The Trans - Tasman Business Circle is a strategic growth partner for the region’s leading organisations in the private and public sector.
The Circle partners with our clients to build their strategic relationships, business insights and profile by developing customised programs for stakeholder engagement.

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Forthcoming Briefings

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COMPANY SPEAKER DATE CITY

OurCrowd

Mr Jonathan Medved, Chief Executive Officer

30 Apr Sydney

A&NZ Agritech Delegation to Israel (4 – 11 May 2018)

4 May Tel Aviv

New Zealand Post Group

Mr David Walsh, Chief Executive Officer

9 May Wellington

MinterEllisonRuddWatts

Xero

Vodafone New Zealand Limited

Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

Ms Gillian Service, Partner

Mr Gareth Cronin, Executive General Manager, Partner Product

Mr Ken Tunnicliffe, Enterprise Director

Ms Ruth Isaac, General Manager, Labour & Immigration Policy

9 May Auckland

Department of Communications and the Arts

Mr Mike Mrdak, Secretary

15 May Canberra

Australian Digital Health Agency

Mr Tim Kelsey, Chief Executive Officer

15 May Sydney

Australian Taxation Office

Mr Ramez Katf, Second Commissioner and Chief Information Officer

16 May Canberra

Wellington City Council

Wellington City Council

Dr Kevin Lavery, Chief Executive

His Worship Justin Lester, Mayor

16 May Wellington

New Zealand Mission (21 - 25 May 2018) Techweek - New Zealand’s Innovation Showcase

21 May Auckland

Dr. Kerry Spackman, Neuroscientist

21 May Auckland

Prompt/ASB

Ms Leigh Angus, Director, Prompt & Head of Innovation, ASB

22 May

Westpac New Zealand

Mr David McLean, Chief Executive Officer

23 May Auckland

Department of Human Services

Ms Renee Leon, Secretary

5 Jun Canberra

Telstra

Mr Dean Economou, Chief Technology Officer - Products

7 Jun Sydney

Former Prime Minister of New Zealand & Commercial Director

SBS Corporation

Australian Rugby Union

Rt. Hon. Dame Jenny Shipley

Mr Michael Ebeid, CEO & Managing Director

Ms Elizabeth Broderick AO, Former Commissioner, Sex Discrimination & Director ARU

Annual Aust/NZ Inclusion and Diversity Dialogue “Courageous Conversations” 2018 - Sydney, Australia

8 Jun Sydney

The 2018 AU/NZ CyberSecurity & FinTech Delegation to Israel

15 Jun Tel Aviv

Regen Limited

KPMG

MinterEllisonRuddWatts

Ms Bridgit Hawkins, Chief Executive Officer

Mr Ian Proudfoot, Global Head of Agribusiness

Ms Kate Lane, Partner

20 Jun Auckland

High Performance Sport New Zealand

Dimension data

NZ Breakers Basketball Limited

WeAreTENZING

Mr Michael Scott, Chief Executive Officer

Mr Wayne Yarr, CEO

Mr Dillon Boucher, General Manager

Mr Brooke Howard-Smith, Chief Executive Officer

26 Jun Auckland

Department of Health and Human Services VIC

Dr Steve Hodgkinson, Chief Information Officer

27 Jun Melbourne

New Zealand Government

Mr James Shaw MP, Co- Leader of the Greens Party and Minister for Climate Change and Statistics

29 Jun Wellington

Media

2018

  • We need a more open debate on AI and ethics in the boardroom

    17 April 2018 / Peter Collins / The Australian
    Speaker: Peter Collins, Director, Centre for Ethical Leadership

    "At a recent business roundtable facilitated by the Trans-Tasman Business Circle and IBM, I saw up close a polarised debate among 15 executives representing the boards of some of Australia's largest organisations, as well as leading academics and business leaders".

  • DTA chief backs calls for overhaul of IT funding model

    3 April 2018 / Matt Johnston / IT News
    Speaker: Gavin Slater, Chief Executive Officer, Digital Transformation Agency

    "Speaking at a recent Trans-Tasman Business Circle Event in Sydney, DTA Chief Gavin Slater said current budgeting processes were not conducive to transformation".

  • Leaders at lunch

    3 March 2018 / Will Glasgow and Christine Lacy / Weekend Australian
    Speakers: Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister of New Zealand, and Malcolm Turnbull, Prime Minister of Australia

    "Almost 1000 of prime ministers Malcolm Turnbull and Jacinda Arden's nearest and dearet gathered for an intimate lunch yesterday at Sydney's International Convention Centre."

  • Jacinda Ardern can pull a crowd

    2 March 2018 / Myriam Robin / Australian Financial Review
    Speakers: Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister of New Zealand, and Malcolm Turnbull, Prime Minister of Australia

    "On Friday in Sydney's International Convention Centre, New Zealand's new prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, will appear alongside our own PM at a lunch hosted by the Trans-Tasman Business Council."

2017

  • Becoming a trust superpower - Taking New Zealand's Cyber Security to the Next Level

    4 December 2017 / Paul Ash, Director, National Cyber Policy Office, Department of the Prime Minister & Cabinet
    Delegation Led By: Paul Ash, Director, National Cyber Policy Office, Department of the Prime Minister & Cabinet

    New Zealand and Australian Cyber Security Delegation to Israel
    23-27 June 2017

  • Inquiry will put off investors, raise recession risk: Westpac

    30 November 2017 / Michael Roddan / The Australian
    Speaker: David Lindberg, Chief Executive, Business Bank, Westpac

    "Speaking at the Trans-Tasman Business Circle in Sydney yesterday, Mr Lindberg said a royal commission could ignite a drought in global investment in Australia, adding to similar warnings from Westpac chairman Lindsay Maxsted and National Australia Bank chairman Ken Henry."

  • Fonterra to lead Agritech Delegation to Israel

    28 November 2017 / Innovation Circle
    Delegation Led By: Miles Hurrell, Chief Operating Officer - Farm Source, Fonterra New Zealand

    New Zealand agriculture will have the chance to tap into advanced agricultural innovation when Fonterra leads a delegation to Israel from 4 – 11 May 2018, coinciding with the triennial Agritech Israel Exhibition and Conference in Tel Aviv - http://agritechisrael.org/

    The delegation, led by Fonterra’s Chief Operating Officer Farm Source, Miles Hurrell, is being organised by the Trans - Tasman Business Circle under its Innovation Circle and will promote international collaboration.

  • ANZ heralds Apple advantage in payments

    28 November 2017 / Paul Smith / Australian Financial Review
    Speaker: Gerard Florian, Group Executive, Technology, ANZ

    "Speaking with The Australian Financial Review after addressing a Trans-Tasman Business Circle lunch event in Sydney on Friday, ANZ's group technology executive, Gerard Florian, said he was surprised that none of the other big four banks had sacrificed a slice of payment revenue to sign on with Apple Pay, and that ANZ was delighted it took the plunge in April 2016."

2016

  • Mike Smith returns to IBM following 17 years in the ICT industry

    13 December 2016 / Ashton Young / IT Brief
    Speaker: Mike Smith, Managing Director New Zealand, IBM

    Recently we brought Jason Leonard, Director, IBM Watson Asia Pacific, to New Zealand to meet local clients and speak to the Trans-Tasman Business Circle.

  • Australia Can Learn Key Lessons

    6 December 2016 / Luke Malpass & Aaron Patrick / Australian Financial Review
    Featuring John Key, Prime Minister of New Zealand

    Key has been held up as a model for Australian conservatives, to his first speech, when it was clear that he would defeat Tony Abbott as Liberal Party leader in September last year, Malcolm Turnbull singled out Key for praise. At a Trans-Tasman Business Circle lunch in February, Turnbull described Key as "a great role model for me and for any leader".

  • PM hailed for lifting NZ's economy

    6 December 2016 / Damon Kitney / The Australian
    Featuring John Key, Prime Minister of New Zealand

    Trans-Tasman Business Circle CEO Johnny Weiss pointed out how Mr Key was able to resonate with everyday New Zealanders and “take the people with him”.
    “He gave the people self-belief and pride. We are now perceived by Australian businesspeople, who come to visit, as innovative, smart and nimble,’’ he said, also noting how Mr Key had driven the growth of the nation’s tourism sector.

  • The new hot spot for Australian start-ups

    26 November 2016 / Catherine Armitage / The Sydney Morning Herald

    Up to 40 Australian trade delegations have visited Israel this year: "a record for sure", says commissioner Ethy Levy of the Israel Trade and Economic Commission in Australia. NSW Premier Mike Baird led one in April; Greater Sydney Commission chief commissioner and prime ministerial spouse Lucy Turnbull led one in May.

    A further deluge of Australians hit in late September, coinciding with the city's annual DLD Innovation Festival in Tel Aviv where start-ups, governments, multinationals and venture capitalists from all over the world congregate in search of deals. At least six separate delegations including from Telstra, the AMP, Visy Industries and the Trans-Tasman Business Circle toured the start-up capital's innovation ecosystem.

About

The Trans - Tasman Business Circle is a strategic growth partner for the region’s leading organisations in the private and public sector.

The Circle partners with our clients to build their strategic relationships, business insights and profile by developing customised programs for stakeholder engagement.

Contact

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