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LANZBC Newsletter August 2018
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A MESSAGE FROM OUR PRESIDENT ...
I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself as the new president of LANZBC. I made my first business trip to the region in 1999 and have been returning regularly since then. Over that time it has been great to see the business links between New Zealand and many of the Latam markets grow and thrive.

We have a new committed Board that represents many of the business associations including Farming & Agriculture, Food, Education & Travel,  and supported by key Government representatives from all the relevant markets. We are here to build on the strong foundations that have been built and to support you to realise the significant opportunities that exist between Latin America and New Zealand.
 
It is also our job as a Board to make sure that you as members are getting value from your membership. To this end we will be talking with many of you  to determine how we can prioritise and deliver the best possible support to you. We are also looking for more members on both sides of the Pacific to enable us to deliver more events and insights to you. So if you are not already a member please contact one of us or visit the website.
 
También estamos buscando más miembros en ambos lados del Pacífico para que podamos brindar mejor información, mas eventos y oportunidades de networking para ayudar a crear un mejor intercambio comercial entre Nueva Zelanda y América Latina.
 
Também estamos procurando mais membros para a LANZBC em ambos os lados do Pacífico para nos poder ofrecer mais insights, informações, eventos e oportunidades de networking para ajudar a melhorar o comércio entre a Nova Zelândia e a América Latina!

Simon O'Connor
President, LANZBC
Special thanks to our LANZBC Platinum Sponsors
COUNCIL NEWS
LANZBC WELCOMES NEW MEMBERS
Please welcome PwC as a new member

PwC's purpose is to build trust in society and solve important problems. As a network of firms in 158 countries, PwC has more than 236,000 people who are committed to delivering quality in assurance, advisory and tax services. READ MORE
PACIFIC ALLIANCE EVENT: 2018 and beyond SOLD OUT! 
The LANZBC are delighted to be supporting the sold out event "Pacific Alliance: 2018 and beyond" which takes place today at the Pullman Hotel in Auckland.

This event has generated record levels of interest and we're looking forward to catching up with our members and all of those organisations and individuals who are interested in the opportunities an FTA with the Pacific Alliance can bring New Zealand exporters.

A full report on the event will be available in our next newsletter.  
CAROLINE BILKEY'S BRAZIL HIGHLIGHTS
A thick fog didn’t stop LANZBC members and friends from enjoying the first of the LANZBC’s Ambassador Breakfast series with Caroline Bilkey on Thursday 2 August. While denied the usual enviable view from NZTE’s Auckland office, attendees were treated to a wonderfully rich, frank and personal presentation on Brazil from Caroline, now Assistant Secretary and Group Director of MFAT Auckland. READ MORE
UPCOMING EVENTS
GO GLOBAL 2018: Kiwi Exporters Doing It Their Way 
Kiwi exporters are partnering, innovating and distributing in whole new ways and Go Global 2018 is here to put you in the room with the most innovative exporters that will challenge your own ideas.

From investor funding to navigating the geopolitical landscape, Go Global has the government connections, top exporters and innovative thinkers for you to hear from and talk with about your most pressing exporting challenges. 
When: Thursday 27 September 2018 
Where: Pullman Hotel, Cnr Waterloo Quadrant & Princes Street, Auckland 

www.goglobal.nz
LANZBC members can attend Go Global at Export New Zealand member rates. Contact Catherine Lye at Export NZ (catherine@exportnz.org.nz) to register.
WE CAN HELP PROMOTE YOUR EVENT
If you're a member running an event be sure to let us know!  CONTACT US
MEMBER NEWS & HIGHLIGHTS
COLOMBIA NEW HOTSPOT FOR STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS 
Once known as one of the world’s most notorious cities during the reign of Pablo Escobar and the Medellin cartel, Medellin in Colombia is hot again, but this time for the right reasons. The city is fast becoming one of the most popular destinations among young New Zealanders benefitting from the Prime Minister’s Scholarships to Latin America (PMSLA).
The 11 University of Auckland students selected for the 2018-2019 PMSLA scholarships will include five doctoral candidates and six undergraduates. All 11 will complete 12-week internships with businesses in Medellin delivered through the Intern Group. READ MORE
BESOS LATINOS HOSTS "FEED ME LOCO" EXPERIENCE 
LANZBC Member Besos Latinos hosted Auckland Restaurant Month and American Express 'Feed Me Loco'  on 14 August. Chef Luis Cabrera raised the stakes with a four-course menu that included nopal cactus, six chilli mole and lamb shoulder cooked inside blue agave leaves. Diners enjoyed a night full of textures, flavours and exotic delights. Delicioso! 
NEW ZEALAND / LATIN AMERICA DEVELOPMENTS
(These articles are only available to LANZBC members)
CODE AVENGERS ENTER CHILE 
OPPORTUNITY FOR NZ EXPORT EDUCATORS
LATAM AMBASSADORS & NZ MINISTERS EXCHANGE VIEWS
TABUTEAU VISIT SHOWS POSITIVITY FOR KIWI EXPORTERS
NEWS FROM LATIN AMERICA
(These articles are only available to LANZBC members)
COLOMBIA  ANNOUNCES WITHDRAWAL FROM UNASUR
HOW VENEZUELAS MADURO THREATENS LATIN AMERICA 
ARGENTINA - VENTURE CAPITAL SURGES
ARTS AND CULTURE
FILM FESTIVAL CELEBRATES LATAM CULTURE IN NZ
The 2018 Latin America and Spain Film Festival (LASFF) opens in Wellington on 5 September, celebrating the strong ties and relationships between New Zealand, Spain and Latin American nations.

The LASFF brings together 11 participating countries  with Mexico taking the role of this year’s coordinator. 
In partnership with New Zealand’s Latin America Centre of Asia-Pacific Excellence (CAPE), the Ambassadors are pleased to bring to this country distinguished Mexican director Roberto Girault for a series of public lectures and other events during the first week of screenings. READ MORE
PUMAS PLAY ALL BLACKS IN NELSON FOR THE FIRST TIME 
Nelson will host its first All Blacks Test match as Argentina’s Pumas and Investec Rugby Championship rugby are set to descend on the land of the Tasman Makos on 8 September. 

Limited tickets are still available - click here for more information.
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