Our story

Despite occupying opposite ends of the earth, New Zealanders and Scandinavians have a quest for quality of life and independence of thought. Our heritage of pathfinding enterprise has evolved from pushing boundaries of thinking and walking a different path to seek better outcomes.

Like every good partnership, we share common values. As small countries on the fringes of major markets, we have had to replace power and importance with specialization, ingenuity and entrepreneurship. Scandinavia, for instance, has carved out a worldwide reputation for global businesses operating at the forefront of design innovation and technology.
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Scandinavian Trade Event

NZSBA hosted a trade event at Europe House earlier this year with special guests:

Danish Ambassador to Oceania, Tom Nørring
Mette Hoberg Tønnesen & Lone Ryg Olsen from 'Invest in Denmark' 

and key note speakers:
Robb Stevens from Fonterra,
Chris Hope from Claridges Organic,
Kleat Nepe from Sealord
Kiwa Whatarau from NZTE.

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Value partnerships?
Networking Opportunities? 
New Zealand Scandinavia Business Association welcomes you!

Our Vision is:
To create value for members by promoting partnerships between individuals and organisations in New Zealand and Scandinavia for the benefit of bilateral trade and good will.
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Unlocking the principles of Scandinavian design in business

Thank you very much to all who attended our Scandinavian design day and to everyone who made it possible. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did. To view photos please head to the Norse Code Facebook page, and watch this space for write ups of each keynote speaker's presentation.
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The NZSBA “Hans and Pat Björklund Scholarship for studies in Scandinavia”

The criteria for this Scholarship is for the NZSBA to support and assist recipients who are interested in studies and or working experience in Scandinavia in subjects deemed important for cultural, political and / or business relationships between New Zealand and the five Scandinavian (Nordic) countries.
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