In 2020, Fiji celebrates their 50th
year of independence as well as a full decade of consecutive economic growth.
The sustained development in this dynamic Pacific nation continues to offer
opportunities for both investment and trade. While the COVID-19
pandemic has significantly impacted Fiji’s economy, due to their swift action
in eradicating the virus, they may be one of the first countries to reopen their
borders to quarantine free travel with New Zealand.
As the ‘Hub of the
Pacific’, in 2019 Fiji’s developing economy reached over $1 billion in two-way
trade with New Zealand and received over 200,000 Kiwi visitors. To find out about
the exciting opportunities available in Fiji post COVID, join us for an
informative and engaging seminar with guest speakers from:
Fiji Trade Commission to New Zealand
New Zealand Fiji Business Council
Fiji High Commission to New Zealand
These speakers will
highlight and discuss market potential in Fiji, and point you in the right
direction to get things started.
If you’re looking
to learn from someone who’s been there and done it, Paula Ter Brake, General
Manager of Tower Insurance’s Pacific operations and Darrell Rajcharan,
President of Foundation for Rural Integrated Enterprises & Development (FRIEND), will be sharing their own experiences of doing business into Fiji’s dynamic
Operating in Fiji
for over 140 years, Tower has 3 branches around the country and today is one of
Fiji’s largest insurance companies. Now operating throughout the Pacific
Islands, Tower have realised Fiji’s potential and plan to centralize their
Pacific operations in Fiji’s capital, Suva.
FRIEND is a
homegrown community development Non-Governmental Organisation based in Lautoka.
Through its integrated social, health and economic interventions, FRIEND
empowers communities through knowledge, skills and resources to improve their
lives and break out of poverty. FRIEND commercialise a wide range of products
inspired on traditional recipes created by women using organic grown fruits and
vegetables from farmers around Viti Levu island.
This is an
incredible opportunity to connect with other New Zealand businesses operating
in Fiji and gain a better understanding of how you too can establish a presence
in the Pacific.
drinks and canapes will be served after the presentations where you will get
the chance to network and talk one-on-one with the experts.
An overview of the event timings are noted below:
3:30pm: Guests seated and presentations begin
5:00pm: Networking – drinks and canapes served
Please Note: This event is free to attend