We helped ensure Tripartite 2019 in May translated into real outcomes. Nearly 100 international delegates and more than 250 local delegates representing 209 local companies attended Auckland’s second hosting of the Tripartite Economic Alliance partner cities of Los Angeles and Guangzhou.

The two-day event was scheduled to coincide with the national Techweek19 to put an international spotlight on Auckland’s dynamic tech sector. The programme included an innovation showcase and panel discussions, networking events, site visits to local screen post-production companies, and an event to highlight the region’s Māori businesses to the international guests.

There was a significant trilateral agreement signed by the three cities on Pacific Rim emergency preparedness, and Tripartite 2019 saw agreements signed between Chinese and local companies to pursue mutual opportunities including: the R&D and promotion of infant formula and nutrition powders; beverage distribution; an e-commerce cross-border logistics project; technology transfer, innovation and high-level staff training; and food labelling to ensure traceability from source to consumer.