News & Events

BA5 - Eagle Ridge Lodge
1 November 2017

The next Chamber of Commerce Business After Five is being held at Eagle Ridge Lodge at Ohauiti, in the hills above Tauranga.  The secluded setting and panoramic views offer an exclusive corporate events venue, with two options to cater for up to 250 people.  This includes gala dinners, cocktail functions, product launches, conferences, meetings, team building sessions or corporate retreats.  Attendees will meet the people behind the passion and hear about the changes they have made in the last 18 months turning Bella Vista into Eagle Ridge.  There will also be an opportunity to network with other business people and the chance to enter a business card draw to win a night's accommodation for two at the Eagle Ridge Lodge.  The event runs from 5.15pm-7pm on Wednesday 1 November.  It is free for Chamber of Commerce members and costs $20 for non-members.  For further information and to register, visit http://www.tauranga.org.nz/events-calendar/?#id=1266&cid=502&wid=1201.

Priority One Annual General Meeting
1 November 2017

Priority One’s Annual General Meeting will be held on Wednesday 1 November 2017 at ASB Arena, 81 Truman Lane, Mount Maunganui.  The meeting will run from 4.00pm until 5.30pm, followed by refreshments and networking.  This invitation is open to local business people, civic and educational representatives and their colleagues.  To register, email gail@priorityone.co.nz by 5.00pm on Tuesday 24 October.

Attracting Global Talent
3 November 2017

Are you struggling to find the skilled workers you need to grow your business?  More than ever before, businesses are using innovative recruitment methods and leveraging their competitive advantages to gain access to global talent they need to run their business.  Priority One and ExportNZ Bay of Plenty are partnering to host a free seminar outlining the different options available to engage the best talent in your team.  The session will cover traditional recruitment methods, what you need to know when recruiting in international markets, the use of forensic executive searches, understanding your employer brand and ensuring it reflects your business, and options for bringing in skilled migrants from overseas.  The workshop runs from 7.15am until 9.30am on Friday 3 November and is free for Priority One and ExportNZ Bay of Plenty members.  For further information and to register, visit http://bayofplenty.exportnz.org.nz/training-and-events/bayofplenty-events/seminars/attracting-global-talent.

Business Women's Network Networking Lunch
9 November 2017

The Tauranga Chamber of Commerce Business Women's Network is hosting a networking lunch at the Tauranga Club, overlooking Tauranga Harbour.  Table seating will be allocated to ensure attendees will meet new people and a BWN committee member will be at each table to promote a lively and interesting discussion.  This is your chance to network, meet new people and be inspired by others.  The event runs from 12pm-1.30pm on Thursday 9 November at Tauranga Club, 72 Devonport Rd, Tauranga.  For further information and to register, visit http://www.tauranga.org.nz/events-calendar/?#id=1261&cid=502&wid=1201.

Westpac Tauranga Business Awards 2017
10 November 2017

The Westpac Tauranga Business Awards 2017 black tie gala dinner is being held from 5.45pm until 11.55pm on Friday 10 November at ASB Baypark.  Get glammed up and come along to celebrate the Bay's best and brightest businesses and people and enjoy a memorable evening.  Tickets are on sale individually or in tables of eight or ten.  For further information, visit http://www.tauranga.org.nz/events-calendar/?#id=1249&cid=502&wid=1201&type=Cal.

BWN Behind the Scenes - Jo Tricker Glass
14 November 2017

The Tauranga Chamber of Commerce Business Women’s Network is partnering with Jo Tricker Glass Studio and Gallery to host an event.  Jo will demonstrate how beautiful works of glass are made using electric kilns and a gas torch.  This is a great opportunity to witness "Glassperience" - an educational and entertaining glassmaking demonstration of flameworking and kiln-forming processes, as well as to network with other local business women.  Due to the size of the workshop, this event limited to the first 20 people that register.  It is being held from 5.15pm-7pm on Tuesday 14 November at 5 Oak Lane, Judea (at the back of the Judea Industrial Estate behind Steve's Plumbing).  For further information and to register, visit http://www.tauranga.org.nz/events-calendar/?#id=1271&cid=502&wid=1201&type=Cal.

Developing your Export Plan
15 November 2017

NZ Trade & Enterprise is holding their Export Essentials workshops in Hamilton to save businesses having to travel to Auckland to take part.  If there is sufficient interest, consideration will be given to holding them in Tauranga in future.  ‘Developing Your Export Plan’ takes place over two full days on Wednesday 15 November and Wednesday 29 November.  Attendees will discover the key steps to successful exporting, be taught how to express a unique value proposition, develop market selection methods and find out about value chain analysis. For further information and to book a place, visit www.nzte.govt.nz/exportessentials.

Better Exporting: Routes and Channels to Market
15 November 2017

Understanding your options using different routes and channels to get your products or services into offshore markets can be very confusing.  Using the right method to get to market is crucial and depends on whether you sell on-line, through distributors or agents, via another manufacturer, or across a mix of different channels.  This seminar is hosted by ExportNZ Bay of Plenty and will help attendees understand all of the options to effectively get their products or services to market and support their global expansion.  It is being held from 7.30am-9.30am on Wednesday 15 November at KPMG, 247 Cameron Rd, Tauranga.  It is free to attend for members of ExportNZ or EMA, and costs $55+GST for non-members.  For further information and to register, visit http://bayofplenty.exportnz.org.nz/training-and-events/bayofplenty-events/seminars/better-exporting-6-routes-and-channels-to-market

Breakfast Connect in Tauranga CBD - The Station
15 November 2017

The next Breakfast Connect event in Tauranga’s city centre is being hosted by The Station – a new Bay of Plenty radio station launched in August and based at Vinyl Destination.  Come along to hear from founder Grant Hislop, including details of a major feature happening in November which will combine audio and video for a genuine "Radio with Pictures" experience.  This event is being held from 7am-8.30am on Wednesday 15 November at Vinyl Destination, 52 Devonport Road, Tauranga.  For further information and to register, visit http://www.tauranga.org.nz/events-calendar/#id=1279&cid=502&wid=1201&type=Cal.

LinkT Sports Challenge
15 November 2017

LinkT young professionals group is partnering with Sports Bay of Plenty to host a business event with a twist.  They are inviting workplace teams to get together for a series of fun activities, followed by a few drinks and a spring barbecue.  This event is being held from 5.30pm-8pm on Wednesday 14 November at Sport Bay of Plenty’s facilities at 406 Devonport Rd, Tauranga.  For further information and to register, visit http://www.tauranga.org.nz/events-calendar/#id=1273&cid=502&wid=1201&type=Cal.  LinkT is supported by Tauranga Chamber of Commerce and Priority One.

Export Masterclass #3: Identifying your Routes to Market
22 November 2017

Have you ever wondered which of the many channels to market are the most optimal for your business to use in order to drive sales and reach the end consumer?  This half-day workshop dives deep into the topic of identifying your routes to market, using a multi-channel approach to sales that provides the customer with a seamless shopping experience, no matter the channel they are buying from.  Hosted by ExportNZ and BNZ Partners, it is being held from 8.30am until 12pm on Wednesday 22 November at BNZ Partners, 639 Cameron Rd, Tauranga.  It costs $110+GST for ExportNZ or EMA members and $220+GST for non-members.  For further information and to register, visit http://bayofplenty.exportnz.org.nz/training-and-events/bayofplenty-events/training/export-masterclass-3-identifying-your-routes-to-market

Regional Business Market
1 December 2017

The Regional Business Market provides an environment conducive to business-to-business trade, ensuring you are connecting with the right people.  Exhibition stands cost $199+GST and set up is from 8am.  Doors open to the general public between 9am-2pm and there is no charge for entry.  The next Regional Business Market is being held at Classic Flyers on Friday 1 December.  For further information and to register, visit http://www.tauranga.org.nz/events-calendar/#id=1270&cid=502&wid=1201&type=Cal.

Business After 5 - Legacy Funerals
6 December 2017

The next Chamber of Commerce BA5 is being hosted by Legacy Funerals at their newest venue, Legacy Gardens – located in the heart of Papamoa.  The newly landscaped facility features a modern chapel, onsite kitchen, meeting rooms, a reception lounge, courtyard, columbarium and memorial garden.  The venue is also available for hire by the local community.  Attendees will hear about the unique gifting model operated by Legacy Trust, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year.  This event is being held from 5.15pm-7pm on Wednesday 6 December at 53 Te Okuroa Drive, Papamoa Beach.  It is free for Chamber members to attend and costs $20 for non-members.  For further information and to register, visit http://www.tauranga.org.nz/events-calendar/#id=1281&cid=502&wid=1201&type=Cal

BWN Christmas Lunch with the Graeme Dingle Foundation
7 December 2017

The Chamber of Commerce Business Women’s Networking is celebrating the end of the year with a Christmas lunch in partnership with the Graeme Dingle Foundation.  Speakers include former Otumoetai College student Jessica Collins, a Graeme Dingle project graduate who has just been awarded the Sir Edmund Hillary Youth Achievement award for 2017.  Dan Allen-Gordon, the Foundation's regional manager for the Bay of Plenty, and Vicky White, a programme mentor, will also speak.  This event is being held from 12pm-1.30pm on Thursday 7 December 2017 at Mills Reef Restaurant, 143 Moffat Rd, Bethlehem.  It costs $60 for Chamber members to attend and $70 for non-members.  All profits from this event will go to the Graeme Dingle Foundation.  For further information and to register, visit http://www.tauranga.org.nz/events-calendar/#id=1278&cid=502&wid=1201&type=Cal.

Small Business Tauranga Christmas Bubbles Brunch
8 December 2017

Small Business Tauranga is partnering with INfused to host a Christmas brunch for local businesses.  They invite those that haven’t organised their own Christmas party to come along with their team to enjoy a morning of networking and celebrations.  Guest speakers include members of the Small Business Tauranga steering committee, who will talk about business successes.  This event is being held from 8.30am-11.30am on Friday 8 December 2017 at Tauranga Yacht & Power Boat Club, Sulphur Point, Tauranga.  It costs between $29 and $59 to attend, depending on membership status.  For further information and to book your place, visit https://www.eventspronto.co.nz/BBB2017.