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 2020 AGM at Proxima

NZSBA 2020 AGM + Carbon Responsibility Update

We’re delighted to invite you to our 2020 AGM and Carbon Responsibility Update, kindly hosted by Proxima.

After the AGM, Proxima’s sustainability experts will explain how to measure and manage your carbon footprint in a way that is practical, engaging and encourages meaningful behaviour change – and other members will share their carbon footprint journeys. Then you'll enjoy some low emissions networking and refreshments.

When: Thursday 13 August 2019, 5.30 - 7.30pm

Venue: Proxima offices (shared with BraveGen)
L5, QBE Building, 125 Queen Street, Auckland CBD

Please RSVP to jtgi@scangl.com by Tuesday 11 August 2020
(Company members: your team are welcome to attend)

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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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