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Super Sourcing Oceania 2024

Updated: Mar 18

India New Zealand Business Council (INZBC), in collaboration with the Federation of Indian Export Organizations (FIEO) and the Indian High Commission in new Zealand, recently hosted the Super Sourcing Oceania 2024, an exclusive buyer-seller meet. This event, marking the first of its kind in New Zealand, welcomed a delegation of 50 exporters from India, poised to explore and strengthen trade ties between the two nations.

Inaugurated by Her Excellency Neeta Bhushan, the High Commissioner of India to New Zealand saw the participation of representatives of around 250 Kiwi companies, who came to participate in the B2B meetings.

The inauguration saw some distinguished personalities, each bringing their unique insights and expertise to the forefront. Among them were key figures such as Vishvaditya Shah, Assistant Director of FIEO; Simon Bridges, CEO of Auckland Chamber; Brett O'Rille, CEO of EMA; and Jay Changlani & Earl Rattray, Board Members of INZBC.

The event presented a remarkable opportunity for fostering international business relationships and delving into potential collaborations. The presence of such a sizable Indian delegation underscored the growing interest in the New Zealand market and highlighted the immense potential for bilateral trade expansion.

Acknowledging the pivotal role played by FIEO in shaping India's global trade landscape, INZBC extended heartfelt gratitude for their partnership in bringing this delegation to New Zealand. FIEO's commitment to facilitating dialogues between exporters and policymakers had been instrumental in fostering a conducive environment for international trade ventures.

The second day of the Super Sourcing Oceania 2024 delegation was marked by enlightening sessions aimed at equipping Indian exporters with the necessary insights to navigate the intricacies of the New Zealand market.

The day commenced with a dynamic presentation by Jason Reevs from the Bank of New Zealand (BNZ) on Trade Finance for Exporters. Supported by BNZ's Asian Banking team, Sumant Khedkar and Harshad Tendulkar, the presentation served as a compass, guiding delegates towards potential collaborations with Kiwi counterparts.

The focus then shifted to the logistics landscape of New Zealand, with Daniel Plested from Mainfreight Limited taking the stage. Daniel's elucidation on Mainfreight's services, coupled with their recent expansion into India, provided delegates with valuable insights into seamless logistics solutions spanning both nations.

Allwyn Netto from the New Zealand Customs Support Service followed with a comprehensive overview of customs procedures and regulations, empowering delegates with the knowledge necessary for smooth trade transactions.

The day culminated in a rich tapestry of learnings and networking opportunities, with delegates expressing gratitude to the speakers for their invaluable contributions. A special acknowledgment was extended to BNZ Bank for graciously hosting the day's events at their headquarters on Queen Street, underlining their commitment to fostering bilateral trade relations.

Super Sourcing Oceania 2024 epitomised the enduring spirit of collaboration and partnership between India and New Zealand. As we reflect on the success of this event, we envision a future brimming with mutual respect and shared economic prosperity, underpinned by robust trade ties between our nations.


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