PwC Herald Talks - Millennials Move Up, Gen Z Move In

Christchurch Christchurch
Wed 01 Aug


156 Armagh Street, Christchurch

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Running Time: 7:00am - 9:00am


156 Armagh Street, Christchurch

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PwC Herald Talks - Millennials Move Up, Gen Z Move In 
Harnessing tomorrow’s talent


The next generation is entering the workforce! Baby Boomers, Gen X, Millennials, make room for the next generation set to hit the work force, Gen Z; a diverse, digitally-driven generation who are socially conscious, committed and practical. Understanding them will be critical to businesses wanting to succeed in the next decade and beyond.  Join us and an exciting line-up of speakers as we delve into the generation change set to transform the way we do business tomorrow. 

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Tickets include a stand-up networking breakfast, barista coffee and the opportunity to network with like-minded business professionals.

Event Format

7:00am Registration & stand-up networking breakfast with barista coffee
7:35am MC Welcome (Simon Dallow)
7:40am Keynote Speaker

8:00am Panel Discussion
8:30am Q&A
8:45am MC Wrap Up

9:00am End

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Keynote Speaker

Sam Stuchbury - Creative Director & Founder, Motion Sickness

Sam Stuchbury is the 28-year-old Founder and Creative Director of Auckland-based creative agency Motion Sickness.

Sam Stuchbury founded award-winning creative agency Motion Sickness in 2014 while living in his student flat in Dunedin during his final year of study, whilst completing a marketing and design degree at the University of Otago. The now Auckland-based company works on delivering unique creative campaigns and content, using social media and high quality production. Their unique and fresh approach to advertising has landed the company a suite of New Zealand and international clients such as Les Mills International, Icebreaker, Oxfam and Blunt Umbrellas.

In March Sam was also selected to be on this year’s Forbes’ 30 Under 30 Asia list of creative ‘disruptors’, the only kiwi to make the list in 2018. 


Sam Johnson - Head of Community, Mycare

Sam Johnson is the Head of Community Innovation at Mycare, Chair of the Student Volunteer Army and an Adjunct Fellow in the School of Education and Leadership at the University of Canterbury. Most well-known for founding the Student Volunteer Army after the Christchurch earthquakes and for his work in the international disaster risk community, Sam returned home in 2016 to develop a social enterprise that can connect generations for mutual benefit. His venture joined forces with Mycare in 2017 to help recreate mutually beneficial models of community and new types of peer to peer social infrastructure. Sam has been previously named a Young New Zealander of the Year award and Communicator of the Year. He is a board member of Westpac’s Sustainability Advisory Board and Prince's Trust New Zealand.

Nuwanthie Samarakone – CEO, ICE

Nuwanthie is the CEO of ICE, an early in careers people consultancy firm specialising in designing, delivering and developing schemes for organisations looking to build talent pipelines for the future.
She believes that young and aspiring individuals represent the future of the organisational environment and will be responsible for driving the seismic shift in both workplace culture and functionality that we will begin to witness emerge over the coming years. Due to this phenomenon, it is critical that organisations look forward towards future thinking that both aligns and proofs their strategic talent schemes.
Moving beyond the traditional graduate processes and explore new alternatives for how we can develop emerging young professionals in this constantly changing world of work is critical. Approaching these issues holistically has enabled the development of having offices across 6 markets with the team of specialist thinkers, designers and consultants. Some of the clients ICE partner with are FTSE 500, Forbes top 100 brands and across Government Agencies here in New Zealand and overseas.

Lauren Merritt – Head of xone and Innovation, Vodafone

Lauren is the Head of xone and Innovation at Vodafone - an NZ-based Innovation Lab and Startup Accelerator helping to bring the best startup and corporate ideas global. Previous to this she led Ministry of Awesome as the Chief Awesome Officer where they supported early stage entrepreneurs to take the first steps in developing their ideas for startups, businesses and social enterprises. This work focussed on building the Christchurch entrepreneurial ecosystem in a post-earthquake context. 
Lauren's passion is in supporting people to live a life they love. Previously, she managed the southern branch of StarJam working with young people with disabilities in performance, resettled refugees in the US and leads leadership programmes for a personal and professional development company.

Background on PwC Herald Talks

PwC Herald Talks are a thought-provoking business networking series, now in its fourth year. We’ll continue to hit the road in 2018, with events in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.

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

These networking breakfast events discuss current and upcoming trends in business, the future of money, man and machine, transformational conscious leadership, millennials moving up and the next generation moving in, and the experience economy.

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

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