Lofty aims for NZ-Africa Business Council

Lofty aims for NZ-Africa Business Council
A new organisation, the New Zealand Africa Business Council, has been established to foster trade between Kiwis and Africans, promising to work closely with government agencies like NZTE and MFAT to raise the profile of Africa in the New Zealand business community.

A new organisation, the New Zealand Africa Business Council, has been established to foster trade between Kiwis and Africans, promising to work closely with government agencies like NZTE and MFAT to raise the profile of Africa in the New Zealand business community.

The NZABC plans to organise trade missions, host delegations, and support New Zealand companies wanting to do more business in Africa through networking, events, and access to members-only business contacts and information.

"Potential for lobbying and business research" and "contacts with government and diplomatic representatives" are among the membership benefits listed on its website.

Its founder is Chris Jones, chief executive of Auckland-based software company Mobilis Networks, the Herald reports.