Heading to Shanghai? Make New Zealand Central your first stop

NZC EventHow many Kea members know they can step off the plane in Shanghai and head straight to NZ Central in Xintiandi – even taking a shower to freshen up – then continue to do business? Basing yourself for a day or few days at NZ Central offers you the opportunity to access all the facilities and connect with a wide range of Kiwi business people who are working from the ‘hot desk’ area.

With Kea China also working in the space it will allow you to be introduced and connect quickly with people and events throughout China.

NZ Central Manager, Olivia Lin says the facility is a fantastic springboard for launching or extending business into China. “It is a custom-designed business centre situated in Shanghai’s upbeat Xintiandi district. You get all of the upmarket associations that go with our location and service, without the expense.  With a range of facilities from the hot desk area, the informal lounge and a range of meeting rooms, we can cater for most requests.”

Spending a day at NZ Central, you are likely to encounter a range of users – from wine companies hosting tastings for Chinese media, NZTE Consulting Chefs demonstrating NZ products in the show kitchen – to regular users such as Kirsten Mason, Shanghai-based Kiwi and director of Clef Cultural Promotions who runs the annual New Zealand Music Festival in Shanghai.

The gem in the crown of NZ Central is the main events room and outdoor terrace, perfect for hosting events such as networking, launches or dinners. NZTE’s new Beachheads Network Manager, Helen Rong, based in Shanghai recently organised a Chinese Social Media Roundtable, which brought together companies and their distributors and social media experts for an afternoon discussion on engaging Chinese customers. Attendees included: Zespri, Villa Maria, New Zealand Tourism and Education New Zealand.

Another recent customer Jacob Creech, Manager China, for Boost Agile commented after using the events space for training sessions with Chinese partners “We were very happy with the response and the venue received a lot of positive feedback.  It’s really a great way for us to show off our New Zealand heritage, and to make a strong impression on our clients.”

For more information on NZC, becoming an annual member or casual day visitor visit nzte.govt.nz/nzcentral.