Last day to complete Auckland Chamber of Commerce Business Confidence Survey!

Complete our Business Confidence Survey TODAY and go in the draw to win an iPad

We’d appreciate your input to our Business Confidence Survey. We want to know how business is going for you.

Please take the time to complete our latest survey before 5pm today and you’ll automatically go in the draw to win an Apple iPad.

Please click here now to complete the short survey, or copy the following link into your browser: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/AucklandChambers_Aug2013

The information we collect is not only useful for our purposes, it can provide you with information about the present market conditions.

Attend our Economic Briefing on 22 August 2013 at the Northern Club to hear the analysis of the results and expert economic commentary from Bernard Hickey.

The UK Growth Agenda: What does it mean for New Zealand?

Register today to hear how the British Government is supporting a private sector-led economic recovery at a business breakfast hosted by Auckland Chamber of Commerce on Thursday 15 August at Stamford Plaza Hotel.

Guest speaker Martin Donnelly, Permanent Secretary of the UK Department of Business Innovation and Skills, will be discussing new initiatives boosting innovation and competitiveness and what this means for Kiwi businesses.

To register or for more information please click here:

Auckland Chamber of Commerce Business Confidence Survey: August

Auckland – let us know how business is going for you this quarter by completing the latest Auckland Chamber of Commerce Business Confidence Survey.

Please click here to complete the survey.

Survey closes 5pm on Wednesday 14 August.

The results of this short survey will be collated and released on our website www.aucklandchamber.co.nz.

Export training workshop on Thursday 7th June 2013

On Thursday morning the Auckland Chamber of Commerce hosted an export training workshop at Westpac headquarters in Takutai square. International manager Fuimaono Tuiasau hosted forty attendees to the half-day event, which covered a range of topics. The workshop was the first of a series of practical training sessions  provided by the Auckland Chamber of Commerce for the benefit of exporters and those interested in taking this step.

After a cup of tea and a spot of business networking Fuimaono Tuiasau welcomed participants and outlined the key elements of the export cycle. John Hackett, partner of IP law firm AJ Park, then gave advice on how to protect products and services brands to ensure uniqueness and identity. New Zealand Customs Service officials outlined the extensive services offered by the Customs Service to ensure regulatory and quality requirements were met, and how these contribute to New Zealand’s international reputation of high health and safety standards being met.

Westpac’s International Finance Manager Trevor Farrell then systematically covered the importance of and processes for Letters of Credit issues and their alternatives, which generated quite a lively discussion. Methods of finance insurance and government support in international finance arrangements were discussed by Tim Robertson of the NZ Export Credit Office. Important freight forwarding do’s and don’ts were addressed by Scott Wilson, Export Trade Manager of freight forwarding company Ocean Bridge.

During the Q & A sessions participants discussed their own experiences.

The Chamber wishes to take this opportunity and seek feedback on the workshop- this helps us develop further ‘business advice’ training in the near future, which supports new exporters and those businesses intent on opening export markets. Please note that we promote and collect positive feedback on our LinkedIn company page – do leave your comments.

From the marketing team at the Chamber.