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.

Don’t miss out…Business Club is happening soon

The Chamber is thrilled to announce that uber glamourous Kat Gee from Kagi Jewellery will be our keynote speaker for Business Club on May 16.  

Kagi founder and designer Kat Gee started Kagi at just 24 years old with a dream to become Australasia’s no. 1 designer jewellery brand. 7 years later and with over 270 stockists, celebrities on speed dial and triple figure growth she is well on the way to make this a reality. As a recent finalist in Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards, Kat knows what it takes to grow a successful business and her Kagi story is truly amazing. 

Last year was hugely successful for Kagi. The company also received an Icehouse Scholarship, and was the first jewellery designer to host a show at New Zealand Fashion Week.

Come see New Zealand’s own jewellery Queen as she shares this inspiring story on May 16th at our next Business Club at Alexander Park, Greenlane, Auckland.

Get on board for the Auckland Chamber’s largest complimentary networking event – Business Club. Join us and network with over 300 other local businesses, or take the opportunity to raise your own brand profile through our exhibition space.

Business Club events also offer a cost-effective marketing opportunity for small and medium-sized companies to promote their products and services at the Business Club Table –Top Expo.Image

1.8 metre by 1 metre Table Top Expos can be secured for $180.00 + GST. 
The Table –top expo is a highly cost-effective method of presenting your product or service to fellow Chamber members in an informal and interactive way. 

To register for a Table-Top, please see the separate registration details

Book your table today and market your business to potential new customers and alliances.

Proudly sponsored by Mercury Energy.

Date: Thursday 16 May 2013
Time: 4.30pm – 7.00pm
Venue: Tasman Room, Level 1, Alexandra Park, Greenlane, Auckland 
Tickets: Complimentary – advance booking is essential 
Contact: events@chamber.co.nz or call (09) 309 6100

Doing business in Vietnam – A business exchange event

The Auckland Chamber of Commerce is proud to host a business exchange between the Trade Office of the Vietnam Embassy and New Zealand businesses on the Wednesday 24 April. 

Speakers from Auckland Chamber of Commerce and the Vietnam International Trade office will present the issues and opportunities for organisations doing business in Vietnam.

This will be a highly informative business session, and vital for New Zealand businesses thinking of doing business in Vietnam, or expanding their export markets.

It is a good time to do business in Vietnam.

New Zealand’s business and trade record with Vietnam has been strong with more than $400 million exports to Vietnam per year and $250 million imports from Vietnam per year.  In the current economic environment this can be stronger. 

The Vietnam Action Plan, signed in 2010 between New Zealand and Vietnam, highlighted priority areas for economic cooperation. These areas included trade and economic cooperation, education, science and technology, and agriculture.

There are a broad range of business areas of import/export interest for Vietnam and New Zealand which include milk and dairy products, meat (lamb & beef) and wine. Timber, agriculture chemicals, leather products are also areas of discussion. Some recent economic and business events include:

  • Vietnam’s industrial output in April surged by 14.3 per cent from the same period last year
  • Total retail sales and service revenue have risen approximately 25.1 per cent on-year to ND1282 trillion (NZ$85.9 million) for January – October 2010
  • American chip maker, Intel, has opened a US$1 billion assembly and test facility in Vietnam
  • New laws passed strengthen controls on foodstuffs of animal origin imported into Vietnam
  • Local banks in Vietnam have pledged to provide loans with preferential interest rates to exporters
  • Vietnam’s textiles and garment sector could achieve export growth of up to 20 per cent this year
  • Vietnam’s pharmaceutical industry is looking for investors

Date: 24 April 2013
Time: 10.00am – 11.30am 
Venue: Mercure Auckland, 8 Customs Street, Auckland
Tickets are complimentary, however registration essential: events@chamber.co.nz