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Dear Akanksha Sharma,

Greetings from INZBC!

Hope your businesses are doing well & you are all keeping safe.

In this newsletter, we have announced a few upcoming partner events. The High Commission of India in Wellington, NZ is organising an interactive business session in Wellington on 25 Nov 2021. Further details of the same can be found below.

Dr S Jaishankar, India’s Minister of External Affairs and Nanaia Mahuta, New Zealand’s Foreign Affairs Minister discussed Covid-19, and international travel in a phone conference. Please read more about their conversation below.

Other updates and trade news can also be found in this newsletter.

Thanks & Regards,

Earl Rattray
Chair, INZBC

November 2021

In this issue:

Partner events:
India's IT Sector

Indo Oceania Virtual Pharma BSM

CII Global Economic Policy Summit

CII HR Conclave

India, NZ Foreign Minsters discuss pandemic, international travel
Dr S Jaishankar, India’s Minister of External Affairs and Nanaia Mahuta, New Zealand’s Foreign Affairs Minister discussed Covid-19, international travel resumption, mutual recognition of vaccine passports, the return of stranded residents and climate change, among other topics, in a virtual meeting on Friday night NZ time.
INZBC Partner event:
India’s IT Sector - The Kiwi Connections | 25 Nov 2021
An interactive business event presented by the High Commission of India in Wellington, New Zealand.
H.E. Mr. Muktesh K Pardeshi, High Commissioner of India would like to extend a cordial invitation to you for a breakfast meeting to be held on India’s IT Sector: the Kiwi Connections.

The idea behind this meeting is to exchange views with select CEOs and Representatives.

Grateful for an early confirmation of your participation.

Date & Time:
November 25, 2021, 8:30 am

Wellington Club, Level 5, 88 The Terrace, Wellington, 6011

For more information/RSVP:
Email: [email protected]
Tel: 04 472 4851
Indo Oceania Connect - Virtual Pharma BSM by Pharmexcil for Oceania pharma industry | 16 Nov 2021
The Pharma virtual BSM will be held  during 16th – 19th November, 2021.

The inaugural session of “INDO OCEANIA CONNECT - VIRTUAL PHARMA BSM” is planned on 16th November 2021 at 05:30 PM (NZ)/ 10:00 AM (IST) wherein the High Commissions of India in focus nations will highlight the strengths of Indian pharmaceutical industry and create awareness on available opportunities for mutual collaborations in the focus nations of Oceania region.
The link for overseas business delegate registration is:
CII Global Economic Policy Summit 2021, a platform to bring together thought leaders from across the world to deliberate on “Rebuilding Economies” | 17-18 Nov 2021
The CII Global Economic Policy Summit 2021 will
focus on five key themes -

Growth, Future of Jobs, Road Ahead for Fiscal and Monetary Policies: Changing Geo-Economics & Geo-Politics and Uncaging India.
Smt Nirmala Sitharaman, Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs, Government of India has kindly consented to deliver the Inaugural Keynote.

Mr Piyush Goyal, Minister of Commerce & Industry; Textiles; Consumers Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Govt. of India; and

H E Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Senior Minister and Coordinating Minister for Social Policies, Government of Singapore

have also confirmed to deliver the special keynote address.
The detailed flyer on the Summit can be found below.
Kindly use the following link to register participation.
11th CII HR Conclave on  “Powering Growth with Head, Heart and Courage” | 25 – 26 November 2021

This year the 11th CII HR Conclave is scheduled between 25 – 26 November 2021. The theme of this edition of the Conclave is “Powering Growth with Head, Heart and Courage”

The Conclave will be focused on the central role of HR to:
  • Power Growth by repurposing and remodelling the organization
  • Unravel how organizations are leveraging the interrelated synergies of the New Ecosystem to power growth.
  • Crack the Hybrid Work setting for ensuring productivity, managing employee experience, curating new reward frameworks, and driving organizational culture.
  • Demystify the New Talent Agenda: how can HR build skills for the future to power growth.
  • Drive an Organizational Happiness Index.
For Registration and other details, log on to the Conclave website:

Covid-19: Business groups urge PM to relax lockdown restrictions
A group of central Auckland business associations have penned an open letter to Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, asking for Covid-19 restrictions to be eased.

Businesses expect economy to get worse - ANZ survey
Online education, no matter how good, does not replace in-person experience. Auckland University of Technology’s Professor Guy Littlefair elucidates on the value of education beyond the dollar. 

UK-New Zealand free trade agreement 'substantial and comprehensive'
News of a free trade agreement between New Zealand and the United Kingdom has been welcomed by the business sector and opposition parties alike.

NZ-UK free trade deal a win for New Zealand, ruling a line under a 50-year grievance
New Zealand has struck a powerful, and fast, in-principle free trade deal with the United Kingdom, charting a pathway to fully liberalised trade with the UK when the agreements come into force, expected in the next few months.

6 reasons why India is ripe for another economic boom
An analysis of six key components of the economic cycle by global investment bank Jefferies suggests that conditions are ripe for a repeat performance of a 2003-10 style growth in India with fewer bad loan assets and high corporate profitability.
Pink-Book - Telangana State's Investor Guide
Telangana State Govt. has initiated several measures to make the State attractive to investors. Likewise, the State Govt. has now brought out an Investor Guide, Pink Book.
MFAT Report: Monitoring Global Supply Chains - July – September 2021
A new report on Global Supply Chains, prepared by the Trade Recovery Unit in the Economic Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has been published  – we hope it is of interest to you.
Asia connections are at the heart of success for many South Island businesses, new report shows
A new report from the Asia New Zealand Foundation finds strong appetite among South Island businesses to continue growing trade and investment links to Asia, even as Covid-19 constrains their ability to connect in person.
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