Speech to china business summit 2021 – speakers from china chamber
A year on since the start of the pandemic, the world is facing growing challenges that will require complex strategic questions to be traversed. A new US Administration, and ongoing trade and investment conflict – including some close to home – together with a changed commercial environment resulting from Covid has created a “New China Paradigm”.
The resilience of the China economy gives reason to be enthusiastic about long-term growth, but as New Zealand looks forward to reopening its borders it is imperative we recognise the playing field with our largest trading partner has changed for key sectors.
China Chamber of commerce in New Zealand has been collaborated with China Business Summit over past years and this year, CCCNZ has offered a keynote speaker, one panelist and arranged a whole panel discussion which is focus on China E-Commerce Transformation.
David Wang is uniquely placed to give a Chinese perspective on the bilateral commercial relationship highlighting the impact of Chinese SOEs in New Zealand as well as the impact of Chinese migrants establishing small businesses contributing to NZ economy. Since the start of the pandemic, the CCCNZ’s membership has increased with 40 new members, including Auckland Unlimited and Massey University.
The playing field has changed for key New Zealand export sectors like tourism and education which have been decimated since the Covid-19 pandemic began. While Agri export sectors, like meat, have seen sustained demand, regulatory challenges remain. This panel will look at what it takes to restore and maintain business for their sectors with China is the future high value or volume against a background where the Chinese economy is poised to take off with the IMF forecasting growth of 8.4 per cent in 2021.
PANEL: HOW SMES, NEW RETAIL AND NEW ECONOMY ARE DRIVING DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION IN CHINA
E-commerce experts from China will join Chinese business e-commerce executives based in New Zealand to share lessons from the swift-changing Chinese market. Strategies evolved to cope with restricted person-to-person marketing during the pandemic are here to stay.