Our story

Despite occupying opposite ends of the earth, New Zealanders and Scandinavians have a quest for quality of life and independence of thought. Our heritage of pathfinding enterprise has evolved from pushing boundaries of thinking and walking a different path to seek better outcomes.

Like every good partnership, we share common values. As small countries on the fringes of major markets, we have had to replace power and importance with specialization, ingenuity and entrepreneurship. Scandinavia, for instance, has carved out a worldwide reputation for global businesses operating at the forefront of design innovation and technology.
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NZSBA Business Forum – Digital Manufacturing and Value Chains in 2020

NZSBA Business Forum – Digital Manufacturing and Value Chains in 2020

We’re delighted to invite you to our first Business Forum event for 2020, kindly hosted by Duncan Cotterill.

Hear from Facteon, ABB and Ericsson on digital manufacturing and value chains in 2020 – and experience Happy or Not, the global Finnish customer and audience feedback tool, kindly provided by PushMyButton. 

When : Thursday 24 September 2020, 5.30 - 7.30pm
Where : Duncan Cotterill
RSVP : to Christina info@norconsul.nz by Tuesday 22 September 2020

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IKEA to Open Auckland Store

Chris Linton (President NZSBA), Frank Olsson (Swedish Honorary Consul (and Swedish)) and James Clague (VP and Treasurer, with close links to IKEA's NZ launch head) recently attended the exclusive Ikea launch. They plan to open their first New Zealand in the Auckland area and online shopping platform in the next few years.

We'll keep you updated on progress and news as it is launched here

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Value partnerships?
Networking Opportunities? 
New Zealand Scandinavia Business Association welcomes you!

Our Vision is:
To create value for members by promoting partnerships between individuals and organisations in New Zealand and Scandinavia for the benefit of bilateral trade and good will.
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Team Tailor

Teamtailor is a Recruitment & Employer Branding ATS made for all types of companies. With modern features optimized for you and your candidates, you will get everything you need to recruit successfully.
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The NZSBA “Hans and Pat Björklund Scholarship for studies in Scandinavia”

The criteria for this Scholarship is for the NZSBA to support and assist recipients who are interested in studies and or working experience in Scandinavia in subjects deemed important for cultural, political and / or business relationships between New Zealand and the five Scandinavian (Nordic) countries.
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