South Korea is New Zealand’s sixth largest export market – and growing. The free trade agreement has now been in place for three years and tariff cut benefits are starting to deliver real advantages for exporters, offering significant and expanding opportunities for New Zealand businesses – from trade and investment to education and tourism.

In 2019 the NA CAPE held a seminar and networking event to hear about opportunities for New Zealand business in South Korea.

Philip Turner has been New Zealand’s Ambassador to the Republic of Korea since April 2018. The Ambassador waas joined at this event by representatives from Ecostore who shared their experiences as a NZ business engaging in the Korean market. A question & answer session followed the presentations.

About the keynote speaker

Philip Turner has extensive experience as a diplomat and a business leader in North Asia. He started his career at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade including postings in Tokyo and Brussels, then spent 18 years at Fonterra in senior roles in Shanghai, Tokyo, Brussels and Auckland. He managed Fonterra’s business in China, and most recently was Director of Global Stakeholder Affairs at Fonterra in Auckland.

The hosts

This event was hosted by the Korea New Zealand Business Council, in partnership with North Asia Centre of Asia-Pacific Excellence and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

The event will began with 30 minutes of refreshments and networking, followed by a one-hour seminar.

Event details

When: Monday, 13 May 

Where: WA Building, Auckland University of Technology (55 Wellesley Street East, Auckland 1010)

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