16 March 2017
Missed a spot at EAT Breakfast? Not to worry we thought you might be hungry to hear what went on, so here’s a nifty run-down of the highlights.
We heard three inspirational speakers share their stories of collaboration, and how integral to the kiwi psyche and their business’ collaboration is.
The event was made possible, thanks to principal sponsor the University of Waikato #waikatoftw
The vivacious Judy Finn, Chair of the Family of Twelve and co-owner of Neudorf Vineyards in Marlborough spoke about the viticulture industry in New Zealand and the power of generosity.
Don’t drink wine that has a PO Box number on the back. If someone is not prepared to put their name on the bottle, keep on walking!
Karl is the Global Marketing Manager for Trimax Mowing Systems and spoke about Trimax’s collaboration practices and the importance of declaring war on your ego.
Example: In a commendable showing of vulnerability, Trimax shipped an unfinished prototype to a trade show in the UK to get the input and feedback from customers and dealers directly. This resulted in some of best insights the company has ever received, and was a hit with staff and customers alike.
Challenge from Karl: You are the fuel to the success of collaboration.
Anna Guenther is the founder, CEO and 'Chief Bubble Blower' of PlegdeMe, an online crowdfunding platform. She inspired us with stories of the transformative power of collaboration.
Drum roll please…. The theme for this year’s ExportNZ Bay of Plenty Awards is…
C A R N I V A L !!
If you haven’t already, check out the awards video on our home page.
Buy your tickets, you don’t want to miss out on attending the extravaganza!
For this E.A.T Breakfast, we were joined by 50 local year 12 and 13 high-school students – all thanks to Priority One's Instep Programme and a group of fantastic supporting businesses (Beca, Page Macrae Engineering, Southern Produce, Priority One and BNZ Partners).
Thanks for the support from our amazing sponsors who help bring this event to life, including Sharp Tudhope Lawyers who have supported this event since its inception 29 years ago, YOU Travel (previously United Travel) into their 23rd year, Page Macrae Engineering their 12th year and Beca into their 7th year!