Despite occupying opposite ends of the earth, New Zealanders and Scandinavians have a quest for quality of life and independence of thought. Our heritage of pathfinding enterprise has evolved from pushing boundaries of thinking and walking a different path to seek better outcomes.
Like every good partnership, we share common values. As small countries on the fringes of major markets, we have had to replace power and importance with specialization, ingenuity and entrepreneurship. Scandinavia, for instance, has carved out a worldwide reputation for global businesses operating at the forefront of design innovation and technology.
NZSBA friends and members are welcome to an orientation meeting at Europe House to show the new premises and update all on the Europe NZ FTA discussions from Frank Olsson, President of the NZ Europe Business Council.
Following a NZSBA executive committee meeting 5-6 on that day we will have a function 6-7 PM for all our members including short talks from Frank Olsson & Murray Bruges (MFAT) on NZ Europe issues.
Tuesday 16th February
5-6pm executive committee meeting.
6-7pm Orientation/Europe function for members & guests.
On 9 June 2015 NZSBA member ABB hosted a Nordic Networking event at their NZ Head Office in Grafton, Auckland. This provided a great opportunity to network and get to know this company that has over 80 years of history in NZ. On behalf of all members who attended I would like to thank Ewan and the ABB team hosting a wonderful networking event and the fascinating insight into the ABB business.
Our Vision is:
To create value for members by promoting partnerships between individuals and organisations in New Zealand and Scandinavia for the benefit of bilateral trade and good will.
Thank you very much to all who attended our Scandinavian design day and to everyone who made it possible. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did. To view photos please head to the Norse Code Facebook page, and watch this space for write ups of each keynote speaker's presentation.
The criteria for this Scholarship is for the NZSBA to support and assist recipients who are interested in studies and or working experience in Scandinavia in subjects deemed important for cultural, political and / or business relationships between New Zealand and the five Scandinavian (Nordic) countries.