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Mon, 4 Mar, 2019
PwC, Level 17, 188 Quay Street, Auckland

LANZBC members and guests enjoyed breakfast and networking with a stunning view of Auckland from the 17th floor offices of PwC on 4th March, before sitting down to enjoy presentations from both Colombia’s Ambassador to Australia and New Zealand Jaime Miranda Bueno and Trade Commissioner Juan Carlos Jimenez, on the opportunities Colombia offers to New Zealand importers and exporters.

Ambassador Bueno referred to a study of agricultural productivity in Australia and New Zealand, currently being undertaken by the Colombian Embassy in Australia. The purpose of the study is to identify strategies, policies and tools used in NZ and Australia which may assist Colombia in mitigating some of the restrictions it faces in agricultural productivity. The study offers collaboration opportunities for New Zealand agri-tech firms, particularly those with experience in the productivity of grazing systems, intelligent irrigation systems and technology for monitoring climatic conditions.

Juan Carlos Jimenez, Director of ProColombia in Singapore, presented an informative and thorough overview of the opportunities that Colombia offers for investment, noting that Colombia offers access to more than 1.5 billion consumers through its network of trade agreements. Juan Carlos’s presentation can be downloaded below.

Attendees were gifted, and gratefully received, a bag of Colombia’s own Oma coffee courtesy of the Colombian Consulate and La Tienda Colombiana.

The LANZBC would like to thank Ambassador Bueno and Juan Carlos Jimenez for travelling to New Zealand to participate in our event, the Colombian consulate for its assistance in coordinating the event and PwC, for hosting our guests.

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Presentation given by Juan Carlos Jimenez, Trade Commissioner ProColombia, at the Business Opportunities in Colombia event held on 4 March 2019.

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