Events for businesses

Don't miss out on all the upcoming events for businesses within the Wellington region

Creative HQ: Ideation workshop

Creative HQ, 7 Dixon Street, Wellington

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Develop an initial solution concept using broad thinking and creative thinking. You will be introduced to a suite of tools specifically designed to stimulate new ideas and to challenge you to think and do differently.

By the end of the workshop you will understand the right time to introduce solution thinking, know how to use the broad suite of ideation tools and have discussed how to create an innovation culture.

Ideation workshop

Women in Business Lunch

Otaiganga Boating Club, Paraparaumu, Kapiti

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Madeleine Taylor from People Skills Consulting will share some of her tips and tricks for selfcare, managing your wellbeing and also your families.

This is a great chance to get together with friends, work colleagues, get up out of the office meet other Women in Business, Network and Make Connections in our Local Business Community. 

With winter upon us we thought it would be great to get together to connect over some scrumptious food from Seriously Pickled and hear from Madeline.

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Beehive to Business with Hon. Chris Hipkins

PwC Centre, Level 4, 10 Waterloo Quay, Wellington

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The Minister-in-charge of NZ’s Covid-19 response and vaccine rollout, Hon Chris Hipkins, will be the guest speaker at the Chamber’s next Beehive to Business.

Minister Hipkins has several portfolios, as he is also the Minister tasked with making sure our kids pass NCEA, implementing the ROVE reforms, overseeing the turning wheels of government, and is in charge of all the legislation that makes its way through Parliament.

Of New Zealand’s team of five million, there are over half a million people now vaccinated. Come along to hear about the next stage of New Zealand’s response, how quarantine-free travel is going, and his thoughts on how NZ will rejoin the world.

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Porirua Love Local BA5

Supply Room, 105 Mana Esplanade, Porirua, Wellington

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Join in for the Porirua Chamber’s usual BA5 business networking session, but as part of Porirua’s Love Local Business Month and in the lead up to the Love Local Small Business Awards, they’re focusing on the many stories of business innovation through Covid-19.

The guest speaker is Joe Davis, CEO of Nanogirl Labs and co-author of the book Silver Linings: Kiwi Success Stories in the Time of Covid. Not only did Covid-19 force Joe and his partner Michelle to completely pivot their own business and turn things completely on their head, but following this Joe spoke to many other Kiwi businesses who had done the same.

These conversations are captured in this recently released book, with stories of business innovation and putting people first in the face of adversity.

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Rebel Business School Aotearoa

Kāpiti Impact Hub, Tongariro St, Paraparaumu

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Got a business idea, a kernel that's been seeding for a while but need a kick start? Let Rebel Business School Aotearoa bring your dream to life.

This 'Rebel Business School Pop Up Event' is a two-week intensive course, designed to help you make real progress, quickly without costing you a penny, only time. They will spend every day with you, running interactive sessions and working with you on your business to help you with whatever you need to get going. 

This is going to be the best darn business course you will have ever been on so make sure you sign up today.


Wellington Careers Expo

TSB Arena, Queens Wharf, Wellington

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For 30 years, the Careers Expo has been leading the way in helping New Zealanders explore and find opportunities for studying and entering the workforce.

Bringing together the very best and widest range of opportunities from around Aotearoa at Wellington's TSB Arena, you're invited to come along for free to take advantage of this chance to explore your options and speak face to face with employers, industry, government departments, and tertiary training providers.

Careers Expo

Measuring and Managing the Carbon Footprint of your Business

Wellington Chamber Of Commerce, Level 7 3-11 Hunter Street, Wellington

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Ekos and the Wellington Chamber of Commerce invite you to attend this two-part workshop to help you begin your carbon management journey!

Lead the change! Join the businesses that are measuring, reducing and offsetting their carbon footprint in order to help Aotearoa New Zealand reach its goal of net Zero Carbon by 2050.

Consumers, staff, supply chain and government expectations around carbon emissions and carbon emission management are changing. The good news is that measuring your organisation’s carbon footprint is easier and more affordable than you think.

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Creative HQ: Build, Measure & Learn workshop

Creative HQ, 7 Dixon Street, Wellington

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Build a range of solution prototypes to test with your end-users. The build, measure, learn loop takes you from light-weight virtual solutions through to sophisticated working prototypes. Following this process helps you avoid investing a lot of time and money into a product that ultimately nobody wants.

By the end of the workshop you will have an understanding of the build-measure-loop cycle, you will have an oversight of the prototyping process from proof of concept to Minimal Viable Product and you would have used a selection of prototyping tools.

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The Wellington Gold Awards

TSB Arena, Queens Wharf, Wellington

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The Wellington Gold Awards in association with The Dominion Post have been celebrating Wellington businesses and their people since 1999. The awards are Wellington’s premier annual business celebration.

Entries are open across the 8 Categories covering the creative industries, technology, infrastructure providers, tourism, exporting, innovation and professional services. 

2021 Entry Forms are downloadable after April 6th on the Gold Awards website. The 2021 Finalists will be announced at Te Wharewaka on June 9th and the Gold Awards night at TSB Arena is Thursday 29th July where up to 1,000 people will be in attendance.

Gold Awards

Festival for The Future 2021

TSB Arena, Queens Wharf, Wellington

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Happening in Wellington on 24-26 July at the TSB Arena, Festival for the Future is a three-day showcase of what’s possible and has been called New Zealand’s most inspiring event. The festival is a carefully tailored fusion of inspiring speakers, workshops, entertainment, and a marketplace for ideas to inspire the next generation of leaders. 

The annual Festival for the Future event attracts 1,200+ delegates – from Mayors and Ministers, to CEOs and emerging leaders, to anyone looking to make a difference for our future.

Festival for the Future

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