The biannual NZAMI awards were held in Eden Park in Auckland on Friday, 18th August 2017.
NZAMI is the largest membership organisation representing immigration professionals in New Zealand. Its members have expertise and broad first-hand knowledge of how immigration policies affect migrants and New Zealand businesses. The recent awards recognises talent, hard work, inspiring migrant stories and great service in the New Zealand immigration industry.
Borey Chum our Managing Director attended, as he was a finalist for Immigration Adviser/Lawyer of the Year 2017, along with 4 other candidates.
Borey was up against tough competition and unfortunately wasn't successful in his category. The awards were incredibly popular with 86 nominees for the for Immigration Adviser/Lawyer of the Year 2017 category, and only 5 finalists, so Borey is delighted to have even been named as a finalist, especially as Borey has only relocated back to New Zealand in April 2016 to establish the New Zealand practice, having established the UK practice in 2009.
The NZAMI Annual Conference was held before the NZAMI awards evening, and distinguished names from the New Zealand Immigration Industry attended and presented. Among the notable names was was Rt Hon Michael Woodhouse, Government Immigration Minister. With immigration a hot topic in New Zealand it was interesting to see the Governments vision for NZ immigration and also to listen to other academics and migration commentators deliver presentations on the issues of immigration.
The NZAMI Conference and Awards evening was great opportunity for Borey to have the New Zealand immigration industry recognise the work Migration Associates has done, over the years, to assist migrants to work and live in New Zealand.
Borey had an enjoyable weekend in Auckland living and breathing the New Zealand immigration industry, which he enjoys very much, and we'll make sure he enters in 2019, hopefully to do even better!