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LANZBC Newsletter November 2018
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FROM THE PRESIDENT ...
November marks the last full edition of the LANZBC newsletter for 2018. We'd like to thank our members for their continued support throughout the year and we look forward to working with you all in 2019. 

We have one last event for the year in Wellington on 11th December, featuring NZ's Ambassador to Mexico Mark Sinclair. Thanks to NZTE, this will be the first event the Council has broadcast concurrently via webinar and your response will dictate whether we repeat the venture, so do please join us if you can - either in person or online. Full details are noted below. 

It's been a year of change for the LANZBC, and being relatively new in the role of President I have enjoyed the support, enthusiasm and energy of my fellow Board members, so I'd like to thank them for volunteering their time to run your Council. 

We have some exciting plans in the pipeline for 2019 which we hope to share early in the new year. In the meantime, enjoy your Christmas festivities and summer holidays. 

All the best for a safe and happy Christmas. 
Simon
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COUNCIL NEWS
LANZBC WELCOMES NEW MEMBERS
BuildBIM was established in 2012 in order to take full advantage of the collaborative qualities of Building Information Modelling (BIM). They offer a range of digital construction solutions including BIM management & coordination, BIM & CAD modelling & documentation, and BIM content creation.

With offices in New Zealand and Chile, their clients include government organisations, asset owners, project management and construction companies, MEP contractors, architects, facility managers and suppliers of construction products. 
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The LANZBC also welcomes back Tourism Results as a member of the Council. Tourism Results (TRNZ) is a specialist sales, marketing and representation consultancy, working with New Zealand based tourism operators, to bring tourism results.  READ MORE
LANZBC LINKEDIN PAGE 
Don't forget to follow our new LinkedIn page (click here) to ensure you keep up to date with LANZBC news, events and opportunities.  
LANZBC EXCLUSIVE LATAM AIRLINES DISCOUNT
Members are reminded that our exclusive LATAM Airline discounts are available to all fully paid members of the LANZBC.   

With discounts of between 13% and 29% available (depending on fare and class booked) we encourage all members to utilise this fantastic facility. For more information, contact info@lanzbc.co.nz
UPCOMING EVENTS
CPTPP PROSPECTS IN MEXICO: WITH MARK SINCLAIR
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MEMBER NEWS & HIGHLIGHTS
FISHER & PAYKEL HEALTHCARE DELIVERS RECORD PROFIT
A solid lift in sales, increased margins, and lower currency have delivered a record profit for healthcare appliance maker, Fisher & Paykel Healthcare. The company's profit for the six months ended September was up 20 percent on a year ago to $97.4 million, with sales revenue growing faster than overheads. READ MORE
UNIVERSITY OF AUCKLAND STUDENTS TO STUDY PEACEBUILDING IN BOGOTA
University of Auckland students have the opportunity to study peacebuilding in Colombia, thanks to the Prime Minister’s Scholarship for Latin America announced by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern earlier this month. READ MORE
NEW ZEALAND / LATIN AMERICA DEVELOPMENTS
PARKER PRAISES CPTPP 'INSURANCE' 
Trade and Export Growth Minister David Parker says the CPTPP trade deal will provide “great insurance” for New Zealand, given wider uncertainties about the state of the international order. 

The deal, which comes into force on December 30, gives New Zealand and the other countries two bites of the tariff cherry, with a second round of tariff cuts coming on April 1 next year for Japan and January 1 for all other countries. READ MORE
CHILE'S PRESIDENT SEBASTIÁN PIÑERA STATE VISIT 
His Excellency the President of the Republic of Chile, Sebastián Piñera, undertook a State Visit to New Zealand on 19 November.

President Piñera was welcomed at Government House in Auckland by the Governor-General, the Right Honourable Dame Patsy Reddy, engaged with business representatives with commercial interests in Chile, and had a warm and wide-ranging discussion with Prime Minister Ardern. READ MORE
Photo above: Chilean President Sebastián Piñera together with the Chancellor Roberto Ampuero and NZ's Minister of Trade and Export Growth David Parker, with executives of New Zealand agri-tec and food processing companies. 
LATIN AMERICA NEWS
CHILE TO JOIN CHINA'S BELT AND ROAD INITIATIVE
Chile will join China´s Belt and Road initiative, in a move to deepen economic and political cooperation with the Asian powerhouse in a zone of strong U.S. influence.

Foreign Minister Roberto Ampuero said in a statement that joining China´s global infrastructure initiative would make Chile more attractive to Chinese investors and position the Andean nation as the “landing point for investments in Latin America.” READ MORE Source: Reuters
ARGENTINA HOSTS G20 LEADERS SUMMIT 
World leaders from across the globe will descend on Buenos Aires this week for the G20 Leaders Summit, which begins on Friday. 

For his part, Argentine President Mauricio Macri is scheduled to hold a number of key meetings, including bilateral talks with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin. READ MORE Source: Buenos Aires Times
ARTS AND CULTURE
CHILE OPENS MASSIVE 'PARKS OF PATAGONIA' HIKING TRAIL
The Route of the Parks of Patagonia is a brand new trail to add to the bucket list of adventurous hikers and naturalists everywhere. The 2800-kilometre trek linking seventeen of the country's most beautiful national parks, stretches from Puerto Montt in the northern Lake District down to the Tierra del Fuego and Chile's gateway to Antarctica. READ MORE
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