News & Events

Breakfast Connect at Welcome Bay
1 February 2019

Breakfast Connect is the networking group hosted by Small Business Tauranga for new businesses to the city or existing business owners that are looking for support and better visibility.  The first event of 2019 is being hosted by the Welcome Bay Community Centre, with guest speakers Bay of Plenty MP Todd Muller, Arron Judson from forestry research organisation, Scion, and Anna Larsen of Welcome Bay Community Centre.  Don’t forget to bring plenty of business cards to make the most of the networking opportunities.  This event is being held from 7am until 9am on Friday 1 February at Welcome Bay Community Centre, 242 Welcome Bay, Tauranga and costs $20 to attend.  Click here for further information and to register.

Export Essentials Workshop
13 February 2019

NZ Trade & Enterprise is hosting its next Export Essentials Workshop over two days in February in Hamilton.  The workshops are for those considering exporting or those that are already working in international markets.  This proven process is delivered by commercial experts who will help you identify the best international growth opportunities for your business, decrease the risk of market entry, help you avoid making costly mistakes, identify where you need to focus your resources and embed the learnings in your business.  The two workshops will be held on Wednesday 13 February and Wednesday 27 February 2019 at Waikato Innovation Park in Hamilton.  It costs $500+GST for the first attendee and $250+GST for the second attendee from same company.  This includes a one-on-one follow up session.   For further information and to register, visit

BA5 at Bay Venues
14 February 2019

Tauranga Chamber of Commerce Business After 5 events provide a fantastic opportunity for you to meet a large number of people in an informal networking setting.  The first BA5 of 2019 is being hosted by Bay Venues at the newly named Trustpower Baypark, the region’s premier conference, sporting and events facility.  This event is being held from 5.15pm until 7.00pm on Thursday 14 February at Trustpower Stadium Lounge, Truman Lane, Mount Maunganui.  There is no charge for Tauranga Chamber of Commerce members to attend and costs $20 for non-members.  Click here for further information and to register.

Business Behind the Scenes @ Our Place
19 February 2019

The Tauranga Chamber of Commerce Business Women's Network are kicking off 2019 with a Business Behind the Scenes networking event at Our Place.  Hosts are Rochelle and Chris Duffy of Little Big Events and recent winners of the Innovation Award at the 2018 Westpac Business Awards.  Our Place is a container city built on the premise of curating an environment that'll nurture small, emerging businesses as well as building a space our growing community can enjoy.  This event is being held from 5.15pm until 7pm on Tuesday 19 February at Our Place, Willow St, Tauranga.  It costs $25 for Chamber of Commerce members and $35 for non-members to attend.  Click here for further information and to register.

Engage and Retain Millennials and Generation Z
22 February 2019

Millennials and Generation Z (born between 1982 and 2010) will soon be the largest segment of the workforce.  Their work habits are different, their values are different, they care about work life balance and being part of an organisation with values and principles that are important to them.  How do we engage them and what are the myths and realities of people in these demographics?  Dale Carnegie is hosting a workshop based on the findings of a study they undertook to uncover what drives engagement among Millennials and Generation Z so that leaders can better develop an environment that engages and retains the new generations of today’s workforce.  This workshop is being held from 9am until 10.45am on Friday 22 February 2019 at the Tauranga Chamber of Commerce, 65 Chapel St, Tauranga.  The cost to attend varies from no charge to $70.35 full price.  Click here for further information and to register.

The Changing Landscape of Business
27 February 2019

2019 is here - are we ready?  The guest speaker at this event is Nicki McClintock, manager of coaching and development at ASB.  It is being hosted by the Bay of Plenty branch of Institute of Directors in association with the Chamber of Commerce’s Business Women’s Network and ASB.  Nikki will look at where businesses have come from and emerging trends, and discuss ideas that have the potential to completely reshape the business landscape we operate in.  This event is being held from 12pm until 2pm on Wednesday 27 February at the Tauranga Club, 72 Devonport Rd, Tauranga and costs $35 for Institute of Directors members to attend and $50 for non-members (including lunch).  Click here for further information and to register.