NZMEBC JULY 2017 NEWSLETTER

In this issue:

  • Reminder: Breakfast with Hon Nathan Guy, Minister for Primary Industries.
  • Invitation to meet Hon Murray McCully, Auckland, 27 July, 2017.
  • Invitation to meet Scott Bickerton, Second Secretary to Abu Dhabi, Auckland, 30 August, 1.00 pm.
  • Webinar: Update from Saudi Arabia.

  • Job: Administration Manager (seconded), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Saudi king ousts nephew to name son as first in line to throne
  • Qatar: Gulf states hint at possible expulsion from regional bloc
  • Robocops: The newest recruits of Dubai’s police force
  • Special Benefits from Emirates for NZMEBC Members.

 

Reminder: Breakfast with Hon Nathan Guy, Minister for Primary Industries


Members are reminded the NZMEBC is hosting a breakfast meeting with Hon Nathan Guy on Wednesday 26 July, 7.15 am, in Wellington.

The meeting will be a breakfast open to all members, and members may bring a guest on request.

The venue for the event is Offices of Maven Consulting, Level 2, Grant Thornton House, 215 Lambton Quay, Wellington.

To register for the event, RSVP to nick@boagallansvg.co.nz.

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Invitation to meet Hon Murray McCully, Auckland, 27 July, 2017


Former New Zealand Foreign Minister Hon Murray McCully has agreed to meet NZMEBC members in an informal discussion about the lessons he has learned from his nine years of contact with countries in the Middle East.

The discussion will take place at 5.30 pm on Thursday 27 July at the Sangrahan Room at the MFAT offices, Level 6, 139 Quay St.

To register for the event, RSVP to nick@boagallansvg.co.nz.

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Invitation to meet Scott Bickerton, Second Secretary to Abu Dhabi, Auckland, 30 August, 1.00 pm


All members of the NZ-Middle East Business Council are invited to meet Scott Bickerton, New Zealand’s new Second Secretary to Abu Dhabi, on Wednesday 30 August, at 1.00 PM.

The event will take place at the Auckland MFAT Offices, Level 6, 139 Quay St.

The meeting will be an opportunity for members to discuss latest political developments, trade missions, and NZ company interests in the UAE and Qatar.

To register for the event, RSVP to nick@boagallansvg.co.nz.

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Webinar: Update from Saudi Arabia


NZTE is hosting a webinar on Wednesday 26 July 2017 giving an update on political, economic and cultural matters in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Arabia is an important market for exporters. Not only is it the largest economy in the Gulf region with the biggest population, Saudi Arabia is also looking to reduce its reliance on oil production, which creates opportunities for New Zealand companies.

This webinar is run in partnership with AEI (Arabian Enterprise Incubators), a Riyadh-based company that specialises in market-entry solutions for overseas clients. It will provide valuable information and insight for both first time exporters, as well as seasoned suppliers to the Gulf region.

Please register for participation HERE.

Any technical problems with registering please contact Anas Monzer (+966 50 873 2552) or Chris Tozer.

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Webinar

 

Job: Administration Manager (seconded), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

 

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade is seeking an experienced office manager with significant people and administration management skills for the New Zealand Embassy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.  You must have a high level of organisational ability, proven management skills and a high level of personal resilience.

The Embassy in Addis Ababa represents the New Zealand Government to the highest standards of professional excellence across New Zealand’s political, trade and economic, defence and security and international development interests, as well as delivering consular services for New Zealanders in Ethiopia and in Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, Djibouti, Ghana and Nigeria.

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Saudi king ousts nephew to name son as first in line to throne


King Salman of Saudi Arabia has ousted his nephew as crown prince and replaced him with his son, Mohammed bin Salman, confirming the 31-year-old as heir and consolidating the kingdom’s move to reassert its influence as a regional power.

The move was announced by royal decree just after midnight, stunning the Saudi establishment, which has seen Bin Salman’s profile soar over the past three years but regarded the role of the former crown prince, Mohammed bin Nayef, a veteran security tsar, as secure.

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Saudi Royals

 

Qatar: Gulf states hint at possible expulsion from regional bloc


The Gulf states trying to force Qatar to change political course have given their strongest hint yet that they plan to expel Qatar from the Gulf Cooperation Council, the regional trade and security group.

In a speech on Monday, the United Arab Emirates foreign minister, Anwar Gargash, will warn: “You cannot be part of a regional organisation dedicated to strengthening mutual security and furthering mutual interests, and at the same time undermine that security and harm those interests. You cannot be both our friend and the friend of al-Qaida”.

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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
Email: aglass@bwt.co.nz

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