Central Otago Export Forum 

The aim of the Export Forum is to bring together Central Otago business people with a global focus to think and talk growth.  It is an initiative of the Central Otago District Council with support from the Regional Business Partner programme and sbsbank Rural.  There is generally no charge to participate and the Forum is open to everyone with an interest in doing business overseas.

Coming Up

Previous Fora

"The Belt and Road Initiative - What does China's 'project of the century' mean for Central Otago?" August 2018  

Presenter and Presentation

"Belt and Road Initiative - A Strategic Pathway"
Stephen Jacobi, Executive Director, New Zealand China Council

"Business Opportunities for Growth through Export:  Partnering with New Zealand Trade and Enterprise" June 2016 

Presenters and Presentations

Alan Richardson, Customer Manager, New Zealand Trade and Enterprise

"So this is Archangel's Story"

Mary Zurakowski, Owner/Director, Archangel Wines

"Developing new food and beverage products for export.  What are the opportunities?" February 2016

 Presenters and Presentations

"New Zealand Food Innovation Network - An Introduction"
John Morgan, Chief Executive, FOODSOUTH

"Artemis - The Export Opportunity"
Leigh Kite, General Manager, Artemis

Future Trends in Agribusiness - What are the Opportunities?:  May 2015


Dr Jacqueline Rowarth, Professor of Agribusiness, University of Waikato

Tony Clarke, Closeburn Station, Gimmerburn, Central Otago

Maximise the ANZTEC opportunity - the new economic co-operation agreement with Taiwan: October 2014

 Presenters and Presentations

Sir Ken Stevens, Chairman of Export New Zealand and Executive Chairman of Glidepath

"Benefits and Opportunities"
Charles Finny, New Zealand's Lead Negotiator for ANZTEC, New Zealand Trade and Enterprise Board Member, and Chairman Education New Zealand

"Exporting - How MFAT can help"
Bill Dobbie, Business Liaison and External Economic Linkages Unit Manager, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Doing Business in China:  August 2014"

Presenters and Presentations

"China for New Zealand"
Pat English, Executive Director, New Zealand China Council

"Flagstaff Alpaca"
Andy Nailard, Flagstaff Alpacas

"Handpicked NZ Presentation"
Patricia Muir, SBS Bank

Building Export Markets:  March 2014


Rupert Holborow, Economic Division Manager, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

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