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New Zealand Foreign Affairs & Trade

Joe Fuavao


New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Senior Advisor, Pacific Connections (Auckland)


The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) acts in the world to make New Zealanders safer and more prosperous. It advances the Government’s international priorities. MFAT interprets changes, provide advice to the Government on their implications, and then acts to promote and protect New Zealand's interests.
MFAT sits ex-officio on the New Zealand Fiji Business Council working jointly to support New Zealand companies doing business in Fiji.
Joe Fuavao is a Senior Adviser for MFAT’s Pacific Connections Unit based in Auckland. It drives and deepens the MFAT’s engagement with Pacific stakeholders in Auckland and facilitates connections into the Pacific region. Joe’s role focuses on engagement with New Zealand businesses interested in or currently working in the Pacific.


New Zealand Trade & Enterprise

Scott James


Marketing Manager

Scott is the Market Manager for Australia and the Pacific, for New Zealand Trade and Enterprise. New Zealand Trade and Enterprise is New Zealand’s international business development agency. NZTE’s role is to help New Zealand businesses grow into international markets.
NZTE sits as ex-officio on the New Zealand Pacific Business Council working jointly to support companies doing business in the Pacific.
Scott has been with NZTE for the past eight years predominantly working directly with New Zealand companies operating across the globe.  Scott now works directly to support companies with growth ambitions in Australia and the Pacific.


Fiji Council General & Trade Commission Office (Australia and New Zealand)


HE Filimone Waqabaca, High Commissioner, Fiji High Commission NZ


Pacific Trade Invest New Zealand

Glynis Miller


Trade Commissioner


Glynis is a Fiji national, having recently taken up the role as Trade Commissioner from her role as the Trade Development Adviser with the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat in Fiji.  Glynis has extensive experience in the region in trade development policy, investment, intra-regional trade and private sector development including trade promotion.
Pacific Trade Invest (PTI) New Zealand is an arm of the Pacific Islands Forum and its Secretariat, based in Suva, Fiji and is part of the PTI Global network of offices in Beijing, China, Geneva, Switzerland and Sydney, Australia. PTI NZ’s role is to help Pacific Island businesses grow their exports to New Zealand and to facilitate and promote investment opportunities in the Pacific Islands countries to the New Zealand investment market.
Glynis’ vast network of pacific island businesses, entrepreneurs, development partners and government agencies is an asset to PTI NZ’s ex-officio position on the Fiji-New Zealand Business Council.

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