Due to delays caused by the recent Auckland lockdown, please note the new date of 24 March.

North Asia CAPE and the New Zealand China Trade Association will cohost a second breakfast seminar, this time focused on the tech sector in China, on Wednesday 24 March.

Our speaker will be experienced business leader John Cochrane. John will share insights drawn from more than two decades of experience working within the Chinese technology sector.

John was CEO of Beijing-based Commtest, which produces vibration-analysis instruments, from 2002-2011. At Commtest John assembled and led a 100% local team that converted large Chinese SOEs into customers, and oversaw the firm's successful acquisition by GE.

From 2012-2016, John was our Trade Commissioner based in Guangzhouwhere hinteracted with approximately 180 companies and supported NZD 145 million of new product sales into the region. John sought a move back home in 2017 and worked for a period as Head of Business Attraction for ATEED, where he deepened the Auckland-Guangzhou-LA 'Tripartite' relationship.

John is now General Manager of Facteon (formerly Fisher & Paykel Production Machinery Ltd), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Haier. At Facteon, John leads an Auckland-based team working closely with its Chinese parent. John is well placed to share insights on how to manage 'China speed' in a New Zealand context.


Event details

Time and date: 7:30-9am, Wednesday 24 March 2021
Venue: The Northern Club, 19 Princes St, Auckland
Cost: NZCTA Members $30; NZCTA Non Members $45
Register: click here

Please note that when registering above, email any dietary restrictions to info@nzcta.co.nz

[Image courtesy of Facteon]

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