News & Events
The world is moving and adapting at an ever-increasing rate, with artificial intelligence, globalisation and new ways of thinking. If you’re going to stay ahead of the pack and stand out, you need to be on the leading edge. The 2018 Institute of Directors Leadership Conference will take a look at the newest and most exciting developments that will revolutionise the way you think from a governance perspective and impact on the organisations you govern. The conference is being held over two days on 10-11 April at SKYCITY, Auckland. For further information and to register, visit https://www.iod.org.nz/conference.
The next Small Business Tauranga Breakfast Connect meeting being held in Tauranga’s city centre is being hosted by social media marketing company, Social With Precision. The company has expertise in formats such as webinars, seminars and videos, as well as mainstream social media channels, and works with companies to help them better engage with potential customers. Small Business Tauranga events are specifically targeted at new business people to the city or existing business owners that are looking for better visibility. A light breakfast will be served and there will be plenty of networking opportunities. This event is being held from 7.30am-8.30am on Wednesday 11 April at 79A Devonport Rd, Tauranga and costs $15 for Tauranga Chamber or SBT members and $25 for non-members. For further information and to register, visit http://www.tauranga.org.nz/events-calendar/#id=1332&cid=502&wid=1201&type=Cal.
For more than three decades, Allan Scott has been creating world-beating wines in the Marlborough region, first with his wife Cathy and now including their three adult children. Cool nights and sunny days in the scenic region of Marlborough helped to create Allan Scott Family Winemakers’ award-winning wines. But passion and commitment to excellence are also a huge part of the winery’s success story. At this event Allan will share his story of developing and governing a successful family business. It is being held from 5.30pm-7.30pm on Wednesday 2 May at Tauranga Club, 72 Devonport Rd, Tauranga and costs $35 for IoD members and $45 for non-members. For further information and to register, visit https://www.iod.org.nz/Branches-and-events/Branch-event/ProductId/5524.
It has been reported that Amazon's arrival to New Zealand could dramatically change our retail scene. The next Tauranga Chamber of Commerce Business Women’s Network event will hear the views of Nigel Tutt of Priority One and Arron Edwards of Bravesight on the impact of Amazon's entry on the local marketplace, both in terms of the opportunities it may create as well as potential threats. They will also share ideas on how we can capitalise on Amazon's entry to create growth opportunities and positive change. This event is being held from 12pm-1.30pm on Wednesday 11 April at the Tauranga Club, Devonport Rd, Tauranga and a light buffet lunch with be served. For further information and to register, visit http://www.tauranga.org.nz/events-calendar/?#id=1343&cid=502&wid=1201&type=Cal.
Each year Priority One hosts a night of fun, food and fierce competition at the ICT Cluster Quiz Night. Around 120 people usually take part, and the quiz moves at an efficient pace so there is no time to get bored. The 2018 ICT Cluster Quiz Night will be held from 5pm (quiz starts at 5.30pm sharp) on Thursday 12 April at the Tauranga Yacht and Power Boat Club at Sulphur Point. Teams of six are eligible to enter (no more, strictly enforced), there will be complimentary nibbles and a cash bar, and lots of prizes to be won. Our wonderful Quiz Mistress, Anne Pankhurst, is back again this year and Quiz Master, Nick Baker, will be devising all of the difficult questions. So - get together with your colleagues and put together a team. Teams will also be made up on the night if you're coming along on your own (but you still need to register). To enter your team, email firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 6 April.
Around 200 international and local tattoo artists will be competing in the Tattoo & Art Extravaganza in Tauranga next year. Taking place over two days, the event will include a wearable arts competition, hip hop and aerial dance, comedians, live bands, the Waiheke Circus and different categories for the tattoo competition. There are also corporate sponsorship opportunities, with around 7000 people expected to attend the event. It is being held on Saturday and Sunday 14 & 15 April at ASB Arena, 81 Truman Lane, Tauranga. For further information, visit www.tattooextravaganza.nz.
The next Chamber of Commerce LinkT event for young professionals in Tauranga is being hosted at Tauranga Art Gallery. Participants will be able to experience the ‘Art Loves You’ collection of works that literally ‘need you' in order to fulfil their destiny. It is an interactive show designed to engage each of your senses – think virtual reality, light and sound experiences, augmented reality and chakra chambers. Tauranga Art Gallery director, Karl Chitham, will take you on a tour of the exhibition and there will be refreshments and nibbles. This event is being held from 5.30pm-7.30pm on Tuesday 17 April 2018 at the Tauranga Art Gallery, Willow St, Tauranga and costs $25 to attend. For further information and to register, visit http://www.tauranga.org.nz/events-calendar/?#id=1339&cid=502&wid=1201&type=Cal.
Bay of Plenty Film’s vision is for the creation of a sustainable screen media industry in the Bay of Plenty. They are hosting a one-day film forum during May to look at the growth potential of the local film industry, including exploring our strengths as a community, creating shared pathways forward and finding inspiration from others. The programme for the day includes keynote addresses from industry leaders, workshops, panels and strategic discussions. There will also be a celebration of the Bay’s best short films on the big screen. This event is being held from 8am until 9pm on Saturday 5 May at Ōtamarākau Marae, 2655 State Highway 2, Te Puke and costs $55 for adults and $40 for students to attend. To register for this forum, visit https://teata.app.rsvpify.com/.
The next University of Waikato free public lecture in Tauranga will look at the most recent scientific evidence on running and its direct application to enhance training and performance. The guest speaker is Dr Kim Hébert-Losier, a senior lecturer in health sport and human performance at the University of Waikato in Tauranga and founding member of the team at the University of Waikato Adams Centre for High Performance. The lecture is being hosted in association with The Running Clinic. It is being held from 5.30pm on Monday 7 May at Trinity Wharf, Dive Cr, Tauranga. There is no charge to attend but registrations to https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe4XVwDR9xukZiBCtg3DkJYhPl_IZLc3HK8ade1TU-zB-jAMQ/viewform?entry.543492716 are essential.
Established 70 years ago in Gisborne, Hammon Diamond Jeweller’s is an iconic jewellery boutique based in the heart of Tauranga's city centre. They showcase diamonds and fine jewellery, including leading watch brands. The Tauranga Chamber of Commerce Business Women’s Network will get a chance to peek behind the scenes of the business at an event that runs from 5.15pm to 7pm on Wednesday 9 May at 16 Grey Street, Tauranga. It also provides a great opportunity to meet and network with other local business women. For further information and to register, visit http://www.tauranga.org.nz/events-calendar/?#id=1347&cid=502&wid=1201&type=Cal.
The next Breakfast Connect meeting in Tauranga’s city centre will be hosted at NOW NZ Ltd - Tauranga's newest phone and broadband provider. Attendees will have an opportunity to meet the NOW team. find out what makes them different from other telecoms firms and enjoy some informal networking over a light breakfast. Breakfast Connect is for business people that are new to the city or existing businesses that are looking for support and better visibility. This event is being held from 7.30am until 9am on Wednesday 9 May at 116 Devonport Rd, Tauranga. It costs $15 for Tauranga Chamber of Commerce or Small Business Tauranga members to attend and $25 for non-members. For further information and to register, visit http://www.tauranga.org.nz/events-calendar/#id=1340&cid=502&wid=1201&type=Cal.
Expanding business in international markets is greatly aided by the timely and careful navigation of your finance options. Guest speakers Kylie Boyd, partner at Sharp Tudhope Lawyers, and Barry Squires, previously head of international trade and supply chain for Westpac Bank, will cover key points for any business looking to trade internationally. This will include ensuring payment in overseas markets, financing international plans, managing the financial process and risk when expanding internationally, and trading in different currencies. This event is being held from 7am until 9am on Thursday 10 May at KPMG, Level 2, 247 Cameron Rd, Tauranga. It is free for ExportNZ/EMA members to attend and costs $55+GST for non-members. For further information and to register, visit https://mailchi.mp/6a365fee76f0/better-exporting-routes-and-channels-to-market-1398969?e=2ee461b50f.
SociaLink and members of the social sector in the Western Bay of Plenty are hosting a summit that will look at the value of the social sector. This follows the completion of an extensive project that has mapped all organisations that deliver services to support the social sector across the sub-region, including the nature and depth of work undertaken. The summit is being opened by Labour list MP, Jan Tinetti, and will include workshops to discuss the findings and how the research can be used to support the social sector. This summit is being held from 10am until 4pm on Monday 14 May at the Historic Village, 17th Ave, Tauranga. There is no charge to attend but registrations are essential. For further information and to register, visit https://socialink.org.nz/calendar/mapping-social-sector-launch/.
Paul Manning, a partner at BDO Tauranga, will be the guest speaker at an Institute of Directors event in Taupo in May. The session will be of interest to those new to governance or who would like a better understanding of the financials of business at a governance level. It will cover financial reporting requirements, solvency matters, understanding the financial section of board reports, and director versus management obligations with finances and reporting. This event is being held from 12.30pm-2pm on Wednesday 16 May at Motutaiko Room, Suncourt Hotel, 14 Northcroft St, Taupo and costs $35 for IoD members and $45 for non-members to attend. For further information and to register, visit https://www.iod.org.nz/Branches-and-events/Branch-event/ProductId/5703.
Bay of Plenty Property Council is hosting a lunch where Chris Tennent-Brown, senior economist at ASB, will provide his perspective on the current outlook and key economic issues for New Zealand business in the short to medium term. He will look at both domestic and international developments that are influencing the outlook and discuss some of the implications for the property market. This event is being held from 12 noon on Wednesday 23 May at Tauranga Club, 72 Devonport Rd, Tauranga. It costs $30 for Property Council members and $60 for non -members to attend. For further information and to register, visit https://www.propertynz.co.nz/events/bay-plenty-market-outlook-2018
World-leading dairy and horticultural industries have established New Zealand’s reputation as a producer of fine food. The country’s collaborative agricultural ecosystem is now shifting its focus to the development of sustainable ways to feed the world. Will the future of food production rely on robots and data, or will we see a global consumer shift toward alternative proteins? Join the discussion at 10 Billion Mouths - one of only three headline events being hosted across the country as part of Techweek’18. It is being held from 8am until 6.30pm on Wednesday 23 May at ASB Arena, Baypark. General admission costs $295, with the student rate $95. For further information and to register, visit https://techweek.co.nz/whats-on/2018/10-billion-mouths-39/.
Industry sector, academic and economic thought leaders will be coming to Tauranga in May for a half-day event that will look at the role innovation can play to drive regional growth in New Zealand. ‘Unlocking Regional Growth Through Innovation’ will look at how regional New Zealand competes in the world, including innovation in the global market, IP protection, dynamic capabilities – the main theory of strategy, and successful models of business incubation. Key areas of focus will be innovation in sectors such as agriculture, Maori business, smart specialisation and technology, and high value tourism. There will also be breakout sessions and a moderated panel discussion. This event will be held from 8.30am until 1pm on Thursday 24 May at Mills Reef Winery, Moffat Rd, Tauranga. Entry is free for Priority One members and costs $45+GST for non-members. For further information and to register, visit https://www.businessaxis.nz/event11.
The first Business Women’s Network facilitated networking lunch for the year will be held from 12-1.30pm on Friday 25 May at Tauranga Club, 72 Devonport Rd, Tauranga. This event is for those that are already members of the BWN as well as people that are keen to make new connections through the networks. Table seating will be allocated to ensure you meet new people and a BWN committee member will be at your table to promote a lively and interesting discussion. For further information and to register, visit http://www.tauranga.org.nz/events-calendar/?#id=1348&cid=502&wid=1201&type=Cal.
Tauranga Chamber of Commerce is hosting a breakfast event where Minister of Finance, Hon Grant Robertson, will discuss the Government’s recently released budget. Grant is also Minister of Sport and Recreation and Associate Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage. This event is being held from 7am-9am on Friday 25 May at Classic Flyers, Jean Batten Dr, Tauranga. It costs $45 for Chamber of Commerce members to attend and $55 for non-members. For further information and to register, visit https://tinyurl.com/grantrobertson.
Nicki McClintock, ASB manager of coaching and development, is the guest speaker at a lunch event being hosted by Institute of Directors in Rotorua. Nicki will talk about what makes a leader different to a manager and will look at research that explores what winning companies are doing to close the gap between their top and bottom performers. This event is being held from 12.30pm-2pm on Wednesday 30 May at Princes Gate Hotel, 1057 Arawa St, Rotorua and costs $35 for IoD members and $45 for non-members to attend. For further information and to register for this event, visit https://www.iod.org.nz/Branches-and-events/Branch-event/ProductId/5680.
Tauranga Chamber of Commerce is hosting Iain Lees-Galloway at a breakfast meeting at the end of May. Mr Lees-Galloway is the Member of Parliament for Palmerston North and currently Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety, Immigration and ACC. He will talk about the government’s immigration policies and how they apply to business, particularly in an area that relies heavily on an immigrant especially sectors such as the kiwifruit industry that rely heavily on immigrant labour. This event is being held from 7.30am until 9am on Wednesday 30 May at Trinity Wharf Hotel, Dive Cr, Tauranga and costs $55 for Chamber members and $65 for non-members to attend. For further information and to register, visit http://www.tauranga.org.nz/events-calendar/?#id=1345&cid=502&wid=1201&type=Cal.
Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety, Iain Lees-Galloway, will be in Tauranga at the end of May to speak at an informal session for employers hosted by EMA. Topics for discussion include minimum wage increases, changes to immigration policy, paid parental leave, equal pay and pay equity, fair pay agreements and 90-day trial periods. This session will be held from 10am until 11.30am on Wednesday 30 May at Club Mount Maunganui, 45 Kawaka St, Mt Maunganui. It is complimentary to EMA & ExportNZ Members. For further information and to register, visit https://www.ema.co.nz/events/calendar/Pages/Employers-Forum-%E2%80%93-Presented-by-Iain-Lees-Galloway.aspx.