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Business breakfasts encourage innovation

Published: 12 June 2023

Vaughn Davis Business Breakfast event

Think innovatively and you’ll accomplish spectacular things. Businesses large and small are invited to attend a business breakfast to hear how they can do just that.

Napier City Council, Napier City Business Inc and Napier Port have jointly organised Innovate Napier, a winter business breakfast series that focuses on topics relevant to multinationals through to sole traders.

The first breakfast on Friday 30 June features Vaughn Davis, owner and Creative Director at advertising agency The Goat Farm. With broad experience in media, Vaughn has worked extensively with businesses from start-ups to multinationals. He will share his knowledge and insights to encourage business owners to think critically, embrace innovation and strive for excellence in their personal and professional lives.

Napier City Council’s Executive Director of City Strategy, Rachael Bailey, says “These breakfasts are focused on giving Napier businesses ideas on how to innovate and overcome some of the challenges they are currently facing. We have selected four topics that we believe are relevant right now.”

General Manager Pip Thompson, Napier City Business Inc is thrilled to be involved in bringing Innovate Napier to the business community.

“It's been a tough three years. We see this as an opportunity for business owners, managers and employees to be inspired and energised about their futures.”

The breakfasts will be held at Napier’s War Memorial Conference Centre from June to September 2023. All events are designed to energise and add value to Napier and Hawke’s Bay’s business sector.

Other speakers throughout the series will be Jeremy Wilson, Executive Director at Build People, talking about Recruitment in the current climate; Tony Krzyzewski, Director at SAM for Compliance and a Global Cyber Alliance Ambassador, talking about Cyber security and the current threats; and Madeline Newman, Executive Director AI Forum NZ giving an insight into where Artificial Intelligence is, and where it is going.

Further details can be found at the Eventfinda Innovate Napier event page here.

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