NZTE Export Essentials

13 Feb 2019, Waikato Innovation Park Conference Room

Ready to grow your export business faster?

Take control, get better results and grow your business faster internationally with NZTE’s Export Essentials Workshops.
Export Essentials is returning to Hamilton on the 13th and 27th of February 2019. These workshops are helping businesses make the most of lessons learnt by New Zealand exporters in markets all over the world. Register your interest now for the upcoming Hamilton workshop.

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Waikato Business Summit

20 February 2019, Hamilton Gardens

Back for its second year the Waikato Business Summit aims to provide local entrepreneurs and business people with an opportunity to connect, learn and grow.

Featuring guest speakers, Hon Grant Roberston, Te Waka’s CEO Michael Bassett-Foss and ANZ Chief Economist Sharon Zollner. This is followed by a panel discussion ‘How does today’s business succeed… tomorrow? Panel members include Gemma Major, Co-founder and Chair, Seed Waikato, Darrel Hadley, MD, Good George Brewing, Kelvyn Eglinton, CEO, Momentum Waikato, Eliot Jessep, Entrepreneur.

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5 March 2019
5 March 2019

He Piko He Taniwha – Realising The Cultural Tourism Potential of the Waikato

5 March 2019, Don Rowlands Centre, Lake Karapiro

Cultural Tourism Symposium

Hosted by Tainui Waka Tourism Inc. this symposium will bring together cultural exemplars and key tourism stakeholders to discuss, explore and present initiatives designed to realise the tourism potential of the Waikato river in support of the Hamilton Waikato Tourism Vision.   

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14 March 2019, Waikato Innovation Park

Lean is a workshop and coaching programme designed to boost your competitiveness and performance through the entire operational system. Lean can improve many things in your business from product development to supply chains, production and distribution, customer touch points and staff skill levels.  

Lean improves business by:
Creating a culture of continuous improvement
Identifying customer value and reducing waste
Helping you facilitate and manage change in your business
Improving planning, production flow and reducing lead times
Reducing inventories, freeing up capital and saving space
Engaging staff more effectively and developing their skills
Improving productivity, profitability and international competitiveness. 

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21 March 2019
21 March 2019

Maaori Business Panel - Bringing your business idea to life

21 March, Destylez Cafe, 54 Collingwood St

You have a business idea but don't know what to do with it....

Come along and hear what other Maaori entrepreneurs have done with their ideas and how they've turned passion into business. This event is focused on Product Development.

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SI Roadshow

4 April, Waikato Innovation Park Conference Room

Global update for units of Measurement – when is a kilogram no longer a kilogram? 

Come and hear from the Measurement Standards Laboratory and guest speakers explain the ground breaking science behind the changes to the International System of Units (SI) and the innovation launchpad that it enables. 

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