-half, having played first for Canterbury in 1993, before being selected for the All Blacks in 1995 when he played in the 1995 World Cup.

Craig Hudson

Country Manager at Xero and successful former rugby player for more than 8 years playing professionally for different countries.
Philippe Sella

Most capped XV de France rugby player, member of the International Rugby Hall of Fame, French TOP 14 Club. Owner of the agency ’Sella Communication’.
Thomas Lombard

Successful former rugby player who played for the Racing, Stade Français and XV de France, now consultant for Canal + TV and an Executive Manager for the Barbarian Rugby Club.


05.30pm: Registration and networking over drinks & finger food

06.30 – 06.40pm: Welcome and scene setting by the MC

06.40 – 07.00pm: Opening & greetings from the FNZCCI President and Her Excellency Mrs. Florence Jeanblanc-Risler, Ambassador of France to New Zealand

07.00 – 09.00pm: From rugby to entrepreneurship: all you want to know!

  • Skills and values acquired as a rugby man

  • How they transfer to become an entrepreneur / manage a business

  • Concept to reality, how to find your niche and how to build a commercially sustainable business?

09.00pm: Close of event


Transfer by bus to Grand Mercure hotel


09.30am – 12pm

Grand Mercure hotel, Rangitoto meeting room

SESSION 3: Doing Business in New Zealand – Workshops

  • Be successful in approaching the New Zealand market:

    • Norms & certifications

    • Tax

    • Intellectual property

    • Import

    • Recruitment


Bureau Veritas (norms & certifications)
New Zealand Services (Immigration)
AJ Park (intellectual property)
Staples Rodway (Tax) - TBC

TradeStaff (Recruitment) - TBC

Bureau Veritas (norms & certifications)
Staples Rodway (Tax)
AJ Park (intellectual property)
TradeStaff (Recruitment)
New Zealand Services (Immigration)

12.00 – 01.00pm Closing lunch, Grand Mercure hotel, Vue restaurant

-For registration to the trade mission and more information, please contact:
Thibault Beaujot, Vice President of French New Zealand Chamber of Commerce (FNZCCI)
Email: tbeaujotfnzcci@gmail.com
Phone: +64 (0)21 800 903
Please note that flight and accommodation are at the care of the delegates.

-Preferential rates have been negotiated with Grand Mercure Hotel Auckland. All participants
of the trade mission will get a 10% discount for a superior room (King/Queen size bed).

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