NZ visit for North Asia
agribusiness entrepreneurs


The Asia New Zealand Foundation and the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade are offering six to eight young North Asia agribusiness entrepreneurs and business leaders the chance to visit New Zealand in June 2019. The week-long programme will give participants a better understanding of New Zealand’s world-renowned agriculture sector.

This opportunity is a key part of the Foundation’s mission to strengthen links between entrepreneurs and business leaders in Asia and in New Zealand.

This will be the first visit of entrepreneurs from North Asia, although the Foundation has brought 95 entrepreneurs and business leaders from Southeast Asia to New Zealand since 2012. In addition, 41 entrepreneurs from New Zealand have travelled to Asia.

Applications for this opportunity have now closed

 

About the trip

Successful applicants will meet New Zealand agribusiness entrepreneurs and business leaders, develop a greater knowledge of New Zealand’s world-renowned agriculture sector and explore ways to collaborate with entrepreneurs from New Zealand. During the visit you will:

  •  attend New Zealand’s top agribusiness event, Fieldays
  • learn about the New Zealand business environment, specifically with regard to agriculture
  • meet and network with entrepreneurs and business leaders in Auckland, Wellington and the Waikato
  • meet with government officials from New Zealand and North Asia
  • connect with the Asia New Zealand Foundation’s Leadership Network, a network of New Zealand’s top young leaders
  • take time to understand the culture of New Zealand.

 The Foundation will work with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade to deliver the programme.

Dates of the visit: 11-18 June 2019

Costs

The Asia New Zealand Foundation will fund the costs of successful applicants, including:

  • a return economy airfare
  • domestic transport
  • accommodation
  • insurance
  • most meals and miscellaneous expenses.

The Foundation will cover visa expenses, but getting a visa will be the responsibility of the applicant.

Who can apply

Applicants must be:

  •  aged under 40
  • able to demonstrate leadership in their field and possess a working level of English language ability
  • an entrepreneur or business leader at CEO or senior management level from North Asia (South Korea, China, Japan, Hong Kong or Taiwan)
  • work or lead a business involved in agriculture or agribusiness.

 Outstanding start-up entrepreneurs or emerging entrepreneurs will also be considered. No knowledge or experience of New Zealand is required. 

 Applicants must:

  •  be based in and have citizenship in one of the following locations: South Korea, China, Japan, Hong Kong or Taiwan
  •  be interested in connecting with equivalents from other countries for exploring international business opportunities
  •  be confident public speakers willing to engage in dialogue with entrepreneurs from other countries
  • be willing to contribute to the relationship between New Zealand and Asia.

How to apply

Applications for this opportunity have now closed

Selection process

Applications will be assessed by the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Asia New Zealand Foundation.

Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed either in person or via video conference.

The Asia New Zealand Foundation will then consult with industry experts and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade to make a final decision.

Questions

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