• Napier business breakfasts encourage innovation

Napier business breakfasts encourage innovation

Innovate Napier, a winter business breakfasts, will focus on topics relevant to multinationals through to sole traders.

The series, jointly- organised by Napier City Council, Napier City Business Inc and Napier Port, will  encourage businesses to think innovately.

The first breakfast on Friday 30 June features Vaughn Davis (pictured), 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.”

Pip Thomson, General Manager of 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.