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The Manawatu Dialogue – Opportunities for NZ and Latin America

The New Zealand Institute of International Affairs (NZIIA) Palmerston North Branch invites you to join an informal, pre-fiesta roundtable with Latin American Ambassadors and Local Leaders.

New Zealand’s relationship with Latin America is brimming with potential. In the Manawatu region alone, agriculture, trade, education, research and cultural links with Latin American countries are strong, and continue to grow.

During this pre-Fiesta roundtable, representatives from the Latin American Diplomatic corps, Manawatu Chamber of Commerce, City Council, Massey University, Central Economic Development Agency, and local education and business community will discuss about the opportunities and challenges of this important regional relationship.

Saturday 13 October 11am-12pm
The Globe Theatre
312 Main St
Palmerston North
Followed immediately by the opening of the
Latino Fiesta


Te Manawa
carpark (same address)


Get in quick for your chance to join the conversation! RSVP to tiwami@ipu.ac.nz (Tadashi Iwami, Chair, NZIIA Palmerston North Branch) by 10 October

Roundtable Guests include:
 HE Mr Fausto Lopez Crozet, Argentinian Ambassador
 HE Mr José Traslosheros Hernandez, Mexican Ambassador
 Ms Saimin Fis Abad, Deputy Head of Mission Cuban Embassy