World Class inspiration travels the country

inspireKea and the World Class New Zealand network are proud to bring the 2014 Inspire Days to audiences in Wellington, Christchurch and Auckland from Monday 26 May – Wednesday 28 May.

Now in its sixth year, the Inspire Days tell the stories of internationally successful individuals who have made their mark on the world stage. The speakers are members of Kea’s influential World Class New Zealand network; a network of Kiwi leaders at the top of their field based in New Zealand and abroad.

Audiences will be treated to the inspiring stories each of the speakers have about their journeys of success, providing insight and sharing wisdom to the next generation of New Zealand leaders.

World Class New Zealand programme director Stephen Dee says the 2014 Inspire Days have a unique line-up of talent that will definitively prove location is no barrier to enormous success on the global stage.

“We hope our speakers will spur discussion and debate on business and entrepreneurship – providing the spark that will propel our best and brightest to make their mark in the world.”

The 2014 Inspire Days feature international speakers such as Colorado-based tech entrepreneur Claudia Batten; New York-based cancer surgeon and researcher Dr Murray Brennan; Sydney-based entrepreneur Rebekah Campbell; Xero and Kiwi Landing Pad board member Craig Elliot; and Director of California’s Medical Research at Intuitive Surgical Dr Catherine Mohr.

Speakers based in New Zealand include co-founder of Kim Crawford Wines Erica Crawford; CEO of PowerbyProxi Greg Cross; Philanthropist? and tech entrepreneur Neville Jordan; founder of international business development firm MediaSense Hal Josephson; and co-founder of Lanzatech and 2013 World Class NZ Award Winner Dr Sean Simpson.

The panel will be moderated by media commentator David Slack.

All Inspire events feature members from the World Class New Zealand network – a connection service with over 300 industry leading Kiwis and friends of New Zealand set up to help businesses with their international aspirations.

The 2014 Inspire Days is a three-day travelling entrepreneurial and innovation conference taking place in Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland. The Inspire Days is an initiative set up by New Zealand Trade and Enterprise and World Class New Zealand, delivered by Kea, New Zealand’s Global Network with help from the Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce, Grow Wellington, Wellington City Council, AUT University, Auckland Tourism Events and Economic Development and Gen-i.

Tickets are limited and are sure to sell out quickly.

Auckland tickets can be purchased here.

Wellington tickets can be purchased here.

Canterbury tickets can be purchased here.