Business Opportunities in China Workshop

( Enterprise Lake Taupō, Taupō District Council and Occam Consulting are providing the opportunity for local companies interested in doing business with the Chinese, to attend a workshop to get ideas on how to create business opportunities in this swiftly developing country.

The ‘Doing Business with the Chinese’ workshop is being held on Thursday February 24, 8.00am – 3.00pm at Suncourt Hotel and is designed to be an interactive and practical workshop to help businesses increase their presence in China. Course facilitator Amy Adams, Training Program Director for Occam Consulting, has worked with over 50 multi-national companies and governments operating in China, for over 12 years and has a broad understanding of how business in China works.

General Manager of Enterprise Lake Taupō, Fritz Fröhlke says this is a fantastic opportunity for local businesses to learn how they can get their ‘foot in the door’ in China. “China is the fastest growing economy and country in the world. Amy has a wealth of experience working within the Chinese business environment. If you are looking for ideas about how to tap into this market, make sure you get along to this course.”

Ms Adams will cover a range of business items throughout the day including an overview of Chinese business, cultural dimensions and common issues, guaxi and communication styles.

Mayor Rick Cooper says this workshop is going to be invaluable for local businesses wanting to extend their reach into China. “I am rapt that we are able to offer this type of practical workshop for our local business men and women. Creating economic development opportunities is crucial for Council and this is a great initiative for our local companies to learn about facilitating business opportunities in China.”

Those interested in the Chinese Business Skills workshop are encouraged to get in quick to register as spaces are limited to 10 participants. The course cost is $179 per person and to register you can email or

Media Release 28 January 2011 from Taupō District Council.