Export Southland

Formed in 2000 as ‘The Southland Export Forum’ and re-branded in 2012, Export Southland works to achieve four main purposes:

  1. Represent exporters’ views on policy issues
  2. Promote networking, educational and social events
  3. Recognise significant business and individual contributions to the export sector
  4. Assist start-up export orientated businesses

Valuable sponsorship from South Port and HSBC has meant Export Southland is open to both Chamber members and non-members. Businesses can attend and contribute towards events, training, regular information and updates as well as other services and connections. One of the highlights on the Chamber calendar is the biannual Export Southland Recognition dinner.

Export Southland also provides opportunities to meet business people from a range of countries as from time to time we host incoming trade delegations and lead outgoing trade missions.

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Principal Sponsors

Past Events

10 September 2019

EU - NZ Free Trade Agreement - Breakfast

This morning at Bill Richardson Transport World Export Southland hosted Ali Hamilton, Lead Adviser and John Riley, Unit Manager, Trade Policy Engagement Unit from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. We heard about the latest on the EU - NZ free trade agreement and where negotiations were at. Thank you to Geoff Finnerty, Chair and Trustee, Export Southland, who MC the event.