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2022 NZCFS Annual Conference & AGM



This year’s National Conference and AGM will be held in central Auckland.

The venue for the afternoon workshop and evening drinks on Friday and the AGM on Sunday is the Rewi Alley Commemoration Hall at the NZ Bailie Training Base, UUNZ Tower, 76-78 Symonds St. The conference venue will also be in central Auckland, location TBC.

Dates: 17 – 19 June 2022

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“What do friends do? Renewing and enhancing NZ China friendship in difficult times.”

This follows last year’s theme “What it means to be a friend of China”.

Please book accommodation early, and ensure that they can be cancelled as it is possible that this may need to be converted to an online meeting. Use your preferred booking app or we hope to provide some recommendations soon.

Also, please make travel arrangements at your earliest convenience, while fares are still reasonable.

Rewi Alley Commemoration Hall
Rewi Alley Commemoration Hall


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Last updated: 13/05/2022

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Friday 17 June

Rewi Alley Commemoration Hall
76-78 Symonds Street, Central Auckland

1.00–2.00 pm NZCFS National Executive Meeting
Final meeting of the outgoing National Executive
2.00–5.00 pm Youth Workshop

2.00–3.00 pm Presentations by alumni from educational tours to China

3.00–3.15 pm  Afternoon tea

3.15–4.30 pm Q&A/Brainstorm

4.30–5.00 pm Introduction and tour of Rewi Alley Commemoration Hall

4.30–6.30 pm Registration opens

  • Welcome
  • Guest speaker Cr Paul Young
  • Drinks and canapés

Saturday 18 June

Rewi Alley Commemoration Hall
76-78 Symonds Street, Central Auckland

8.00–8.45 am Registrations continue.
8.45-9.15 am Mihi whakatau and welcome by Pat Tauroa ONZM, Chair of NZ China
Māori Friendship Charitable Trust (Chin-Māo).
9:15–10.10 am Keynote Speeches

Presentations by Chinese Ambassador H.E. Wang Xiaolong, Auckland City and government  representatives, and NZCFS National President Dave

10.10-10.30 am Morning tea
10.30–11.35 am Youth Forum

Report from Friday workshop, followed by panel discussion and questions/discussion from the floor. Confirmed panellists Luke Rikiti, Dani and Tee Hao-Aickin, Laura Carter, Manawa Wright and Aniwa Nicholas.

11.35–12.10 pm Presentation by Naisi Chen MP, followed by entertainment from Dani and Tee Hao-Aickin performing as Ersha Island.
12.10–1.00 pm Lunch
1.00–1.15 pm National Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries (CPAFFC) via Zoom.
1.15–2.15 pm Business Insights
 Panel discussion and questions from the floor. Confirmed panellists David Mahon (Executive Chairman, Mahon China Investments, via Zoom from Beijing), Trevor Johnston (supply chain assurance expert), Charlie Gao (Director, North Asia CAPE), and Jessica Miao (Founder and CEO, UMS).
2.15–2.35 pm Beijing CPAFFC via Zoom
2.35–3.10 pm Presentation by NZCFS Patron Sir David Carter KNZM, followed by entertainment from the Auckland Chinese community.
3.10-3.30 pm Afternoon tea
3.30-4.30 pm Media Perspectives
 Panel discussion and questions from the floor. Confirmed panellists: Andy Boreham (news editor and columnist for Shanghai Daily, via Zoom from Shanghai), Rod Oram (NZ-based business journalist), and Paul Cutler (international media consultant).
4.30–5.00 pm Closing remarks from John McKinnon, former Ambassador to China and Chair of NZ China Council, followed by arrangements for Conference Banquet and AGM.
6.30–9.00 pm Chinese-Style Conference Banquet

Venue: TBC

Sunday 19 June

Rewi Alley Commemoration Hall
76-78 Symonds Street, Central Auckland

9.00–12.00 NZCFS AGM
12.00–1.30 Lunch (own arrangements)
1.30–3.00 NZCFS National Executive Meeting

Inaugural meeting of the new National Executive