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NZCTA Southern Update

Commentary

Christchurch has been running, for some time now, a consistent programme of regular well timed events with great guest speakers who discuss topics relevant to attendees and this month was no exception.

James Gong of Westland Milk, with over 20 years of business to business relationships both here and China, gave his view on where we are positioned today.

He shared valuable insights and knowledge, leaving the attendees with lots of takeaways that they could apply to their business, or the industries that they support.

James provided a number of candid and detailed insights into the practices of China Import, Customs and Quarantine Control (CIC). He offered his opinion and urgent issues, and how/whether they may affect business with China. His final topic was the most thought provoking for attendees; on just how much the difference is China's knowledge of NZ as opposed to our knowledge on China, with respect to industrial and export practices.

As one attendee commented:

“I attended the meeting last night with a couple of my colleagues. It was a very interesting, enjoyable and an informative night, and well worth our time”

This months guest speaker will get attendees in a buzz as John Smart, Sales and Marketing Director for Airborne Honey with be our guest presenter. Lately there have been a lot of noise about Manuka honey with words such as “lack of standards”, and “misrepresentation” being bandied about. So, what is Manuka Honey really? Come and hear John Smart, who represents a significant player in the market, share his views.

Monday 30th September venue is Eliza Manor House, Bealey Ave. Please book online at www.nzcta.co.nz.