SEA CAPE has a full and exciting programme in place for 2019. Here are some highlights of this year’s plan:


Business Engagement

Market Readiness Programme (MRP)

Building on the success of last year’s Market Readiness Programme (MRP), SEA CAPE has again partnered with Export New Zealand to offer the MRP workshop in major towns and cities across the country. Businesses considering engaging in Southeast Asia will find the workshops a useful tool for tapping in to expert market knowledge, networks and experience.

Read more about MRP here.


Market Insights Programme (MIP)

Planning for a scaled up MIP is on the way. This year, the MIP will include all CAPE regions (China, Korea, Japan, Southeast Asia and Latin America) and take place concurrently in Auckland, Hamilton and Wellington. This is a guided internship programme for the benefit of the students and businesses alike. 

Read more about MIP here.


Educational Engagement

Tertiary Market Immersion Programme (TMIP)

Innovative and business savvy New Zealand tertiary students will be selected to take part in the action packed TMIP to immerse themselves in the Southeast Asian business cultures.

This year's programme takes students to Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore.    

Read more about TMIP here.


Business Challenge (BC)

Joining force with the Young Enterprise Scheme (YES), the Business Challenge programme provides secondary school business students with an opportunity to learn about and connect with Southeast Asia through a well-crafted programme in one of the countries in the region. The students will also work with local students on a business challenge and present their ideas to a Dragon's Den judging panel.

Read more about Business Challenge here.


BizVenture - the new 'Business Challenge'

BizVenture is a week-long programme that exposes New Zealand high school entrepreneurs to the opportunities awaiting them in Southeast Asia. A collaboration between SEA CAPE and Young Enterprise, the programme's experiential nature promotes curiosity and learning about the region.

Read more about BizVenture here.


Global School Partnerships Project (GSPP)

SEA CAPE partners with the Asia New Zealand Foundation to establish partnerships between New Zealand schools and their counterparts in Southeast Asia. The purpose of the GSPP is to build the foundation for long term relationships through exchanges and cooperation. Our partner country this year is Indonesia. 

Read more about the Global Schools Partnership here.


Te Hononga-ā-Kiwa Māori Business

University of Waikato runs this programme on our behalf to connect Maori business students with businesses in Southeast Asia.

Read more about Te Hononga-ā-Kiwa Māori Business here.


SEA CAPE is also busy planning and exploring a host of other exciting programmes for 2019, including:


Business engagement;

Accelerate Southeast Asia

International Alumni Business Mentoring

Cultural Acumen Tourism Training


Education engagement;

Cape Fellowships

International Student Knowledge Sharing

Student Publications – Celebrating the languages and cultures of your people in New Zealand


Please keep an eye on our website and subscribe to our newsletter to keep up to date with developments across all programmes.

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