Inbox: A pearl of a prize

Meetings with posse of heavyweight players in the South China region were part of the programme for two young New Zealand managers recently.
NZIM picked Hamish McBeath and Matt Carter as the two New Zealand representatives to attend the Asian Association of Management Organisations (AAMO) leadership journey to Macau and China’s Pearl River Delta region.
McBeath is general manager of Pacific Coilcoaters and Carter is Otago Polytechnic’s general manager HR and student services. They are also the winner and finalist, respectively, of the 2011 NZIM/Eagle Technology Young Executive of the Year Award.
Management magazine picked up the tab for their flights while AAMO funded the rest of their trip.
McBeath and Carter joined young managers from the region’s other national management organisations to learn about leadership in the age of recovery.
The programme focused on strategic thinking, leading change, employee engagement and quality management.
Highlights included visits to Bright Dairy & Food Co, one of China’s largest dairy production and sales companies, and Amway, one of the world’s largest direct selling businesses. M

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