PwC Herald Talks - Innovation Christchurch

Fri 12 May

Venue Location

156 Armagh Street, Christchurch

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Running Time: 7am - 9am

Venue Location

156 Armagh Street, Christchurch

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PwC Herald Talks

Our thought provoking business networking series moves into its third year in 2017 & hits the road – with events travelling from Auckland to Wellington and Christchurch.  PwC Herald Talks is designed to give you the knowledge, insight and strategies to grow and diversify in the ever-changing landscape of New Zealand business.

These breakfast events discuss current & upcoming trends in business, including innovation, the internet of things, leadership, and global & local business.

Join us and key thought leaders to connect, share knowledge, and think about how to grow your business and remain relevant.

Innovation - Christchurch

Innovate or be left behind. Innovation can be a catalyst for the growth and success of your business, and help you to adapt and grow in the marketplace. It’s not just invention, innovation can mean changing your business model and adapting to changes in your environment to deliver better products or services.

This PwC Herald Talks event brings you the latest case studies in innovation and provides insights to help you apply innovation within your business to make sure you stay ahead of the curve and get outside of the box. 

Don’t miss this chance to join our keynote speaker and expert panel to unlock the key to successful business. 


Tobias Grant – Commercial Director, Pop-up Globe

Tobias is an entrepreneur with specialist experience in management and communications of creative businesses. He brings over 15 years’ experience with leading advertising agencies, brand strategists, clients and brands. Between 2010 and 2014 he built an agency which from a standing start grew to delivering high profile projects including Band Together Concert for Canterbury, for Hallenstein Brothers, launched Telecom’s association with Spofity, and the Starship Christmas Albums.


Kevin Hart – Country Leader, GE New Zealand

Kevin is an industry veteran with more than thirty years’ experience in the energy sector.  In his role as Country Leader for GE New Zealand, his focus is on growing GE’s business offerings including Power, Renewables, Transportation, Aviation and Healthcare, while helping to transform its entire business to be the world’s largest digital industrial company.

Savannah Peterson – Founder, Savvy Millenial

Savannah Peterson is a 2016 Forbes 30 Under 30 in Consumer Technology and known voice in the startup space. Savannah is the Founder of Savvy Millennial where she helps the people, products and brands she loves grow.

Malcolm Johns - Chief Executive Christchurch International Airport

Malcolm has been the Chief Executive of Christchurch International Airport since January 2014. He is part of the Tourism Industry Senior Leaders Group and attracted to leadership roles which offer the opportunity to lead beyond pure profit and took up the CE role at Christchurch Airport three years after the 2011 earthquakes. With a desire to build leadership, confidence and ambition back into post-earthquake Christchurch, Malcolm has focused on the role the airport team can play in recovering the social, economic and innovative contribution to New Zealand of Christchurch Airport, Christchurch City and the South Island.

Andy Symons – Innovation Partner, PwC New Zealand

Andy Symons, Innovation Partner at PwC New Zealand, is also the firm’s Financial Services Sector Leader. Andy is focused on innovation strategy, digital strategy, customer and the development of technology. Andy has a background in innovation, technology development, loyalty marketing, credit scoring and has recently led a major New Zealand bank's retail banking division. He has also advised CEOs and boards on developing the cultural and structural environment required to increase organisational innovation.

Event Format; 

7:00am Registration & stand-up networking breakfast
7:30am MC Welcome
7:40am Keynote Speaker
8:05am Panel Discussion
8:30am Q&A
9:00am End

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