China Business Summit 2023: Rebuilding tourism and education links

New Zealand’s thriving tourism and export education links with China were heavily impacted during the pandemic years, enduring significant challenges and setbacks. The reopening of borders has seen a remarkable revitalisation of these connections. The return of foreign tourists has been a prominent bright spot for New Zealand’s economy, and there has been a notable increase in study visa approvals, particularly for universities. This panel will share perspectives on the changed landscape, including new strategies adopted to rebuild business, and the inspiring wins and war stories that have emerged along the way, showcasing the resilience and adaptability of the sectors.

  • Lisa Li, Managing Director, China Travel Service
  • Grant Webster, Chief Executive, Tourism Holdings
  • Professor Dawn Freshwater, Vice-Chancellor, University of Auckland
  • Dr Wiremu Doherty, Chief Executive, Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi
  • Moderator: Tim McCready


China Business Summit 2023: Marketing health, wellness and innovation to China

This session will uncover the strategies, insights, and innovative approaches that have made Comvita and Fonterra leading names in the industry. Speakers will share the intricacies of navigating and innovating for Chinese market and effectively promoting health and wellness to the region.

  • Andy Chen, Regional CEO, APAC, Comvita
  • Justin Dai, Vice President Foodservice, Fonterra Greater China
  • Moderator: Tim McCready


China Business Summit 2023: Prize draw

Prize draw courtesy of Air New Zealand with Auckland Business Chamber’s Live and Digital events coordinator Katy Riddell.


China Business Summit 2023: Call to order

MC: Tim McCready

China Business Summit 2023: Summit close

MC: Tim McCready