New Zealand Embassy Seoul, South Korea

Ideas exchanged to bring New Zealand-Korea SMEs together

Ambassador Patrick Rata (second from left in front row), Executive Vice Chairman Song Jae-Hee (centre in front row) and other Embassy and Kbiz officials had a lunch meeting at the Ambassador’s Residence on 12 February.

On 12 February, Ambassador Patrick Rata hosted Executive Vice Chairman Song Jae-Hee of the Korea Federation of Small and Medium Business (Kbiz), for lunch at the Residence.  Lunch was also attended by Yang Cap-Soo, Chief of the International Trade Team, Kim Tae-Hwan, General Manager of the Trade Promotion Section and Lee Jie-Yun, Assistant Manager of the Trade Promotion Section from  KBiz.  Ambassador Rata and Vice Chairman Song discussed the challenges and opportunities facing small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in New Zealand and Korea.  They also explored opportunities for New Zealand and Korea to further develop to the trading relationship in a way which will support business growth, including through a bilateral FTA.

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