News & Events

Agile Tauranga / 18
26 October 2018

Agile is quickly becoming a regular part of our vernacular, with more organisations embracing it to cope with today's customer-driven marketplace.  Agile enables organisations to master continuous change so they flourish in a world that is increasingly volatile, complex and ambiguous.  How prepared is your organisation and, more importantly, how prepared are you in your role?  Agile Tauranga 2018 will cover these topics and more, enabling you to connect with those excited about the power of Agile from a national and international perspective.  This conference is being held from 9am-4pm on Friday 26 October 2018 at ASB Arena in Tauranga.  Early bird tickets are on sale until 7 October at $109 per person.  For further information and to register, visit

LinkT - Young Read Woudberg Awards and Ball
27 October 2018

This is the awards night for young professionals in Tauranga and the Western Bay, hosted by the Chamber of Commerce LinkT group.  This year's dress theme is Love Boat and the hosts are Jay and Anna Reeves.  The ball is being held from 6pm-11.30pm on Saturday 27 October at the Tauranga Yacht and Power Boat Club, Sulphur Pt, Tauranga and costs $110 per person to attend.  To register to attend, email Anne Pankhurst on

South East Asia Market Readiness Programme
30 October 2018

Is your business engaged with any of the South East Asian markets or are you considering a strategy that may include one of these markets?  ExportNZ Bay of Plenty is hosting a one day programme that will provide businesses with the mind-set, assessment tools and strategising  preparation work needed for engaging in South East Asian markets.  The programme will also cover cultural aspects and opportunities to network with other business people.  There is no fee to participate in the programme so you are encouraged to bring your colleagues along.  It is being held from 9am-3.30pm on Tuesday 30 October at the Smart Business Centre, 65 Chapel St, Tauranga.  Click here for further information and to register.

Export Master Class: Launching into Market
8 November 2018

ExportNZ Bay of Plenty is holding an export master class that will look at launching into global markets with a clear line of sight to your customers.  Speakers include Blythe Rees-Jones, Rob Achten and Chris Meade, founding partners of Launchsight – a global insights collective focused on developing and launching new consumer products and scaling them in international markets.  Attendees will learn a simple approach for connecting with international customers, the things you can do here before you go and how to test and adapt your thinking on the fly.  This event is being held from 8am-11am on Thursday 8 November (venue to be advised) and costs $85+GST for Export / EMA members to attend and $150+GST for non-members.  For further information and to register, visit

Priority One Annual General Meeting
8 November 2018

We invite you and your colleagues to join the Priority One board and team at our Annual General Meeting, where you can hear about the exciting recent developments in economic development and plans for future projects and initiatives.  The AGM is being held from 4pm-6.30pm on Thursday 8 November 2018 at Mills Reef Winery, Moffat Rd, Tauranga.  This is a free event, but registrations are essential to

Succession Planning Seminar
14 November 2018

Ingham Mora Chartered Accountants and Link Business Brokers are hosting a seminar for those that are thinking of selling their business in the next few years or passing it on to the next generation.  The presenters will talk about the 10 biggest mistakes that are made when selling a business, as well as providing a clear outline of how to best ready a business for sale to get the best price.  This seminar is being held from 5.30pm to 6.30pm, Wednesday 14 November at Ingham Mora, 60 Durham St, Tauranga and costs $10 per person to attend.  Click here for further information and to register.

The journey of entrepreneurs - is there a finish line?
15 November 2018

Tauranga-based technology incubator, WNT Ventures, is presenting ‘Startup Folk’ - a series of events for budding entrepreneurs.  The first one will feature presentations from three entrepreneurs that provide insights into their journey.  Speakers include: Matt Watkins of Onesixone Limited (SoundSwitch); Brendan Darby of MaramaLabs (CloudSpec); and WNT Ventures’ investment manager, Laura Faulconer.  This event is being held from 3pm to 4.30pm on Thursday 14 November at Basestation, 148 Durham St, Tauranga.  There is not charge to attend but registrations are essential.

Bay of Plenty Property Council Corporate Golf Day 2018
22 November 2018

The Bay of Plenty Property Council is hosting their annual Corporate Golf Day at the Omanu Golf Club, providing a great opportunity to network with clients and colleagues whilst competing in the challenging 18 hole Ambrose Tournament.  The major prize is $10,000 for a hole-in-one at the 17th.  There will be on-course entertainment and drinks carts to keep everyone on their best form.  Registration per team includes course fees, lunch, afternoon beverages and after-match canapes and refreshments.  The golf day will be held from 11.45am until 6pm on Thursday 22 November at the Omanu Golf Club, 98 Matapihi Rd, Tauranga.  It costs $275 for Bay of Plenty Property Council members and $550 for non-members to enter a team of four.  Click here for further information and to register.

CL2IMB Tauranga: accelerating Maori businesses
22 November 2018

CL2IMB is a three hour event designed to share information, opportunities and connections to support and accelerate Māori businesses.  If you are part of the growing Māori economy as a business or agency, you will gain knowledge, valuable contacts and access to resources.  The programme will cover funding sources, training opportunities, accessing mentors and accelerator programmes, to name a few.  This event takes place from 3pm-6pm on Thursday 22 November 2018 at ASB Baypark (Arena Suite 1).  There is no charge but numbers are limited and registrations will be taken on a first in, first served basis.  Click here for the programme of speakers and here to register.