SEA CAPE was pleased to join the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade and Victoria University of Wellington in hosting two networking functions as part of the ASEAN Public Sector Leadership programmes in August and October.
At the first event on 19 August, we welcomed senior-level ASEAN officials. The evening opened with a lively panel discussion on ASEAN-NZ relations. Moderated by SEA CAPE director Professor Siah Hwee Ang, the panel included Dr Alan Bollard (Professor of Practice, Victoria University of Wellington), Dr Emmet McElhatton (Southeast Asia Commercial Manager, NZTE) and Kenneth Leong (Chairman, ASEAN Business Council Inc).
Mid-level ASEAN officials were welcomed at the second networking session on 1 October.
Both events were well attended and provided a wonderful opportunity to network with the programme participants from Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Philippines, Timor-Leste, Viet Nam, and the ASEAN Secretariat.