8 November 2017

Register for the China Mayoral Forum education session

Education providers and regional partners are invited to attend the 2017 New Zealand-China Mayoral Forum being held 3-4 December in Wellington.

The forum theme is sustainable economies, and is an opportunity to strengthen relationships with regions of both countries. Fifteen mayors and vice-mayors from across China will attend alongside 33 mayors from across New Zealand, including smaller regional centres.

Following introductory presentations by Sir Richard Taylor (WETA Group) and Maggie Zhou (Alibaba), the forum will discuss opportunities for trade, investment, education and developing mutually beneficial partnerships.

The forum is being organised by Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) and Wellington City Council, with support from ENZ.

LGNZ President Dave Cull says the forum is an excellent opportunity to grow relationships with New Zealand’s largest trading partner.

“There is much to be gained for our communities in developing a greater understanding and appreciation of how China operates,” said Mr Cull.

“Face-to-face meetings provide the opportunity for the representatives of our cities, districts and regions to engage directly and look for mutually-beneficial economic development opportunities.”

Sarah Gauthier, ENZ Regional Project Manager, said the education break-out session would be particularly relevant.

“This will be an engaging panel discussion touching on key ideas and interactions with China on education, followed by a chance to engage with some of the Chinese representatives,” said Sarah.

“We encourage education institutions, regional education organisations and other service providers to attend.” 

Registration is free but spaces are limited. To register click here.

For more information, contact Sarah Gauthier: sarah.gauthier@enz.govt.nz

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