"Collaborate locally to thrive globally" was the message from the first national conference celebrating innovation and entrepreneurship held in Hawke's Bay.

US Consul General Katelyn Choe was one of the event keynote speakers at the I&E 19 event and spoke of the opportunity of investing and exporting business to not only the US but globally.

She said that opportunity has been made more accessible for New Zealanders and businesses in Hawke's Bay with the new Kiwi treaty visas with the US.

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