News & Events

SBT Breakfast Connect in Tauranga - KPMG
5 September 2017

The next Small Business Tauranga Breakfast Connect meeting is being hosted by KPMG, one of New Zealand’s leading professional service providers.  Business owners that are new to the city or would like to gain better visibility are invited to come along and enjoy a light breakfast while listening to Anthony Arts describe the workings of this dynamic global company.  Bring your business cards for plenty of great networking, a business card draw, and the opportunity to deliver a 30 second introduction to your business.  This event is being held from 7am-8.30am on Tuesday 5 September at KPMG, 247 Cameron Road, Tauranga.  For further information and to register, visit http://www.tauranga.org.nz/events-calendar/?#id=1221&cid=502&wid=1201&type=Cal.

KPMG Agribusiness Leaders Event
6 September 2017

KPMG is hosting an event to discuss the future of agribusiness, presented by Ian Proudfoot, KPMG’s global head of agribusiness.  Ian will share insights on this year’s KPMG Agribusiness Agenda, including ideas provided by industry leaders on what needs to be done to capture value in rapidly changing global markets.  He will highlight the importance of the whole industry working collaboratively to pivot from a producer-focused, volume-based culture to a market-focused, value-based sector that can quickly capture the opportunities available.  This event is being held from 4pm-5.30pm on Wednesday 6 September at KPMG’s offices, 247 Cameron Road, Tauranga.  If you would like to attend, please email kpmgtga@kpmg.co.nz (spaces are limited)

Craggy Range Wine Makers' Dinner
6 September 2017

Trinity Wharf Tauranga is joining forces with Craggy Range to hold a wine makers’ dinner in Halo restaurant.  This is a rare opportunity for discerning lovers of quality wine to savour an exclusive five course dinner paired with six premium 'single vineyard' wines in a unique waterfront setting.  The Craggy Range collection consists of wines that speak of their place – the warmth and unique stony terroir of the Gimlet Gravels in Hawke's Bay and the volcanic clay soils of Te Muna Road in Martinborough.  Trinity Wharf Tauranga's executive chef, Stuart Perry, has designed a menu specifically to pair with these highly regarded wines, enabling these vintages to be enjoyed at their absolute best.  For further information and bookings, visit http://www.trinitywharf.co.nz/wine.

BA5 - EmployNZ and Avonmore
6 September 2017

The September Chamber of Commerce Business After Five event will be hosted by EmployNZ and Avonmore Technical Institute, who recently built shared premises at 94 Second Avenue.  Come along to hear how these two private training establishments are upskilling the local business community and take the opportunity to network with other local business owners.  This event is being held from 5:15pm-7pm on Wednesday 6 September at 94 Second Avenue, Tauranga.  For further information and to register, visit http://www.tauranga.org.nz/events-calendar/#id=1223&cid=502&wid=1201&type=Cal.

Business Women's Network - The Centre for Health
12 September 2017

The focus for the next Business Women’s Network ‘behind the scenes’ event will be The Centre for Health (previously The Cardiac Clinic).  Dr Anna Rolleston and her team will demonstrate the model of care they have created to support wellness at every age, and stage, of life.  It also provides a great opportunity to meet and network with other local business women.  This event is being held from 5:15pm-7pm on Tuesday 12 September at Manawa Ora Centre, 103 Third Ave, Tauranga.  For further information and to register, visit http://www.tauranga.org.nz/events-calendar/?#id=1237&cid=502&wid=1201&type=Cal.

LinkT - Night @ Escape Masters
12 September 2017

Supported by Priority One and Tauranga Chamber of Commerce, the next LinkT event for young professionals living in Tauranga and the Western Bay will be held at Escape Masters in Red Square, Tauranga city centre.  Teams of six will work together to escape the ‘ROOM’, with numbers limited to the first 36 people to register.  It is being held from 5:30pm-7pm on Tuesday 12 September and those waiting their turn can stop by CBK, also in Red Square, to do some networking prior to having their turn.  For further information and to register, visit http://www.tauranga.org.nz/events-calendar/?#id=1231&cid=502&wid=1201&type=Cal.

Better Exporting - Winning at Trade Shows
13 September 2017

Export Bay of Plenty and KPMG are partnering to deliver the fifth session in the Better Exporting series, which will focus on how to prepare for and make the most of exhibiting at overseas trade shows.  The presenters for this session are Jayne Perry, Global Marketing Manager at More4Apps, and Andy Cameron, Managing Director of Oasis Engineering, with a third speaker to be announced.  This event is being held from 7.30am-9.30am on Wednesday 13 September at KPMG, Level 2, 247 Cameron Road, Tauranga.  Attendance is free for ExportNZ / EMA members 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-5-winning-at-trade-shows.

Smart Talk, Future Thinking: density and placemaking done well
13 September 2017

At a time of unprecedented growth in Tauranga, the next ‘Smart Talk, Future Thinking’ event will involve a panel discussion exploring the process of placemaking alongside successful principles of urban density.  This event is being held in conjunction with the New Zealand Institute of Architects as part of the national Festival of Architecture.  It will run from 2.30pm–4.30pm on Wednesday 13 September at Mount Club, Kawaka Street, Mount Maunganui.  This is a free event hosted by SmartGrowth, however registrations are required.  For further information and to register, visit https://www.eventbrite.co.nz/e/smart-talk-density-and-placemaking-done-well-tickets-37081702370.

How to Retain Superstars
13 September 2017

Hosted by Business @ the Library, this session will be presented by Hani Hansen of Everest Group.  Knowing who your superstars are and retaining them is critical for ongoing business success.  While many managers accept this, putting practical steps into action is sometimes not done at all or not done well.  Attendees will find out how to identify the superstars in their business and retain them, including what you can offer your top performers and how to keep them motivated.  This event is being held from 5.30pm—6.30pm on Wednesday 13 September at the Tauranga Library.  It is a free event but registrations are essential to bit.ly/2upP95D or to telephone (07) 577 7177.

Opportunities and Risks of Startup Investing
20 September 2017

Everyone’s heard about startup investing, whether from watching Dragon’s Den or reading about companies like Xero or Rockit Apples here in New Zealand.  But what’s it really like?  Enterprise Angels and KPMG Enterprise are hosting an informative evening where people can come along to learn about the sector, understand the opportunities and the risks, and consider giving it a go.  Topics include: the DNA of entrepreneurs – what should you look for; investment successes and failures; and the pleasures and perils of being a startup company director.  This event is being held from 5pm-6.30pm on Wednesday 20 September (followed by networking) at KPMG, 247 Cameron Road, Tauranga.  For further information and to register, visit http://mailchi.mp/081e51b81c9f/angelbites-1804945?e=252f4186bb.

SBT Breakfast Connect in Papamoa
20 September 2017

The next Small Business Tauranga Breakfast Connect event is being held at Robert Harris at Papamoa Plaza.  David Hill, Papamoa Plaza Centre Manager, will give an update on how the $20 million redevelopment to the plaza has increased the popularity of this complex.  These events are targeted towards those new to Tauranga or who would like to increase their visibility.  There will be networking opportunities and the chance to deliver a 30 second introduction to your business or share your best business tip.  The event will run from 7am-8.30am on Wednesday 20 September.  For further information and to book your spot, visit http://www.tauranga.org.nz/events-calendar/?#id=1244&cid=502&wid=1201&type=Cal.

Go Global 2017 - the conference for exporters
21 September 2017

Go Global, the annual national conference for exporters, will be held in Auckland on September 21.  With an outstanding line up of speakers, Go Global will provide insights and information on how to navigate the changing world of exporting.  Now, more than ever, exporters need to innovate their products, sharpen their marketing strategies and enhance their ability to shift into new markets.  Go Global will bring the brightest exporting minds together to focus on what lies ahead.  For further information and to book tickets, visit http://www.goglobal.nz/.

Tauranga Chamber of Commerce Annual General Meeting
26 September 2017

Members of Tauranga Chamber of Commerce are invited to attend their Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 26 September.  The guest speaker at this year’s event is Shane Dufaur, CEO of Dominion Salt, which was the winner of the Bay of Plenty Exporter of the Year 2017 award.  Following the AGM, there will be an opportunity to network and meet the new board.  This event is being held from 4.30pm-6pm on Tuesday 26 September at Mills Reef Restaurant, 143 Moffat Road, Tauranga.  For further information and to register, visit http://www.tauranga.org.nz/events-calendar/?#id=1229&cid=502&wid=1201&type=Cal.

Business Women's Network Lunch - Tauranga's arts and cultural scene
27 September 2017

The Business Women’s Network is hosting a lunch event so they can hear from Jo Bond and Megan Peacock Coyle, two women who play a key role in the arts and culture sector of Tauranga and the upcoming Tauranga Arts Festival.  Jo is the Tauranga Arts Festival director and Megan is the manager of Baycourt, and both are on the steering committee for the development of a new arts and culture strategy for the sub-region.  This event is being held from 12pm-1.30pm at Craigs Investment Partners, 158 Cameron Rd, Tauranga and a light lunch will be served.  For further information and to register, visit http://www.tauranga.org.nz/events-calendar/#id=1238&cid=502&wid=1201&type=Cal.

Smart Transport Forum
28 September 2017

Tauranga is growing fast and it is important that we find sustainable transport solutions so we can move easily around the city and wider region.  Sustainable Business Network is hosting the Smart Transport Forum to look at alternative transport choices that move us away from car dependency and deal with road safety issues.  This event is being supported by Priority One, Bay of Plenty Regional Council, Tauranga Chamber of Commerce and SmartGrowth and members of these organisations are invited to take part.  The event will run from 9am-12pm on Thursday 28 September at Club Mount Maunganui, Kawaka St, Mount Maunganui.  There is no charge but registrations are essential at https://www.eventbrite.co.nz/e/bay-of-plenty-smart-transport-forum-tickets-37109986970.

Social Media Workshop
3 October 2017

A half-day social media workshop is being held in Tauranga which will focus on five key social media channels and what it takes to succeed in social media, including developing your own social media strategy.  This seminar is limited to a maximum of 35 people and costs $399 to attend.  It is being held from 8:30am-12:30pm on Tuesday 3 October at ASB Arena, Tauranga, and attendees need to bring along their own laptop.  For further information and to book a seat, visit https://collab.co.nz/products/workshop.

Breakfast Connect in Tauranga at CBK (Craft Bar & Kitchen)
3 October 2017

The host for the next Breakfast Connect meeting in Tauranga’s city centre is CBK, which opened in Red Square in July this year.  It’s already gaining a great reputation as a place for business meetings, as well as to socialise with friends and family.  Come along and hear from CBK owner, Billy Emeny, about his passion and drive for great hospitality and a winning formula.  Bring your business cards for great networking, a prize draw and a chance to deliver a 30 second introduction to your business.  This event is being held from 7am-8.30am on Tuesday 3 October in Red Square.  For further information and to register, visit http://www.tauranga.org.nz/events-calendar/?#id=1258&cid=502&wid=1201&type=Cal.

Chamber of Commerce BA5
4 October 2017

The next Chamber of Commerce ‘business after five’ event will be hosted by QMS Media – the largest outdoor media company in New Zealand.  Digital billboard advertising grew 140% last year and new sites are arriving in Tauranga.  Attendees will find out why advertisers are using them, how they work, how the audience is measures and who visits Tauranga and the Bay of Plenty.  There will also be opportunities to network with other businesses and be in the business card draw for one month’s campaign on the back of a bus valued at $3,500.  For further information and to register, visit http://www.tauranga.org.nz/events-calendar/#id=1245&cid=502&wid=1201&type=Cal.

LinkT - Young Read Woudberg Awards and Ball
7 October 2017

The LinkT – Young Read Woudberg Awards and Ball is the iconic annual event for young professionals in Tauranga and the Western Bay.  This year’s awards are being held from 6pm-12.30am on Saturday 7 October at Classic Flyers.  The theme is the 1980s, so attendees are encouraged to come along as their favourite superstar.  Jay Reeve will MC the event and a three-course meal is included in the ticket price.  For further information and to book tickets, visit http://www.tauranga.org.nz/events-calendar/?#id=1211&cid=502&wid=1201&type=Cal.

Breakfast Connect in Greerton - Custom Cartons
18 October 2017

The host for the next Breakfast Connect meeting in Greerton is Custom Cartons, who have been making cardboard boxes for manufacturers, distributors and retailers throughout New Zealand since 1997.  Come along to learn more about the wonderful world of cartons and cardboard products, and take a tour of the factory.  There will also be great networking opportunities and a prize draw, as well as a chance to deliver a 30 second introduction to your business.  This event will be of interest to business people who are new to the city or those who would like to enhance the visibility of their business.  It is being held from 7am-8.30am on Wednesday 18 October at Custom Cartons, 6/12 Maleme Street, Greerton.  For further information and to register, visit http://www.tauranga.org.nz/events-calendar/?#id=1260&cid=502&wid=1201&type=Cal.

BWN Lunch with Chief Tasting Office at Winefriend
18 October 2017

The Business Women’s Network is hosting a light lunch with Yvonne Lorkin, the Chief Tasting Officer at Winefriend.  Whether you leave the supermarket with the same old thing you always get, or panic and take a total punt, most of us could use some help connecting with wines we will truly love.  Yvonne’s role is to taste thousands of wines each year and she is happy to share her discoveries.  This event is being held from 12pm-1.30pm on Wednesday 18 October at Craigs Investment Partners, 158 Cameron Rd, Tauranga.  For further information and to register, visit http://www.tauranga.org.nz/events-calendar/?#id=1259&cid=502&wid=1201.

Export Breakfast - Creating a Winning Culture
19 October 2017

The third and final E.A.T (Export. Associate. Talk) Breakfast for 2017 will be looking at how exporting businesses create a winning culture.  Three inspiring business leaders will talk about how their companies developed a clear strong culture, making their companies attractive places to work, stimulating business success and creating a give: give relationship that resonated with their staff.  Speakers include Tania Hyde from Beca and Greg Edmonds from Air New Zealand Cargo, with the third speaker still to be confirmed.  This event is being held from 7am-9.30am on Thursday 19 October at Trinity Wharf Hotel, Tauranga.  It is hosted by ExportNZ Bay of Plenty and sponsored by University of Waikato.  For further information and to register, visit http://bayofplenty.exportnz.org.nz/training-and-events/bayofplenty-events/breakfasts/e.a.t-breakfast-creating-a-winning-culture.

Directorships of early stage companies
25 October 2017

On behalf of Angel Association of New Zealand, Enterprise Angels is presenting a one-day governance course designed for those that want to learn more about the challenges and rewards of governance in angel backed companies.  Being a director of an early stage / angel backed company can be more challenging than established company directorships.  Angel investors promise company founders their money and their time, so joining the board is a powerful way to contribute to their success.  This course is being held from 9.30am-4.30pm on Wednesday 28 October in Tauranga and costs $304.35+GST to attend.  For further information and to register, visit http://www.angelassociation.co.nz/events/85-governance-course/.

Breakfast Connect in Tauranga CBD - Diego Health & Fitness
31 October 2017

The next Small Business Tauranga Breakfast Connect event in Tauranga’s city centre is being hosted by Diego Health & Fitness.  Diego Rosenberg has over 15 years of national and international experience in the health and fitness industry, including at an Olympic level.  He will tell his story and talk about how his new health and fitness business is making a difference to people's lives.  Bring along your business cards for the prize draw.  There will also be an opportunity to deliver a 30 second introduction to your business or share your best business tip.  This event is being held from 7am-8.30am on Tuesday 31 October at 67 Willow Street, Tauranga.  For further information and to register, visit http://www.tauranga.org.nz/events-calendar/?#id=1265&cid=502&wid=1201&type=Cal.