The art of diplomacy is highly skilled. Many relationships, be it political or commercial break down due to a laissez faire attitude.  Communication breakdown and cultural misunderstandings make maintaining relationships with Asian partners even more difficult.

Incoming Delegation Management

Planning and managing incoming delegations from Asia

Outgoing Delegation Management

Planning, preparing and managing outgoing delegations to Asia

Sister-City Management

Providing a single contact point for managing a sister-city relationship.

Regardless on whether it is an incoming our outgoing delegation Eastern Bridge is skilled at arrange culturally appropriate travel itineraries, arranging meetings and bookings. 

Visas

We assist our clients in New Zealand prepare their visa documentation when heading up to Asia

Pre-departure advice

We provide itineraries, pre-departure briefing documents and pre-departure training

Our team in China are also available to assist if suddenly needed. Otherwise one of our interpreters can accompany the delegation 

“We haven’t lost a Mayor yet!”

Sister Cities are a great economic and community enablers for local government, unfortunately few councils take full advantage of the opportunities. 

Eastern Bridge is committed to working with willing councils to breathe life into their relationships, to leverage meaningful Economic and Community outcomes from them. 

Support Staff

We will dedicate suitable language staff to respond to all inquires

Strategic Plan

We will develop an International Relations Strategic Plan. The plan will include the client's goals, identifies the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats. It will make recommendations and identify measures of success.

Building connections

Once a strategic plan is in place we will move on the recommended actions to build the suitable connections for progressing the sister-city relationship.

This service is only available under the Premium International Relations Management Service agreement. 

 

This service is only available under the Premium International Relations Management Service agreement. 

Clients will need to cover any third party costs, for example:

Chinese Visa Fees, Insurance, Travel, Accommodation etc

 

This service is only available under the Premium International Relations Management Service agreement. 

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Migrant Survey

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China Centre

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