Join us for a day of breakthrough strategies and resources to manage your day-to-day business operations with joy.  Get ready to ignite your business and take it to the next level!

Our Speakers

Karen Walker

Karen launched her label at the age of 18 at the age of 18 with just $100.  She’s a designer, entrepreneur, businessperson, storyteller, marketer and icon, and has built an iconic global brand from New Zealand.  

Brad Olsen

Well-known as New Zealand’s ‘Boy-Wonder’ Chief Economist, Brad is Chief Executive at Infometrics.  Olsen has become something of a media star in the past couple of years with rapid-fire analysis and hot takes on inflation, unemployment and all things economic.

Lilia Alexander

At the age of 17 Lilia founded Wellington-LIVE which she grew into one of the largest and most engaged Facebook channels in New Zealand. Lilia now consults to international organisations.


Colin Rohloff

Colin is an experienced finance professional with 13 years working for one of the Big 4 CA firms, followed by 10 years in senior finance roles in technology driven businesses including Trade Me, Timely and Delivereasy

Stuart Taylor

Stuart (Stu) is strategic, practical and results-focused.  With more than 20 years’ experience working across complex Economic Development initiatives, Stu leads the Business & Innovation team of WellingtonNZ

Bronwyn Lord

With a commitment to quality, relevant and practical training, founder and CEO of Nevis Training, Bronwyn has over 20 years of experience in business management, 13 of those as a franchisee with over 130 staff.

Nickie Sheehan

Nickie is a Chartered Accountant and business mentor on a mission to make small business more profitable. Over the past 15 years she has helped hundreds of small business owners to improve cashflow, understand their numbers and make decisions with confidence.


Jan Thornborough

Intelligensia founder Jan Thornborough is an experienced cyber expert.  Prior to setting up her own business, Jan was head of the Cyber Resilience Unit at New Zealand’s National Cyber Security Centre.   

What Do I Get?


Awe-Inspiring Speakers


 Panel Discussion with Industry Leaders


 Real Tools & Strategies for your Business


 Networking and Connection Building


Wairarapa Business Summit 2023

Ticket Pricing

Save $60!

Early Bird Price

$ 115 + GST & Ticket Fees
  • 50 Tickets Only!
  • Full Day Summit

Member* Price
(After May 31 2023)

$ 175 + GST & Ticket Fees
  • Members Price*
  • Full Day Summit
  • Morning Tea, Lunch and Coffee included

& Public Price

$ 245 + GST & Ticket Fees
  • Non-Members of Business Wairarapa
  • Full Day Summit
  • Morning Tea, Lunch and Coffee included

*MEMBER = any paid and current member of Business Wairarapa, Business Masterton, Go Carterton, Martinborough Business Association.

Tickets are non-refundable. However, if you are unable to attend the event, you may transfer your ticket to another person or towards the 2024 Summit.

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PO Box 868, Masterton, 5840


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