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Priority One is supporting inaugural Bay of Plenty / Waikato Business Expo, which will provide local businesses with a prime opportunity to maximise their exposure to the thriving central North Island region of Tauranga, Hamilton and Rotorua. Entry is free to visitors and the organisers are expecting to draw a qualified audience of entrepreneurs and professionals from around New Zealand. There will be space for around 130 exhibitors, as well as a chance to take part in the PoweringON Business Pitch event, where businesses can gain feedback from a panel of high calibre judges. Priority One members are being offered a 10% discount off the full price of a stand by booking before 21 February. If you would like to take advantage of this opportunity, please email email@example.com for the unique code. The expo will take place all day on Wednesday 7 March at ASB Arena, 81 Truman Lane, Tauranga. For further information and to book your spot, visit www.businessexpo.biz.
The next Small Business Tauranga Breakfast Connect meeting in Tauranga’s CBD is being hosted by Crown and Badger on Tauranga’s waterfront. This event aims to support those business people new to the city or those that would like to increase their visibility in the local community. It is being held from 7am-8.30am on Wednesday 14 March and a light breakfast will be served. There will also be plenty of networking opportunities and a lucky business card draw. It costs $15 for Chamber 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=1328&cid=502&wid=1201&type=Cal.
What should a smart place do to attract savvy millennials? Tauranga business leaders, managers and interested members of the community are invited to attend the first 'Smart Talk, Future Thinking' event of the year, hosted by SmartGrowth in partnership with Priority One and the Tauranga Chamber of Commerce. The guest speaker is Savannah Peterson, founder and CEO of Savvy Millennial, who was named in the 2016 Forbes 30 Under 30 list in Consumer Technology. This event is being held from 3pm-4.30pm on Tuesday 20 March at Club Mount Maunganui, Kawaka Street, Mount Maunganui. There is no charge to attend. For further information and to register, visit http://www.tauranga.org.nz/events-calendar/?#id=1321&cid=502&wid=1201&type=Cal.
Small Business Tauranga’s next Breakfast Connect meeting in Te Puke is being hosted by Tony’s Café and Kebabs. Attendees will find out what’s happening in the Te Puke business community and the strong growth predicted in the kiwifruit sector, as well as have opportunities to network with other small business owners. Guest speakers include Mark Boyle of Te Puke EDG and Stan Gregec of Tauranga Chamber of Commerce. These events are for those that are new to town or keen to increase the visibility of their business. It will run from 7am-8.30am on Wednesday 21 March at 168 Jellicoe St and a light breakfast will be served. For further information and to register, visit http://www.tauranga.org.nz/events-calendar/#id=1333&cid=502&wid=1201&type=Cal.
The Tauranga Chamber of Commerce LinkT young professionals group will get a chance to see behind the scenes at Port of Tauranga during this event. After the tour, some of Port of Tauranga’s younger staff members will host a networking session to talk about their careers. The bus will depart on the tour promptly at 5.05pm on Thursday 22 March from Salisbury Avenue. For further information and to register, visit http://www.tauranga.org.nz/events-calendar/#id=1330&cid=502&wid=1201&type=Cal.
LinkT is a networking group for young professionals in Tauranga and the Western Bay of Plenty. They have organised a night of outdoor kart racing at Bay Karts where teams of up to six people will compete for a trophy. In addition, the fastest overall lap will be rewarded with pole position in the grand final. This event is being held from 5pm-8.30pm on Tuesday 27 March at Bay Karts, 8 Titoki Place, Owens Place, Mount Maunganui and costs $35 to attend. For further information and to register, visit http://www.tauranga.org.nz/events-calendar/#id=1328&cid=502&wid=1201&type=Cal.
The Tauranga Chamber of Commerce Business Women’s Network will be taking a look behind the scenes at the affordable housing development at Mangatawa. Developed by Maori incorporation, Mangatawa Papamoa Blocks, the Pacific Coast Retirement Village joint venture has developed affordable housing in the papakainga style. Guest speakers include two women who have been instrumental in making the project a reality: Victoria Kingi, project coordinator, and Paula Werohia, CEO of Mangatawa Papamoa. They will share their own experiences as Maori women in business and their involvement in these hugely successful projects that are now being replicated in other areas of New Zealand. This event is being held from 5.15pm-7pm on Tuesday 27 March at 1 Te Rama o te Tihi Place, RD 5, Mangatawa. For further information and to register, visit http://www.tauranga.org.nz/events-calendar/#id=1331&cid=502&wid=1201&type=Cal.
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.