DayBreak Summit logo, 7-8 March 2024, Tauranga Moana

7-8 March 2024
Tauranga Moana

Super Earlybird $249

excl. gst and booking fees

SOLD OUT

Earlybird $299

excl. gst and booking fees

SOLD OUT

General Admission $349

excl. gst and booking fees

DayBreak Summit

Our inaugural two-day innovation summit will feature Tauranga's CBD as the stage for insights, inspiration and development opportunities across a fresh and surprising mix of plenary sessions, workshops, field trips and networking opportunities.

DayBreak Summit will deep-dive into a diverse range of innovation including science, technology, Mātauranga Māori, marketing, workplaces, project management, investment, entrepreneurship and creative arts and culture.

Earlybirds catch the Daybreak worms (tickets).
Tickets are strictly limited across three tiers, and they will sell out! So rise and shine, catch the DayBreak and grab your tickets for the Summit and Celebration now!

Programme

Co-designed and delivered by over 30 organisations from across the region, the programme reflects the breadth and diversity of innovation including (but not restricted to) technology, AI, creative industries, marketing, mātauranga māori, marine science and circular design.

Please note: Programming is subject to change

6:30am

DayBreak (Dawn) Ceremony

Join us for a dawn ceremony to open DayBreak – Festival of Innovation. We will assemble at sunrise for a mihi whakatau led by mana whenua to officially open the festival.

7:30am

Registration Opens  • Grab and go breakfast served

8:00am

Plenary session  •  1.5 hours

Tangata Whenua Innovation

Hosted by: Toi Kai Rawa

9:30am

Plenary session  • 2.5 hours including morning tea

Innovation in Marketing: Tauranga Companies Taking on the World

Hosted by: Marketing Professionals Bay of Plenty (MoPed)

12:00pm

Daybreak Downtown Lunch

1:15pm

Breakout session  •  2.5 hours

Robotics, Automation and Hort-Tech

Hosted by: The University of Waikato, Engineering

Breakout session  •  2.5 hours

Marketing Innovation Masterclass - Strategy and Agencies

Hosted by: Wave (Brendan Herring) and King St (Chris Williams and James Cleary)

Breakout session  •  2.5 hours

Marketing Innovation Masterclass - Generating and Validating Ideas

Hosted by: Fuel (Jason Marra, Kirsten Ogden and Tom Lear) and Snapshot (Gillian Johnston and Karl Stevenson)

Breakout session  •  2.5 hours

Hybrid Project Management

Hosted by: Oasis Engineering and NZPDMA (William Fisher) and Solid Consulting (Jason Low)

Breakout session  •  2.5 hours

Insights to Investing in Start-up Companies

Hosted by: Enterprise Angels

Breakout session  •  2.5 hours

Makerspaces, Innovation and Invention

Hosted by: STEM Wana Trust

4:00pm

Plenary session  •  1 hour

Business Beyond Usual: Talent and Future Workplaces

Hosted by: Priority One

5:30pm

Sundowner Mixer

Brought to you by: Business Beyond Usual

As the first day of the DayBreak Summit draws to a close, we invite you to join us for light refreshments and a chance to connect with fellow summit attendees.

8:00am

Plenary session  •  1 hour

Growing Sides Hustles to Booming Businesses (Grab and go breakfast provided)

Hosted by: Business Women’s Network, Tauranga Business Chamber

9:30am

Breakout session •  2.5 hours

Mātauranga in Practice

Hosted by: Ngāpeke Permaculture

Breakout session •  2.5 hours

Beyond the Post Its

Hosted by: Mulberry St (Clare Swallow)

Breakout session •  2.5 hours

The Redesign of Everything

Hosted by: Circularity (Louise Nash)

Breakout session •  2.5 hours

Digital Story Maps - Bringing stories that matter to our community to life – in real time!

Hosted by: Beca (Hayden Grant-Ussher)

Breakout session •  2.5 hours

The Great Sustainability Debate

Hosted by: Craigs Investment Partners

Breakout session •  2.5 hours

Museums of the Future

Hosted by: Tauranga Museum Team and Workshop e

Breakout session •  2.5 hours

Tauranga’s journey to climate resilience: A design thinking experiment

Hosted by: Aurecon (Hayley Martin and Harry Gates)

12:30pm

Daybreak Downtown Lunch

2:00pm

Breakout session •  1.5 hours

Future Festival Workshop

Hosted by: Priority One

Breakout session •  1.5 hours

The DayBreak Offers and Needs Market

Hosted by: Callaghan Innovation

Breakout session •  1.5 hours

Let’s Go! Tauranga CBD Walking Tour

Hosted by: Tauranga City Council and Priority One

Breakout session •  1.5 hours

WNT Deep Tech Showcase

Hosted by: WNT Ventures

Breakout session •  1.5 hours

The Power of Brand in Innovation

Hosted by: WOODS Agency (Reuben Woods and Stephen Finnegan)

4:00pm

3 hours

DayBreak Celebration

Hosted by: Priority One

Tickets

Connect (you and your team) with an array of inspiring and challenging professional development opportunities across DayBreak Summit’s two-day programme. For session information, check out the programme details.

Please note: Tickets are non-refundable but are fully transferrable at any time.

Ticket Includes:

  • Access to all plenary sessions and selected breakout sessions during the 2 day summit event.
  • Refreshments throughout both days including ‘grab and go’ breakfast and dine-out downtown lunch

7-8 March 2024
Tauranga Moana

Super Earlybird $249

excl. gst and booking fees

SOLD OUT

Earlybird $299

excl. gst and booking fees

SOLD OUT

General Admission $349

excl. gst and booking fees

Event Details

Set on the water’s edge of the Tauranga harbour, The Cargo Shed will be the festival hub during DayBreak Festival of Innovation. All plenary sessions and social functions during the summit will be hosted at The Cargo Shed. Breakout session venue information will be made available closer to the event.

Address

The Cargo Shed, 5 Dive Crescent, Tauranga, 3110

Accessibility

The venue has good mobility access with ramp access and door widths to accommodate wheelchairs and mobility scooters.

Travel and Parking

We encourage festival attendees to utilise alternative modes of transport such as rideshare, carpooling or public transport. There is also a range of off-street parking and paid parking available along Dive Crescent and the surrounding streets.

Sustainability

As part of our commitment to reducing environmental impact, we have a worm farm on-site for composting food scraps. We kindly encourage you to bring your reusable coffee cups and water bottles to help minimise waste. Let's work together to make this event not only memorable but also environmentally friendly.