An all women business delegation of FICCI ladies Organization (FLO), the women wing of industry body FICCI, consisting of 42 women entrepreneurs and professionals from pan- India will begin a 14 day visit to New Zealand from Thursday ending on October 4, to strengthen cooperation in various spheres.
The delegates led by FICCI Ladies Organisation (FLO) president, Ms Vinita Bimbhet during the 14 day business trip will be visiting the city of Auckland followed by Wellington, Queenstown, Franz Josef and Christchurch. The Business Interest of the delegates includes Education, textile, gems & jewellery, Chemical, garments, Agriculture, Waste Management, Real estate and infrastructure.
“Over the last 30 years the New Zealand economy has gone from being one of the most regulated in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) to one of the least regulated, most free-market based economies.
Fertile soil and excellent growing conditions coupled with sophisticated farming methods and advanced agricultural technology provide the ideal environment for pastoral, forestry and horticulture activities. Various primary commodities account for around half of all goods exports and New Zealand is one of the top five dairy exporters in the world.” Said Ms Vinita Bimbhet, President FICCI Ladies Organization. “Complementing primary production are sizeable manufacturing and service sectors and growing high-tech capabilities.
Tourism, film production, and winemaking are also significant. The delegation will not only be a great opportunity for delegates to network and bond with each other but also explore business prospects in the places visited.” Ms Bimbhet said .
“We will have business meetings with businesswomen in areas of manufacturing, agriculture, education and Knowledge transfer. The delegation will also be visiting and speaking at the Parliament. We will also interact with the Parliamentarians and the Indian diaspora in New Zealand,” shared Vinita Bimbhet.
Grahame Morton, High Commissioner, New Zealand hosted a pre-delegation reception for FLO members going to New Zealand at his residence in the New Zealand High Commission a day before the visit