New Zealand Asian Leaders

Bridging Borders: Celebrating the AANZFTA Upgrade with SEA CAPE ASEAN Fellows

  • May 13, 2024
  • 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
  • Wētā Workshop at SkyCity, Uncorked Room, level 5

Southeast Asia Centre of Asia-Pacific Excellence (SEA CAPE) with New Zealand Asian Leaders (NZAL) extends a warm invitation to meet distinguished SEA CAPE ASEAN Fellows from Southeast Asia to explore potential opportunities for collaboration and growth.

The SEA CAPE ASEAN Fellows will visit New Zealand in celebration of the recent ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Free Trade Area (AANZFTA) Upgrade, as Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand continue to be New Zealand’s top trading partners.
This significant milestone marks a new chapter in regional economic cooperation and presents unparalleled opportunities for enhanced trade and collaboration between Southeast Asia, Australia, and New Zealand.

It promises to be an evening filled with valuable insights and engaging discussions to connect. You will get a chance to meet the group and learn about opportunities in Southeast Asia for two way trade of products and services. 

Date:    Monday 13 May 2024
Time:   5:00 to 7:00 PM
Venue:  Wētā Workshop at SkyCity, Uncorked Room, level 5


  • Lyn Sia Rosmarin, Partner and Country Manager, Prizm Digital, Singapore
  • Dr. Watcharas Leelawath, Honorary Advisor, Bolliger & Company, Thailand
  • Senthil Balan, Chief Venture Officer, Gentari Green Mobility, Malaysia
  • Professor Siah Hwee Ang, Director of the Southeast Asia Centre of Asia-Pacific Excellence
  • Tim McCready, Moderator, Business and political commentator

RSVP Instructions:

Please respond by 6 May to confirm your attendance by

clicking here: or contacting NZAL Events Team at

Email: or

Phone: 0210 282 9757

This is a free event for NZAL members but reservations are essential as space is limited and a confirmation will be sent with a reminder. Please let us know if you have any food allergies or special dietary needs at the time of booking.

The business speakers will share their experience of doing business in Southeast Asia, along with their perspective of opportunities and challenges to capture the benefits of the ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Free Trade Area (AANZFTA) Upgrade. We are pleased to welcome business and political commentator, Tim McCready to moderate this discussion.

Registration starts from 5:00pm, please arrive in time for a 5:15pm start.

We welcome you to stay on after the event and join us for a networking session with drinks and refreshments.
We look forward to your participation and believe that this event will be a catalyst for creating meaningful business relationships and exploring mutually beneficial ventures between our countries.

With thanks to SkyCity for being our venue partner for this event.

Thank you for your support