Delegates from Choose New Zealand attended the EPIC (Ethnic People in Commence) Conference 2016. The theme of the 2016 conference was Innovation, Diversity and Building Connections, with approximately 300 people of various ethnicities attending.
Ethnic People in Commerce (EPIC) is organised by the Office of Ethnic Communities with private sector sponsorship to promote links between mainstream and ethnic business communities.
Delegates heard from business leaders including Traci Houpapa, Sir George Fistonich and Wei Gao. The Prime Minister, John Key, also spoke at the conference.
New Zealand is one of the most ethnically diverse countries in the world.
A quarter of all people who call New Zealand home were born overseas and the region is home to more than 200 different ethnicities.