PCF plays a facilitation role in connecting like-minded business, people and organisations, developing strategic partnerships to deliver growth within the Pacific region.
The Pacific Energy Summit facilitated by PCF and MFAT in March 2013 brought together Pacific Island leaders, international development agencies, multilateral banks, private sector investors and companies who are working to provide efficient, clean, affordable and sustainable energy solutions for the Pacific region.
SAMOA2012.co.nz, facilitated by PCF included a full calendar year of events in Samoa and New Zealand to celebrate the milestone of the 50th anniversary of Samoa’s independence and the 50th anniversary of the unique Treaty of Friendship between New Zealand and Samoa in 2012.
PCF’s project partnership with PIPSO aims to boost trade for Pacific businesses through effective marketing and greater understanding of quality assurance systems for export.
The True Pacific programme has inspired the region’s exporting community and focusses on promotion to increase exports from the Pacific into the New Zealand market.
The labour mobility programme has strengthened the Pacific region’s labour sending capacity in various countries taking part in the Recognised Seasonal Employer scheme in New Zealand and the Pacific Seasonal Worker Pilot Scheme in Australia.
Although the Pacific Cooperation Foundation is primarily focused on trade from the Pacific into New Zealand, it also maintains an interest in two-way trade and sits as executives of various business groups that facilitate trade between New Zealand and Pacific nations. These groups are the New Zealand Fiji Business Council, the New Zealand Papua New Guinea Business Council, the New Zealand Samoa Trade and Investment Commission, the New Zealand Tonga Business Council and the New Zealand Pacific Business Council.
The groups represent people with business interests in those particular countries, or in the region more generally and they come together to discuss trading issues: They collect information and intelligence on subjects like transport, new trends, access to finance, and the political climate. From a PCF perspective, the purpose of growing a business network is to leverage intelligence gathering activities and to create a greater understanding on shore of trade across the Pacific.
For more information about connecting with business, people and organisations, contact:
Programme Development Manager
Pacific Corporation Foundation
Phone: +64 09 969 1494
Fax: +64 09 969 1495
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