On this page you can find business growth, innovation and commercialisation events nationwide.

Join Export New Zealand for the 7th event in their Better Exporting Series to learn about your options for different export business models and strategies.

Ensuring your export business is running to its full potential can be hard work and time consuming. But what if we told you there were ways of increasing sales and productivity, without escalating your time, costs and investment?

Come along to this Better Exporting event where we will talk through the ways an export business can become more efficient through applying strategic tools and methods including Lean Manufacturing and leveraging sales scalability.

Event date 05-07-2017
Event end date 05-07-2017
Individual Price $55.00
Location PWC Hamilton

In this WiNNovation Event series, hear professional and personal insights from notable Kiwi women at the forefront of innovation. This first event features Leigh Angus as the Guest Speaker - Director of Prompt, and Head of Innovation at ASB.

Event date 05-07-2017
Event end date 05-07-2017
Individual Price $75.00
Location KPMG Auckland

The 2016 Festival doubled in size with more than 900 attendees – young innovators and influencers from across the nation, as well as delegates from Australia, India and the US. The atmosphere was incredible. This year will be a whole new step up.

The Festival is your chance to connect with innovators and influencers from across the nation, explore the big issues of our time, build skills, share ideas, and hear from inspiring people doing remarkable things to make the world a better place.

Imagine – hundreds of young professionals, entrepreneurs, artists, musicians, scientists, students and activists, all gathered for one epic weekend.

#FFTF17 is your party. Be there!

Register for Festival for the Future here.

Early bird student tickets $99 (After this month regular student ticket prices are $149)

Early bird professional tickets $149 (After this month regular professional ticket prices are $249).

Event date 04-08-2017
Event end date 06-08-2017
Individual Price $149.00
Location Aotea Centre


The Innovators is an exhibition which celebrates not only the achievements but the entire process of innovation, from conceptualisation to creation, and explores the learnings from setbacks overcome along the way. Here visitors will gain a unique insight into the personal attributes and thought processes of ordinary Kiwis who have acheived extraordinary feats.

The Innovators is open every day from 10am to 5pm at MOTAT, 805 Greath North Road, Western Springs, Auckland. Entry to the exhibition is included in the museum's general admission fee.

Event date 31-08-2017
Event end date 31-08-2017
Location MOTAT

The Social Enterprise World Forum is an international event for social enterprises from all over the world to come together, share wisdom, build networks and discuss how to create a more sustainable future. The event attracts social entrepreneurs, policy makers, community leaders, investors, academics and more from all across the globe. Find out how you can join in on the conversation.

So if you are exploring, operating, funding or supporting social enterprises and the environment they operate in, join us in Christchurch, New Zealand on 27-29 September for SEWF 2017!

Event date 27-09-2017
Event end date 29-09-2017
Individual Price $750.00
Location Isaac Theatre Royal