Solomon Islands Government officials from the Ministry of Commerce, Industries Labour and Immigration are currently in Auckland to meet with potential investors and to explore marketing prospects and opportunities with New Zealand businesses from 19th -21st April 2017.
The meetings are organised by the New Zealand Pacific Business Council (NZBPC) and the Solomon Islands High Commission in New Zealand.
The meetings aim to establish, connect, build and strengthen the business network between Solomon Islands and New Zealand.
In terms of investment, the meetings provide an opportunity for potential and interested investors to learn more about the investment opportunities and prospects that Solomon Islands offers.
On marketing, the meetings provide an opportunity for Solomon Islands to promote its products and make connections with New Zealand businesses.
As part of the programme, officials will make a presentation to the NZBPC on Investment and Marketing in an After 5 Event on Thursday 20th April and have bilateral meetings with officials from the New Zealand Trade Enterprise (NZTE), Pacific Trade and Invest (PT&I) and the Pacific Cooperation Foundation (PCF).
On Wednesday 19th April, the officials have a successful meeting with PT&I. In March this year, PT&I assisted three (3) Solomon Islands businesses to attend the Pacific Paths to Market in Auckland. They also assured their continuous support to market and promote Solomon Islands products in New Zealand. Officials found the discussions with PT&I very useful and helpful for Solomon Islands.
The Solomon Islands delegation include Mr Derick Aihari, Director Invest Solomons, Ministry of Commerce, Industries, Labour and Immigration, Mr Lonsdale Lungana, Chief Investment Officer, Promotions, Invest Solomons, Ministry of Commerce, Industries, Labour and Immigration, Ms Donnalee Vozoto, Acting Director, Marketing Division, Ministry of Commerce, Industries, Labour and Immigration and Mr. Cornelius Donga, Director, Marketing Division, Ministry of Commerce, Industries, Labour and Immigration. Her Excellency, Mrs Joy Kere, the Solomon Islands High Commissioner to New Zealand also join the delegation.