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Path to the Pacific Trade Show

Path to the Pacific Trade Show

Earlier this month BTIB in collaboration with PTI NZ were fortunate to have hosted another successful Path to the Pacific Trade Show, held in Auckland NZ from Thursday 4th April _ Tuesday 9th April 2019.
BTIB being the main point of contact for the Cook Islands took over 3 Export ready companies from the Cook Islands to undertake the 1 week program. The companies were Fave designs (Ana File Heather), Tivaevae Collectables (Kathrine Reid) and Mcleod Pearls (Apii Mcleod). The program facilitated by PTI NZ gave companies insight into 1) provide businesses with a platform for testing and selling their products to a NZ audience; 2) for the business to gain unique insights into the NZ market; and 3) secure and network with NZ distributors or secure Export deals are just some of the main objectives of the program. This Trade mission is a follow on from the Business Capability Building Workshop conducted by PTI NZ late last year. We were then able to identify businesses that attended the workshop to take the next step further and actually putting the workshop skills and knowledge gained to work. 
The program ran for about 6 days and includes an opportunity to promote and sell products, seminars being held during the day, a capability workshop and an interesting one is speed dating (meeting with potential buyers/distributors).
Overall the participants were forever grateful for the opportunity and the knowledge gained during the program. They’ve learnt a lot along the way and can’t wait to apply some of the practises learnt to their daily operations.