Our hugely popular Innovate Business Conference is back for 2022; full of new thinking, fantastic speakers and excellent leadership practices and strategies that you can build into your business.

This inspirational event will provide you and your team with a great opportunity to network with other like-minded business leaders, it will reveal some of the latest practices and tools that are available to start your own leadership journey. Hear from others who are leading these changes. An event not to be missed and one that will ensure your business stays at the leading edge of developments.

The speakers come from across New Zealand and from a diverse range of industries, they will illustrate their success stories and enable you to apply similar principles in our own organisations.

Innovate Business Conference is proudly South Cantabrian and is designed to be the one conference you and your team must attend. Without the expense and time of having to leave home - we bring the innovation to you.

What is innovation?

To be called an innovation, an idea must be replicable at an economical cost and must satisfy a specific need. Innovation involves deliberate application of information, imagination, and initiative in deriving greater or different values from resources and includes all processes by which new ideas are generated and converted into useful products. In business, innovation often results when ideas are applied by the company in order to further satisfy the needs and expectations of the customers.

Why attend?

Apply innovation and fresh thinking to your business.
Engage, inspire, and empower those around you.
Understand why doing good really is good business. 


Our Speakers for 2022 include: 

Keynote Speaker- Nigel Latta, Psychologist

Felicity Bruce - Cocoon Hair Design, Emerging Leader Award Winner at the 2021 Business Excellence Awards

Maria O'Halloran - J Ballantynes & Co CEO

The McCain's Food Story - McCain Foods (NZ) Ltd

Air New Zealand


Innovate 2017

I thoroughly enjoyed all the inspirational speakers, and I believe it was a "value for money" learning and networking session.

Cr Sharyn Cain, Deputy Mayor, Waimate District Council

I just wanted to thank you ladies so much for the opportunity for the Aoraki Migrant Centre to attend the Innovate Conference (as an exhibitor). It was a wonderful day, so well organised and was a great opportunity for networking.

Katy Houstoun, Migrant Support Manager, Aoraki Migrant Centre
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