In this issue:

  • OPPORTUNITY & CHALLENGES IN THE MIDDLE EAST IN THE COVID-10 ERA.
  • NEW BOARD FOR NZ BUSINESS COUNCIL IN DUBAI.
  • ANDREW SHORT APPOINTED NZTE BEACHHEADS ADVISOR.

 

OPPORTUNITY & CHALLENGES IN THE MIDDLE EAST IN THE COVID-10 ERA


All NZMEBC members are invited to join this online and in person panel discussion being hosted by Hudson Gavin Martin at their offices  on Level 16, 45 Queen St, Auckland. The event will take place on Tuesday 30 June at 5 pm NZ time (9 am UAE time).

Our expert panel will be discussing how Covid19 is currently impacting the Middle East region and what opportunities are arising for businesses based in New Zealand.

Guest Panelists:

Ed Capaldi, The Growth Catalyst (website)

Mohammed Raza, Head of Business Development,  EY, MENA

These globally experienced  speakers will be addressing the following topics for NZMEBC members:

  • What’s the general feel of the economy?
  • How businesses in the Middle East are coping
  • What opportunities, Government led or otherwise, are arising across the region?
  • What’s the impact of the postponement of Expo 2020 Dubai?
  • Are people staying put in the region or leaving?
  • How has the pandemic affected business operations during Ramadan?

To register please email Michelle Boag by 5 pm Monday 29 June or register here.

This seminar is part of a series of events that are open to Members only. However given the wide interest in the impact of Covid19 we are inviting non-members to attend for this particular seminar.  Please contact michelle@boagallansvg.co.nz or call Michelle Boag on 021-940884 to receive an invitation

 

 

NEW BOARD FOR NZ BUSINESS COUNCIL IN DUBAI


The Annual General Meeting of the New Zealand Business Council held earlier this month has elected a new Administrative Board.

Congratulations and welcome to:

  • Andrew Morris
  • Cameron Thomas
  • Clemence Jacqueri
  • Clinton Genty-Nott
  • Maria Pearson
  • Mark Trotter
  • Ridha Kubba
  • Vanessa Abernethy
  • Victoria Hepworth

Mark Trotter will lead the Board as Chair and other board positions will be decided on at the first meeting scheduled for the end of the month.

The NZBC is a not for profit organisation established to serve the member base and wider NZ business community in the UAE.  Please do get in touch with a member of the board if you have any ideas, suggestions, thoughts or constructive comments.

The NZMEBC wishes to place on record it’s thanks to the previous Board Chair, Andrew Perrier, who worked hard to get the NZ Business Council in Dubai formally established through the necessary Government channels.

 

ANDREW SHORT APPOINTED NZTE BEACHHEADS ADVISOR


NZMEBC Chairman Andrew Short has been appointed a NZTE Beachheads Advisor specialising in the education sector. Anyone seeking advice from Andrew in his new capacity please contact him via email.