Fiordland Business Support Summit


Southland Business Chamber & FBA bring you the Fiordland Business Support Summit
We invite all businesses to explore how to get through in the current environment. This five-day summit brings together local experts for an epic lineup of pop-up events; panel discussion, Q&A and networking
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Programme of Events
See below for a PDF 
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SUNDAY, 26 SEPTEMBER 

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2pm 

  • Afternoon Mahi: Hooking your customers with COIN South
    There are opportunities for your business each and every moment a customer interacts with your brand – from the first thing they hear about you to when they toss the packaging in the bin – Louise Evans will make sure each interaction is working as hard as it can.   
    The Fat Duck, 124 Town Centre Te Anau

7pm

  • Pop Up: Developing a new marketing strategy with The Orange Sheep  
    From one of the marketing brains behind some of Southlands fastest growing brands, Simon Owen will encourage you to look at your strengths to find new ways of attracting different customers, and developing new business.
    The Ranch Bar & Grill – Top Bar, 111 Town Centre Te Anau 
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MONDAY, 27 SEPTEMBER

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7.30am 

  • Flipping problems: Creating a positive future lead by COIN South
    How might we flip today's common business issues into ideas worth talking about? We invite you to this peer problem solving session to help shape Fiordland businesses to become innovative, sustainable and collaborative. 
    Hollyford Boulevard, 63 Town Centre Te Anau. Breakfast own arrangement.

9.30am 

  • Kick start your business
    20 minute 1:1 chat with COIN South's Chief Activator to share your business idea, find next steps, connections and opportunities to grow. Appointments available between 9.30am – 12.00pm. Booking is essential.
    The Ranch Bar & Grill – Downstairs

11am  

  • Pop Up: Finding your competitive advantage to push growth with The Orange Sheep  
    Simon Owen will share how to re-invent your business from the customer out, and look at the role of marketing in this journey.
    Te Anau Top 10 Holiday Park, 15 Luxmore Drive Te Anau

5.30pm

  • Evening Mahi: Teamwork with HR South
    Let’s have some fun with your team and understand your personality preferences with Tracey Wayte. 
    The Ranch Bar & Grill – Downstairs

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TUESDAY, 28 SEPTEMBER
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9.30am

  • Pop Up: How BNZ can support your business 
    Zac Price will share how BNZ programmes can support, and help your business grow (subject to Alert level 1). 

    Te Anau Top 10 Holiday Park

10.30am 

  • Pop Up: Workplace Law Update with Copeland Ashcroft Law
    Janet Copeland will outline employment law changes on the horizon including sick leave increase & minimum entitlements, immigration & accreditation changes, Privacy Act, vaccination & H&S update, plus w
    hat to expect & what to do, in the event of further lockdowns including case law on paying staff & the wage subsidy.
    Te Anau Top 10 Holiday Park 

1pm

  • Pop Up: Getting back to business – Building resilience through COVID with Malloch McClean    
    Mark Doggett and Blair Evans will discuss ways that can help your business rebuild, pivot and create opportunities including business/strategic planning, cost reduction/cashflow and budgeting, and your product/service mix.
    Te Anau Top 10 Holiday Park 

3pm

  • Pop Up: Understanding your relationship with landlords & banks with PR Law  
    Gareth Davis will share his expertise around your relationship with landlords and banks, followed by Q&A.  
    Te Anau Top 10 Holiday Park 

5.30pm 

  • Panel Discussion: Building resilience through this tough time – looking after you and your business with MC Blair Evans, and a panel of local business leaders – Cameron Davies, Brad Molloy, Jane Gilder and Mark Wallace.
    Luxmore Hotel, 41 Town Centre Te Anau. Cash bar.

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WEDNESDAY, 29 SEPTEMBER 
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7.30am

  • Pop Up: Getting back to business – Building resilience through COVID with Malloch McClean
    See above. The Fat Duck. Breakfast own arrangement. 

9am 

  • Understanding your business  
    15 minute 1:1 chat with Malloch McClean's Mark Doggett (finance), Blair Evans (team & culture) to ask how you could improve your businesses performance. Appointments available between 9.00am – 11am. Booking is essential. 
    The Fat Duck

9.30am

  • Pop Up: How could a temporary workforce help your business? with AWF
    As businesses re-open and scale up their operations, it is difficult to determine with a high degree of certainty the labour needs. Stefan Cooper will explain how the utilisation of a temporary workforce could benefit your business.
    Shakespeare House, 10 Dusky Street Te Anau

11am

  • Pop Up: Working with your bank in Covid times with Westpac​
    Dave Anderson​ will explain everything you need to know to successfully work with your bank. 
    Shakespeare House

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THURSDAY, 30 SEPTEMBER
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12pm

  • Pop Up: Taking time out to care for your wellbeing with Active Lifestyles 
    Courtney Egerton will share some easy tips to support your mental, physical and family/social wellbeing and move from feeling tired and unmotivated to energised and ready to go. This session will have be part discussion and part activity so wear a pair of comfortable shoes you can walk in.
    Shakespeare House

4pm

  • In support of Mental Health Awareness Week Get Active at Ivon Wilson Park​ with Active Southland  

7.30pm

  • Wellbeing Webinar: How to identify risks to mental wellbeing with Stella and Laura from Healthy Families.
    Register here.

Click here to download Programme of Events(PDF).

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