We are getting the download on the tech collaborations between Japan and New Zealand in this episode with guest, Pam Ford from Tātaki Auckland Unlimited. Pam shares the potential that is waiting for New Zealand tech businesses in exciting markets like Japan and how cities like Auckland, Fukuoka and Tokyo are working together at this subnational level. In a tech business and want to export to Japan? This is the episode for you!
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In this episode you’ll hear:
- Pam’s first trip to Japan in the 80s and experiencing “a loss of face”
- The origins of the Fukuoka- Auckland relationship and how the tech industry is using this relationship
- Opportunities for future collaborations between NZ and Japan in tech
- Pam’s idea for a startup involving her passions and interests
Pam is Director of Economic Development at Tātaki Auckland Unlimited, the region’s economic and cultural agency.
Pam has worked in international trade, investment and local development for over 20 years, including time with NZTE.
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