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Entrepreneurs star at Thrive Wellington 2006

Entrepreneurs star at Thrive Wellington 2006

Business heroes deserve greater recognition, according to EMA Central Chief Executive, Paul Winter.

"Running a business is incredibly challenging," he said. "That's one of the reasons we're pleased to put on Thrive Wellington each year. "

Thrive Wellington at the Westpac St James Theatre on Friday 24 November celebrates business success stories. Paul Winter says it's also a great day out for people in any kind of business, large or small.

"They'll take away useful insights they can apply in their own business, and they'll be inspired," he said.

This year's show features many of our most successful entrepreneurs: Peter Maire, founder of Navman; Michael Hill, jeweller; John Heng of Click Clack; business leader of the year, Ralph Waters; fashion designer Neville Findlay of Zambesi; and Richard Tweedie of Todd Energy.

There will be entertainment by singer/songwriter Boh Runga, and the chance to hear from sporting hero Jonah Lomu about the challenges he's faced.

With sponsor support, ticket prices start at just $195, which includes a full buffet lunch and networking drinks at the end of the day.

Paul Winter says tickets are selling well, but there are still some good seats available. Bookings can be made online at


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