Wednesday 14 April 202116:00 - 17:30Add to calendar

Mahitahi Colab common space, NMIT Block A, 322 Hardy Street, Nelson, 7010, New ZealandView map

Finding new markets for our exports is a key strategy for growing our businesses in the Top of the South. Diversifying away from single large markets will make our businesses more resilient.

Infometrics, together with international trade experts, has developed an approach to help businesses, industries, and economic development agencies identify markets around the world which offer the greatest potential for growth. The product, Export Market Finder, takes decision making away from gut feel and anecdote to rigorous, evidence-based analysis.

In his presentation Infometrics Chief Forecaster, Gareth Kiernan, will identify some of the prospects for growing Te Tauihu’s exports into new markets. He will contextualise the findings with his views on the importance of diversification of markets and trends in exports from our region.

The event will also be available via Zoom. To register for the Zoom webinar, please click on the following link.

Infometrics is one of New Zealand’s leading economic consultancies and has an established track record in economic analysis and forecasting at both a national and regional level. They provide analysis and monitoring of New Zealand’s local economies and key sectors, focusing on getting useful information to decision makers and the wider public.

Their regional economic profiles include ongoing analysis of export performance across all regions and territorial authorities in New Zealand.

Gareth Kiernan – Chief Forecaster, Infometrics

Gareth heads up the forecasting team at Infometrics, managing the preparation of the company’s regular forecast publications. He is one of New Zealand’s leading economic analysts, and is frequently sought out by the media for comment on topical economic issues. He specialises in macroeconomic forecasting, and the construction and property sectors.  Gareth holds a Masters in Economics from the University of Canterbury, and has more than 20 years’ experience in analysing and forecasting the New Zealand economy.


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