Check out a few worthwhile events we have spotted on offer in the Auckland region for July 2015. We aim to provide more of these each month, but if you have a worthwhile event we can feature please let us know!

Managing Growth - Perspectives From Aviation Software

11th August, 2015

Join the New Zealand Software Association at their next event 'Managing Growth - Perspectives From Aviation Software' and hear from a panel of aviation industry software leaders sitting on the forefront of the growing aviation software sector.

The panel discussion, hosted by Director at Howard & Company John Quirk, will include:

  • Mark McCaughan, CEO of merlog.aero. Mark and merlot.aero are providing a disruptive ERP solution for the aviation industry
  • Simon Mitchell, Head of Product at Matchbyte. A leading solution provider for the travel industry, Matchbyte is working with companies such as Scoot, Thomas Cook and Accor Hotels to optimise online revenue and customer experience
  • Martin Grant, Chief Innovation Officer at Private Flight. Martin works closely with customers acting as a catalyst for Private Flight's innovations in the aviation catering services arena

*Information courtesy of, and registration details available through the KiwiNet Innovation Calendar.

Push Play: Protecting Your Business Idea

18th August, 2015

Learn what makes a good intellectual property strategy, how a firm can turn intangible assets into tangible ones, and when you should seek to protect your idea vs just going for it at Ecentre's event 'Push Play: Protecting Your Business Idea

*Information courtesy of, and registration details available through the KiwiNet Innovation Calendar.

2015 AmCham-DHL Express Success & Innovation Awards & 50th Anniversary Dinner

20th August, 2015

The 16th Annual AmCham-DHL Express Success & Innovation Awards honour companies using entrepreneurship and innovation in achieving success in the fast moving, highly competitive US Market. 

Awards to be presented:

  • Importer of the Year from the US
  • Exporter of the Year - under NZ$500,000
  • Exporter of the Year - NZ$500,001 to NZ$5m
  • Exporter of the Year - over NZ$5m
  • Investor of the Year to or from the US
  • The Eric & Kathy Hertz Award for Citizen Diplomacy
  • AmCham Supporter of the Year

Key Note Speaker: Prime Minister John Key
MC: Rachel Smalley

*Information courtesy of, and registration details available through the KiwiNet Innovation Calendar.

PwC Herald Talks - Going Global

26th August, 2015

The PwC Herald Talks series is designed to give knowledge, insight and strategies to grow and diversify organisations in the ever-changing landscape of New Zealand business.

PwC Herald Talks are breakfast events discussing current trends in innovation, growth and changing markets around the globe. 

With today’s rapid advancements in technology, more businesses are finding it easier to go global. Businesses that are thriving are those that are adapting and responding to these opportunities quickly and efficiently.

At this next event find out how businesses can successfully go abroad; enter new, emerging and established markets; increase sales and ride the global wave on August 26th.

*Information courtesy of, and registration details available through the KiwiNet Innovation Calendar.

 Global Congress 2015: The Global Community of Growth, Innovation and Leadership

27th August, 2015

Frost & Sullivan's global community of Growth, Innovation and Leadership is focused on sharing, engaging and inspiring a continuous flow of new ideas and fresh perspectives which leverage innovation as a resource to help address global challenges.

The Congress will provide critical insights into the trends that impact the economy and industry. The event will host the region’s key individuals and leaders across various industry verticals – Aerospace & Defense, Business & Financial Services, Electronics & Security, Healthcare, ICT, Energy & Power, Measurement & Instruments and Automotive & Transportation.

*Information courtesy of, and registration details available through the KiwiNet Innovation Calendar.

If you have an event which needs including, let us know.