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Taking Your Innovation to the World: Auckland

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1 Faraday Street

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Parnell, Auckland 1052

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New Zealand businesses with export aspirations have much to consider before launching into international markets.

When is the right time to start exporting? What is the best go-to market strategy? How do you compete with a limited budget? Who should you partner with?

Join James & Wells and a host of speakers who will help answer these questions and discuss how you can get your business export-ready.

PANELISTS

Gus Hazel | James & Wells
Lowry Gladwell | Vend
Austin Mortimer | Rockit
Mahmood Hikmet | Ohmio
Andy Hamilton | The Icehouse
Estelle Carmichael | New Zealand Trade and Enterprise

MC: Penelope Barr Sellers



ABOUT OUR PANELISTS

James & Wells is one of New Zealand’s largest, privately owned, patent and trade mark attorney firms and the intellectual property (IP) winner at the 2018 Law Awards. James & Wells has built a team of IP experts, who are also business strategists, scientists, engineers, accountants, lawyers and commercialisers. This team is committed to the same goal – making sure Kiwi innovation has the best chance of making it on the world stage.

Partner, Gus Hazel, will talk about the key IP considerations when doing business internationally and the common mistakes businesses make.

Established in 2010, Vend sells point-of-sale and retail management software that lets retailers run their business in-store, online, and via mobile. Today they have grown to be used in over 60 countries by 20,000 + retailers, with overseas offices in Australia, US, Canada and the UK.

Lowry Gladwell, Senior Legal Counsel will talk about how Vend has reworked its approach to sales in North America by building strategic partnerships with global payment and technology companies like PayPal, JP Morgan Chase and Worldpay, but also with grassroots payment companies, allowing it to compete with a limited budget.

Based in Hawke’s Bay, Rockit Global Limited are internationally renowned as the developers of the world’s first naturally-bred variety of miniature apple, which is grown by the company as well as licensed to overseas growers. Production has grown rapidly in the last five years, and 98% of its product is sold overseas to 22 countries.

Austin Mortimer will talk about the company’s global export strategy, their early success in Asian markets and why Rockit™ apple is positioned as a premium healthy snack, rather than commodity produce.

Founded in Manukau, Ohmio creates electric-powered driverless shuttles. After running trials at Christchurch Airport, Ohmio signed a deal with a Korean company to supply 150 autonomous vehicles for use in a custom-built smart city. It has since signed a US$20 Million investment agreement with Chinese city, Heshan to establish a manufacturing plant and artificial intelligence research centre.
Head of Research and Development, Dr. Mahmood Hikmet will speak about how Ohmio is structured to play to NZ’s strengths and weakness.

The Icehouse is a business growth hub, working with owners, leaders and founders of kiwi-owned businesses and start-ups. They have spent more than 18 years helping companies expand into overseas markets. Alumni of The Icehouse Owner Manager Programme alone have reported $2.5 billion in accumulated export revenue growth post-programme.

CEO, Andy Hamilton, will talk about the role of leadership in building a global business and what owners can do to ensure they are getting the best from themselves and their team.

New Zealand Trade and Enterprise is the New Zealand Government’s international trade promotion and business development agency. It has a single purpose: growing companies internationally, bigger, better and faster, for the good of New Zealand. It provides customised services and support to ambitious businesses looking to go global.

Customer Manager, Estelle Carmichael, will discuss 5 common pitfalls that businesses deal with when trying to develop and execute successful export strategies. It will also share top tips to help you avoid the same issues.

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1 Faraday Street

Level 1, Suites 5, 6 & 7

Parnell, Auckland 1052

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