FGC Export Initiative

FGC members represent more than $28 billion in exports – or around 61 per cent of New Zealand's total merchandise exports to 185 countries.

With huge untapped potential in Asia, and in particular China, FGC has established the Export Initiative Working Group to build on the successes to date and New Zealand’s reputation as “the food bowl of Asia”, and to take advantage of the further opportunities that are beginning to arise in this part of the world.

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Great attendance at Asian Market session

13 August 2015

More than 50 members attended the third FGC/NZTE Export Speaker Session of the year in August, entitled ‘Developing and Succeeding in the Asian Market’.

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Claudia Batten – NZTE and ASB-hosted event for FGC

Monday 16 March 2015

The partnership with NZTE and ASB is very important for the Export Forum and will help us to deliver some excellent speaker sessions as well as providing some strong networking opportunities for members.

In the first of our series on unlocking how to get results in key markets, NZTE’s Regional Director for North America, Claudia Batten, talked of her experiences and strategy for the North American market. Her key insights and those of participants in the audience made for an extremely interesting session.

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Whats On The Menu For East Asia?

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John Lim talks to FGC, answers questions on Singapore f&b market

John Lim, the former CEO of Cold Storage Holdings, of Singapore, was in New Zealand in August to speak exclusively to FGC members about exporting into South-East Asia.  

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The Australian Market

Margaret Haseltine, the former Managing Director of Mars Australia and a current director of Australian food/retail businesses, recently addressed FGC members on the topic of "The Australian Market for NZ Exporters".

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