Eastern Bridge’s training and workshops are a popular service for clients and non-clients alike. 


Council Staff

Programmes to prepare council staff for engaging with Asian migrants and investors

Delegation Preparation

Pre-departure training for council and businesses people heading up to Asia.


Programmes to assist businesses to become "Asia Ready"

Simon Appleton graduated from the prestigious RenMin University in Beijing with a Masters in Chinese Law. He has spent over a decade in Asia working in Chinese and Korean companies including setting up his own offices in China. Simon’s frank and enthusiastic delivery, interspersed with person anecdotes has made him a popular trainer for a range of businesses and organisations wanting to understand more abut Asia. 


Councils, Regional Economic Development Agencies, Centre of Asia Pacific Excellence (CAPE), Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment (MBIE), Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFAT), New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE)

Business Associations

Employers and Manufactures Association (EMA), UMF Manuka Honey Association (UMFHA), Korea New Zealand Business Council (KNZBC), Auckland Chamber of Commerce, Hawkes Bay Chamber of Commerce

Tourism Organisations

New Zealand China Year of Tourism (NZCTY), Destination Rotorua,


Migrant Survey

Learn more about Eastern Bridge’s Migrant Perceptions Survey 



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