EOIs come in for Path to Market Auckland 2019

Pacific Trade Invest (PTI) New Zealand’s one-day showcase “Path to Market 2019” has had a good response to calls for Expressions of Interest (EOI) in last week’s special edition of the Pacific Periscope

The EOIs are aimed at export-ready or potentially export ready Pacific Island based businesses who wish to participate in the one-day public showcase on Saturday 6 April at The Cloud on Auckland’s waterfront. EOIs are still open for Pacific Businesses to apply but businesses are encouraged to be prompt, supplying a company profile, product photos and brief descriptions. The EOIs must be emailed to Trade Development Ian Furlong on ian.f@pacifictradeinvest.co.nz before 27 February 2019.

As result of last week’s call for EOIs several Pacific based businesses responded, highlighting good interest in PTI NZ’s new initiative.

PTI NZ will supply the display space but one-day participants must meet all other expenses on thei own. The final decision on participation will be made by PTI NZ in consultation with the Economic Development Authorities (EDAs) of the applicants’ respective countries.

PTI NZ’s Path to Market 2019 at The Cloud is part of a wider five-day Path to Market regional programme that helps Pacific Island exporters and potential exporters from 16 Forum Island Countries gain a better understanding of the New Zealand market.

More than 40 Pacific Island alumni of the Path to Market programme from 13 island countries throughout the region have confirmed for the full five-day Trade Mission.

Papua New Guinea with eight businesses representing handicrafts, agriculture products and organics has the largest delegation, followed by Fiji’s seven companies including a large agricultural process company, a brewery and a distillery. The Solomon Islands has a range of companies from coconut products to jewellery and handicrafts.

French Polynesia’s delegation includes three black pearl companies and a cosmetics business.  Of the smaller islands, Tuvalu’s includes a Red Toddy (coconut syrup) maker; Majuro, a cosmetics business and from the Federated States of Micronesia – Green Banana Papers.

For more information please contact PTI NZ Trade Development Ian Furlong on ian.f@pacifictradeinvest.co.nz.