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Business Conference



ANZBC is the only pan-Africa council of its type in New Zealand, and strives to be the foremost network for anyone with business aspirations in Africa, as well as a first point of contact for agencies and businesses in Africa seeking connections in New Zealand.


ANZBC's purpose is to:

(a) Promote, encourage and facilitate trade, services provision, investment, economic and societal interaction between New Zealand and countries on the African continent;

(b) Ensure that the plans, views and concerns of the business communities in New Zealand and the countries of Africa are clearly and constructively conveyed to the member countries.

(c) Promote sound trade policy and practices between New Zealand and the countries of Africa, in both a bilateral and multilateral context.

Membership is open to any individuals, SMEs or corporates wanting to boost their business opportunities in Africa, or with interests in growing social and cultural networks in those countries. Overseas entities are very welcome to join ANZBC.

ANZBC works closely with NZ Trade and Enterprise, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, other business and trade development agencies as well as private enterprises to provide crucial linkages and information, seminars, introductions, as well as:

  • Helping negotiate the often complex business processes prevailing in Africa with information and guidance from NZ business already successfully doing business there.

  • Connecting with in-country business chambers and trade councils in key markets, paving the way for support for your business and others from NZ.

  • Introducing NZ business and industry sectors to trade delegations and diplomatic visits.

ANZBC is a registered not-for-profit organisation governed by an elected Board, and is funded from membership fees, grants and donations.


Tim Jago


Welcome to the Africa New Zealand Business Chamber. We exist to promote trade, services, investment, economic and civic interaction between New Zealand and the countries of Africa. 


Africa is quickly modernising and presents exciting opportunities for exporters of goods and services across all sectors, and as its own production capabilities improve due to investments in to science, technology and infrastructure, Africa is increasingly searching out new export markets. With its continuing population growth and rapidly expanding consumer class, rising GDPs across its 54 countries, and fast evolving distribution networks, continental Africa is set within the next three decades to overtake India and rival China as a major global economy.


A large part of what we seek to do, is to dispel outdated misconceptions about doing business in Africa.  Many of the 54 African countries have worked swiftly in recent years to adopt ‘ease of doing business’ practices that New Zealanders will be familiar with. We work collaboratively with NZ Trade and Enterprise, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and an increasing number of sector-leading organisations, and the increasing reach of NZ diplomatic and trade development missions across the continent makes doing business within and across Africa more and more attractive.


Join us, participate in our regular events and online forums, and increase your know-how about doing business with Africa.

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