20 June 2019
20 June 2019

Tokoroa Business Support

20 June, 9am - 12pm, South Waikato District Council, Torphin Cres, Tokoroa.

Monthly on the third Thursday
A Business Growth Advisor will spend the third Thursday of every month at the South Waikato District Council office and will be available to talk to business owners or managers who need some advice. The services of the Business Advisors are free and are aimed at helping you gain knowledge, connect with the right people and grow your business. Just pop into the office and ask to see 'the person from Waikato Innovation Park'. Alternatively, you could email businessgrowth@tewaka.nz to book a time.
Click here for more information.

20 June 2019
20 June 2019

Taupo Business Support

20 June, 1pm - 4pm, Enterprise, Great Lake Taupo, The Hub, 32 Roberts St, Taupo.

Monthly on the third Thursday.
A Business Growth Advisor will spend the third Thursday of every month at the Enterprise Great Lake Taupo office and will be available to talk to business owners or managers who need some advice. The services of the Business Advisors are free and are aimed at helping you gain knowledge, connect with the right people and grow your business. Just pop into the office and ask to see 'the person from Waikato Innovation Park'. Alternatively, you could email businessgrowth@tewaka.nz to book a time.

Click here for more information.

20 June 2019
20 June 2019

Waikato TetraMap Workshop

Thursday 20 June, 9.00am 12.00pm, Coopers Function Centre, 25 Angus Road, Ohaupo, Waikato.

I was first introduced to TetraMap in 2015, and I finally completed my TetraMap Facilitator Course, which means I am now qualified to enlighten others.

I've written a blog about TetraMap that you can read here. It will hopefully explain TetraMap a bit more, and there is also the TetraMap website for further information.

Find out more and register for this event.


21 or 28 June 2019
21 or 28 June 2019

Take Back Control - Time Toolbox - 2 Day Workshop

Friday 21 or 28 June, Ventura Inn, 23 Clarence Street, Hamilton.

Feel like you are running around in your life or business fighting fires, sticking on band-aids or just completing someone else's demands?

Join me for a two-day workshop to take back control of your life, your business and your most important resource. Leave with more time, the opportunity to make more profit, feeling more secure and certain about your future and your business's future, with more choices about what to do with your time and a great process for deciding how to use it.

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25 June 2019
25 June 2019

Cambridge Business Support

25 June, 9am - 12pm, Waipa District Council - Cambridge Service Centre, 23 Wilson St, Cambridge 3434

Monthly on the fourth Tuesday
A Business Growth Advisor will spend the fourth Tuesday of every month at the Cambridge Waipa District Council office and will be available to talk to business owners or managers who need some advice. The services of the Business Advisors are free and are aimed at helping you gain knowledge, connect with the right people and grow your business. Just pop into the office and ask to see 'the person from Waikato Innovation Park'. Alternatively, you could email businessgrowth@tewaka.nz to book a time.

Click here for more information.

25 June 2019
25 June 2019

Te Awamutu Business Support

25 June, 1pm - 4pm, Waipa District Council - 101 Bank St, Te Awamutu

Monthly on the fourth Tuesday
A Business Growth Advisor will spend the fourth Tuesday of every month at the Cambridge Waipa District Council office and will be available to talk to business owners or managers who need some advice. The services of the Business Advisors are free and are aimed at helping you gain knowledge, connect with the right people and grow your business. Just pop into the office and ask to see 'the person from Waikato Innovation Park'. Alternatively, you could email businessgrowth@tewaka.nz to book a time.

Click here for more information.

25 June 2019
25 June 2019

STS Pre-conference Workshop for NAISA

Tues 25 June, 9.00am - 4.00pm, Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts, Knighton Road, Hamilton. 

How do Indigenous people ‘connect’ with cutting edge science?
Is it as passive recipients of new technologies or is there an active engagement to change how high-tech science is conceived and developed?

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28 June 2019
28 June 2019

Leadership Action Network Breakfast - The Future of Leadership Development

28 June, 7.15am - 9.30am, Events Room One, Bill Gallagher Centre, Tristram Street, Whitiora, Hamilton.

OUR PURPOSE: WE HELP PEOPLE TO BE BETTER.

Join us to hear Carl Sanders-Edwards discuss whats next in the global leadership development field. Work has changed, but the way we develop leaders hasn't. It's still focused on the 'old' world of the top 10-15% of rising talent. Today we all need these skills.

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2 July 2019
2 July 2019

WorkRoom with The Local Business Network

Tuesday 2 July 2019, 7.00am - 8.30am, Ventura Inn & Suites Hamilton, 23 Clarence St, Hamilton.

WorkRoom is a practical hands-on Implementation Session to make sure Business Development strategies are BANKABLE. All practical, no theory, no fluff, just the raw materials you need to build the systems you need to get your business making you more money. You’ll get tried and tested worksheets that make implementing change into your business seamless.

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3 July 2019
3 July 2019

Masterclass - Export Freight Costings & Quotations

Wednesday 3 July 2019 8:00am-12:00pm, PwC, Level 4, Cnr Angelsea & Wards Streets, Hamilton.

This course is designed to enable Exporters to ensure the right products are delivered at the right price, to the right place, at the right time, in the right condition.

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10 July 2019
10 July 2019

INCO Terms Rules Explained - Masterclass

Wednesday 10 July 2019 8:00am-12:00pm, EMA, 103 Tristram Steet, Hamilton.

This half-day workshop is a must for anyone involved in international trade.  Ideal for both beginners and experienced professionals who just want to up-date themselves on Incoterms 2010.

This half-day interactive workshop gives a clear explanation of each term and has time for participants to concentrate on their own requirements individually or in group sessions.

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24 July 2019
24 July 2019

Southeast Asia - Customised Market Readiness - Technology

Wednesday 24 July 2019 9.00am - 3.30pm, PwC, Level 4, Cnr Ward & Angelsea Streets, Hamilton.

Are you a NZ manufacturing firm looking to engage with the Southeast Asia region?

This one-day workshop provides insights about the opportunities the Southeast Asia region presents to New Zealand businesses. The workshop is interactive and allows you to connect with other owners and managers of local exporting firms with similar interests.

Find out more and register for this event.

25 July 2019
25 July 2019

MFAT - Trade Negotiations

Thursday 25th Jul 2019 9:30am-11:30am, PwC Level 4 Cnr Angelsea & Ward Streets, Hamilton.

Come along to our free event to hear from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade on negotiations for a European Union–New Zealand free trade agreement, and other trade negotiations.
You will gain a better understanding directly from the negotiating teams, on these issues:
The meaning of the EU-NZ FTA for New Zealand and where negotiations are at
The state of other trade agreements under negotiation or consideration
The presentation will be followed by plenty of time for questions and answers, networking and refreshments.

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Matariki X

Friday 26 July 2019, 9am,  Rotorua Energy Events Centre

Matariki X is back in 2019 to inspire and empower our Māori innovators. Connect with others, share new ideas, and learn how to better manage and grow your business. Hear from a stellar line-up of 2019 keynote speakers, upskill at a Masterclass workshop, and network with Matariki’s rising entrepreneurial stars, business influencers, senior Māori leaders, economic development specialists and Government representatives.

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31 July 2019
31 July 2019

Agency and Distribution Agreements - 2 hour Power Breakfast

Wednesday 31st Jul 2019 7:30am-9:30am, PwC, Level 4, Cnr Ward & Angelsea Streets, Hamilton.

Agency vs Distributors. A word of caution on the terminology.

Our guest speakers will demystify some of the complexities and shed some light on the key considerations and contractual terms that will help you succeed.
Guest speakers:

Dan Hansen, Sales Advisory, Partner, PwC
Tom Logan, Legal, Director, PwC

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1 August 2019
1 August 2019

How to make a profit and maintain your cashflow, Hamilton

1 August 2019, 9.15am, The Verandah Cafe & Function Centre, Rotoroa Drive, Hamilton.

Running a successful business is about managing your cash. This involves developing sustainable profits over the long term while keeping your cashflow ticking over on a day to day basis – let us show you how.

We don’t just talk to you about the financial theory; in the workshop we will give you a chance to put the theory into practice with your own business’ books.

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8 August 2019
8 August 2019

Better Exporting - Resilient & Seamless Supply Chains

Monday 8th Aug 2019 4:00pm-6:00pm, PwC, Level 4, Cnr Ward & Angelsea Streets, Hamilton.

Customers are increasingly asking for shorter lead times, more flexibility, reduced costs and faster response times.  And they are wanting it today, or yesterday!  So how do businesses cope with what are often competing priorities, and still operate efficiently?

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20 August 2019
20 August 2019

FREE MAP IT: How to Grow and Scale Your Business with Clever Marketing

20 August 2019, 9.00am - 12.15pm, Ibis Tainui Hamilton, 18 Alma St, Hamilton.

Come ready to not only create your one-page marketing map, but work on how to nurture and convert your leads, and retain your customers.

Start the day as part of our free MAP IT course, then DEEP DIVE into the areas of Promote and Invest, as we help build a structure to funnel the right people to your door.

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21 August 2019
21 August 2019

Open Leadership Development Programme - Waikato

21 August 2019, 8.30am, Long Room One, Bill Gallagher Hub, Wintec Tristram Street, Whitiora, Hamilton.

Hungry to develop as a leader? Frustrated with the relentless pace at work? Want choice about how and when you develop? Why not get connected with other like-minded leaders who want to learn at their own pace? Our Open Leadership Programme could be for you.

The programme includes a full-day workshop, followed by five modules on the Adeption platform, and a celebration event. Additionally you will remain connected in a learning community via Adeption.

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22 August 2019
22 August 2019

Better Exporting - Winning in the Amazon Jungle

22nd Aug 2019 4:00pm-6:30pm, EMA Building Cnr Tristram & Collingwood Streets, Hamilton.

Amazon is live in Australia and soon to be in New Zealand. While the obvious connection is that New Zealand product and brand owners can now reach a new consumer market quicker and more easily, there’s a bigger, less talked about impact.

Hamish Conway from Sell Global will share the latest changes and new discoveries with Amazon over the last 12 months. With his experience running multiple Seller Accounts for New Zealand businesses, he is well qualified to comment on how Amazon can benefit your business too.

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28 August 2019
28 August 2019

Better Exporting - India Unplugged - Perspectives on working with the Indian market

Wednesday 28th Aug 2019 4:00pm-6:00pm, PwC, level 4, Cnr Ward & Angelsea Streets, Hamilton.

The success of the fifth India New Zealand Business Council annual summit last year served to highlight the strong will of both nations to take their trade and investment relationship up several notches, riding on India’s fast-growing economy.

Join us at this event and hear our guest speakers from the India NZ Business Council and a local exporter share their insights and experiences on the opportunities and challenges of trading with India.
Guest Speakers:
Earl Rattray, Managing Director, Dairy Link Ltd.,
Colin Birch, Managing Director, Smart Climate Solutions

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16 & 30 October 2019
16 & 30 October 2019

Export Essentials - Hamilton

16 October & 30 October 2019, Waikato Innovation Park, 1 Melody Lane, Hamilton 3214.

NZTE's Export Essentials Workshops put you in full control of your export plans, using lessons learnt by New Zealand businesses in markets around the world.

If you're not exporting yet, these workshops can help you prepare and get it right from the start.
If you're already exporting, they can help you get better results with current partners and customers, get ready for new international markets, and make sure you're headed in the right direction for future growth.

Find out more and register for this event.