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Canberra in Wellington Week - Business Program

14 November 2018

Canberra in Wellington Week (CWW) initiative is being led by the ACT Chief Minister, Mr Andrew Barr with the development of the program being jointly coordinated across agencies within the ACT Government and Canberra Business Chamber.

Canberra’s International Engagement Strategy recognises New Zealand (Wellington) as one of the five international priority markets for engagement. The foundation for Canberra’s close connection to New Zealand has been laid in 2016 with Sister City agreement with Wellington. Canberra Business Chamber supports this connection through an MoU with the Wellington Chamber of Commerce established in the same year. The two Chambers enhanced their Agreement in 2017 by providing office services to support the business activities of their members when travelling.

CWW will raise the profile of Canberra in Wellington, facilitate business to business collaborations, establish networks, foster on-going knowledge sharing and engagement to support the commitments under the Wellington Canberra Sister City agreement.

The Business Program has been developed for Canberra Region businesses to take part and leverage the excellent networking and collaboration opportunities.

In addition to the Business Program, there is an opportunity for the participating delegates to recommend their New Zealand based business partner to be invited to the Australian High Commission Canberra in Wellington Reception on Wednesday evening.

Indicative Business Program itinerary

Wednesday 14 November

  • Individual arrivals (recommended before 4 pm)
  • Canberra in Wellington Reception – Hosted by the Australian High Commission. An opportunity to connect with the Australian businesses operating in Wellington and New Zealand business counterparts, Australian Alumni and diplomatic community

Thursday 15 November

  • Market Insight briefing by Austrade/High Commission
  • Wellington Business outlook – Presentations and B2B event organised in partnership with Wellington Chamber of Commerce
  • Networking lunch
  • Visit to Mahuki, Innovation Accelerator for digital businesses
  • Tour of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
  • Team Canberra evening drinks

Friday 16 November

  • Presentation on business opportunities by Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency (WREDA)


Date and time: Wednesday, 14/11/2018, 6:30 pm – Friday, 16/11/2018, 12:00 pm NZDT

Cost: $352 (doesn not include travel)

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