United States Business Summit:

Changing the Dial

The United States is New Zealand’s third-largest individual trading partner and a major source of foreign direct investment, innovation and research, and tourism. There is significant opportunity to expand the relationship, but moving ahead in today’s uncertain world requires a focus on this key partnership and insight into the current environment.

On Monday, May 2 NZINC. and Auckland Business Chamber present the United States Business Summit – changing the dial.

The macro global economic picture is being adjusted and reworked as the implications of the Covid-19 pandemic, emerging geopolitical fluctuations, and various domestic political and social consequences of changes to production, external supply chains and new consumer concerns and expectations are integrated into forecasting.

One question has gained primacy for business and political leaders within both New Zealand and the United States: How much of the economic recovery and the pursuit of future resilience is focused on building back to what was previously in place as opposed to how much should and is being recalibrated according to new rules, and potential and practicalities?

It is time to appraise and look at the big picture repercussions of the regional and global watershed and focus on exciting bilateral opportunities as we are “changing the dial”.

This summit invites delegates to engage in debate and discussion that will inform them on the evolving direction for New Zealand’s relationship with the United States, and provide opportunities to network with senior business and political leaders.

This one-day summit will explore the opportunities for Kiwi businesses with a changing America. We will set the stage for how to build an unshakeable foundation in this new climate of business by providing tactical tools for crafting a mindset of innovation, persistence, resilience, and critically – partnership.

We look forward to seeing you there.