CEO comment 19 October 2020

19 October 2020

Virginia webIn the run up to the election, we hosted the Hon Grant Robertson in Invercargill and Dunedin (jointly with the Otago Chamber), the Prime Minister in Dunedin and the Hon Judith Collins along with the Otago Chamber in Dunedin.  We now have a new Labour Government and we will continue to advocate on behalf of business with the new Government along with the BusinessNZ Network.

A plan for opening our border safely to international students, business travellers and essential skilled workers should be the incoming government’s highest priority, according to ExportNZ’s Election Manifesto.

Please join us in Dunedin and Invercargill on Wednesday 11 November 2020 from 2.45pm – 4.30pm for the free member Export Outlook zoom seminar.  There is a lot happening on the world stage, from FTA negotiations with the EU and the UK, Brexit a USA Presidential election and a NZ election.  Join us to hear about these topics and also to hear from our Ambassador in South Korea, Philip Turner.  You can find the agenda here.  You can enrol here.  At the end of the presentation, please join us for refreshments.

We have our AGM on Wednesday 21 October in Dunedin from 4.30pm, which includes a vote on the proposed merger with the Otago Chamber of Commerce.  You are welcome to join us – and you can enrol here.

As always any feedback is welcome.

Ngā mihi nui \ with kind regards,


Virginia Nicholls | CEO |

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