Schedule

 

       ASEAN FORUM 2019

Tuesday September 17, 2019

Doing Business in ASEAN

Dynamic. Digital. Diverse.

 

            Forum Moderator, Ziena Jalil

 

0730

Registration, networking and coffee

0800

Welcome from Kenneth Leong, Chairman, ASEAN New Zealand Business Council

0805

Derek McCormack, AUT, Opening Remarks

0810

Hon Minister Nanaia Mahuta, Associate Minister of Trade and Export Growth, Minister for Maori Development, Minister for Local Government - to officially open the Forum

0825

Opening keynotes and Panel discussion on: The trade, political, and global environment ASEAN and New Zealand now find themselves - what’s the impact on NZ Business?

1.       Business Perspective on embracing the ASEAN region

ASEAN Keynote - Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz, Chairman and Director Air Asia X

2.       The New Zealand relationship in ASEAN – the political and economic

Alison Mann, NZ Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

3.       Digital Advances across the Region, how can NZ benefit

Mitchell Pham, Co-Founder Augen Software

4.       Unlocking the potential for SMEs in ASEAN and the broader Asia-Pacific

Stephanie Honey, NZ ABAC Representative

Panel discussion and audience questions

1020

Morning Tea and Networking

1040

Keynotes and Panel Discussion on:  Making it work in ASEAN, business learnings and NZ opportunities

1.      How can NZ firms deal with the challenges and opportunities of doing business in Southeast Asia

Natasha Hamilton-Hart, Auckland University

2.       ASEAN: Cross border expansion at its best

ASEAN Keynote; Susan Chen, GO-JEK

3.       Financing your way into exporting; the options and obligations

Chris Chapman, Head of Export Credit, The Treasury

4.     Digital marketing in ASEAN: Cross-border market entry through omni-channel approaches

ASEAN Keynote - Willy Pham, Cofounder & CEO Biz-Eyes Vietnam

Panel Discussion and Questions

1300

Lunch and Networking

1345

Panel Session 1

Digital connectivity; harnessing digital technology to bring 10 markets closer

Moderator – Susan Chen, GO-JEK

Panelists

Wayne Wood, Digital Engineering Lead at Jacobs NZ

Euan Howden, Director of Student Acquisition at Education New Zealand

Nikora Ngaropo, Director and Founder, Nikora Ngaropo Motion & Design (NNMD)

 

 

1500

Afternoon Tea and Networking

1520

Panel Session 2

The tangible benefits of embracing diversity; war stories and how-to

Moderator - Mahi Tangaere, Immigration lawyer for Cottrell Law

Panelists

Wayne Mulligan, CEO of FOMANA Capital Ltd

Agnes Espineda, Managing Director at Tactics

Parmindar Singh, Agriculture Consultant

Felix Seitz and Tiina Hall-Turner,  BECA (International Development and Technical)

 

 

1640

Session Moderators report back to plenary – findings, issues, recommendations for action

Moderator Ziena Jalil, joined by our Panel Session Moderators

1700

Professor Siah Hwee Ang to draw the winner of the Thai Airways Flight Competition and to close the Forum on behalf of Partner SEA CAPE

1700/1800

 

10th Anniversary of the AANZFTA; Networking Event

Keawe Woodmore, AANZFTA Senior Official, AANZFTA Upgrade