Business Wairarapa is proud to host the 2022 Wairarapa Business Summit

 With a focus on Wairarapa SME and industry, the 2022 Summit is a highly interactive and practical day of workshops and robust discussion with resources and tools to equip our business community.

Presented in lively segments of 90 minutes, we’ll look at how businesses make those hard decisions as they ride the tides, along with techniques for reinvention with real-world (and achievable) advice from Wairarapa people and industry.  Our special guest speaker, Dr Georgi Toma will provide practical resources for well-being in an SME environment, and finishing with a Knowledge Café, business owners are encouraged to share and contribute to the ongoing resilience of their peers and colleagues.

Don’t miss out on this exceptional and interactive day.  Full-day and half-day ticket options are available!

  • When: Wednesday August 17th 9.00am – 4.00pm
  • Where: Carterton Events Centre


9.00 amArrive – Tea/Coffee       
9.20 amWelcome            
9.30 – 11.00amOUT OF THE ASHES
Three small businesses share their experiences on making ‘hard’ decisions.
Amanda Sim – Evie May Shoes  
Phil Grant – NZ Made Clothing   
Becky Bateman – Astronomer
11.00-11.15am Morning Tea      
11.15 – 12.45pmWHERE TO NEXT?
A Panel Discussion with Wairarapa industry followed by Q&A.            
Paul Southey – A1 Homes
Dale Williams – Youth2Work
Nicola Morris – BakerAG
Helen Tickner – Tranzit Group
Kirk Hope – CEO BusinessNZ
12.45 – 1.15pm      Lunch
1.15 – 2.45pmWELL BEING for SMEs
A Practical workshop with Dr. Georgi Toma.
Practical tools for well-being for SME employers and small businesses. 
This session is highly interactive and practical. Attendees will receive checklists and resources to implement straight away in their business.
2.45 – 3.00pm  Afternoon Tea   
3.00 – 4.00 pmKNOWLEDGE CAFE
An interactive session where content from the day is consolidated into a final package. 
4.00pm             Networking – drinks & nibbles

THINKING of Going? Tickets are 100% fully refundable up to the date of the Summit. Get yours today!

From top left: Nicola Kennedy & Amanda Sim – Evie May for Shoes; Phil Grant – NZ Natural Clothing; Becky Bateman – Astronomer; Paul Southey – A1 Homes; Nicola Morris – Baker Ag; Dale Williams – Youth2Work Wairarapa; Helen Tickner – Tranzit Group; Kirk Hope – CEO Business NZ; Dr. Georgi Toma – The Wellbeing Protocol.


  • Full day in-person $190– includes Lunch
  • Half day in-person $95