NZ/Pacific Alliance – game on!

Stephen welcomes the launch of FTA negotiations between NZ and the Pacific Alliance – see the NZIBF statement on the Tradeworks site here.

TPP needed now more than ever

On behalf of the NZ International Business Forum Stephen welcomes the announcement that the remaining 11 members of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) are planning to continue to implement TPP.  See his statement on the Tradeworks site here.

Stephen meets Chinese Ambassador HE Wang Lutong

As Executive Director of the NZ China Council Stephen was honoured to call on Chinese Ambassador Wang Lutong.  See a readout of their meeting here.

Stephen is appointed Executive Director of the NZ China Council

Stephen has taken over the reins – at least until January 2017 – of the NZ China Council, an organisation funded by government and business to promote a strong and resilient relationship with China.   Read more about the appointment here.  Stephen will continue his other roles working with a range of business and government clients at Jacobi Consulting.

Stephen is a Finalist in the AUT Business Support Awards

Stephen is honoured to be a finalist in the AUT Business School Excellence in Business Support Awards in the Leadership category.  The awards night is to be held on 2 October.

Read the full release from AUT here.

New Zealand Business at APEC Bali

The NZ International Business Forum announces that twelve New Zealand business representatives will participate in the APEC CEO Summit in Bali.

“The Bali meetings are an opportunity to demonstrate our interest in APEC’s agenda for growth and jobs as well as promote New Zealand’s relationship with Indonesia which is celebrating its emergence as a regional economic power-house,” said NZIBF Executive Director Stephen Jacobi.

Read the full release

Japan NZ Forum to focus on TPP and growth partnership

The NZ International Business Forum (NZIBF) announces the fourth Japan New Zealand Partnership Forum will be held in Tokyo on 26 September 2013.

Taiwan Agreement a positive step towards regional economic integration

The New Zealand International Business Forum (NZIBF) has told Parliament that it warmly welcomes and supports the Government’s intention to conclude an economic cooperation agreement (ANZTEC) with Taiwan.

Read the full media release on the NZIBF website. 

NZ International Business Forum welcomes Japan to TPP

The New Zealand International Business Forum (NZIBF) today congratulated the Japanese Government on Japan’s formal association with the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations underway in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia.

Read the full media release on the NZIBF website

 

Research shows US remains critical trade partner – NZUS Council

In the lead-up to a high-level meeting of political, business and community leaders from New Zealand and the United States, research released today highlights the strong economic and trade bonds between the two countries.

Read the full media release on the NZ US Council website.