Event Details

In anticipation of the ASEAN Forum 2022, the ANZBC and SEA CAPE are very pleased to bring you the ASEAN Forum Launch on Wednesday 1 June at 5:30PM NZT (online).

The format is designed to be a fire-side chat, with Ziena Jalil, Moderator of ASEAN Forum 2022, Mark Thomas, ANZBC Chair, and Maggie Christie, New Zealand's Trade Commissioner to Singapore.

Register NOW to hear our speakers talk on :

  • The NZ / ASEAN wider relationship and how this impacts business.
  • A reflection of the Prime Minister's recent Trade Mission to the region, and importantly the benefits and opportunities for business.
  • What participants can expect to hear at the Forum.
  • What the Forum will deliver in terms of speakers and panelists

You will also have an opportunity to ask your questions in a Q & A session after the discussion.

See you there!


  • Ziena Jalil (Independent Director & Strategic Consultant)

    Ziena Jalil

    Independent Director & Strategic Consultant

    Ziena is an award-winning business and public sector leader, with 20 years’ experience working in New Zealand and Asia. She consults on strategy and stakeholder engagement, and is a keynote speaker and commentator on Asia business, nation branding, leadership, and diversity, equity and inclusion. She is also a board member of Education New Zealand, the Asia New Zealand Foundation, Unitec, Manukau Institute of Technology, DNA, and the Cancer Society of New Zealand.

    Recognised by Campaign Asia Pacific as part of its 2020 Women to Watch, a group of 40 outstanding women in the Asia Pacific, Ziena has received several international awards for her work promoting New Zealand trade and education in Asia, and advises businesses looking to grow in the region. Her previous roles include Regional Director (South and Southeast Asia) for Education New Zealand, New Zealand Trade Commissioner to Singapore, and Head of North Asia Marketing and Communications for New Zealand Trade and Enterprise.

    view more
  • Mark Thomas (Managing Director of Serviceworks Group Ltd)

    Mark Thomas

    Managing Director of Serviceworks Group Ltd


    Mark is an entrepreneur and smart cities expert. He specialises in smart city development focusing on urban mobility, city digitisation strategy and new technology utilisation. He’s passionate about using technology to better address urban climate challenges, build greater economic opportunities and boost citizen engagement. He is a regular international speaker and media commentator on these issues.

    Mark founded the advisory and services business Serviceworks. He was also an elected member of Australasia's largest local authority Auckland New Zealand.

    He received the Leadership Award for Outstanding Contribution towards building Smart Cities, the Asia Smart Cities Excellence Award, and is part of the Top 50 Most Impactful Smart Cities Leaders.

    Mark is Chair of the ASEAN New Zealand Business Council and of the Auckland Night Shelter Trust. He is on the boards of the Smart Cities’ Asia Advisory Board, the NZTech Sustainability Sub-Board, NZ Rise and the Committee for Auckland. He is a Member of the Australia New Zealand Smart Cities Council Future of Place Taskforce.

    Mark is normally based in Auckland and Singapore.

    view more
  • Maggie Christie (Trade Commissioner at NZTE)

    Maggie Christie

    Trade Commissioner at NZTE


    Based in Singapore, Maggie is New Zealand’s Trade Commissioner to Singapore. She is responsible for facilitating and promoting trade, as well as maintaining an extensive network of business relationships relevant to New Zealand businesses to grow New Zealand companies internationally.

    Prior she was the Director of Made With Care, New Zealand’s first global brand Food and Beverage campaign designed to grow awareness, preference and demand for New Zealand’s premium food and beverage. Her prior experience includes Insurance, marketing and advertising in UK, US and New Zealand including multiple start-ups in New Zealand and North America.

    With over 25 years in both public and private sector spanning multiple industries globally she has the experience and the passion to guide customer’s growth.

    view more


Connect with 46 people attending this event



ASEAN Forum Launch Event - ONLINE
Standard Price Free