The Wairarapa Business Summit is back for 2024! Join us for an action-packed day of inspirational speakers with motivating stories and strategies. Your business will be better for it!

From 9:00am

Registration and Coffee 

Carterton Events Centre, Holloway Street, Carterton

Complimentary coffee from Don Luciano.

9:20am – 9:30am

 Welcome & Karakia

Welcome from Business Wairarapa Chair Marie-Claire Andrews and Naming Rights Sponsor, Spark Business  Hub Wairarapa

Business Wairarapa Chair and principal sponsor, Spark Business Hub Wairarapa.

9:30am – 10:15am

The Future of Wairarapa

Brad Olsen – Infometrics

Brad peers into his Economic Crystal Ball, to unveil the challenges – and opportunities – shaping the future of Wairarapa.    

10:15am – 11:00am

The Future of Work 

James Fuller – Hnry

Work, family, expanding business, and the sole trader landscape. Work, family, expanding business, and the sole trader landscape. James unpacks the portfolio careers and diverse income streams of the self-employed.

11.00am – 11:20am

Morning Tea by Clareville Bakery

Barista-made coffee from Don Luciano and complimentary pastries from Clareville Bakery.

Brad and James will be on site to meet, greet and answer your follow-up questions!

11.30am – 12:30pm

New Futures Forged

Nadia Lim – Nude Food; My Food Bag

Get set for an intimate, dynamic and inspirational conversation with Nadia who answers your questions on success, not-so-success and evolving business.

12:30pm – 1:15pm

Networking and a Food Truck Lunch

  • Good Times
  • Saint Sebastian
  • Social Chef
  • Korkys

Enjoy lunch from any one of our food truck businesses using your voucher.

Nadia will be on site to meet, greet and answer your follow-up questions!

1.15pm – 2.15pm 

The Future is Now!

Justin Flitter – NewZealand.AI – AI Overview + Practical Workshop

Justin will showcase the remarkable and useful applications of AI for Business, the tools and tech unlocking human potential and the practical ways your business can leverage AI. If you’re thinking ‘How could my business use AI?’, Justin will facilitate a workshop to help us all identify the practical ways we can leverage AI in our businesses today

2.15pm – 2.30pm

Refreshment Break with TenCC

Recharge again with tea/coffee provided by Carterton Events Centre and a fruit platter with sweets from TenCC.

2.30pm – 3.00pm

The Future of Conversation & Connection

Samantha Hannah – Freelance Content Creator

Is Social Media the silver bullet for your business? Samantha Hannah deep dives into the dos and don’ts of various platforms using real-life examples and tools for success.

3.00pm – 3.30pm

Knowledge Cafe

Share your thoughts, experiences and recommendations in a Knowledge Cafe session that looks at some of the day’s topics.

3.30pm Onwards 

Event Close & Networking


Networking, Drinks, and Nibbles. Hang around as long as you like!

PLUS: Mix with our Wairarapa Business Summit sponsors, partners, speakers and attendees for a mini Trade show during the Summit breaks. 



Work with us

Give us a call on 027 5440 525 or CONTACT US

Business Wairarapa works from the following co-working
hubs in Wairarapa:

3Mile, Main Street, Carterton
51 Jellicoe Street, Martinborough

PO Box 868, Masterton, 5840


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