At our second major event for 2016 we hosted the Hon Todd McClay, Minister of Trade. The event was held at Minter Ellison Rudd Watts reception rooms in Wellington. It attracted 60 attendees, mostly PEN members or supporters. The Minister's speech was the highlight of the evening. We were updated on the Pacer Plus negotiations (nearing... Keep Reading
PEN is a Wellington based volunteer group that seeks to significantly increase the level of NZ's exports to Pacific Island countries. Our aim is to play a constructive role in achieving the export target of the Government's Business Growth Agenda - namely to increase NZ's exports from the current 30% to 40% of GDP by 2025.
Ambassador Gilbert was our guest speaker at an evening event on 23 July hosted by Minter Ellison Rudd Watts – Lawyers in their reception facilities in Wellington. With the Trans Pacific Partnership negotiations reaching their final stage the Ambassador was able to tell us about his Government's views on the benefits of the agreement for all... Keep Reading
On Wednesday 24 June, PEN held its first joint event with the ANZ Bank to enjoy a presentation by Vishnu Mohan, ANZ's CEO Pacific and CEO Fiji. Vishnu is a very experienced banker with extensive experience in Africa, Sri Lanka, Malaysia and the Pacific. The event attracted an attendance in excess of 50 at ANZ's new reception facilities at 17... Keep Reading
Two well attended events were organised recently. The first was an evening event on 17 November at the Ministery of Foreign Affairs and Trade. This was arranged to enable PEN members and supporters to meet 5 New Zealand High Commissioners from Cook Islands, Tonga, Samoa, Fiji and Papua New Guinea. Each High Commissioner briefly outlined recent... Keep Reading
Meeting with Aloma Johansson - President Tonga Chamber of Commerce and Visiting Prime Ministers Fellow. 21 Network members met Aloma Johansson at The Bolton Hotel Wellington on 20 May. Ms Johansson was visiting Wellington as a Pacific recipient of a Prime Ministers Fellowship. As she is also President of the Tonga Chamber of Commerce a... Keep Reading
The first 2014 Network event was hosted by Minter Ellison Rudd Watts at their Wellington Boardroom. It attracted 33 participants (a new record for the Network) and featured: 1.An update about PEN activities by Charles Broad - Network Convenor. 2. A presentation on a cloud based Export Documentation system by Wilhelmina Ligthart of Intertradedocs... Keep Reading