The NZCTA Young Associates welcome young professionals and students to partake in our various events and programmes throughout the year that offer an eye into the China-NZ space, provide professional development and networking opportunities. These are aimed at helping youth of all backgrounds and cultures equip themselves with the experience, knowledge, and skills to strengthen the trade relationship between New Zealand and China. The NZCTA Young Associates also aim to bring the cultural and social relationship between the two countries even closer.
NZCTA Young Associates was founded in late 2013 as the younger contingency of our parent organisation, the New Zealand China Trade Association (NZCTA). We continue to work in partnership with the parent organisation to reflect its visions and values.
As a member of the Young Associates, you will receive access to exclusive events, internships, scholarships, networking and professional development opportunities in the NZ-China context.
Join us and watch your career take flight!
About our parent organisation
NZCTA was first established in 1981 by a group of leading business people enthusiastic about the potential of trade between New Zealand and the People's Republic of China. Today, NZCTA has since established a reputation in both New Zealand and China as an authoritative source of opinion for the respective Governments.
NZCTA's mission is to:
- Create awareness of trade opportunities and relationship initiatives between New Zealand and the People’s Republic of China.
- Foster an active community of members comprised of New Zealand-China traders, and those with an interest in doing business with China.
- Organise trade missions to China and provide members with access to China business intelligence.
In November 2013, the distinct value of the youth contributing to New Zealand's future with China was recognised in the creation of the NZCTA Young Associates.