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Welcome to the New Zealand ASEAN Business Alliance Conference 2022

Open. Connect. Balance.

Register here for IN PERSON attendance for Day 1 of the ABA Conference on Tuesday 22nd November, 3pm - 5:15pm NZ time, at the ANZ Centre (Ground Floor Pavilion) in central Auckland.

The New Zealand ASEAN Business Alliance (ABA)*, in partnership with the Southeast Asia CAPE and the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, is proud to bring you our 4th annual business conference, this year with the theme "Open. Connect. Balance."

The two sessions spread over the two days will cover:

Day 1: Emerging Exports – Fresh Thinking and New Value (hybrid event)

Day 2: Foundation Value Chains – New Connections and Opportunities (online event)

Our speakers from New Zealand and across ASEAN will be speaking both in person, and virtually from Jakarta, Auckland, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok on a range of foundation and emerging business issues, including;

  • Sustainability; people, construction and financial models
  • Value chains; connecting ASEAN and your business
  • The future of food
  • What drives an ASEAN consumer?
  • Retail in ASEAN; current and future trends
  • Cross-border expansion; tips and tricks

The ABA Conference Day 1 In-Person event will be followed by a networking event, from 5:15pm - 7pm NZT.

Special thanks to our venue host, ANZ.

*The ASEAN Business Alliance is a network of the NZ Chambers and business association in NZ and ASEAN: ASEAN NZ Business Council, NZ Singapore Chamber, NZ Thai Chamber, NZ Malaysia Chamber, NZ Vietnam Chamber, ANZCHAM Philippines, Indonesia NZ Business Steering Group.


15:00 - 15:55
Opening and Keynotes
Opening session, including Keynote speakers
Question and Answer from the audience
15:55 - 17:10
Moderated Business Panel
People and Talent Crunch, Sustainability for Building Construction and ASEAN Cross-border expansion
17:10 - 17:15
Conference Wrap Up
17:15 - 19:00
Networking - Drinks and Nibbles at The Pavillion


  • Rt Hon Sir John Key (Independent Non-Executive Director of Anz)

    Rt Hon Sir John Key

    Independent Non-Executive Director of Anz


    Rt Hon Sir John Key was the 38th Prime Minister of New Zealand from 2008 to December 2016, successfully leading the National Party to 3 election victories before retiring from politics at the end of 2016. He led the country through the aftermath of the global financial crisis and a series of devastating earthquakes in New Zealand’s second-biggest city. When he retired from office New Zealand had one of the highest growth rates and best fiscal positions of any advanced economy.
    Sir John entered politics after a successful career in Investment Banking including nearly a decade in New Zealand, primarily with Bankers Trust and a de- cade off shore with Investment Bank Merrill Lynch in London, Singapore and Sydney as global head of Merrill’s FX business and European head of its derivatives business.
    Sir John is married to Bronagh and has 2 adult children, Stephie and Max. He loves to cook, watch rugby, travel and play golf. He is a member of the prestigious Augusta National Golf Club, along with other clubs.
    In 2017 he was made a Knight Grand Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit which brings with it the title of Sir John. While he is certain people will still call him John, he was delighted that Bronagh becomes Lady Key. He was also recognized by the Australian Government and has been appointed an Honorary Companion in the Order of Australia.
    The University of Canterbury awarded Sir John a Doctor of Commerce honorary degree in December 2017. He graduated from the university in 1983 with a Bachelor of Commerce degree majoring in Accountancy.
    Sir John was a member of the Foreign Exchange Committee of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (1999-2001).

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  • Noke Kiroyan (Partner at Kiroyan Consulting)

    Noke Kiroyan

    Partner at Kiroyan Consulting


    Prior to founding Public Affairs consulting firm PT Komunikasi Kinerja (Kiroyan Partners) in 2006 that he currently serves as Chairman & Chief Consultant, Noke Kiroyan has been an international business executive for over three decades.
    His previous business career included top executive positions as CEO of PT Siemens Indonesia, Managing Director of Salim Deutschland GmbH, President & CEO of Salim Oleochemicals Inc. in the United States, Country Head of Rio Tinto in Indonesia, CEO of PT Kaltim Prima Coal when it was jointly owned by Rio Tinto and BP, and CEO of PT Newmont Pacific Nusantara.
    Currently, Noke Kiroyan is Chairman of the International Chamber of Commerce Indonesia (ICC), the international business organization headquartered in Paris, Vice Chairman of the Partnership for Governance Reform in Indonesia (KEMITRAAN), Supervisory Board member of the Indonesian Global Compact Network (IGCN) and Advisor to the Board of the Indonesia-Australia Business Council.
    He is Chairman of the Mahija Parahita Nusantara Foundation that through health and education initiatives endeavours to improve the welfare of waste collectors of plastic bottles for recycling by Coca-Cola Europacific Partners Indonesia.
    His vast experience in business organizations in the past include being Vice Chairman of the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KADIN Indonesia), President of the Indonesia – Australia Business Council, APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) Member and Member of the Southeast Asia Advisory Panel to the Beachheads Program of New Zealand Trade and Enterprise.
    Noke graduated from a two-year executive development programme and apprenticeship with Siemens AG in Germany in 1976 as Industriekaufmann, signifying competence in commerce and finance for industrial companies under German law. He holds degrees from Padjadjaran University in Indonesia and Syracuse University in the United States, as well as postgraduate degrees from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, and York St. John University, both in the UK.

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  • Kellie Twigge (VP People and Culture at bp)

    Kellie Twigge

    VP People and Culture at bp


    Kellie is the Vice President People & Culture for bp’s global Trading and Shipping business. Based in Singapore, she also holds the role of VP People & Culture for all of bp’s Singapore based businesses. As we reinvent our business, reimagining energy for people and our planet, we want to help the world reach net zero emissions and improve people’s lives. We will aim to dramatically reduce carbon footprint in our operations and in our production, and grow our new low carbon businesses, products, and services. We are an energy company with purpose; one that is trusted by society, valued by shareholders, and motivating for everyone who works at bp.
    Since 2019 Kellie has been on the board of the New Zealand Chamber of Commerce in Singapore, recently stepping up into the role of President. She is an active member of MAIA, a key part of New Zealand Chamber of Commerce’s network which supports NZ women working in Asia. The New Zealand Chamber of Commerce (Singapore) is a non-profit organisation established in 1983 with the purpose to “connect, promote and grow" opportunities for our members both in Singapore and regionally by extending their networks and promoting business relationships
    Kellie has been based in Singapore for the past 6 years after an 8-year period in the United Kingdom. Originally from Auckland, New Zealand Kellie holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Management & Employment Relations and a Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management and Business Ethics from the University of Auckland.
    Kellie’s areas of expertise include business partnering, cultural transformation, organisational design and executive coaching with a strong generalist HR foundation. As a Kiwi she is always after a new challenge that enables businesses and leaders to deliver high performing organisations with inclusive cultures where contribution is recognised, and individuals succeed.
    Kellie is a passionate traveller and enjoys cooking for family and friends. She loves making the most of the outdoors and as a new catamaran owner you’ll often find her on the water on the weekend. A keen explorer who captures these adventures in a couple of travel blogs - Singapore offers her a fantastic gateway to the world.

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  • Elisabeth McAuliffe (Managing Director - AP Talent Transformation | AP Consulting Talent of Deloitte Asia Pacific)

    Elisabeth McAuliffe

    Managing Director - AP Talent Transformation | AP Consulting Talent of Deloitte Asia Pacific


    Experienced Human Resources Leader with a demonstrated history of working in large and complex professional services firms across Asia Pacific. Strong talent consulting professional skilled in Functional Leadership, Talent Development, Talent Transformation HR Strategy & Execution, Coaching and Talent Acquisition.

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  • Nuttannee Vongveeranonchai (Assistant VP Sustainability at Frasers Property Holdings Thailand)

    Nuttannee Vongveeranonchai

    Assistant VP Sustainability at Frasers Property Holdings Thailand


    Nuttanee leads the implementation of a sustainability framework for Frasers Property Management Services (Thailand), which requires her to look at the sustainable design, construction and operation of The PARQ and One Bangkok projects. Nuttanee worked as a green building consultant for 10 years and is adept in developing project-specific green building strategies and conducting building performance analysis. She holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Chulalongkorn University and a Master of Science in Environmental Design and Engineering from UCL.

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  • Haddy Rohan Zulkifli (Chief Operating Officer at MoneyMatch)

    Haddy Rohan Zulkifli

    Chief Operating Officer at MoneyMatch


    Haddy Rohan Zulkifli, ACA serves as MoneyMatch’s Chief Operating Officer and leads the organization's treasury operations, payment processing, client servicing and partnerships. His previous experiences include being the Vice President and Executive Director of the Malayan Traders Capital, Senior Executive under Finance and Accounts Services in Petronas, and Executive Senior (Assistant Manager) in PwC.

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  • Andrew Bayly (Founder and Owner of Emec Technology)

    Andrew Bayly

    Founder and Owner of Emec Technology

    Founder and owner of Emec Technology, a consultancy company specialising in the design of laboratories for research
    and development, bio-containment and oil and gas, and is the founder and owner of Emec Scientific, a manufacturing and contracting company making specialist laboratory equipment and the building and renovation of laboratories.
    After completing a Degree in Engineering from Canterbury
    University he has been living in Malaysia since 1993 and has worked on projects right across Asia.
    Emec Technology was started in in 2003 and clients include the Malaysian Ministry of Health, Petronas and all Malaysia’s leading hospitals. The laboratory equipment is used throughout Malaysia and Singapore and exported to Australia, India and Vietnam.
    He is currently Chair of the Malaysia New Zealand Chamber of Commerce, MNZCC is a non profit promoting business in Malaysia amongst New Zealanders and those doing business with New Zealand.
    He is also a founding member and Chair of the New Zealand ASEAN Business Alliance. NZABA is an alliance of the New Zealand chambers and business councils across ASEAN and New Zealand and works to promote business between chambers and provide an integrated network for New Zealand businesses entering ASEAN.

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  • Siah Hwee Ang (Director of Southeast Asia Centre of Asia-Pacific Excellence)

    Siah Hwee Ang

    Director of Southeast Asia Centre of Asia-Pacific Excellence


    Siah Hwee Ang is Professor of International Business and Strategy at Victoria University of Wellington. He is also the Director of New Zealand’s Southeast Asia Centre of Asia-Pacific Excellence. From 2013-2021, he was also the Professorial Chair in Business in Asia. In these roles, Siah works closely with various stakeholders and companies on their strategies in Asia and Asia’s engagement in New Zealand.

    Siah’s research centres around the connection between strategy, international business and international trade. His works have been published in international top-tier journals and have won several research awards. He is also Reviewing Editor at the Journal of World Business and Senior Editor at the Asia Pacific Journal of Management, leading international and Asia business journals respectively. Siah has sat on the national assessment panels for New Zealand Prime Minister’s Scholarships for Asia, Prime Minister’s Business Scholarships, and Marsden Fund, a prestigious fund supporting excellence in science, engineering, maths, social sciences and the humanities in New Zealand. He currently serves as executive board member at the ASEAN NZ Business Council and also board member of the Business Central & Wellington Chamber of Commerce joint board.

    Before joining Victoria University of Wellington, Siah was Professor and Associate Dean at the University of Auckland Business School, and has work experience in City University in London and National University of Singapore, where he completed his PhD in Management. Siah is Visiting Professor to a few Asian universities. He writes frequently in the media.

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  • Kenneth Leong (Director of Tiaki Capital)

    Kenneth Leong

    Director of Tiaki Capital


    Kenneth has over 20 years’ experience in corporate finance and international business, completing multiple merger, acquisition, and divestment assignments. He has a proven track record of facilitating investment and full/partial exits, having successfully originated deals and raised capital for numerous clients and special projects.
    He started his career as a corporate finance advisor at Deloitte in Auckland, and subsequently joined the investment banking team at Macquarie Bank, before embarking on more entrepreneurial pursuits.
    He currently serves on the Boards of numerous private businesses including the award-winning face mask manufacturer MEO, vocational training provider Skills Update, and national mobile technology retail chain OmniTech. From 2010-2019, he was director of Edenz, a large private export education provider, until the sale to Australian interests. He advises senior business people and high net worth investors, utilising his multi-lingual and business development skills to facilitate business across cultures.
    He was Chairman of the ASEAN New Zealand Business Council from 2017-2021 and currently a member of Hon Damien O'Connor's Trade for All Ministerial Advisory Group. He was inducted by KEA as a World Class New Zealander in 2015. He has a long history of involvement with the not-for-profit sector; since 2016 he has been a trustee of the Auckland Foundation.

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ABA Conference - Day 1 - IN PERSON - Auckland
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ANZ Centre, The Pavilion

ANZ Centre
Ground Floor Pavilion
23 – 29 Albert Street
Auckland CBD

Auckland, New Zealand

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