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Meeting the EU Ambassador to New Zealand, Nina Obermaier.

On 17 February 2020, NZSBA members were delighted to meet Nina Obermaier, the EU’s Ambassador to New Zealand, based in Wellington. Nina spoke passionately, to an engaged business audience, about the EU’s priorities in New Zealand in 2020, focussing on the cooperation between the New Zealand Europe Business Council, relevant EU Business Associations, including NZSBA (and their members), and the EU Delegation.

She encouraged New Zealand businesses to share with her their priorities, and points of interest and friction, for the EU-NZ FTA negotiations. She said business views are most compelling when aggregated, and sent through a business association (rather than individual feedback).

NZSBA is committed to delivering feedback from its members to Nina – please share your thoughts, suggestions, and recommendations, with Frank Olsson and Chris Linton

Nina was delightful, hugely personable, and keen to engage constructively – please take the opportunity!


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