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Upcoming Events at Auckland Chamber of Commerce

Upcoming Events at the Auckland Chamber of Commerce
October - December

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

18 OCTOBER BA5 - Cin Cin
5.30pm - 7.00pm
99 Quay St, Waterfront

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.

2 NOVEMBER NZCTA Trade Awards Dinner
6.30pm - 11.00pm
Sky City

The NZCTA and the HKNZBA would like you to join them for the New Zealand China Trade Association Awards Dinner. The black tie dinner is being held to celebrate the achievements of companies who have been extremely successful in facilitating trade with China and deserve recognition for their contribution to trade between New Zealand and China. MC for the evening is award-winning reporter Charlotte Glennie.

12.00pm - 8.00pm
Gulf Harbour
Tickets: TBC

Entertain your clients or treat your staff to a round of golf a tour upcoming Summer Golf Tournament at the magnificent Gulf Harbour Country Club. With its Spectacular Ocean and city views, and variety of holes, the course is world class. As an Ambrose event the tournament caters for every level of player. This event is always popular and provides a relaxed opportunity to entertain, network, and enjoy 18 holes on a spectacular course.

15 NOVEMBER Right Click AKLD
9.00am - 12.00pm
ASB Lounge, Mt Eden Park

Join some of New Zealand’s leading technical experts to find out how to harness new technology, keep customers and employees loyal, and your business productive.

16 NOVEMBER Luncheon with Helen Talbot
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
The Grand Tearoom The Heritage Auckland
Tickets: Members $63 + GST – Non-Members $90 + GST
Table of 10: Members $567 + GST – Non-Members $810 + GST

The guest speaker for our November Vital Women Luncheon is inspirational fashion designer Helen Talbot. A former criminal lawyer, Helen turned to fashion after a series of major life challenges that caused her to reassess her life and change direction.

21 NOVEMBER How to Workshop with Dr Tom
9.00am - 12.00pm
The Rendezvous
Tickets: Members $91 +GST – Non-members $130 + GST

22 NOVEMBER How To Workshop Marketing Series – Promotion
9.00am - 12.00pm
Rendezvous Hotel
Tickets: Members $91 + GST – Non-members $130 + GST

Make sure your message hits the mark. One of the most crucial skills we need to ensure relationships run smoothly is effective communication. Communicating with our customers is no different. This interactive workshop with marketing consultant Tara Lorigan will cover the art of effective communication and the promotion options that will ensure you get the results you require.

24 NOVEMBER Managing Generation Y with Peter Sheahan
12.00pm - 3.30pm
Rendezvous Hotel
Tickets: Members $130 + GST – Non-members $180 + GST
Table of 7: Members $780 + GST – Non-members $1080 + GST

A new generation of workers and leaders in the workforce requires a new understanding of how best to attract, manage and engage them. Generation Y, anyone born between 1978 and 1994, are the talent we need to establish competitive advantage in the market place. They are difficult to attract, harder to manage and are proving near impossible to retain.

Peter Sheahan is Australia’s leading Generation Y expert. A Generation Y’er himself, he has worked with more than100,000 members of Generation Y in seminars, panel discussions and focus groups across Australia. Combining this collective experience with his personal background he has written best selling books on Gen Y and works with businesses to ensure they are Gen Y savvy.

30 NOVEMBER BA5 with New Zealand Warriors
5.30pm - 7.00pm
Ericcson Stadium, 2 Beasley Ave, Penrose
Tickets: Complimentary

8 DECEMBER Christmas Luncheon
12.00pm - 2.00pm
Langham Hotel Auckland
Tickets: Members $75.50 + GST – Non-members $115 + GST
Table of 10: Members $679.50 + GST – Non-members $1035

Wondering how to reward your staff this Christmas? Treat them to our annual Christmas Luncheon. With great food, guest speakers, and prizes, our Christmas Luncheon is the perfect festive celebration and relaxed conclusion to the year.


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