Position your business for the future. Join Hon Steven Joyce (Minister of Finance, List MP National Party), Cameron Bagrie (ANZ Chief Economist), Anna Curson (MD Xero NZ), elected officials of Hamilton, Tauranga and Auckland, and an impressive list of other speakers to gain insights on New Zealand and global economies for the next 10 to 30 years.
Possibly THE networking opportunity for you this year. The BUSINESS SUMMIT includes presentations on:

  • How imminent infrastructure changes will impact on your business;
  • How your business can benefit from collaborative working relationships between our largest cities;
  • Business disruption and the IT revolution; will your business be a part of it? and
  • How to protect your business by identifying and minimising business risks.

Listen, network and be inspired in the surrounds of the Hamilton Gardens and the Pacific Crystal Palace.

WHEN
Wednesday, 22 February 2017
11.30am Networking Lunch (registrations open at 11.15am)

12.30pm Presentations Begin

WHERE
Pacific Crystal Palace, Governors’ Lawn, Hamilton Gardens

ADMISSION
$150 inc gst
Ticket price also includes a lunch pack, afternoon tea, and canapés and refreshments with live music from 5.00pm.

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Presentation and Q&A session

A NATIONAL PERSPECTIVE

What are your burning questions this election year regarding your business? Listen to a brief presentation by the minister then get the answers you need in a question and answer session.

Hon Steven Joyce
Minister of Finance. Minister for Infrastructure.
List member, National Party

Expert Commentary

ECONOMIC UPDATE

Delivering insights on the election of Trump, Brexit, the Chinese factor and a host of other issues that impact on the economy and your business.

Cameron Bagrie,
Chief Economist,
ANZ

BUSINESS DISRUPTION

Get informed on the future of IT. Anna will discuss the impact of the changing IT environment and other disruptors on your business.

Anna Curzon,
Managing Director
Xero New Zealand

Panel Discussion

COLLECTIVE STRENGTHS OF THE UPPER NORTH

Hear elected officials of Auckland, Hamilton and Tauranga talking about breaking local barriers and finding solutions to common issues facing the Golden Triangle. The discussion will cover key issues facing business growth in the region including pressure on housing, infrastructure growth, attraction of skilled labour, and environmental concerns.

Kelvyn Eglinton
GM Hamilton City Growth
Hamilton City Council

Andrew King
Mayor
Hamilton City

Bill Cashmore
Deputy Mayor
Auckland City

Chris Joblin
Chief Executive
Tainui Group Holdings

Kelvin Clout
Deputy Mayor
Tauranga City

Break Out Sessions

When purchasing your ticket select to attend one of the following sessions:

COLLECTIVE STRENGTHS – Continued

Join the elected leaders and their key local body personnel to explore how ideas discussed earlier can be actioned. This will be an interactive workshop with discussion from all present, including the attendees.

BUSINESS RISKS AND CYBER SECURITY

Understanding the risks in your business allows you to mitigate these. Andrew will concentrate on major business risks. Aaron will then focus on cyber security, one of the most severe business risks. This session may keep you awake at night!

Richard Briggs
Chief Executive
Hamilton City Council
and special guests.

Barry Potter
Director Infrastructure and Environmental Services
Auckland Council

Andrew Sloman
Partner
BDO Chartered Accountants

Aaron O’Connor
Product Security Officer
Xero New Zealand

MARKET STRATEGY

Learning from the past and focusing on the future, Debbie will provide insights on developing new markets and business opportunities. Debbie speaks compellingly on success and failure in business growth. Take this opportunity to re-evaluate your markets and thinking.

SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS

Learn how your business can create mutually beneficial relationships with social and environmental organisations generating win-win solutions. The speakers will give you practical examples of how they have helped businesses improve their financial bottom line while also increasing their environmental sustainability and ethical performance.

Debbie Humphrey
CEO
Spring

Pamela Storey
Chair
Waikato Environment Centre

Camilla Carty-Melis
Sustainablity Specialist
Sustainable Future Aotearoa / New Zealand