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Dear <<First Name>>,

Warm greetings from INZBC!

Having recently stepped into the role as Chair of INZBC, it is my pleasure on behalf of our executive council to extend our warm greetings and best wishes to you and your family for the Christmas holiday period and for the coming new year. 

The last two years have been far from ‘Business as Usual’ for all of us. Many of the businesses associated with INZBC felt the strain of Covid disruption. At the same time, I am very proud that the NZ Indian community is reported to have achieved one of the highest vaccination rates among community groups in NZ. 

Through the disturbance of lockdowns, support from INZBC’s 300 plus membership and corporate partners has remained strong. Our organisation finishes the year in stable financial condition and is fit to deliver its services in the year ahead.  

More importantly, the Covid experience has challenged us to adapt. INZBC successfully held a hybrid version of its annual Summit in June 2021, attracting over 300 guests both physically and virtually. The theme of that summit was ‘Decade of the New Normal’. This future oriented event brought together local and online contributors who provided deep insight into the evolving strategic landscape covering Indo-Pacific ties, Globalisation & Trade Regulations post-COVID, and changing scenarios in the Services sector. Another significant event was teaming up with Pharmac NZ for an online seminar on the 'Pharma landscape in NZ'. This event focused on Indian companies wanting to do business in New Zealand. Holding these headline events and multiple smaller activities occurring during unusual conditions demonstrates the value of a fully functioning organisation in INZBC.

For the year ahead, we are all looking forward to the day we can resume seamless travel. INZBC will be hosting a series of forums through 2022 focused on import and export trade. We have seen the value of being able to assemble highly relevant speakers and engaged audiences through technology to augment physical meetings, and I trust you will be able to join us at some of these events during the coming year.   

INZBC continues to enjoy close co-operation and engagement with both the New Zealand Government and the Government of India, together with their respective agencies. I am particularly grateful to Hon. Muktesh Pardeshi, High Commissioner of India to New Zealand, and Mr David Pine, New Zealand’s High Commissioner in India. Both share our commitment to enhancing our bilateral business relationships, and both lend their valuable support to our activities. 

To conclude, I want to thank acknowledge the role Sameer Handa as outgoing Chair has played successfully steering INZBC through the past two years. INZBC has been well served by  our executive committee members Jay Changlani, Michael Fox, Carmen Vicelich, and chapter heads Pushpa Wood, Sandeep Sharma and India Chapter Heads: Sreedhar, Bharat Joshi; who along with our key management resource Garry Gupta and Sunil Kaushal wish you all the very best for the Christmas period and the year ahead.  

Earl Rattray
India New Zealand Business Council
High Commissioner Shri Muktesh K. Pardeshi addressed the Trade Works NZ Board Meeting on 15 Dec 2021 on ways to boost bilateral relations between India and New Zealand.
Business leaders of various associations including New Zealand Wine, Dairy Companies Association of New Zealand, Meat Industry Association, NZ Apples and Pears association, Fonterra , TradeWindow, Wellington Chamber of Commerce, ExportNZ, Manufacturing NZ, Beef + Lamb New Zealand, Zespri International, and ABAC participated in the session.

New Zealand International Business Forum is an organisation that brings together people from NZ’s export, manufacturing, and services sector where they discuss strategic trade and investment issues.
QualityNZ whanau recently announced, that after months of preparation and hard work they have established QualityNZ Education Limited. 
The company’s strategic plan was unveiled by HE Shri Muktesh Pardeshi at The Indian High Commission in Wellington with QualityNZ Education Ltd CEO – Mr. Sandeep Sharma, also the INZBC Chapter Head for Christchurch.
Tribes India Global | TRIFED
Inauguration of e-Com portal |
No matter how far away you are from your country, Tribes India can keep you connected to your culture. Order for the traditional Indian tribal products to bring India to your homes no matter where you are because Tribes India is now delivering globally.
Visit and take your pick.
Click here to watch the video:
14th Edition of IIJS Signature from 6th to 9th January 2022 at Jio World Convention Centre, BKC, Mumbai, India
The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) takes pleasure in announcing the 14th edition of IIJS Signature 2022 from 6th -9th January 2022, to be organised at Jio World Convention Centre, BKC, Mumbai, India.

The show is being organised to fulfil the demand from all quarters of the industry. We expect that IIJS Signature 2022 will bring the businesses back to normal and accelerate the recovery of the Indian G & J industry from the recession seen in the last 2 year in Mumbai.
Salient Features of IIJS Signature 2022 at JIO World Convention Centre:
  • 800 plus exhibitors from all sections of gems and jewellery spread over 1400 booths
  • 2 convention halls spanning 15,000 sq. mtr & 10000 mtr each
  • In house F&B Services with special complementary facility for visitors
  • Special complementary car parking facility for visitors

Access to halls through Elevators, Escalators & staircasesMulti-level Basement parking for approx. 5000+ carsDigital Badges for all Visitors, Exhibitors & GuestOnsite Registration will be restricted
Click here to register online.
Ministry of Civil Aviation, Government of India, and Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI)  are organising the next edition of 'Wings India 2022' - a flagship event on Civil Aviation Sector | March 24th - 27th, 2022 in Hyderabad, India
‘Wings India 2022’ - a flagship event on Civil Aviation Sector is scheduled from March 24th - 27th, 2022 at Begumpet Airport, Sardar Patel Road, Hyderabad, India.
We are confident that your company will be enriched by the immense working networking opportunity in the presence of Policymakers, Government Officials, Technology Experts, Buyers, and Business Partners. 

This event will offer an appropriate platform for your organization to unleash the business opportunities from the immensely growing Indian Aviation Market.

For any further information, your concerned office may get in touch with:

Mr. Manoj Mehta, Director FICCI at

Digital trade pivotal in unlocking economic benefits for NZ, report finds
Digital trade solutions have the potential to drive significant changes in supply chains, and unlock economic benefits equivalent to a major trade agreement for every country pairing that adopts digital trade.

This is according to a new report from the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research (NZIER) titled ‘Digital Trade is the way forward for New Zealand', commissioned by TradeWindow.

Trade disruptions set to hit consumers hard in 2022
Supply chain disruption looks set to keep prices high and continue hitting consumers in the pocket well into next year, according to a new report by ASB.

International trade shows strong growth after setback last year
International trade has bounced back from the pandemic, with strong growth over the past year.

Tell-tale signs of India’s economic recovery are now visible: McKinsey’s Rajat Dhawan
India is likely to see a ‘roaring 20s’, just like how the US economy was in the 1920s, said Rajat Dhawan, McKinsey India’s newly minted managing partner.

Dhawan told Economic Times in an exclusive interview that the tell-tale signs of the 2020s being India’s decade have now become visible.

India achieves full economic recovery of pre-pandemic level in
Q2 FY22: FinMin

The Finance Ministry, in its monthly economic review report for November, says the recovery was driven by a revival in services, full recovery in manufacturing and sustained growth in agriculture sectors.
Omicron impact to be less severe on India’s economy, says report
India’s economic recovery is expected to gain further strength in the remaining two quarters of the current financial year, the finance ministry said in its monthly economic review for November.
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