12 April 2019
12 April 2019

Pecha Kucha Night

12 April, 7.30pm - 9.30pm, Cambridge Town Hall, Corner of Victoria & Queen Streets, Cambridge.

From the Japanese word for ‘chit-chat,’ Pecha Kucha celebrates the unique stories we all have to tell.
Pecha Kucha Nights give a platform to a wide range of people, to speak on a diversity of topics. Each presenter has just 20 seconds for each of their 20 images.
Pecha Kucha events connect people, fuel conversation & inspire thinking with topics ranging from the intellectual to the sublime to the hilarious.

Find out more and register for this event.

15 April 2019
15 April 2019

Future of Work Conference

Monday 15 April, 9.30am - 5pm, PwC Lecture Theatre, Waikato Management School, Hamilton.

Join global leaders and renowned business minds who will lead engaging discussions about future visions for the world of work.

Attendees will gain practical insights into embracing opportunities in a future that needs to address issues such as globalisation, climate change, depleting natural resources and technology convergence. 

Masterclass breakout sessions will discuss future challenges of leadership, innovation, and sustainability.

Find out more information and register here.

15 April 2019
15 April 2019

IoT Waikato April Meetup

Monday 15 April, 5.30pm - 7.30pm, S.G.01 (Refer Map below), University of Waikato, Knighton Road. Hamilton, Waikato. View Map

The IoT Waikato Tech meetup is an event for innovators, thought leaders and organisations interested in developing the Internet of Things (IoT) and digital technology in the Waikato.

An opportunity to get together, share, and find out what is happening with the IoT and other digital technology around the region, NZ and the world, and what it means or could mean for the Waikato.
The April Meetup is hosted by The University of Waikato School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences.
The Meetup will commence with nibbles and networking from 5.30pm before formalities kick off at 6.00pm.

Find out more and register here.


16 April 2019
16 April 2019

Better Exporting - R&D Tax Incentives

16 April Tuesday, 4pm - 6pm, PWC, Level 4, Cnr Ward & Anglesea Sts, Hamilton.

If your company is undertaking research and development (R&D), it is likely to be eligible for R&D incentives. From April 1 2019 a tax incentive on eligible expenditure will be available to businesses doing R&D in NZ - from start-ups to established R&D performers.

Come to our event and ensure that you are up-to-date with what qualifies/entitles a business to R&D claims. Learn from our experts about what constitutes R&D and many other aspects that will ensure you receive your incentive. You will be given the opportunity to discuss any questions and concerns around the subject, with our speakers.

Find out more information and register here.

17 April 2019
17 April 2019

BUSINESS BASICS 101

17 April Wednesday, 1pm - 2pm. Maisey Harris & Co, 910 Victoria Street, Hamilton.

Come along to our lunchtime crash-course and gain an invaluable overview and understanding of the Business Basics you need to start a new business or reinforce your existing business.

Anyone with a business dream, an idea, a concept, start-up entrepreneurs, business owners and/or their teams should come along.

Find out more and register for this event.

18 April 2019
18 April 2019

Tokoroa Business Support

18 April, 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.

18 April 2019
18 April 2019

Taupo Business Support

18 April, 1am - 4pm, Enterprise Great Lake Taupo, The Hub, 32 Roberts St, Taupo 3330
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.

23 April 2019
23 April 2019

Cambridge Business Support

23 April, 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.

23 April 2019
23 April 2019

Te Awamutu Business Support

23 April, 1am - 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 Te Awamutu 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.

23 April 2019
23 April 2019

Social Media Design 101 Workshop - by The Good P.A

23 April, 9.30a, - 10.30am, Seminar Room, Crowe Horwath Building, 411 Greenhill Drive, Te Awamutu, Waikato 3800

Do you struggle to keep your business design in line throughout social media? Would you like to learn how to use FREE software to create beautiful social media posts and manage your content schedule?

This workshop is for anyone managing social media for a business - Business Owners, PA's, Administrators and Office Managers.

Find out more and register for this event.

30 April 2019
30 April 2019

Waipa Networks Business Awards - Cambridge Workshop

Tue, 30 April 2019, 12:30 PM, Meraki Workspace Limited, 32 Victoria Street, Cambridge.

Workshop sessions - book today!
This year we are excited to have Jigsaw Professional Development on board facilitating the Awards workshops. We have swapped out the one-on-one sessions for some exciting new group sessions, that will be facilitated by the fabulous Kate Ricketts and Kerry Saberton.

They will be looking at the Award entry process for all Excellence in Business categories and breaking it down into manageable bite-size chunks, making it accessible to all businesses, no matter how busy! There will also be plenty of handy tips shared and time to network with other local businesses.

Find out more and register for this event.


30 April 2019
30 April 2019

Waipa Networks Business Awards - Te Awamutu Workshop

Tue, 30 April 2019, 5.30pm, Fahrenheit Restaurant & Bar, 13 Roche Street, Te Awamutu.

Workshop sessions - book today!
This year we are excited to have Jigsaw Professional Development on board facilitating the Awards workshops. We have swapped out the one-on-one sessions for some exciting new group sessions, that will be facilitated by the fabulous Kate Ricketts and Kerry Saberton.

They will be looking at the Award entry process for all Excellence in Business categories and breaking it down into manageable bite-size chunks, making it accessible to all businesses, no matter how busy! There will also be plenty of handy tips shared and time to network with other local businesses.

Find out more and register for this event.


1 May 2019
1 May 2019

Brexit - Might opportunities surface from the chaos?

1st May 2019, 4.00pm - 6.00pm, PwC, Level 4, Cnr Ward & Angelsea Streets, Hamilton.

Britain’s exit from the European Union’s common market has been a messy and divisive process in the UK and across Europe, but might the eventual emergence from the chaos provide new or re-energised trade opportunities for NZ companies?

Presenter Ray Lewis will briefly provide a personal view of Brexit, its background, underlying realities and from there position a future-focused opportunistic approach for NZ companies to consider, before opening up a Q&A session with a panel of NZ trading companies currently engaging with the UK and/or the EU.

Find out more and register for this event.

2 May 2019
2 May 2019

Venus Waikato - Power Hour

2 May, 12pm - 1pm, BNZ Business Partners Level 2, 51 Victoria St, Cambridge

Learn a powerful time management, daily planning and focus tools to help you thrive in business and in Venus.

Welcome to this FREE workshop for members run by a Venus Academy trainer.This one hour workshop will be free for members and $95+GST for non-members (if members no-show or cancel within 48 hrs they'll be charged $95).We'll be running the VENUS POWER HOUR every few months.

Find out more and register for this event.

7 May 2019
7 May 2019

Paeroa Business Support

7 May, 9am - 12pm, Hauraki District Council, Corner of William Street and, Belmont Rd, Paeroa
Monthly on the first Tuesday.

A Business Growth Advisor will spend the first Tuesday of every month at the Hauraki 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.

7 May 2019
7 May 2019

Thames Business Support

7 May, 9am - 12pm, Thames - Coromandel District Council, 515 Mackay St, Thames.
Monthly on the first Tuesday.

A Business Growth Advisor will spend the first Tuesday of every month at the Thames-Coromandel 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.

7 May 2019
7 May 2019

Boardroom with The Local Business Network

7 May, 7.00am, Ventura Inn & Suites Hamilton, 23 Clarence Street, Hamilton.

BoardRoom is a Mastermind Meeting to generate new ideas, insights and solve $20K problems for you and your business. Members work together to help each other with their challenges and give insight into what’s working, so that you can get your business ahead!

Like to come an experience a Meeting? Grab a Guest Pass (from the tickets section) and join us... You’ll find friendly like-minded business owners who want to get ahead and believe in the power of helping each other to get there... If you own a business you should totally be here.

Find out more and register for this event.


8 May 2019
8 May 2019

Power Breakfast - APEC Cards

8 May, 7.30am - 9.30am, PwC, Level 4, Cnr Anglesea & Ward Sts, Hamilton.

Come and learn about the APEC Business Travel Card that is available to New Zealand business people engaged in trade and investment activities.
APEC promotes trade and economic growth in the Asia-Pacific region and is of considerable economic and political significance to New Zealand.
The APEC Business Travel Card provides accredited business people with streamlined, multiple entries to participating APEC countries. 

Find out more and register for this event.


8 May 2019
8 May 2019

Doing Business in Fiji

8 May, 3:30pm – 6:30pm,  NZTE Building, Level 6, 139 Quay Street, Auckland CBD.

To find out about the opportunities in Fiji, join us for an informative and engaging seminar with guest speakers from Investment Fiji, Fiji Trade Commission, New Zealand Trade & Enterprise and the New Zealand Fiji Business Council. These speakers will highlight and discuss market potential in Fiji, and point you in the right direction to get things started.

Find out more and register for this event.

9 May 2019
9 May 2019

Raglan Business Support

9 May, 9am - 12pm, Raglan Council Ofiice, 7 Bow Street, Raglan
Monthly on the second Thursday.

A Business Growth Advisor will spend the second Thursday of every month at the Raglan Library & 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.

9 May 2019
9 May 2019

Sheep & Goat Milk Workshop -Waikato by New Zealand Food Innovation Newtwork

9 May, 9.30am - 12pm, Ruakura Campus Club, Ruakura Road, Ruakura, Waikato 3216. View Map.

The Sheep and Goat Dairy Project is a government funded, not-for-profit initiative dedicated to growing New Zealand’s sheep and goat milk industry.
It aims to transform the sector from an emergent one with regional pockets of success, to a nationwide sector that’s innovative and thriving, so that New Zealand farmers, manufacturers and marketers are well placed to meet the global demand for nutritious, environmentally sustainable, premium milk products.

Find out more and register for this event.


13 May 2019
13 May 2019

Huntly Business Support

13 May, 9am - 12pm, Waikato District Libraries - Huntly, 142 Main St, Huntly.
Monthly on the second Monday.

A Business Growth Advisor will spend the second Monday of every month at the Huntly Library and 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.

13 May 2019
13 May 2019

Tuakau Business Support

13 May, 1pm - 4pm, Waikato District Council, 2 Dominion Rd, Tuakau.
Monthly on the second Monday.

A Business Growth Advisor will spend the second Monday of every month at the Tuakau Service centre, 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.

16 May 2019
16 May 2019

Tokoroa Business Support

16 May, 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.

16 May 2019
16 May 2019

Taupo Business Support

16 May, 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 Tapuo 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.

16 May 2019
16 May 2019

How to simplify your Board Meetings with BoardPro

16 May, 4.00pm - 6.00pm, FMG Stadium Waikato, Gate 5, 128 Seddon Road, Hamilton.

BoardPro provides smart, affordable board management software for SMEs and NFPs, with greater time-savings and board member utility per dollar spent than any other product on the market.

Find out more and register for this event.

16 May 2019
16 May 2019

simPRO Roadshows 2019 'Inspiring a Connected Business' | HAMILTON

16 May, 5.00pm - 8.00pm, WINTEC City Campus, The Long Room, Wintec House, Level 1, Cnr Ward & Anglesea Streets,Hamilton. View Map.

What is a connected business? Why do you want to ensure your business has a single source of truth for all your data? How can simPRO help you connect all your business data?

Learn why it is important to ensure your business data is connected.
See our latest innovations to centralise your business information in simPRO.
Master the power of data in the Report Builder demo.
Maintain your team’s knowledge and training with the latest from simPRO’s Learning and Development team.

Find out more and register for this event.


NZ Startup Bootcamp

17-19 May, The Atrium, Wintec House, Hamilton

The weekend long business bootcamp will provide a platform for participants to test their entrepreneurial skills, test and validate an idea they’ve had or get feedback and exposure on a startup they’re building from talented mentors and business legends. 

Find out more and register for this event

Techweek'19 Waikato

20-26 May, Waikato

A week long festival of innovation that's "good for the world" aligned with the nationwide Techweek programme. Events will be held across the region with a mix of showcases, sessions designed to support the building of regional capacity in technology innovation, and experiences to inspire.

Find out more including how you can be involved

Techweek19 Waikato launch

20 May, 6pm, Claudelands, Heaphy Pre-Function, Heaphy Terrace, Hamilton.

This event will officially launch Techweek19 Waikato.
An opportunity to find out more about what we have planned for this years festival plus stories of technology innovation and initiatives from around the region, and loads of time for networking.

Find out more.


20 May 2019
20 May 2019

Live Local, Work Global Expo

20 May 2019, 11am, Claudelands, Exhibition Hall, Heaphy Terrace, Hamilton.

This event will officially kick off Techweek19 Waikato with a showcase of local businesses with a global footprint plus organisations and initiatives providing information and insights to inspire and support others to do the same.

Learn why Waikato has been the fastest growing technology sector in NZ for two years in a row and build awareness as to what the future may hold for technology and how we all can be a part of this evolution from right here in regional New Zealand.

Find out more and register for this event.

21 May 2019
21 May 2019

Tech week Breakfast Tokoroa

21 May 2019, 7am, 47 Bridge Street, Tokoroa.

Join us as we celebrate Techweek 2019 in Tokoroa, South Waikato.
Together with CultivateIT and Tumeke Enterprise Limited, we bring you Tech Week Breakfast Tokoroa.

Come along to breakfast with Tumeke Enterprise Limited CEO, Jay McLaren-Harris and CompanyX Director, David Hallett and learn more about technology and how we shape the future.

Find out more and register for this event.


21 May 2019
21 May 2019

Technology research showcase

21 May 2019, 9.00am, Wintec, Gallagher Events 1, Hamilton.

A showcase of IT research in the Waikato.
Be inspired by leading software, computing and IT researchers from the Waikato, as they discuss their research ranging from Cloud Computing, IoT, Machine Learning, to Cyber Security.
Afterwards, you have the opportunity to talk to the researchers, interact with demos, and network with those involved in the IT industry.
Gain insights and be inspired by world-class researchers to develop research to industry partnerships or continue your postgraduate journey.

Find out more and register for this event.


21 May 2019
21 May 2019

Maori Tech Showcase 2019 - Open to Public

Tues 21 May 2019, 5pm, Claudelands Conference & Exhibition Centre, Gate 1, Corner Brooklyn Road & Heaphy Terrace, Hamilton.

Following on from last year’s successful inaugural Maaori Tech Showcase, the event is a celebration of Maaori Tech as part of TechWeek 2019. Te Waka Waikato Economic Development Agency and Waikato-Tainui are proud to present the Maaori Tech Showcase 2019.

Find out more and register for this event.

22 May 2019
22 May 2019

ANZ Biz Growth Series, Hamilton

22 May, 4pm - 7pm, The Verandah Cafe & Function Centre, Rotoroa Drive, Hamilton.

Many business owners follow the same journey – after the initial launch and natural growth, they reach a stage where the business plateaus and can sometimes even go backwards. This is where many business owners struggle to find ways to make their business grow again.

Designed specifically for small-medium, established business owners, ANZ’s FREE Biz Growth Series will provide you with tips from industry and local business experts, plus, learn from those that have been there.

Find out more and register for this event.

22 May 2019
22 May 2019

Technology in Small Business: Creating A Successful Digital Platform

22 May, 8.00am, Orca Bar and Restaurant, 2 Wallis Street, Raglan, Waikato.

The Raglan Business Chamber Presents: 
Technology in Small Business: Creating A Successful Digital Platform

Technology is modifying small business for the better. Whether you run your small business from home or elsewhere, technology can offer benefits that will provide the necessary tools to succeed. The Waikato West Coast town of Raglan invites you and your team to engage in innovative technology presentations and interactive workshops. Guidance from experts using a variety of technology tools to attract new customers and streamline administrative duties are among the informative aspects of this event. You and your associates will gain new insight into successful technology techniques for small business.

Find out more and register for this event.


22 May 2019
22 May 2019

LinkedIn Local Hamilton - Innovation in Business

22 May, 5.30pm,WAIKATO INNOVATION PARK, THE STREET, 9 MELODY LN, HAMILTON EAST.

Same LinkedIn Local Hamilton, just with a technology innovation twist for Techweek19 Waikato.

LinkedIn Local is networking event to meet new people and connections. However, it's more than that. It's also about empowering the local business community, and maybe learning a thing or two from some of the best in their fields and notable people from the local business community.

Find out more and register for this event.


23 May 2019
23 May 2019

An Introduction to Data Storytelling

23 May 2019, 9.00am, Waikato Innovation Park, 9 Melody Lane, Hamilton.

Data is everywhere, but it’s what we do with data, what insights we tap into that make it so valuable. Data storytelling is about communicating your insights effectively. Humans are evolutionarily hard-wired for narrative, and data stories evoke empathy for what the numbers represent.

If you’re diving into data storytelling, there are certain elements that will ensure it succeeds. Attend this introductory workshop to find out how data storytelling can benefit your business and how to get started.

Find out more and register for this event.


23 May 2019
23 May 2019

Regional Tech Breakfast Cambridge

23 May 2019, 7.00am, Onyx Cambridge, 70 Alpha Street, Cambridge.

Hosted by the Cambridge Business Chamber, in association with Gallagher, UltraFast Fibre and CulitivateIT. Join us for an informative TechWeek Breakfast with industry-leading, technology and innovation speakers, including the NZ National Feildays Society and RocketSpark.

Find out more and register for this event.

23 & 24 May 2019
23 & 24 May 2019

Ag Innovations Bootcamp

Thu, 23 May 2019, 9:40 AM, Fri, 24 May 2019, 2:00 PM, Ferrybank Reception Centre, 154 Grantham St, Hamilton.

Ag Innovations Bootcamp is brought to you by Rezare Systems, the New Zealand National Fieldays Society, and Amazon Web Services.
Hear the experiences and war stories of other innovators.

Find out more and register for this event.


23 May 2019
23 May 2019

Women in Tech networking event

Thu, 23 May 2019, 12.00pm, Wintec, Design Factory NZ (Near Wintec House), Hamilton.

A networking event focused on supporting connections to encourage and inspire, with loads of time for networking plus some speakers thrown into the mix sharing their stories around technology entrepreneurship, careers in tech, and pay equity.

Find out more and register for this event.



24 May 2019
24 May 2019

Blockchain Meetup

Fri, 24 May 2019, 5:30pm, Waikato Innovation Park - Core Gallagher Facilities Building, Melody Lane, Ruakura, Hamilton.

If you are interested in finding out more about the true potential of Blockchain and in the mechanics of decentralized applications (dapps) then pay close attention!
This Meetup provides an opportunity to find out more about the application of Blockchain technology and to get hands on with the technology in a session organised to guide developers in-depth on how to develop (d)apps and to get them up to speed quickly for a Hackathon planned for later in the year.

Find out more and register for this event.


27 May 2019
27 May 2019

Forecast 5 Hamilton Customer Roadshow

Mon 27th May, 3.30pm, Ibis Hotel Tainui, 18 Alma Street, Hamilton.

Hamilton Roadshow 2019
Come along to uncover even more time-saving features of Forecast 5 and find out what’s to come!

As users of Forecast 5, you are already aware of how easy a purpose-built tool makes your budgeting process, but with constant development, there have been loads of new features over the past year, now is your chance to put these to use! See them in action and what’s on the way! AND come and have your say! Tell us what you want to see in Forecast 5!

Find out more and register for this event.


28 May 2019
28 May 2019

Cambridge Business Support

28 May, 9am - 12pm, Waipa District Council, 23 Wilson Street, Cambridge
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.

28 May 2019
28 May 2019

Te Awamutu Business Support

28 May, 9am - 12pm, Waipa District Council, 101 Bank Street, Te Awamutu. 
Monthly on the fourth Tuesday.

A Business Growth Advisor will spend the forth Tuesday of every month at the Waipa Te Awamutu 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.

29 May 2019
29 May 2019

Better Exporting - Protecting your IP in China

29 May, 4.00pm - 6.00pm, PWC, Level 4, Cnr Ward & Anglesea Sts, Hamilton.

Come and learn about improved IP protection in China, thanks to changes to its laws and trading environment.
China’s IP protection and enforcement is improving but there are still a number of risks involved in exporting to China, most notably trade mark squatter.

This seminar will provide you with an overview of the risks, considerations and approach Kiwi businesses need to take when considering a move into China and how to ensure your brand and IP are properly protected from the outset.

Find out more and register for this event.

30 May 2019
30 May 2019

Saving Rose Gala Dinner

30 May 2019 6.30 - 11.00pm Claudelands Event Centre, Hamilton.

A Fundraiser for Waikato Women's Refuge.
With your MC Frankie Stevens
Tickets $150.00 each or a table of ten for $1400.00
Tickets price includes beverages and Māori fusion dinner by Montana Food & Events

Come along and enjoy an evening of entertainment.

For tickets & inquiries please email Yaone.Ratshilane@waikatomoensrefuge.co.nz

4 June 2019
4 June 2019

Paeroa Business Support

4 June, 9am - 12pm, Hauraki District Council, Corner of William Street and, Belmont Rd, Paeroa.
Monthly on the first Tuesday.

A Business Growth Advisor will spend the first Tuesday of every month at the Hauraki 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.

4 June 2019
4 June 2019

Thames Business Support

4 June, 1am - 4pm, Thames-Coromandel District Council, 515 Mackay St, Thames.
Monthly on the first Tuesday.

A Business Growth Advisor will spend the first Tuesday of every month at the Thames-Coromandel 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.

5 June 2019
5 June 2019

How to develop a growth strategy for your business, Hamilton

5 June, 9.15am - 12.30pm, The Verandah Cafe & Function Centre, Rotoroa Drive, Hamilton.

Want to grow your business? Where do you start? Get an understanding of the environment you are trading in and then make it happen.

Growing your business requires a plan, an understanding of the customer and the desire to make it happen. Come along to our workshop and let us show you how.

Through this interactive workshop we will show you some great strategies that will help unlock your business’ full potential. This workshop is also a great opportunity to network with like-minded business owners and share experience and knowledge.

Find out more and register for this event.


5 June 2019
5 June 2019

INCO Terms Rules Explained - Masterclass

5 June, 8.00am - 12.00pm, PwC, Level 4, Corner Ward & Angelsea Streets, 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.
INCOTERMS are used internationally to determine buyers and sellers risks and responsibilities in international contracts.   Failure to use them correctly puts your company at risk - and this is especially true of companies training under ExWorks or DDP terms.
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.

Find out more and register for this event.

7-9 June 2019
7-9 June 2019

MWDI HineBoss - Hamilton

7-9 June, 9am - 4.30pm, Location to be confirmed.

Are you wāhine Maori?
Are you in business or interested in starting a business?

HineBoss… a business programme with a difference.
The programme is designed to support you to set up your own business with passion and drive, or re-ignite lost passions and boost your business back to where you want it to be.

During this workshop you will learn how to write a business plan, manage your business budget and gain tips and tricks on how to love your business.

Find out more and register for this event.

10 June 2019
10 June 2019

Huntly Business Support

10 June, 9am -12pm, Waikato District Libraries - Huntly, 142 Main St, Huntly.
Monthly on the second Monday.

A Business Growth Advisor will spend the second Monday of every month at the Huntly Library and 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.

10 June 2019
10 June 2019

Taukau Business Support

10 June, 1pm - 4pm, Waikato District Council, 2 Dominion Rd, Tuakau.
Monthly on the second Monday.

A Business Growth Advisor will spend the second Monday of every month at the Tuakau Service centre, 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.

12-15 June 2019
12-15 June 2019

Fieldays 2019

12-15 June, Gates open daily Wednesday to Friday  8am to 5pm and Saturday 8am to 4pm,
Mystery Creek, 125 Mystery Creek Road, Hamilton.

Whether you are from in town or out in the country, a Fieldays veteran or visiting for the first time, Fieldays has something for everyone. From the latest agricultural technology and ground breaking innovations, to shopping, competitions and demonstrations, live shows and tasty food prepared by some of New Zealand’s top chefs, showcasing the best of New Zealand’s primary industries.

Find out more about this event.


Application close May 1, 2019
Application close May 1, 2019

Fieldays Innovation Awards 2019

The Fieldays Innovation Awards is the premier launch pad for backyard inventors and start-up companies through to established manufacturers and distributors to connect with the primary industries.
Fieldays connects agri innovators with corporate decision makers, media and investors and provides the perfect platform to test your innovation with a highly targeted audience. Our goal is to facilitate face-to-face connections and drive innovation together for the advancement of agriculture in New Zealand.

Find out how to enter here.

13 June 2019
13 June 2019

Raglan Business Support

13 June, 9am - 12pm, Raglan Council Ofiice, 7 Bow Street, Raglan

Monthly on the second Thursday.
A Business Growth Advisor will spend the second Thursday of every month at the Raglan Library & 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

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.

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.

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.

Find out more and register for this event.

3 July 2019
3 July 2019

Masterclass - Export Freight Costings & Quotations

3rd Jul 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.

Find out more and register for this event.

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.

Find out more and register for this event.

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.

Find out more and register for this event.

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.

Find out more and register for this event.