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IMMIGRATION RESET: Navigating the Future for Employers & Recruiters Virtual

Join us for an insightful panel discussion with business leaders and industry leaders from immigration, recruitment and local businesses, brought to you by Aims Global Immigration, in association with HRNZ (The Human Resources Institute of New Zealand).

The New Zealand immigration landscape for employers and recruiters has changed drastically due to the new employer accreditation and work visa scheme. The Government’s immigration reset coupled with a deepening talent crisis and global economic uncertainty, has affected every Kiwi business and thousands of migrants.

How will these changes impact our future? What can business owners, HR professionals and recruiters do to overcome the many challenges being thrown their way? Join us as we have our panel of experts share their views on a range of top of mind issues and help us unpack the present to navigate the future successfully.

Aims Global Immigration & Education Services, in association with HRNZ (The Human Resources Institute of New Zealand), invite you for a panel discussion on "Immigration reset: Navigating the future for Employers & Recruiters".

This is a rare opportunity to network with and hear directly from Immigration New Zealand, RCSA, Auckland Business Chamber and business leaders in the same forum.

Event Agenda:

All questions for the panelists must be submitted beforehand. Questions should be sent to [email protected] (or fill in your question at the time of registration)

Our panel of experts

Rob Perry, Relationship Manager, Immigration New Zealand

Rob has been the Relationship Manager (LIA/Immigration Lawyer sector) since 2018 and is based in Auckland. Rob manages the sector, gaining feedback from the sector, attending seminars, designing and promoting webinars for the sector and ensuring communication with the sector is timely and helpful.

Prior to joining Immigration New Zealand, Rob was in Financial Services (Kiwi Bank/National Bank of New Zealand).

Leah Gates, General Manager Employment, Auckland Business Chamber

Leah leads the Auckland Business Chamber’s highly successful Employment Solutions division since its establishment in 2001. She is deeply committed to diversity and development for all people to participate in employment.

Through her educator expertise, business acumen, creativity and leadership, this division now supports over 1000 people a year into employment. Her team of 30 passionate trainers, mentors, recruiters oversee a stable of Employment Programmes delivered in partnership with government. These services incorporate work readiness training, skills development, employment brokerage, pre and post mentoring support and transitioning to further vocational education.

Leah joined the Chamber in 2001 with a background in small business ownership (ICT Education) as well as international trade and shipping.

Rebecca Clarke, New Zealand Manager, RCSA

Rebecca is proud to represent RCSA (Recruitment Consulting & Staffing Association of Aotearoa and Australia), the peak body for recruitment and staffing, as NZ Manager.

Rebecca joined the recruitment & staffing industry in 2001 and held a variety of recruitment, sales, HR and leadership roles. As NZ Manager of RCSA, she is a conduit and champion for RCSA member voices across Aotearoa. She works closely with the wider RCSA team of specialists to support and empower their members to lead in the world of work through promoting the recruitment profession, enabling better business, providing networking and celebration opportunities, growing the next generation of talent, fostering pathways to professionalism. RCSA sets the benchmark for professionalism through standard setting, education, research and business advisory support to its member firms and accredited professionals.

Arunima Dhingra, CEO & Principal Licensed Immigration Adviser #200900407, Aims Global

Arunima is an established immigration adviser in New Zealand. As the Founder and Director of Aims Global, she has been providing immigration advice and support to businesses and migrants for over 15 years. In 2017 she won NZAMI’s prestigious Immigration Adviser/Lawyer of the Year Award as well as the Community Outreach Award.

For the last few years, Arunima has been serving as a Board Director for NZAMI - NZ’s largest association of immigration advisers and lawyers - and is also Chairing the Policy Committee for the association for the third year. Arunima is also the founder of GratitudeNZ ( - a charity aimed at empowering the next generation and breaking the cycle of child poverty in NZ.

Susan Lowe, Global Chief People & Sustainability Officer, Fuel 50

Susan is the Chief People Officer at Fuel50, the world’s fastest growing Talent & Opportunity Marketplace. Having previously worked for many award-winning Best Employers Susan’s passion and personal purpose led her to join Fuel50 as a business striving to enable outstanding employee experiences globally with their clients.

Susan feels that culture is at the heart of any organisation and a great culture is about enabling people to bring their whole selves to work and be their best self, for themselves, the business, and their whanau. Susan strongly believes that organisations with great culture attract the best talent, have better capability, and are more innovative in their approaches.

About HRNZ

The Human Resources Institute of New Zealand (HRNZ) is the professional body for human resources (HR) professionals. HRNZ is a not-for-profit membership organisation providing services and support for people who work in HR in New Zealand.

Delivering career defining experiences and leading edge tools to the NZ HR profession through professional development opportunities, progression pathways, chartered membership and Emerging Professional certification. We at HRNZ are passionate about unleashing the potential of the people that power NZ workplaces.

About Aims Global

Aims Global Immigration & Education Services is a one-stop solution for all your immigration and international education needs. Our services range from assisting employers with immigration matters and advising on a range of visas, to admission support, arriving in New Zealand and settling here.

A glimpse of our panel event in Auckland last year

Last year attendees' feedback

"Attending the Christchurch Aims panel discussion was insightful. As a global recruitment agency we have a high level of interaction with temporary visa holders, not just externally as job seekers but also internally as employees. I enjoyed the variety of speakers they organised for the event and the manner in which AIMS asked tough questions to the panel, clearly aware of the concerns facing recruiters and wider business owners across New Zealand.

I would recommend attendance to these AIMS events as they provide a clear breakdown and explanation to ever changing immigration policies.

It was also a great way for business owners and recruiters to connect and learn from each other’s experiences." - from our employer partner.

"Basically all of the points that they have discussed here [are] all really informative. And… most of the questions that we had were all ticked… The highlight for me is that Immigration is on a reset button." - from a recruiter.


  • HRNZ Members and Aims Global Clients = $25.00
  • General Admission = $35.00

Ticket prices are inclusive of GST

To Register:

HRNZ Members: to receive the discounted Member rates or FREE Member registrations (where available) click on the LOGIN Link under the BUY TICKETS Button, then register through the BUY TICKETS link.

For non members please register via the BUY TICKETS link in the event listing.


Payment is due at the time of registration. If this is difficult, please email [email protected] to request an invoice.

Cancellations & Refunds

To receive a full refund cancellation must be received by HRNZ by email to [email protected] two working days before the day of the event.

Cancellations after this time and/or 'no shows' on the day will be payable in full.

Appropriate substitutions are welcome - please email [email protected] with their details.