Here are a selection of events, proudly brought to you by NZCTA Young Associates Chirstchurch Branch. Read on to get a feel of what we are all about in the South Island.
Christchurch Branch Dinner - June 2016
Future events between NZCTA and the Young Associates were discussed, as well as the potential to collaborate with the China Friendship Council, Canterbury Young Professionals and other similar organisations. Finally, attendees all spoke briefly about their interest in China ranging from “no current China knowledge”, through to strong export links.
Christchurch Branch Launch Event for 2016
This was the Christchurch branch's kickstart event for 2016, and was a chance for members and new attendees to socialise and build new connections with each other.
This free event was open to both NZCTA Young Associates members and others, and was held in February 2016 at Bean Scene Cafe & Cargo Bar in Addington.
Christchurch Branch Dinner with Michelle MacWilliam
The dinner was a great opportunity to dine with fellow NZCTA Young Associates members and engage with Michelle MacWilliam, an NZCTA Executive Member based in Christchurch.
Christchurch Roundtable: Session #3
Phillip Duval, Deputy Principal of the New Zealand College of Business
Phillip was very interesting and talked about his experience doing business in China, some insights from his career in real estate and international education, the wine industry, and dealing with China in general.
Christchurch Roundtable: Series #2
Michelle MacWilliam, NZCTA Executive
Michelle MacWilliam shared her insights and observations to attendees at the Bean Scene Cafe in August. The evening consisted of an insightful presentation and interesting discussions over some drinks and nibbles.
Christchurch Launch & Christchurch Roundtable: Series #1
Angela Searle, Baldwins Intellectual Property
The Christchurch branch of NZCTA Young Associates got underway last month with their first Roundtable event. Angela Searle from Baldwins Intellectual Property was the speaker for the event and she gave attendees an introduction to Intellectual Property protection in China. Angela spoke of her experience dealing with local clients looking to export to China and she shared some examples of problems that can arise from companies not paying close attention to keeping their IP protected. All in all it was a great first event for the Christchurch branch and we’re looking forward to the next one.