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The 31st Joint Annual Fiji-New Zealand Business Council (FNZBC) and New Zealand-Fiji Business Council Conference supported by Neptune Pacific Line will be held today at Suva’s Grand Pacific Hotel. This
28 Jun 2018 14:20
Big Business Conference Today

The 31st Joint Annual Fiji-New Zealand Business Council (FNZBC) and New Zealand-Fiji Business Council Conference supported by Neptune Pacific Line will be held today at Suva’s Grand Pacific Hotel.

This joint press statement serves to affirm the partnership between Fiji-New Zealand Business Council and Neptune Pacific Line.

FNZBC President Vinay Narsey has reaffirmed that through such partnerships the council is able to present a conference for all delegates by providing them with the opportunity to share, discuss, learn and participate on matters relating to the Fiji-New Zealand business partnership.

Neptune managing director, Rolf Rasmussen said: “We are proud to support the FNZBC conference. We are particularly excited this year as we are celebrating our 21st birthday as Fiji’s premier shipping line, and look forward to celebrating with attendee’s on Thursday evening.”

He added that Neptune operates the only fixed-day-of-the-week service in Fiji, with global weekly connections via NZ.

“Our two well-known vessels, Capitaine Cook and Capitaine Dampier are 100 per cent dedicated to the Fijian market and arrive in Fiji every Friday, and sail from Fiji every Monday,” he said.

“This dependable weekly product is relied on by hundreds of importers and exporters, and is the bedrock of their global supply chains.”

Mr Narsey said that through such sponsorships, the council is able to prepare for the conference by organising the venue, catering, coordinate the administration, logistics, secretarial duties and develop marketing and media materials that need to be used.

“We have a total of 10 speakers on the day.  I believe that this is a testament of how important and valuable our members and delegates are to us.

“We need to share as much information as possible and we wanted to bring in a variety of experts in the field to do just that and also in the hopes that delegates will develop new partnerships or strengthen current ones,” said Mr Narsey.

Mr Narsey also emphasised that the two key speakers on the day are NZ High Commissioner Jonathan Curr, and Filimone Waqabaca, Fiji’s High Commissioner to NZ.

The theme for this year’s conference is “Fiji Moving towards 2020 and Beyond.”

The topics that would be covered during the conference include tax reforms, tourism, border security, climate resilience, medical tourism and cyber crime.

The conference has hosted 100s of delegates from across both countries over the years.

The council says that these are professionals, industry leaders, ministers, Government officials, executives and directors of corporate organisations, business owners, middle managers and junior associates.

Feedback:  maraia.vula@fijisun.com.fj

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