Space on tour to see China developments

Last updated 07:49 11/07/2012

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Waikato commercial property players have been slow to fly the flag for their region on an upcoming Property Council New Zealand study tour to China.

The council, which with the Property Institute is organising the October guided visit to Hong Kong, Beijing and Shanghai, said it was keen to see regional commercial property participants on the tour but the 20 people who have signed up to date are from Auckland and Wellington.

The tour is a first for the council, offering a visit to significant property developments in China, and an opportunity to see emerging trends and meet Asia-based representatives of New Zealand council member companies.

Council spokeswoman Hannah Diprose said the tour could take up to 30 people and registrations were open until the end of the month.

The cost per person is $6500 plus GST. The price includes breakfasts daily at four-star hotels, room and some lunches.

Highlights include a visit to the Goodman Interlink industrial complex in Hong Kong, a function with the Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors, an event with Chinese government officials, a visit to the Olympic Village and its landmark Birds Nest, the Great Wall of China, the summer palace, Forbidden City, a bullet train ride to Shanghai, market visits, a river cruise and an inspection of Plaza 66 with Jones Lang LaSalle.

The group will also visit New Zealand House in Shanghai, Mainzeal Property and New Zealand Trade and Enterprise.

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- Waikato Times

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