In this issue:
- Final chance to register for UAE-NZ Trade Forum on 28 September.
- Invitation to meet Mandy Stark, NZ’s Second Secretary to Cairo, Auckland, Friday 13 October.
- Kylie Archer is appointed NZ Chief Operating Officer for Dubai 2020.
- Expo 2020 Dubai: NZ Government issues Registration of Interest.
- Emirates ramps up services to Cairo.
- The great Saudi sell-off: Why bankers and lawyers are flocking to the Gulf.
- New Zealand wildlife specialist to welcome wild animals to Dubai.
- Special Benefits from Emirates for NZMEBC Members.
Final chance to register for UAE-NZ Trade Forum on 28 September
Places are filling fast for the seminar at the Northern Club in Auckland that is being co-hosted by the UAE Embassy and the NZ Middle East Business Council on Thursday 28 September.
A commercial delegation of 16 business organisations from Dubai will be visiting Auckland for two days to discuss opportunities for NZ companies to participate in the Global Islamic Economy.
With support from the Islamic Development Trust, the Forum will provide 100 participants with the opportunity to participate in three panel sessions from 9.00 am to 12.30 pm on Thursday 28 September, with experts in each field from both Dubai and New Zealand.
The three sessions will include discussions on the following subjects:
- Food and beverage, Trade, Halal certification
- Services, Construction, Finance, Education, Healthcare, Energy, IT, Infrastructure, Tourism, Fashion and Design
- Dubai 2020 Opportunities with Clayton Kimpton, NZ Commissioner-General
Due to the generosity of the Embassy, there is no cost to participants, and the morning session will be followed by lunch at the Northern Club for all participants, also hosted by the Embassy.
Please register your interest as soon as possible by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling Marina on 021-2572666.
The list of delegate organisations attending from Dubai is also available fror Marina.
The NZMEBC will also be organising a number of one-on-one meetings with delegates at the Northern Club following the lunch. Please let us know if you are interested in arranging such a meeting.
The following day, Friday 29 September, we will be arranging visits for delegation members to organisations with similar interests, so if you are keen to host some delegation members for this purpose, please also let Marina know.
Invitation to meet Mandy Stark, NZ’s Second Secretary to Cairo, Auckland, Friday 13 October
All members of the NZ-Middle East Business Council are invited to meet Mandy Stark, New Zealand’s Second Secretary to Cairo, on Friday 13 October, at 9.00 AM.
The event will take place at the Auckland MFAT Offices, Level 6, 139 Quay St.
The meeting will be an opportunity for members to gain the new Second Secretary’s views on current opportunities and future developments in North Africa.
To register for the event, RSVP to email@example.com.
Kylie Archer is appointed NZ Chief Operating Officer for Dubai 2020
Clayton Kimpton, NZ Commissioner-General for Dubai 2020, has announced the appointment of Kylie Archer as Chief Operating Officer for Dubai 2020.
Kylie was previously Director Investment NZ INC within NZTE and has also worked within the NZ Major Events Team at MBIE.
Kylie starts in her new role on Monday 18 September.
Expo 2020 Dubai: NZ Government issues Registration of Interest
Registrations are open for NZ businesses wishing to participate in Expo 2020 Dubai. The closing date for applicants is 1.00 pm, Monday 25 September 2017.
The New Zealand Government recently accepted the invitation to take part in Expo 2020 Dubai – an exciting opportunity for the growth of New Zealand trade.
Expo 2020 Dubai, which runs from October 2020 to April 2021, gives New Zealand the opportunity to create a Pavilion for attendees to visit, which the Government has committed $53.3 million to for its design, construction, operation and promotion.
Emirates ramps up services to Cairo
Emirates, will increase capacity on its services to Egypt from 29 October 2017, with the launch of four additional scheduled flights every week to Cairo.
The four new flights will increase the number of frequencies between the two cities to three each day, and take the total number of weekly Emirates flights serving Cairo to 21.
The great Saudi sell-off: Why bankers and lawyers are flocking to the Gulf
Saudi Arabia is lining up a privatisation of state assets that dwarfs the Thatcher “revolution” of the 1980s, and rivals the 1990s dissolution of Soviet assets in scale and significance.
It has hung a “for sale” sign on virtually every sector of Saudi economic life: oil, electricity, water, transport, retail, schools and healthcare. Even the kingdom’s football clubs are due to be auctioned off.
The sell-off programme is the central part of the economic transformation plan envisaged under the Vision 2030 strategy. With oil stuck around the $50 mark, Saudi budgets are creaking and deficits are widening. Around $75 is regarded as the break-even point for the national finances.
New Zealand wildlife specialist to welcome wild animals to Dubai
With a lifetime of experience behind him, Timothy Husband was settling into retirement when the lure of helping captive wild animals at a new venture in Dubai pulled him back to work.
The animals at the closing Dubai Zoo had an uncertain future and, as an expert on exotic animals and as a trouble-shooter for failing zoos around the world, he knew he could assist in the setting up of Dubai Safari.
The New Zealander’s expertise in turning round poorly run wildlife parks was viewed as a key asset when he was approached by UAE authorities to take on the project, due to open in November.
Special Benefits from Emirates for NZMEBC Members
Members are reminded that special flight concessions are available to members from Emirates, the Council’s major sponsor, for all NZMEBC members.
These rates may be accessed by contacting Annette Glass of Business World Travel, contact details for Annette are:
Phone: 09 529 3700