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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

Auckland Council

Auckland Council

Mr Stephen Town, Chief Executive Officer

Hon Phil Goff, Mayor

23 May Auckland

Wagner Toowoomba Wellcamp Airport

Suncorp Group

Infrastructure Australia

Ms Sara Hales, General Manager

Mr David Carter, Chief Executive Officer Banking & Wealth

Ms Julieanne Alroe, Chair

24 May Brisbane

Innovation Delegation to Israel led by Rick Holliday-Smith, Chairman, ASX (24 - 30 May 2019)

24 May Tel Aviv

Rt Hon Sir John Key, Independent Director

28 May Auckland

Commonwealth Bank

Mr Matt Comyn, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer

28 May Sydney

New Zealand Government

Hon David Parker, Attorney-General, Minister for Economic Development; Environment; and Trade and Export Growth

31 May Auckland

Australian Paralympic Swimmer

PwC

Former Prime Minister of New Zealand & Commercial Director

DXC Technology

LGBTQI+

Mr Matt Levy OAM, Athlete and Motivational Speaker

Mr Ian Bennett, Partner

Rt. Hon. Dame Jenny Shipley

Dana Gambrill, DXC Digital Leader - Public Sector

Ms Pip Marlow, Champion

3 Jun Sydney

Former Prime Minister of New Zealand & Commercial Director

Rt. Hon. Dame Jenny Shipley

4 Jun Sydney

Cranlana Centre for Ethical Leadership

Mr Peter Collins, Director

7 Jun Melbourne

Aviva Asia

Mr Chris Wei, Chairman

12 Jun Singapore

Department of Veterans' Affairs

Mr Charles McHardie AM, Deputy Secretary

18 Jun Canberra

The Treasury

Mr Gabriel Makhlouf, Chief Executive and Secretary

19 Jun Wellington

Woolworths Limited

Ms Natalie Davis, Managing DIrector, Woolworths NZ

20 Jun Auckland

Jetstar Airways

Medibank

Ms Catriona Larritt, Chief Customer Officer

Mr David Koczkar, Group Executive - Chief Customer Officer

21 Jun Melbourne

Cyber & Homeland Security Delegation to Israel (21st June - 27th June 2019)

21 Jun Tel Aviv

Telstra

Mr David Burns, Group Executive, Global Business Services

27 Jun Sydney

Department of Premier & Cabinet VIC

Mr Chris Eccles, Secretary

28 Jun Melbourne

New Zealand High Commission

HE.Dame Annette King, New Zealand High Commissioner to Australia

28 Jun Melbourne

Standard Chartered Bank

Mr David Whiteing, Group Chief Operating Officer

2 Jul Singapore

Xero

Ms Kirsty Godfrey-Billy, Chief Financial Officer

3 Jul Auckland

Media

2018

  • Westpac’s Dave Curran warns of “Trust Gap” Hovering Over Digital Identity, Open Banking

    21 November 2018 / Julian Bajkowski / itnews
    Dave Curran, Chief Information Officer, The Westpac Group

    “If you are going to move to a more open data-connected world, which we clearly are – open banking being the start, but we're going to see it across, and technology's going to create that – you have to solve the problem of digital identity,” Curran told iTnews at a recent Trans Tasman Business Circle speech.

  • Westpac's Curran Warns Big Tech Companies Lagging Behind

    23 October 2018 / Oliver King / TheBull.com.au
    Dave Curran, Chief Information Officer, The Westpac Group

    Speaking at the Trans-Tasman Business Circle late last week, he told the audience that there is an urgent need for everyone involved in the sector to come together and help drive necessary progress.

  • Westpac CIO Curran Warns ‘Big Tech’ is Out of Step

    22 October 2018 / Julian Bajkowski / itnews
    Dave Curran, Chief Information Officer, The Westpac Group

    "Addressing the Trans-Tasman Business Circle in Sydney on Friday, Curran’s equivalent of a 30-year career valedictory saw the highly-regarded technologist caution Australia’s business community, regulators, government and educators must urgently coordinate their efforts much better to stop the nation from falling behind of the skills and capability front."

  • Westpac CIO Dave Curran Warns of Risks as Open Banking and Skills Shortage Looms

    21 October 2018 / Paul Smith / The Australian Financial Review
    Dave Curran, Chief Information Officer, The Westpac Group

    In a colourful address to a Trans-Tasman Business Circle event on Friday afternoon, the influential tech executive laid bare the challenges facing institutions caused by impending open banking rules and yawning technology skills shortages, and warned the country risks being left behind in the tech-driven world without better co-ordination.

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.

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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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