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Helping New Zealanders do Better Business in the Middle East

MEINZ is the New Zealand Business Group in the UAE.  It provides a forum for the New Zealand business community and seeks to support the promotion and development of business relationships between New Zealand and the UAE.  

With active groups in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, MEINZ has a strong membership base that provides a source of networking, information and advice for those seeking to do business here.  MEINZ offers a stimulating business forum for diverse interests and industries.

Through monthly meetings, MEINZ members have access to a calendar of guest speakers, visiting New Zealand government and industry representatives, and features guests from the UAE business community.

MEINZ welcomes applications for membership from individuals with a demonstrated interest in New Zealand's business relationship with the UAE.

In this website you will find information about MEINZ activities in the region, photos of past events and news of coming meetings and events. This website also contains the login to the MEINZ Nexus. The Nexus Database is a dynamic information portal that is managed by MEINZ and has detailed information about people, companies, products and services that are located in the region.

MEINZ Nexus

The MEINZ Nexus is a database of information about NZ people, companies, services and products located in or assocaited with the Middle East region. The Nexus is fully secure and access is by permission only. The aim of the Nexus is to enhance connections between NZ exporters of goods and services to people and companies in the region. Through the Nexus connections can be made and NZ business enhanced. There is no cost associated with the Nexus as it is a fully sponsored system.

If you wish to have access to the Nexus please email Mark Trotter directly.

Our Sponsors

Author-it Software Corporation - Author-it are proud supporters of MEINZ and have contributed the software required to run and manage the MEINZ Nexus database. Author-it is a Cloud-based Component Content Management solution used by thousands of organizations around the world to securely manage their business critical information. Regardless of your industry, Author-it can help you improve the quality and usability of your information and save you time and money. Author-it was founded in NZ and the Head Office is based in Auckland with regional offices in San Jose, California, Sydney, Australia and Dubai, UAE. For more information on Author-it visit www.author-it.com or email Basak Akcam directly.

Studio Q - The company behind the website and the integration for the MEINZ Nexus is Studio Q of Auckland. Studio Q are based in Auckland and are an end-to-end provider of creative, web and print services. Dave and Liesl have generously provided MEINZ with a web CMS to manage our website and integrated it with the Author-it Nexus output. The result is an beautifully designed, usable and functional platform that will further enhance what MEINZ stands for - the enhancement for NZ businesses, people and our ideas. If you want to talk to a team that can listen and provide a custom solution for your needs make sure you contact the Studio Q team. You can visit their website, www.studioq.co.nz or email Liesl directly.

NZ Minister visits Dubai

New Zealand reinforced its bilateral relations with the United Arab Emirates and increased its engagement on a governmental level with the two-day UAE visit of its Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Honorable Murray McCully.

During the visit, Mr. McCully travelled between the UAE's capital of Abu Dhabi and the emirate of Dubai to meet with his counterpart, HH Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan - the UAE Foreign Minister, as well as with the Emirates Airlines' Board.

In addition, the Honorable Minister also met with the MEINZ groups from Dubai and Abu Dhabi at a function in Dubai. This was the first time that MEINZ have met with the Minister and is a testament to the group's growing success.

NZ and UAE trade relations improving

Over the years, New Zealand and the UAE's trade relations have steadily increased with two-way trade amounting to US$ 774 million during the period of December 2011 up to November 2012, from US$ 454 million during the same period in 2008-2009. During this time, New Zealand exports into the UAE have consistently grown year-on-year from US$ 237 million in 2009, US$ 301 million in 2010, US$ 417 million in 2011 and US$ 507 million in 2012.

New Zealand's key exports to the UAE include dairy products, eggs and honey, as well as meat products and machinery. The bulk of New Zealand imports from the UAE include mineral and oil products, as well as plastic, glass and glassware.

NZTE in Dubai

For more information about NZ trade information feel free to contact the NZTE Dubai office:

  • Street address: Suite 1502, API World Tower, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, UAE
  • Postal address: PO Box 23156, Dubai, UAE
  • Phone: +971 4 331 7500
  • Fax: +971 4 331 7501
  • Email: dubai@nzte.govt.nz

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