News 21 Mar 2018
The Samoa Manufacturers and Exporters Association (SAME) is leading a delegation of 6 Samoan companies to Pacific Trade Invest (PTI) New Zealand’s Pasifika Business Market at the Pasifika Festival on March 24-25 in Auckland. SAME, being a leading Economic Development Agency in Samoa, is PTI’s in-country partner for the Path to Market programmes. PTI has partnered with SAME to co-host several Path to Market workshops in the country.
Path to Market is PTI NZ’s seven stage capacity building programme for exporters and export ready companies in the Pacific to help them find markets for their products in New Zealand.
One of the important stages in this programme is the companies’ participation in a trade delegation at events such as Pasifika. Following the showcasing of their products, the companies attend a gap analysis workshop and a speed-dating style event to meet with prospective buyers and distributors in New Zealand.
PTI NZ will this year host more than 35 companies from 11 Pacific countries at the Pasifika Business Market at the Pasifika Festival in Auckland’s Western Springs. The event is billed as one of the biggest of its kind anywhere.
SAME counts within its membership companies from agriculture, government, apparel, textiles, manufacturing, building, engineering, financial services, IT services, tourism, media, food and beverages, besides others.