On Friday 7th June a Cuban delegation of senior government officials visited the Auckland Chamber of Commerce for an afternoon meeting. As part of the visit the group were treated to some fascinating insights about New Zealand by a cluster of qualified presenters.
Chamber International Manager Fuimaono Tuiasau provided up-to-date economic and business environment information. Renewable energy issues and practices in NZ was extensively covered from NZTE’s Chris Mulcare, the pharmaceutical sectors by API’s Harry Subu and excellent historical and practical insights about NZ agriculture and forestry sectors was provided by farming icon Frank Graham.
Also in attendance was the Cuba Ambassador Mrs Maria Careiro, President of the NZ Latin America Business Council Dr Matthew O’Meagher, Kevin Murray Fonterra’s Latin America person, Yovanka Tomich of Language Links and several SME reps.
At the event’s conclusion the Cuba delegation thanked the Chamber and presenters. There is a strong interest in pursuing further discussions and plans on the presentations that will assist Cuba in its reform agenda. More Cuban delegations are due in New Zealand later in the year.