Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Venue: The Rutherford Hotel, Maitai Conference Room, Nelson
- Peter Townsend, CEO Canterbury Employers Chamber of Commerce
- Frederick Laury, Chief Information Security Officer Air New Zealand
- John Palmer, Chair Nelson Regional Development Agency
- Dawn Baggaley, Head of Sustainability for NZ Post
……..more to come
Aspire is a one day business conference, aimed at small to medium sized business owners throughout the Nelson Tasman region. It typically attracts between 150-200 delegates and aims to inspire, enthuse and inform local business people about current business challenges and opportunities. Recent Aspire themes have focused on the commercialisation of great ideas and Ian Taylor was one of the key note speakers. The year before Sir Ray Avery talked about the importance of science and innovation under the conference theme of “Facing the Future”. There is a good mix of small business owners and senior managers, CEOs, directors and partners from the larger firms.
This year the theme focuses on “Resilience” preparing your business for sustainability whether it be systems, technology, growth, media, and personnel. Another aspect is the preparedness a business needs to be should there be a downturn in the economy or impacted by natural disasters, offshore impacts, and loss of key staff. Key note speakers and leaders from a range of businesses and perspectives have been invited to share their views on the challenges they have faced, the lessons they have learned from those experiences and the skills and attributes leaders will need to embrace the future!