PwC presents Herald Talks
This business series is designed to give you the knowledge, insight and strategies to grow and diversify your organisation 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. Join us and key thought leaders to connect, knowledge share, grow and engage in New Zealand business.
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.
Communication within global markets is now essential and new technologies are making this an industry standard. Business leaders who are leveraging the correct tools and assets to fully embrace global opportunities are also finding greater success in conquering domestic markets.
The key topics for consideration are: knowing your market, building the right team, research and strategy, cultural sensitivity, business flexibilities and diversification, finding effective local and global partners, financing, and maximizing opportunities.
Join us 26 August to find out how your business can successfully go abroad; enter new, emerging and established markets; increase sales and ride the global wave.
Fady Mishriki - Co-Founder, EVP and Chief Tesla Officer, PowerbyProxi
Fady is Co-Founder and Executive Vice President (EVP) of PowerbyProxi. After studying wireless power systems through his Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical & Electronic), he became the catalyst for the creation of PowerbyProxi and provided the initial drive for the commercialization of new wireless power technology that was being developed at The University of Auckland.
Fady continues to lead the charge to give PowerbyProxi’s customers ‘the power to unplug’, and spends his time between the United States (where PowerbyProxi has three offices in Austin, Silicon Valley and Atlanta) and the home of wireless power – Auckland, New Zealand (Power engineering center is located). With experience in designing and delivering thousands of real-world customer applications of wireless power, Fady is also one of the world’s leading specialists in the deployment of wireless power systems in the most difficult and demanding environments. He has an intimate knowledge of wireless power architecture, applications and solutions.
Tim Green - General Manager, NZTE International
Tim leads NZTE's work in overseas markets. Previously he has been NZTE's Director of China, and Regional Director for Australia-Pacific. Before joining NZTE, Tim worked in corporate finance, strategy consulting, change management and international business development. He was also a member of the inaugural management team of the New Zealand Racing Board. Tim is based in Wellington & holds a BBS (Management) and a post-graduate honours degree in Enterprise Development from Massey University.
Erica Crawford - CEO/Founder, Loveblock Wine Group
Erica Crawford is a business pioneer and wine industry mentor. She started her career as a young scientist in cardiac medicine in her native South Africa, but it was her self-taught skills as a marketer and exporter that saw her rise to business prominence in New Zealand. As co-founder of Kim Crawford Wines, she created a new business model—a virtual wine company that is now common place. She managed and grew the company from a small family-owned business to a significant international player that is sold in more than 30 countries. Today, it is NZ's biggest wine brand in the USA and Canada and tops the general Sauvignon Blanc category in both these important export markets. In 2006 Erica and husband Kim sold the brand and IP to US alcohol beverage giant, Constellation Brands. They now focus on Organic farming and winemaking. Her new brand, Loveblock, has made significant inroads in the U.S. market within two years of its launch. Erica is a member of the Investment Committee for the University of Auckland Business School Entrepreneurs Challenge, a member of NZ Global Women Advisory Board and President of the Canada New Zealand Business Association.
Phil Veal – CEO, Rangatira Fund & Global Chair, KEA New Zealand
Phil is an outspoken advocate for the “borderless nation” of New Zealand and New Zealanders, and believes in the power of global networks to help shape New Zealand for the greater economic good. Phil is an investor and business leader with over 20 years US and international business experience in M&A and strategic transformation. As Chief Executive of Rangatira, a diversified investment company headquartered in Wellington, Phil oversees a portfolio of private middle market growth businesses. Phil is a board director of Tuatara Brewing, a craft beer company, and Hellers, a small goods manufacturer. He holds a B.E. (Hons.) in Civil Engineering from the University of Canterbury.
Fran O'Sullivan - Editorial Director Business, NZME.
Fran O'Sullivan has written a weekly column for the Business Herald since its inception in April 1997. In her early journalistic career she was a political journalist in Wellington and subsequently an investigative journalist who broke many major business stories including the first articles that led to the Winebox Inquiry in both NBR and the Sydney Morning Herald.
She has specific expertise in relation to China where she has been a frequent visitor since the late 1990s. She is a former Editor of the National Business Review; has twice been awarded Qantas Journalist of the Year and is a multiple winner of the Westpac Financial Journalism Supreme Award
7:00am Registration & stand-up networking breakfast
7:30am MC Welcome
7:40am Keynote Speaker
8:10am Panel Discussion
8:50am MC Wrap Up
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