Event Details

The New Zealand ASEAN Business Alliance is holding its inaugural business conference in Bangkok, Thailand with the theme "Boosting Connectivity Across ASEAN". The Conference is designed to bring together NZ businesses from across ASEAN and NZ in one place, to experience workshops, keynote speakers, site visits and more. We're excited to be working with MFAT, NZTE, the Southeast Asia CAPE and others in Thailand to make this memorable and business focused event for our members.

The NZABA Bangkok Conference, held at the Marriott Hotel, gives you the opportunity to:

  • Showcase your company to a diverse and influential audience
  • Network with international business leaders from across ASEAN and NZ, key decision makers and senior government officials
  • Learn about ASEAN business from top ASEAN business people - via panels, keynotes and site visits.
  • Demonstrate your commitment to the ASEAN Region.

The programme is available below.

Please register separately to join the networking event at Octave Rooftop Bar on Thursday 5th, registrations for that event HERE

What's included?

All conference activities and speakers

Networking session on Wednesday evening at the Launch of the NZ ASEAN Business Alliance held at the NZ Residence (This Event is now FULL)

Site visit transport to AMATA Smart City on Friday morning

Morning Tea, Lunch and Afternoon Tea on Thursday at the Conference

What's NOT included?

Your flights

Your hotel accommodation - HOWEVER, we have secured a reduced rate at Marriott Hotel for attendees of the Conference - via this link

Any travel insurance and/or visas

Any meals / incidentals not mentioned above.

What is the New Zealand ASEAN Business Alliance?

"Connecting SME's and Business People across the Region"

What is the New Zealand ASEAN Business Alliance or ABA?

The ABA is a network consisting of New Zealand Chambers or Business Associations in Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore, New Zealand, Philippines and Myanmar. The ABA provides reciprocal memberships rights to each partner chamber, so if you are a member of the ASEAN NZ Business Council, you have reciprocal membership to the other Chambers and Associations in the ABA.

Why is there an ABA?

New Zealand has very limited resources off-shore and the ABA provides the opportunity for these resources to be better connected, and co-ordinated. This in turn will build stronger connections for the New Zealand communities in-market, and provide established contacts for businesses.

Who can you contact to find out more?

The ABA via our website www.nzaba.asia which will shortly list contact details for the chambers in your country as well as member information and key projects and events. Alternatively, please contact the Secretariat based in the ASEAN NZ Business Council, Liz Bell on lbell@asean.org.nz

A snapshot of some of the speakers you'll be able to hear from are below - check out the full programme for more details


  • DB

    Daniel Brunt

    NZ Customs Representative, Bangkok

  • MC

    Ms. Pannee Chengsuttha

    Senior Investment Advisor at Board of Investment

  • MF

    Mario Jordan (Magellan) Fetalino III

    CEO of Acudeen Technologies, Philippines

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  • HG

    Hamish Gowans

    General Manager, South and South East Asia at Fonterra, Singapore

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  • AH

    Andy Higgs


  • IM

    Imran Musa

    Ark Advantage

    Halal Certification specialist

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  • DP

    Dr Pavida Pananond

    Professor at Thammasat Business School

  • SP

    Shaun Paulian

    Partner at Malek, Paulian and Gan

  • WP

    Willy Pham

    Co-founder & CEO Biz-Eyes, Vietnam

  • DP

    Dr Thitinan Pongsudhirak

  • JT

    Jane Tantakhom

    Business Development Manager at NZTE

  • MT

    Mark Thomas

    Managing Director of Serviceworks Group Ltd

  • TW

    Tim Waterhouse

    Director Operations SEA of Staah Limited

  • CW

    Clare Wilson

    New Zealand Trade & Enterprise

    Regional Director, Singapore

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NZABA - Program final.pdfdownload


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NZ ASEAN Business Alliance Bangkok Conference

Members ticket

Member Price NZ$100
NZ ASEAN Business Alliance Bangkok Conferenece

Non-member ticket

Standard Price NZ$200
NZ ASEAN Business Alliance Bangkok Conference

Members ticket - For Members of Singapore Chamber, Malaysia Chamber, Thailand Chamber, Myanmar Chamber, Vietnam Chamber and ANZ CHAM Philippines.

Standard Price NZ$100
Thursday ticket

Entry for Thursday Conference

Standard Price NZ$50


Bangkok Marriott Hotel Sukhumvit

Krung Thep Maha Nakhon, Thailand

If you have any questions please contact Liz Bell

Contact Organizer

+64 21712190

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