126th SPICE Meeting at tha 10th Annual Assembly of AABI in Auckland, New Zealand

Auckland, New Zealand
15 Mar 2007 – 0

Never ones to knock back the chance of a SPICE Meeting, the SPICE members in New Zealand for the 10th Asian Association of Business Incubators Assembly and related activities took the opportunity and met on Thursday 15th March, 2007. The opportunity was the black tie (very formal) World Class New Zealanders Awards Dinner, a very salubrious occasion in the Auckland Convention Centre.
Other SPICE members will be pleased to know that we ate and drank and had a great time without damaging the good name of the SPICE Group. As you know toasting is a great ritual at Asian events, something Australians and Kiwis excel at also. So, after much toasting, our tables were a bit noisy, just before the NZ Prime Minister was due to speak, and a couple of nearby tables complained. Of course we became very polite and did not tell anyone it was a SPICE meeting. The meeting was attended by active SPICE members and friends: Bong Jin Cho (Korea), Mercedes Barcelon (Philippines), Hong Kim (Korea), Wang Rong (China), Julian Webb (Australia), and Richard White (New Zealand).