19 September 2021

Introducing the Fiordland Business Support Summit

With the support of Southland Chamber members, the Southland Business Chamber & Fiordland Business Association (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 and experiences for an epic lineup of pop-up events; panels discussion, Q&A and networking, and more.

Programme of Events

SUNDAY, 26 SEPTEMBER 

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 Event: 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 

MONDAY, 27 SEPTEMBER

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, if required.

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, 111 Town Centre, Te Anau 

11am  
Pop Up Event: 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, 111 Town Centre, Te Anau 

TUESDAY, 28 SEPTEMBER

9.30am
Pop Up Event: 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 – TV Lounge, 15 Luxmore Drive Te Anau

10.30am 
Pop Up Event: Workplace Law Update with Copeland Ashcroft Law
Janet Copeland will outline employment law changes on the horizon including sick leave increase and minimum entitlements, immigration and accreditation changes, Privacy Act 2020, Covid-19 vaccination and H&S update.
Te Anau Top 10 Holiday Park – TV Lounge, 15 Luxmore Drive Te Anau

1pm
Pop Up Event: 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 – TV Lounge, 15 Luxmore Drive Te Anau

3pm
Pop Up Event: 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, 15 Luxmore Drive Te Anau

​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 (The Fat Duck), Brad Molloy (Te Anau Top 10 Holiday Park, Jane Gilder (Sewing & Design) and Mark Wallace (Fiordland Outdoors).
Luxmore Hotel, 41 Town Centre Te Anau. Cash bar available.

WEDNESDAY, 29 SEPTEMBER 

7.30am
Pop Up Event: Getting back to business – Building resilience through COVID with Malloch McClean (see above). 
The Fat Duck,124 Town Centre Te Anau. Breakfast own arrangement, if required.

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,124 Town Centre Te Anau

9.30am
Pop Up Event: 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 Event: 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, 10 Dusky Street, Te Anau

THURSDAY, 30 SEPTEMBER

12pm Pop Up Event: with Active Lifestyles 
Shakespeare House, 10 Dusky Street, Te Anau

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.

Click here to learn more, and to register.