Techweek TV: Unlocking Global Opportunities – China

This session will explore how to scale a New Zealand business in China.

What's it all about?

In a world where borders are closed – how can New Zealand exporters take advantage of opportunities overseas? With 54 global offices, New Zealand Trade and Enterprise is uniquely positioned to help our exporters leverage digital technologies in order to compete internationally. In this session, we speak to NZTE’s regional experts based in-market for a look at how New Zealand companies can make the most of current prospects in Greater China.

This Techweek TV session is aimed at New Zealand exporters and New Zealand businesses who want to go global

You can drop into this event at any time.

This event does not require registration.

Tuesday 28 Jul
3:30pm - 4:00pm

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Fiona Acheson

Regional Director, Greater China

Based in Shanghai, Fiona looks after NZTE operations and relationships in mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Prior to this role, she was an NZTE investment director on the government's cross-agency investment taskforce. She has also been trade commissioner in Guangzhou and for Malaysia, Indonesia and Brunei.

As NZTE's communications director, she was involved in leveraging activities around Air New Zealand's inaugural flight to Shanghai and the New Zealand–China free trade agreement. As NZTE market manager for South-East Asia, she led leveraging programmes around the ASEAN–Australia–New Zealand and Malaysia–New Zealand free trade agreements.

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Richard Dunsheath

Trade Commissioner, Shanghai

Richard Dunsheath is New Zealand's trade commissioner in Shanghai, where he is responsible for delivering value to New Zealand businesses across China.
He has spent over 10 years working for public and private organisations in China, Australia and New Zealand. He has had an extensive career at NZTE, including roles as trade commissioner in South China, director of sales and digital services, director of global market research, and a customer manager, helping a portfolio of New Zealand technology businesses expand internationally.
Before joining NZTE, Richard worked in the waste management and franchising industries. He holds a Master's in international business from the University of Auckland, as well as commerce and physical education degrees from the University of Otago.

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