Kea is proud to host three events across Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch throughout Techweek as we ask members of Kea’s World Class New Zealand Network to discuss opportunities in future industries, and what Kiwi SMEs, large businesses and individuals should know about finding their place in Aotearoa’s future.
Kea Inspire: The Future of Money – Auckland
When: 7:30-9am, Tuesday 9 May
Where: ASB Cube, 12 Jellicoe St
Tickets: $25, available here
How is our concept of money and currency evolving and changing? What are the global shifts and trends around fintech, and how should we be taking advantage to shape the future of finance?
Our speakers will discuss cryptocurrencies and how these technologies are changing the face of finance, as well as the emerging fintech sector, the future of transactions, ecommerce and how our relationship with money (and traditional financial institutions) will change.
Kea Inspire: The Future of Cities – Wellington
When: 7:30am-9am, Thursday 11 May
Where: KPMG Wellington, 10 Customhouse Quay
Tickets: $25, available here.
How can New Zealand attract the world’s best talent while also offer world-leading opportunities for Kiwis? How do we find our own unique magnetism for our largest hubs to attract these forward thinkers to fuel New Zealand's prosperity?
Our speakers will discuss why we need to encourage innovators, creators and investors to live and work here, and how we need to develop the right infrastructure and build our communities to foster innovation and creativity.
Kea Inspire & SingularityU New Zealand: The Future of Food – Christchurch
When: 7:30-9am, Friday 12 May
Where: The Canterbury Club , 29 Cambridge Terrace
Tickets: $50, available here.
What is the true potential value of the New Zealand food sector? Where are the opportunities around technology and R&D, and what is the global impact our food technology sector can create?
Our speakers will discuss why we need to challenge the current paradigm of the global food ecosystem, and how New Zealand can take advantage of these opportunities to make a global impact. They will also look at our philosophies around the origin of food - how we grow, cook, eat and share it, and shift our mindsets around the future of food - from organic farm-fresh ethically sourced produce, to bio or genetically-engineered food.