International Travel Application
Robbie Muir to Beijing , China
21st – 24th November 2019
1920126 Represent NZ at an international conference jointly hosted by the World Bank
and the Chinese Government: Improving the Business Environment for a More Dynamic
Economy of China and the world.
We have been approached by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Trade to
support a high-level conference jointly hosted by the Chinese Government
and the World Bank.
MFAT has identified this as a great opportunity for New Zealand to share
its experience and to further support its relationship development with
senior Chinese government and business officials.
During the conference there will be a special focus on the World Bank’s
annual Doing Business Report
, in which New Zealand has consistently
ranked very highly for Ease of Doing Business across a number of
indicators, including registering property. China wishes to build on what
it’s already doing by drawing on international best practice from countries
like New Zealand.
The conference provides New Zealand with an excellent opportunity to
enhance its international reputation as a global leader and develop
networks with the World Bank and the Chinese government.
MFAT has recommended we focus on: “the steps, time, and cost involved in registering a property, assuming a
standardized case of an entrepreneur who wants to purchase land and a building
that is already registered and free of title dispute. In addition, the topic measures the
quality of the land administration system in each economy. The quality of land
administration index has five dimensions: reliability of infrastructure, transparency
of information, geographic coverage, land dispute resolution, and equal access to
property rights” – (topic explanation from the conference agenda)
As part of the New Zealand delegation, Robbie will be participating in a
panel discussion led by Sylvia Solf, Senior Private Sector Specialist, World
Bank. The other delegates from New Zealand include:
• Ross Van Der Schyff, Registrar of Companies (talking about the
‘Starting a Business’ indicator)
• Ben King, Deputy Secretary of Asia and Americas at MFAT (talking
about the New Zealand business environment as a whole)
The following dates are provisional and depend on flight availability:
21st – 24th November 2019 (incl.)
We were approached by MFAT to support this conference due to our
ternational reputation as a world leader in registering property.
To enhance NZ’s international reputation by sharing LINZ’s experience in
developing a world-leading system for land registration.
Develop international networks with the World Bank and our land registry
counterparts in the Chinese government.
Fit with LINZ
This trip relates to our ‘World Class Property System’ Outcome and
supports our key shifts of being ‘Outward-Looking’ and ‘Connected’. As
another opportunity to “step up and out”, this conference offers us a
platform on a global stage to share our experience and showcase our
world-leading system for land registration.
We will be supporting MFAT’s strategic goal to build and leverage
targeted international relations to achieve organisational goals especially
its goal of NZ Connections – fostering mutually beneficial relationships
ith NZ Inc partners.
Was the travel identified in your business group’s international travel
on completion of travel, and within five working days of return to New Zealand,
the International Travel Report (following) must be completed and submitted to your DCE.
Total costs (excluding time taken as leave)
Accommodation: 2- 3 nights
eals (3 – 4 days @ NZ$100)
I ncidentals (i.e. coffee/taxis etc.)
Are you travelling to a high risk location? Y
Depending on flight timing/ availability and costs
may fly through Hong Kong airport
If “Yes” you will need CE’s approval
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