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Paul Watkins was a double winner in the 1996 NZ National Tourism Awards for “Best Marketing Campaign” and “Best Regional Development “ and was the Chief Executive at Tourism Waikato for nine years. After leaving University Paul was employed in retail, sales and sales management for several consumer goods companies. He then made the move into owning and franchising a chain of video retail outlets, selling out to his partner in 1989. Since starting his own business consultancy in 1998, Paul Watkins has helped a number of corporations in their marketing strategies, with a direct result on bottom line sales for numerous companies.
Founder of internationally successful brands Snowy Peak, Untouched World and MERINOMINK, will share her secrets behind her success, including the strategies she employed to position her brand globally, as well as the challenges and opportunities she has faced along the way
Peter Biggs is Chief Executive of one of the largest advertising agencies in Australia and winner of Campaign Brief Australian Agency of the Year for a record five years in a row and prior to that the agency he worked in Wellington was voted Agency of the Year in 2002 and 2004, and he was chosen as Agency Chief Executive of the Year in 2003.
Peter has over 30 years experience in the Banking Industry specialising in business banking and now runs his own business assisting business owners, Directors and chartered accountants to identify and achieve the critical success factors required to make their businesses more profitable.
He is also the former Chief Executive of Business NZ, New Zealand’s largest business advocacy organisation. He has a background in business, advocacy and communications in enterprises in N.Z. and Australia.
Ralph specialises in the science of success. He has extensive experience in business and a background in psychology and journalism with Television New Zealand and the BBC. He is an inspirational and motivational speaker, with substance. Your attendees will leave your conference with simple, practical ideas they can use.
A dynamic speaker Robyn works with a range of companies on moving organisations from “ordinary to extraordinary”. Her assignments are diverse and include assisting organisations to set professional standards; team training, etc whereby the teams develop their own sales tracking methodology; strategic planning and writing specifications for customer service centres. She is no stranger to the challenges of demanding sales, marketing and operational environments, both for large corporates and owner-operated businesses. Expert on personalised and customised, entertaining programmes and keynote presentations on the 'brain chemistry secret' for sales, leadership and marketing. Robyn is a real livewire.
Robyn Pearce sparks contributions from tired conference delegates, provides a welcome relief from ‘death by PowerPoint’, energises them, helps them believe they can win their time battles, and gives them specific and practical strategies they can apply immediately.
Rod Oram has 40 years’ experience as an international business journalist. He has worked for various publications in Europe and North America, including the Financial Times of London.
With extensive educational experience, Roseann has written and presented a number of communication programmes.
Dame Jenny Shipley retired from NZ politics in 2002 and returned to the private sector while still retaining her intense interest in the development of leaders in NZ and globally. She is an Independent Director of a number of companies in NZ and offshore.
After 20 years of studying sales psychology, body language, NLP, Shayne has become a leading authority on selling strategies and techniques in Australasia. Shayne has worked with companies such as Microsoft, Yellow Pages, BDO Accountants, Bayleys Real Estate and Air New Zealand. He has written over 50 workbooks on Sales, Communication and Negotiation skills and presented keynote presentations and workshops in 15 countries for a many types of industries.
Sian inspires and empowers business leaders and individuals from all walks of life to be more effective in their decision making, both professional and personal. Being confident enough to take responsibility for significant choices is something we all face. Her clients describe Sian as ‘real’ – as Sian tells it as it is, ‘it’ being your life, with pragmatism, humour and pinpoint perception. What do you really want out of life? It’s about making - Real Choices for a Real Life.
Sir Ray Avery was named the Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year 2010. The award recognises Kiwis who make a major contribution to the nation and inspire through their achievements. He was awarded the Sir Peter Blake medal for leadership in the same year. In 2011, Sir Ray was named “most trusted person” in New Zealand.
Steven speaks with authority on a wide range of topics. His knowledge of behavioural psychology coupled with 26 years of practical business experience gives Steven the ability to deliver presentations that not only 'hit home' but also provide audiences with sensible ideas for getting positive results. All talks are presented in a sharp manner, punctuated with one-liners, relevant anecdotes and are supported by hard facts and research.
Sue coaches achievers from around the world in identifying the keys and strategies to acquire the success, performance and happiness they desire. She shows people that success is not luck, it’s about using your internal and external resources to bridge the gap between where you are and where you want to be. She works as a seminar leader and elite success coach and frequently speaks on the international speaking circuit, helping organisations, companies and achievers in NZ, Asia, USA and UK improve their performance and results.
MP since 1999, member of the Green Party and passionate about environmental and women's issues.
Winner of the New Zealand Young Executive of the Year, Southlander of the Year, Direct Marketer of the Year finalist and winner of the World Young Business Achievers award in Beijing China. And that’s just some of the recognition received for this inspiring New Zealander’s dynamic approach to life and business.
One of New Zealand’s most successful professional athletes, he has been recognised with many accolades, including being named 3 times in the Rugby League World XIII as the best lock in the world. As a businessman Tawera is a very successful property investor. He is also a director of a training company. He had his leg amputated below the knee after a motorcycle accident and competed at the Paralympics.
For 7 years until 2007 Theresa was CEO and Managing Director of Telecom New Zealand, a telecommunications business operating in New Zealand and Australia and listed on the NZX, ASX and NYSE. During her tenure as CEO she led Telecom through world-changing technology developments and the evolution of the business from a traditional telco to the number one IT provider in New Zealand. She is now a director in NZ business success story "My Food Bag"
Dr Tom Mulholland is an Emergency Department Physician at Auckland Hospital, a lecturer in Psychological Medicine at Auckland clinical school, teaching medical students, founder of the Healthy Thinking Institute and developer of global well-being App KYND (Know Your Numbers Dashboard).
The Scaffolding which Tony scales to present from are a stunning start to the roller coaster of emotions which Tony takes you through ,you will LAUGH you will CRY and you NEVER FORGET TONY CHRISTIANSEN!!
Tony’s topic “How the Hell did that Happen?” is described as a no-nonsense, common-sense, roller-coaster ride of adventure, fun, intrigue, mystery, and if time permits, a little bit of travel. His message of “if an ordinary guy like me can do this, just imagine what you can do” is hugely entertaining and empowering to all audience types.
Nine 'start up' companies in 16 years has got to come with some great stories! It comes with some scars too. Troy's experience in business and marketing, has given him the opportunity to address many small business, franchise and multi national groups around the world on a range of business topics. He has been Co-Host on ‘Inside Franchising’, a national TV show on Network Ten which delivers news, views and stories from the franchise community. His keynote and workshop presentations contain a combination of the information he has collected from some of the planets brightest and most successful business people, and lessons learnt from his own businesses over the last twenty years. Troy has joined Channel 9’s newest national business show, ‘Don’t Come Monday’ as the resident business expert.
Vincent became founding editor of the magazine Unlimited which was his brainchild. Since Unlimited’s inception in 1998, it has won 28 journalism and design awards including three times winning magazine of the year (business and professional). After selling the magazine, creativity and innovation are his passions and he now has several business projects going.
A master educator, his teaching style is engaging, practical, human and powerful. World leading management thinkers such as Stephen Covey and Edward de Bono praise his work.
After graduating from university, Warren owned and ran a small chain of successful surf shops. He then went to Fletcher Challenge, where he ran their Gib Franchise, then to Burger King NZ as Country Manager before returning to Fletcher's as GM for Hire A Hubby. Warren first came across Hell Pizza when he ordered in one day. He approached the two owners and offered his services as a partner to help them franchise. They sold it in 2006, but have since bought it back.
A consulting engineer by profession, Wayne’s business interests are far more diverse than that. He is Chairman of Transmission Holdings Ltd – Government SOE owning Broadcast Communications Ltd (BCL) in NZ and THLA in Australia – the largest providers of free to air broadcast services in radio and TV in both countries. He was the Chairman of Auckland District Health Board, and has currently been elected Mayor of Northland and is developing a residential subdivision in Keri Keri.
Marketing guru and former marketing director of several top companies Winston has had the experience at the coalface of producing results and profits that would make many people envious. Winston’s presentations are always full of fun. He has done a large number of presentations in New Zealand to all types of organisations, including lawyers and accountants.
As a professional speaker she focuses on Generation Y, teaching companies how to get the best from their young workforce. Most Gen Y ‘experts’ talk about the ‘them and us’ phenomenon, and theorise about this generation’s thoughts and attitudes. Zuza doesn’t speak from theory, she knows about Gen Y because she IS Gen Y. She knows the topic from the inside out, she lives and breathes it, she understands their thinking, their ideas and their motivations because they are her own. In her keynote “Y’d Awake”, Zuza shares her insider’s knowledge of Gen Y, gives refreshing, honest and uncompromising truths about her generation and supplies her audience with relevant and up to date solutions to their Gen Y problems