October Event

October meeting will be hosted by our Silver Sponsor, Simpson Grierson. Please note that the event will be held on the 27th, which is a Tuesday rather than the usual Thursday.

This is our premier event of the year and we are expecting a big turnout as in previous years. Register early to secure your place!

Remember – both knowledge sharing and ‘who you know’ play a big part in business success. Be sure to pass this invitation on to your colleagues and contacts.

Do visit the Notices on our new website, where you will find links to the newsletter content.

The topics of the two presentations are distinct, but they do have a common theme: companies that aspire to grow in export markets.
The role of advisory board and independent directors in guiding hi-tech companies to grow.

Dr Tony Price, a key player in the development of the Navman legend and ex CEO of Industrial Research Limited, is the first chairman of the Senztek Group. He is an independent director of Phitek Systems Ltd. With an Honours degree in Physics and a doctorate in Engineering, he has a broad range of experience in several hi-tech organisations in the ICT and biotech sectors.

Export Success through Auckland ICT Collaboration

Hear how Senztek and Neotek, two very different Auckland ICT members, have become successful exporters to Australia by working with other Auckland ICT members. Brian Knolles and Ian Hassell will share some of their experiences and give some practical tips on doing business in Australia.

Senztek is an emerging force in Smart Energy Management and is one of the 16 short-listed challengers in The University of Auckland’s Entrepreneurs’ Challenge. Read Selling intelligent hot water to Australia on the NZTE website.

Neotek, a small start up software company in the early 2000’s, now has a list of big brand customers and successfully entered the Australian market with their market leading software aimed at manufactures and distributors. Collaboration has been central to Neotek’s ability to manage expansion into Australia, supporting customers and partners from its Auckland base.

When – Tuesday, 27 October
Where – Simpson Grierson
Lumley Centre, 88 Shortland Street, Auckland
Time
5.00 – Registration, drinks & finger food
5.45 – Welcome
5.50 – Presentation by Dr Tony Price
6.05 – Five one-minute presentations by Auckland ICT members
6.10 – Presentation by Brian Knolles and Ian Hassell
6.30 – Breakout groups with finger food at each table
6.50 – Report back
7.00 – Member prize draw and further networking
7.30 – Finish

Event Cost
We have introduced two new rates. Payment is by Direct Credit or cheque in advance. We do not accept payment by credit card.

Cluster Members – $15
Full-time students – $10
Members of NZICT Group – $20

Non-members – $25

Prepay Event Attendance
Instead of paying $15 for each event, all financial members can pay $100 at any time for one person to attend one event a month for the following 12 months. This is transferable to another person from the same member company.
Registration:
If you have not already done so, you will need to register and add your Offer & Seek details on the new website. You will automatically be registered upon confirmation of your email address. You will then be able to register for events.

Please register for this event by 6 pm on Thursday 22 October. Contact Debbie Hassell at admin@aucklandict.org.nz if you have any problems or questions.

We will circulate the Offer & Seek list to all those who have registered prior to the event to help everyone make the right connections.

Auckland ICT wishes to thank Simpson Grierson for hosting this event and for providing the food and drinks.

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