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Upcoming Events at Auckland Chamber of Commerce

Upcoming Events at the Auckland Chamber of Commerce

November – December 2006

10 NOVEMBER Ambrose Golf Tournament
Time: 12.00pm - 8.00pm
Venue: Gulf Harbour Country Club
Tickets: $765.00 + GST

Join us for our Annual Summer Golf Tournament at one of the world's finest classic courses, The Gulf Harbour Country Club. Designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr, the course offers spectacular views and plenty of variety. As an Ambrose event the tournament is suitable for players of any ability, making it perfect for entertaining clients or rewarding staff.

Refreshments will be served throughout the afternoon and the event concludes with a buffet dinner and prize giving at the clubhouse. Prizes include most challenged team, longest drive, nearest to the pin and best overall team score.

15 NOVEMBER Right Click – Winning customer and staff loyalty
Time: 9.00am - 12.00pm
Venue: ASB Lounge, Mt Eden Park
Tickets: Complimentary

Join some of New Zealand's leading technical experts to find out about the rapid changes to the communications environment and their impact on your business. Using case studies and interactive demonstrations Warwick Grey from Hewlett Packard, and guest speakers from the EEO Trust, Jerico, Wild Poppies and the Small Business Company, will explore ways you can keep customers and employees loyal and your business productive by utilising new technology solutions.

Right Click attendees will also be amongst the first New Zealand businesses to see Office 2007 and Microsoft Windows Vista in action, and learn how they will save businesses time, improve security and alter the way we work.

16 NOVEMBER Vital Women Luncheon with Helen Talbot
Time: 12.00pm – 2.00pm
Venue: The Grand Tearoom The Heritage Auckland
Tickets: Members $63 + GST – Non-Members $90 + GST
Table of 10: Members $567 + GST – Non-Members $810 + GST

Changing careers is always a gamble but November's Vital Woman has done it with style and success. Join us at our final Vital Women Luncheon of the year to hear how Helen Talbot transformed herself from criminal lawyer to top fashion designer.

After a series of major life challenges, Helen reassessed her life and turned to crafting high-end fashion garments. Today, with her unique perspective and distinctive clothing, she is a key player in the New Zealand fashion scene. Helen will share her story and the essential elements of her business she believes have led to her continued success.

21 NOVEMBER How- To Workshop with Dr Tom
Time: 9.00am - 12.00pm
Venue: The Rendezvous Auckland, (formerly known as the Carlton Hotel)
Tickets: Members $131 + GST / Non-members $161 + GST

Change your attitude - Change your life

Great leaders and successful business people control and harness their emotions to achieve. Knowing how to effectively decrease negative emotions such as stress and frustration in the workplace is key to creating better relationships with customers and staff, and increasing productivity.

Book now for this unique How-To Workshop with internationally renowned author, medical doctor and founder of the Healthy Thinking Institute, Dr Tom Mulholland. During this practical workshop you will find out how to:

* Recognize unhealthy emotions.

* Use Emotional Algebra® to reduce and even eliminate unhealthy emotions like stress, anxiety and frustration.

* Diagnose and treat unhealthy thinking profiles such as The Demander, The Judge and The Fortune Teller.

* Increase sales and improve customer satisfaction.

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

Make sure your message hits the mark. This interactive workshop will cover effective communication and promotion options that will help ensure your message hits the mark. At this final How-To Workshop in our Marketing series with Tara Lorigan, you will:

* Learn about strategies for effectively communicating with customers.

* Discover the range of communication/promotion options available to you.

* Learn how to work with advertising agencies and other partners.

* Begin the process of creating a Communication/Promotion plan for your business.

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

Understanding generational differences is essential to attracting, managing and engaging talent in the workplace. Generation Y refers to anyone born between 1978 & 1994. They are difficult to attract, harder to manage, and difficult to retain, yet they are essential to any business wanting to establish a competitive advantage. Peter Sheahan is Australasia's leading Generation Y expert. A best-selling author on he subject, he works with businesses to ensure they are Gen Y savvy.

In this entertaining and informative session Peter will:

* Explore how the mindset of Generation Y is trending upwards and how it will redefine what it means to be a manager or leader.

* Outline how to develop a framework for making better strategic decisions that relate to this generation.

* Help managers and leaders identify the biases and blind spots they may have about this generation.

* Create a forum for discussion on issues Generation Y present to your organisation, and outline some key strategies for dealing with those challenges.

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

8 DECEMBER Christmas Luncheon
Time: 12.00pm - 2.00pm
Venue: Langham Hotel Auckland
Tickets: Members $85.50 + GST / Non-members $120 + GST
Table of 10: Members $769.50 + GST / Non-members $1080 + GST

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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