Thursday, 16th March, 2017

The South Canterbury Chamber of Commerce is thrilled to be bringing some of New Zealand’s best known speakers and innovators to South Canterbury for a one day conference on the 5th April.


Innovate 2017 is about inspiring innovation, developing leadership and showcasing New Zealand’s best practice. It is a one day event designed to be affordable and accessible for businesses to bring their teams or host their clients.


The internationally regarded business leaders will be speaking at the Chamber’s inaugural one day conference at Stonebridge Function Centre, Geraldine enabling and inspiring our South Canterbury pioneering spirit and benefitting from the wide experience of other successful New Zealanders.


Key note speaker Rob Fyfe is best known for his involvement with iconic brands Air New Zealand and Icebreaker. Mike Pero probably one of the country’s most recognized CE’s will also be sharing his insights, while Dominic Quinn Director of Global Marketing will speak on innovation at Fonterra. Our own Rachel Callander will be talking about reframing the language and attitudes around disability while Nicki McClintock from ASB will speak about Business and the Changing Landscape.


To ensure we have a real South Canterbury flavour to this event we also have a panel presentation on Primary Produce & Innovation the South Canterbury Story so far and will hear from Barker’s of Geraldine, Talbot Forest Cheese, Heartland Potato Chips and Fonterra.


Wendy Smith said “This is an event not to be missed and rarely if ever seen on the South Canterbury calendar, so be sure to include this as part of your professional development for your team or host some valuable clients and share the opportunities this event creates.”