2018 NZAMI Annual Conference – Keeping abreast of latest Immigration changes

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In August our Managing Director Borey Chum will be attending the 2018 New Zealand Association for Migration and Investment (NZAMI) annual conference. This is an opportunity for us to keep abreast of the latest changes within the New Zealand migration industry, and we wanted to share with you the agenda, so you can see some of the current topics that are important within New Zealand’s current immigration climate.

Borey Chum has spoken at previous NZAMI conferences in Auckland and Christchurch as a recognised voice within the NZ immigration market.

NZAMI is New Zealand’s leading professional association for immigration advisers and works closely with Immigration New Zealand.

The morning session will begin with a talk from Steve Stuart, the General Manager of Visa Services for Immigration New Zealand. Steve will talk about new initiatives underway to help NZAMI registered immigration advisers to work more collaboratively with INZ, as well as providing an update on the implementation of the new Visa Services operating model.

This will follow with a focus on Immigration’s role in NZ’s changing economy, a talk given by Tony Alexander, Chief Economist, Strategy and Business Performance at Bank of New Zealand.

The afternoon will kick off with a presentation from Dwellworks International who offer relocation support services. Their presentation focuses on managing cultural differences encountered in immigration.

This presentation will be followed by a panel of speakers, who will discuss changing attitudes to policy implementation. This session will discuss the role that should be played by New Zealand, a country built by migrants and will feature lively discussions with speakers chosen for their first-hand knowledge and views on the effectiveness of immigration policies.  They will discuss if policies are recognising the significant impact migrants make on the economy through contributions as workers, taxpayers and consumers.  They will explore the varied causes of the current crisis and the unique challenges that come with migrants.

Migration Associates are registered members of NZAMI, and Borey Chum was a finalist in 2017’s Immigration Adviser of the year. We work hard to ensure we have the most up to date and relevant information on the NZ immigration and visa industry in order to best assist you.

If you are considering working and living in New Zealand and are looking for a licenced adviser to help assist with your New Zealand visa application, get in touch. Start today by filling out our free initial visa evaluation.