About Rugby World Cup 2011
New Zealand is the host nation of the 7th Rugby World Cup, playing at locations across New Zealand from Friday 9th September to Sunday 23rd October 2011. With 85,000 visitors expected and a global television audience of four billion, the eyes of the world will be on this rugby-loving nation in 2011.
During this period New Zealand will be open for business on and off the field. It will be taking this opportunity to showcase its globally competitive strengths in the Aviation, Food & Beverage, Marine, Wood, Agritech, ICT and Cleantech sectors through a nationwide Sector Showcasing programme of events. European business people visiting New Zealand for the Rugby World Cup can sign up to the 2011 Business Club to get connected with like-minded business people and events of interest - more information.
New Zealand offers a stable business environment, sophisticated infrastructure and access to growing market potential in Asia.
New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE) is the New Zealand government’s national economic development agency. We are your gateway to New Zealand business opportunities.
Through our global network of offices, NZTE works to connect international businesses and investors with New Zealand business opportunities. New Zealand encourages direct investment by and trade with international companies and business people, particularly those that result in the creation of new ventures, the relocation of existing operations to New Zealand, and strategic partnerships and joint ventures with New Zealand companies.
Our focus is on New Zealand businesses and industry sectors with high growth potential. For more information please visit www.nzte.govt.nz.
Adidas and the All Blacks
Since 1999, adidas has been very proud to be the main sponsor of the legendary All Blacks rugby team. The latter has played more than 100 matches equipped with the most technologically-advanced adidas clothes and shoes. As part of this partnership (running until 2019), adidas is providing the Tri-Nations champions with competition and lifestyle clothes, shoes and balls. This agreement also includes a partnership with the five Investec Super Rugby franchised provinces from New Zealand (Canterbury Crusaders, Auckland Blues, Waikato Chiefs, Wellington Hurricanes, Otago Highlanders). Adidas ambassadors Jonah Lomu and Dimitri Szarzewski are among the best players in the world.