Part of PCF’s remit is to change perceptions of the Pacific region. One of the ways we do this is by leveraging off significant international events held both in New Zealand and the wider Pacific.
In June 2012, PCF hosted Towards a renewed EU–Pacific development partnership, a roundtable discussion with European Commissioner for Development Andris Piebalgs and Danish Development Cooperation Minister Christian Friis Bach at the Fale Pasifika, University of Auckland on 12 June. Commissioner Piebalgs and Minister Christian Bach will lead a roundtable discussion on the EU's development work with the Pacific.
Trade Pasifika, a regional trade expo, was held in Fiji in June 2012. The expo featured regional and trade specialists as well as business industry leaders providing advice and information through a number of sessions and networking opportunities.
The 2011 Pacific Showcase, held as a pre-cursor event to the 2011 Rugby World Cup, highlighted the best of the Pacific, and allowed countries to showcase their story and assets to a range of visitors including leaders from around the world, New Zealand public and international visitors.
The 2013 Pacific Showcase, a summer Pacific marketplace, built on the success of the 2011 Pacific Showcase. With more than 4000 visitors each weekend, the 2013 Pacific Showcase brought the best of the Pacific to the waterfront, attracting a mixture of Aucklanders, international and domestic tourists alike. More than 60 market stalls showcased regional businesses, using the market as a retail and pop-up promotional space as well as local New Zealand businesses selling Pacific and local products.
PACIFIC COOPERATION FOUNDATION 2012 EXHIBITION
Contemporary art from Pacific islands-based artists is proving popular at the Pacific Cooperation Foundation’s new Auckland offices, where the works are on display and for sale.
Pacific Island Forum Secretary General Tuiloma Neroni Slade, academics, businesspeople, government and NGO representatives in the Pacific engaged with European Union representatives in a roundtable discussion titled Towards a renewed EU-Pacific development partnership at the University of Auckland’s Fale Pasifika in June.Read more »