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Upcoming Events at Auckland Chamber of Commerce

Upcoming Events at the Auckland Chamber of Commerce

19 SEPTEMBER How to Marketing Series - Marketing Planning
9.00am – 12noon
Rendezvous Hotel Auckland
Tickets: Members $91 +GST - Non-members $130 +GST

‘Behind any successful business is a sound marketing plan. An effective plan removes all the guesswork and assumptions and allows you to look at your business, your competitors and your customers objectively to determine the best marketing strategies for achieving your business goals. At our upcoming marketing workshop,’ Tara Lorigan will explore the key principles behind creating a robust marketing plan, and/or enhancing an existing plan for maximum results. Attendees will have the opportunity to work on their own plans through each stage of the process and gain practical advice for evolving and growing their business.’

5.30pm – 7.00pm
E-Centre, Oaklands Rd, Albany Zeald Ltd

22 SEPTEMBER Vital Women with Ilona Rodgers
12noon – 2.00pm
The Grand Tearoom, Heritage Hotel, Auckland
Tickets: Members $63 +GST - Non-Members $90.00 +GST
Table of 10 - Members $567 +GST - Non-Members $810 +GST

The guest speaker at our September Vital Women Luncheon is award-winning actor Ilona Rodgers. Since coming to the attention of TV audiences in New Zealand through her roles in Gloss and cult classics Dr Who and The Avengers, she has acted in numerous TV and theatre productions, and is in demand as a director and teacher. Ilona is currently on the boards for the Auckland Festival AK07l and the Advisory Committee for the School of Performing and Screen Arts. She was previously a board member for the Performing Arts School and Women in Film and Television.

26 SEPTEMBER Dr Tom - The Attitude Doctor
7.00am – 9.00am
Rendezvous Hotel Auckland
Tickets: Members $54 +GST - Non-Members $80 excl GST
Table of 10: Members $486 +GST - Non-Members $720 +GST

Research conducted by the Healthy Thinking Institute shows that decreasing frustration at work can increase company sales by 60%. Inject some ‘Healthy Thinking’ into your business by supporting most peoples’ natural desire to achieve. Find out how your company can integrate Healthy Thinking at this special breakfast event with Dr Tom, GP, best selling author, and International speaker.

29 SEPTEMBER CEO – Luncheon with Chris Moller
12noon – 2:00pm
Hyatt Regency Auckland
Tickets: Members $63 +GST - Non-members $90 +GST
Table of ten: Members $567 +GST - Non-members $810+ GST
Join us for an informative luncheon with Chris Moller, CEO of the New Zealand Rugby Union. Chris will cover the background to the Rugby World Cup bid, the principles of New Zealand’s bid, and the business issues relating to the tournament. Along with an insight into the events in Dublin on November 17th, when NZ was awarded the hosting rights for Rugby World Cup, Chris will outline the work and planning currently occurring to ensure the success of the 2011 tournament.

3 OCTOBER Employment Law Breakfast with Hesketh Henry
7:00am – 9.00am
Rendezvous Hotel Auckland
Tickets: Members $54 +GST - Non-members $80 +GST
Table of 10: Members $486 - Non-members $720

5 OCTOBER International Trade Workshop
9.00am – 12.30pm
Boardroom, HSBC Building
Tickets: Members $75 +GST - Non-members $95 +GST

Proudly sponsored by HSBC.

For any business serious about growth, it is important to look beyond New Zealand to overseas markets. Guest speakers at our upcoming workshop on international trade will cover recent developments in shipping, exchange management and payment methods, and offer practical advice on two emerging markets, China and the Middle East.

11 OCTOBER BA5 – OPM Financial Solutions
5:30pm – 7:00pm
Onehunga, Auckland

26 OCTOBER Creative Entrepreneurs with Hell Pizza
5:30p.m. – 7:00p.m.
Orams Marine, St Mary’s Bay
Tickets: Members $48 +GST - Non–members $75 +GST

The distinctive branding and controversial advertising strategies of Hell Pizza, has made the company a household name. When Warren Powell joined the Hell Pizza team as Director in 2003 the company owned just three stores. Today Hell Pizza has grown into a 55-store operation using only business cash for funding. Warren will share advice on marketing, franchising, and business growth along with a twist of humour, at our October Creative Entrepreneurs event. His experience as Country Manager for Burger King, and running Fletcher Challenge’s Gib and Hire franchising made him perfect to drive Hell’s franchise strategy and oversee the phenomenal growth of Hell Pizza in New Zealand.

31 OCTOBER How to workshop Employment Series – Retention
9:00am – 12noon
Tasman Ballroom Rendezvous Hotel Auckland
Tickets: Members $91 +GST - Non-Member $130 +GST

This interactive workshop with Kathy Hughes will address a key area of business success - retaining great staff. By using real life scenarios the workshop will cover:

- Performance management.
- Identifying, assessing and developing skills and talent within the business.
- Designing and conducting a performance appraisal.
- Enhancing motivation, loyalty and retention.
- Succession planning.
- Improving communication and reinforcing company goals.


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