With less than 4 months to go until the opening match of the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023 at Eden Park on 20 July, work is well underway across government to ensure the social and economic benefits of co-hosting one of the world’s largest women’s sporting events are locked in.
MBIE’s Trade and International team hosted a virtual workshop for Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) member economies on building an enabling environment for financial technology (fintech). This workshop was designed for APEC members to share their experiences about the digitalisation of financial services, emerging regulatory environments for fintech across the region, and the role fintech can play in supporting international trade and the achievement of environmental social governance (ESG) objectives.
In 2021, during our Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) host year, we successfully proposed the topic of “Structural Reform and a Green Recovery from Economic Shocks” for the flagship APEC Economic Policy Report (AEPR). The report has been endorsed by member economies and published during APEC Leaders Week, November 2022.
Applications opened on 1 November 2022 for the Creative and Cultural Events Incubator investment fund which provides up to $300,000 to events that highlight New Zealand’s diverse culture and build national pride.