New Zealand has a won great deal of respect in France. Undoubtedly our Rugby World Cup winning All Blacks are a strong part of this, but the sum is more complex and subtle. New Zealanders are also recognised for their exploits in sailing and approach to quality wine making. Our image as a clean-green, untouched nation is a powerful selling point. New Zealand has gained a presence in the arts with Maori arts taking a prominent place in the Museum Quai Branly in Paris and a growing number of contemporary exhibitions in galleries. New Zealand business people are also gaining respect with New Zealanders present in senior positions of French companies and there is a growing trade between our countries.
Today, an interesting mix of Kiwis are scattered across France's cities, towns and countryside who add to New Zealand’s reputation and become part of the Kiwi diaspora. New Zealanders in France are a breed apart as they choose to live in France and quickly integrate with their local communities.
Kea France aims to provide a focal point for these New Zealanders to network and provide support for networking with French businesses and entrepreneurs.
Joining KEA France is free and open to all New Zealanders and non New Zealanders wanting to link with New Zealand business people in France. Membership provides you with regular newsletters focussed on New Zealanders in France and their business or artistic activities. Membership gives you access to the membership list where you can begin networking. To join, click the 'Sign Up for Kea' button at the top of this page.
Kea France Committee
Alistair Lock, President
Karl Gradon, Treasurer
Meegan Davis, Secretary
Claire Waddington, Events
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