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PwC Herald Talks - Innovation

Thu 11 May 7 — 9am

Join key thought leaders to connect, share knowledge, and think about how to grow your business and remain relevant
Ticket price: $89.00

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Topic: Innovation - Innovate or be left behind.

Innovation can be a catalyst for the growth and success of your business, and help you to adapt and grow in the marketplace. It’s not just invention, innovation can mean changing your business model and adapting to changes in your environment to deliver better products or services.

This PwC Herald Talks event brings you the latest case studies in innovation and provides insights to help you apply innovation within your business to make sure you stay ahead of the curve and get outside of the box. Don’t miss this chance to join our keynote speaker and expert panel to unlock the key to successful business.

About PwC Herald Talks

Our thought provoking business networking series moves into its third year in 2017 & hits the road - with events travelling from Auckland to Wellington and Christchurch as well.

PwC Herald Talks is designed to give you the knowledge, insight and strategies to grow and diversify in the ever-changing landscape of New Zealand business. These breakfast events discuss current & upcoming trends in business, including innovation, the internet of things, leadership, and global & local business.

Join us and key thought leaders to connect, share knowledge, and think about how to grow your business and remain relevant.

Event Details

May 10th, SKYCITY Theatre Auckland, 7am-9am

May 11th, Shed 6 Wellington, 7am-9am

May 12th, The Piano Concert Hall Christchurch, 7am-9am

Speakers by location

Keynote (All Locations) - Tobias Grant


- Linda Jenkinson

- Grant Straker

- Andy Symons


- Linda Jenkinson

- Grant Straker

- Savannah Peterson


- Kevin Hart

- Malcolm Johns

- Savannah Peterson

- Andy Symons


Andy Symons, Innovation Partner at PwC New Zealand, is also the firm’s Financial Services Sector Leader. Andy is focused on innovation strategy, digital strategy, customer and the development of technology.
Award winning entrepreneur, engineer, paratrooper, ironman, volunteer fire fighter, musician and dad – as one of the founders of Straker Translations, Grant wears many hats and has had an incredibly varied set of experiences over the past 30 years.
Kevin is an industry veteran with more than thirty years’ experience in the energy sector. In his role as Country Leader for GE New Zealand, his focus is on growing GE’s business offerings, while helping to transform its business to be the world’s largest digital industrial company.
Linda Jenkinson is a serial entrepreneur who has built three multi-million dollar companies, is now engaged in developing a global approach to relationship based concierge and social ventures. Linda is the Chairman and Owner of LesConcierges and currently serves as a Director for Air New Zealand and The Grid.
Malcolm has been the Chief Executive of Christchurch International Airport since January 2014. He is part of the Tourism Industry Senior Leaders Group (with the CEs of Air New Zealand, Auckland Airport and Tourism Holdings), has just stepped down from the Board of the Tourism Industry Association after three years and was Deputy Chair (and chair of RAF) of Tourism New Zealand for seven years.
Savannah Peterson is a 2016 Forbes 30 Under 30 in Consumer Technology and known voice in the startup space. Savannah is the Founder of Savvy Millennial where she helps the people, products and brands she loves grow.
Tobias is an entrepreneur with specialist experience in management and communications of creative businesses. He brings over 15 years’ experience with leading advertising agencies, brand strategists, clients and brands.
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