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GROUNDSWELL FESTIVAL OF INNOVATION | TAURANGA CITY 26 AUG TO 9 SEP 2019
Groundswell Festival of Innovation 2019 Tauranga2019-07-17T02:55:43+00:00
TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW – SEE THE FULL LINE-UP FOR 2019
TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW – SEE THE FULL LINE-UP FOR 2019

35 EVENTS, LOCAL, NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL EXPERTS

From 26 August to 9 September Tauranga will come alive with a range of events that will push boundaries and break the mould.

Engage with game-changing founders, revolutionary business leaders and cutting-edge social entrepreneurs. Hear from high-performance athletes, international chefs, local and international innovation heroes, as well as experts from adidas, Hootsuite, Weta Workshop, Air New Zealand and more.

Join the conversation as we tackle everything from arts and culture, to sports science, engineering and technology.

You’re invited!

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DIP YOUR TOES OR DEEP DIVE IN TO TAURANGA’S INNOVATION COMMUNITY

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Just beginning to learn about innovation? These events will help you gain a greater understanding of the ‘i’ word.

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Keen to get more involved in the space? Improve your skills with one of our hands-on experiences.

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Are you an experienced innovator? Upskill at one of our industry-specific events.

KEY EVENTS

Out of the Box Breakfast
Out of the Box Breakfast
Tauranga Art Gallery
Fri 6 Sep 7am-9am
Cost: $75 +GST

Get breakfast with two global innovators. War stories of innovation and creativity in the trenches and the good that came of it.

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Little Inventors
Little Inventors
Classic Flyers | Sat 31 Aug and Sun 1 Sep 10am-12pm and 1pm-3pm | Cost: $20

World famous from the Bay of Plenty ‘Little Inventors’ is back and better than ever!

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Rhubarb Innovation Summit: Forces for Change
Rhubarb Innovation Summit: Forces for Change
Trustpower Arena
Fri 30 Aug 10am-4pm
Cost: $75 + GST

Hear insights and get face-to-face with international and national leaders shaping the current and future business landscape.

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2019 KEY SPEAKERS

We’re bringing in the big guns – local, national and international innovation superstars! Here’s a sneak peak of just a few of the heroes geared to share their innovation inspiration:

Mark Henderson
Mark Henderson
The kiwi-boy reshaping sports performance with adidas

Like many kids born in Tauranga, Mark grew up with a passion for sport. This passion led him to the bleeding edge of sport innovation. As Senior Director for the adidas Future Team, he leads the development of game changing ideas with a 3-7 year horizon.

Kirsty Traill
Kirsty Traill
VP of Customer at Hootsuite (18 million customers to be precise!)

This go-getting jaffa, who grew up holidaying at the Mount, is now VP of Customer for the world’s most widely used social media relationship platform. Kirsty is an international leader in innovation, leadership and business transformation.

Ezel Kokcu
Ezel Kokcu
The non-stop tech start-up entrepreneur

This 26-year-old is a non-stop serial entrepreneur having already co-founded and sold two tech companies, she is currently preparing to launch her largest start-up to
date, Passphere, a ticketing and analytics platform taking on the big players. Ezel was a finalist in the Women of Influence Awards, featured in Forbes and Te Papa’s entrepreneur in residence for Mahuki. Not bad for a university drop out.

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