Overview


There’s never been a more uncertain, exciting, wide-open, roller-coaster time to be in business.

Fairfax Media’s Future Of Business is a series of curated events and workshops that aims to help New Zealand business people reach and connect with customers in this new business environment.

This forum will bring business people together to share ideas, learn from each other and hear from a world-class line-up of visionary speakers who have succeeded in disruptive industries.

We don’t expect to change the country’s future business fortunes overnight, but we do believe this series will help many of you better navigate.

OCTOBER EVENTS


EVENT 1
Building Brands in the Connective Economy

Building Brands in the Connective Economy

13 October, 5:00pm
URBAN HUB OFFICES, WELLINGTON

With Mark Di Somma - Expert Brand Strategist
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EVENT 2
Changing Lanes: Uber and The Future of Cities

Changing Lanes: Uber and The Future of Cities

18 October, 7:00am
FAIRFAX MEDIA CIDER BUILDING, AUCKLAND

With Richard Menzies - Uber New Zealand
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EVENT 3
Creating and Distributing Compelling Content

Creating and Distributing Compelling Content

25 October, 5:00pm
NOVOTEL HOTEL, CHRISTCHURCH

With Susana Leitao and Maria Ryan Young
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SEPTEMBER EVENTS AUCKLAND


EVENT 1
The Future of Urban Transportation

The Future of Urban Transportation

14 September, 7:00am
The Pullman Hotel, Auckland

Industrial designer Alain Brideson looks at the future of transport, emerging technologies and the implications for Auckland businesses.
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EVENT 2
The Evolution Of Digital & What’s Next

The Evolution Of Digital & What’s Next

15 September, 7:00am
The Pullman Hotel, Auckland

Andrew Jamieson from PwC Digital explores the evolution of digital so far, how it has disrupted businesses and how the digital future will impact you.
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EVENT 3
Curating & Distributing Compelling Content - Workshop -

Curating & Distributing Compelling Content - Workshop -

23 September, 7:00am
The Pullman Hotel, Auckland

Looking to create relevant and effective content for third party platforms? Gain valuable insights that will help your content and campaigns stand out and deliver results.
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SEPTEMBER EVENTS WELLINGTON


WORKSHOP 1
Understanding Native Advertising - Workshop -

Understanding Native Advertising - Workshop -

7 September, 7:00am
WHAREWAKA FUNCTION CENTRE, WELLINGTON WATERFRONT

Robert Hutchinson from Fairfax Media hosts a workshop exploring Native Advertising and how to use it as a more effective advertising solution.
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EVENT 1
Digital Disruption -  are you prepared?

Digital Disruption - are you prepared?

21 September, 8:00am
WHAREWAKA FUNCTION CENTRE, WELLINGTON WATERFRONT

How will the next wave of change affect your business? Will your business survive? Melissa Clark-Reynolds promises you will leave with at least one action you can implement immediately.
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WORKSHOP 2
Curating & Distributing Compelling Content - Workshop -

Curating & Distributing Compelling Content - Workshop -

29 September, 5:00pm
WHAREWAKA FUNCTION CENTRE, WELLINGTON WATERFRONT

Looking to create relevant and effective content for third party platforms? Gain valuable insights that will help your content and campaigns stand out and deliver results.
Register

SEPTEMBER EVENTS CHRISTCHURCH


WORKSHOP 1
Navigating The Digital Landscape - Workshop -

Navigating The Digital Landscape - Workshop -

6 September, 7:00am
Hagley Oval Pavilion, Christchurch

Boyd Warren from Fairfax Media, and ARANZ Marketing head Tim Kerr will give you a better understanding of digital marketing and how to make the most of it.
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WORKSHOP 2
Understanding Native Advertising - Workshop -

Understanding Native Advertising - Workshop -

27 September, 7:00am
Hagley Oval Pavilion, Christchurch

Robert Hutchinson from Fairfax Media hosts a workshop exploring explore Native Advertising and how to use it as a more effective advertising solution.
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AUGUST SPEAKERS


EVENT 1
Designing an Integrated Customer Experience

Designing an Integrated Customer Experience

10 August, 5:30pm
The Pullman Hotel, Auckland

Chris Fjelddahl from 8 Partnership on how you can use Integrated Design Philosophy to harmonise brand identity, products, spaces and communications
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EVENT 2
Why Everyone Fell Into Bed with Airbnb

Why Everyone Fell Into Bed with Airbnb

11 August, 5:30pm
The Pullman Hotel, Auckland

Paul Stafford from DesignStudio on how and why Airbnb’s unique offering created deep connections with consumers everywhere
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EVENT 3
Cutting Through the Content Clutter

Cutting Through the Content Clutter

12 August, 7:00am
The Pullman Hotel, Auckland

Shana Inge from Twitter on the importance of creating relevant content that connects with and engages your audience
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EVENT 4
Data Visualisation - The Future of Communication

Data Visualisation - The Future of Communication

15 August, 5:30pm
The Pullman Hotel, Auckland

Wesley Grubbs from US firm Pitch Interactive on how to engage your audience with simple but powerful visual communication
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AUGUST WORKSHOPS


WORKSHOP 1
Understanding Native Advertising -Workshop-

Understanding Native Advertising -Workshop-

24 August, 7:00am
SkyCity Convention Centre, Auckland

Robert Hutchinson from Fairfax Media hosts a workshop exploring Native Advertising and how to use it as a more effective advertising solution
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WORKSHOP 2
Navigating the Digital Landscape -Workshop-

Navigating the Digital Landscape -Workshop-

31 August, 7:00am
Wharewaka Function Centre, Wellington Waterfront

Katherine Hanley from Fairfax Media. This workshop will give you a better understanding of digital marketing and how to make the most of it
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