Korea New Zealand Business Council Newsletter:

JUNE 2018



The Korea New Zealand Business Council is a professional association of New Zealand companies, organisations and government agencies involved in promoting increased business between South Korea and New Zealand. The KNZBC provides information, useful networking opportunities for members and a forum for information and discussion of issues relevant to the commercial relationship between the two countries.


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Breakfast event with new Ambassador to South Korea

On the 25th of May, the Korea New Zealand Business Council co-hosted an event with the new Ambassador to South Korea, Philip Turner. An enthusiastic group of businesses and academics attended the event where the ambassador talked on a range of topics from economics to politics.


The Forgotten Miracle: The South Korean economy, innovation, and opportunities for New Zealand

Simon Appleton will explore how New Zealand businesses can better leverage the advantages afforded by the NZ-Korea Free Trade Agreement to advance innovation and trade relations with South Korea.

Amazing Scholarship Opportunity

North Asia CAPE is offering fully-funded scholarships for first-year Korean language students to study in country later this year.

Calling for Sponsors

The NZ Little League Baseball Team is travelling to Korea this month to compete in the Little League World Series Baseball Qualifier Tournament. The team is looking for sponsorship to enable us to make the most of this opportunity.  In return, the team gear can have your organisation brand/logo included on our travel gear.



President Moon Jae-in may attend summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un.

Any attendance by Mr Moon would be dependent on the progress of pre-summit talks between the US and North Korean leaders, said the Blue House.

The historic meeting is scheduled to take place on 12 June in Singapore.

It has been thrown into uncertainty, after Mr Trump said he would no longer be attending.

Buddhists kick off football club for migrant workers

A Korean Buddhism congregation in Busan has established a football club for migrant workers ― most of whom are homesick and worn out from harsh working conditions ― to boost their morale.

The Korea Youth Buddhist Association's branch office in the southern coastal city launched the club on Sunday at Kumjung Middle School.

Moon keeps promise to help rebuild school in Nepal

President Moon Jae-in recently donated his own money to a secondary school in Nepal he visited two years ago as part of an earthquake relief effort and recently donated 13.5 million won ($12,600) to Arukharka Secondary School in Nuwakot, one of the districts that was hardest-hit by a 7.8-magnitude earthquake in April 2015