“NZ Perfectly Situated To Change the World”
“New Zealand is pushing the boundaries of innovation as a “country-sized incubator,” and seeking further synergies with Korean small and midsized companies and startups, according to the country’s top envoy to Korea.” Joel Lee reports for The Korea Herald.
“Innovation starts at the edge, and New Zealand is perfectly situated to change the world for the better,” Ambassador Philip Turner said at the 2018 Kiwi Chamber Year-end Grand Hui in Seoul on Thursday.
“New Zealand’s place at the edge of the world has bred a unique way of looking at challenges, and driven us to be creative, practical and ready to challenge convention. We’re not the biggest, but we always strive to find new ways to do things. We are a country-sized incubator aiming to lead the way.”
“The event showcased Korea and New Zealand’s growing bilateral relationship and opportunities for further collaboration.”
“This year’s event at Grand Hyatt Seoul was attended by Korean actress and New Zealand Cultural Ambassador Ha Ji-won and National Assemblyman Kim Byoung-gwan, both of whom delivered celebratory toasts.”
“Our way of working makes us a great partner for collaboration, and like Korea, we move faster and work harder to succeed in global markets,” the envoy said, announcing the launch of the “SEAL” partnership — a group of New Zealand information and communications technology and manufacturing companies working in Korea on sea, air and land technologies.”
“The New Zealand tech and innovation story is unique and one of ingenious solutions where jobs are done differently by people who think differently,” said Dr. Tony Garrett, chairman of the Kiwi Chamber.
“To leverage this, our regular thought leadership series, ‘Inspire with Innovation,’ focuses on New Zealand as a country of business innovators.”
Article Source: The Korea Herald, Joel Lee, December 3, 2018
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