Importing & Sourcing from China and The Canton Fair


Tuesday, August 20, 2-4pm

Hawke's Bay Business Hub: Hawke’s Bay Business Hub, 36 Bridge Street, Ahuriri, Napier

Join us to hear from New Zealand importers who will share their experience in sourcing and importing from China coupled with a direct live link to the organisers of the Canton Fair - China Foreign Trade Centre (Group) in Guangzhou.

Jim Poppelwell, NZCTA
Housekeeping, NZCTA introduction

Mike Pook, General Manager Sourcing General Merchandise - The Warehouse Group
Dave Salisbury, Tullen Snips
via videolink with Auckland

Canton Fair

-    An introduction to the Canton Fair
-    Bilateral Trade Relations
-    New Zealand Buyers
-    Specific Industries Highlight

via videolink with Guangzhou

Local China Importing & Sourcing Panel
Q&A Session


About the speakers:
Mike Pook – General Manager Sourcing General Merchandise, The Warehouse Group
Mike is a retail executive with over 35 years' experience encompassing retail operations, merchandising, store format development and general management.  Mike's current role focusses on growing the direct sourcing side of the business (for General Merchandise).  He works closely with the buyers here to understand their range requirements, and then with The Warehouse team in China to source products and suppliers to fulfill those needs, doing this especially through growing factory-direct relationships. 

Dave Salisbury - Tullen Snips
In 2017 Dave was doing his recycling and needed to separate cardboard from plastic, and was finding scissors did not really do the job. Then he remembered a useful New Zealand tool from decades ago called Tullen Snips, famous for cutting pretty much anything. He discovered they hadn't been manufactured or sold for decades so began the journey to bring them back. He visited the Canton Fair for the first time in 2017 and will share his story about the Canton Fair and his experiences with manufacturing in China.

This is a free event.

WHEN: 2pm - 4:00pm, Tuesday 20th August 2019 (includes networking)
WHERE: Hawke’s Bay Business Hub, 36 Bridge Street, Ahuriri, Napier

Registration Options

Importing - Sourcing in 2019 - Napier

NZ$0.00 (incl. GST)