New Zealand Asia Institute

About Asia Dialogue

Asia Dialogue is an annual event bringing together business, government and other thought leaders from Asia to interact with their counterparts in New Zealand. They will generate new insights into partnerships and opportunities that harness New Zealand competencies in the expanding and emerging economies of Asia.

Key business leaders and senior Malaysian government influencers will share their knowledge and expertise in tapping the potential of the global halal economy. Join us for an informative and interactive discussion on how New Zealand business can leverage partnerships and alliances to position itself at the forefront of the halal economy.

Initiated and led by leading Malaysian businessman, Tan Sri Halim Saad, this all-day event is a rare opportunity to deepen your understanding of the halal economy, learn best practice for relationship development and quality assurance and gain insights into new sources of Islamic investment funding.

The halal economy

The global halal economy, worth an estimated US$2.3 trillion and growing at a rate of 20% per annum, encompasses meat and dairy, processed foods, financial services, logistics and lifestyle products.

New Zealand Asia Institute

The New Zealand Asia Institute (NZAI) aims to develop graduates, knowledge and ideas that enhance New Zealand’s understanding of, and ability to engage productively with, Asia. It was established in response to the growing importance of Asia to New Zealand politically, economically and culturally.