Due to the current NZ Government Restrictions this event has been postponed.

Please email eventsnz@harcourts.net if you have any questions or concerns.

A one-day event exclusively for Business Owners and Managers.

Tuesday, 2 March 2021

Hilton Auckland

147 Quay Street, Auckland CBD

Cost: $395.00 plus GST

Networking Dinner is included in the ticket price


Rob Fyfe

Rob is currently Non-executive Director Air Canada, Non-executive Director Michael Hill International, Executive Chairman Zalm Therapeutics, Strategic Advisor to Craggy Range wines and Director Fitout Solutions. Rob is also Strategic Advisor to the New Zealand Government on Re-entry into the Pike River Coal Mine, the NZ business representative on the Bali Process Forum and an honorary advisor to the Asia New Zealand Foundation.
Rob is the former Chief Executive Officer of Air New Zealand (2005-2012) and also served as Chairman and CEO of Icebreaker (2013 – 2017). Most recently Rob has worked with the NZ Government to help shape the COVID-19 response through liaison with the private sector and now advises the Prime Minister on the economic recovery plan.
Rob holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) Honours degree and an Honorary Doctorate of Commerce degree from Canterbury University. In the 2021 New Year’s Honours Rob was appointed a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to business and tourism.

Karl Budge

Karl is an International strategic sports administrator who has played a key role building the ASB Classic, All Blacks, ATP, WTA, Australian Open and FIFA brands globally.
He has true international experience having held management level positions in China, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand.
Karl has an understanding of the commercialisation of sport and events having developed and managed global sponsorships for blue chip brands including Rolex, BMW, Sony, adidas, Jaguar, Virgin, Coca-Cola, BNP Paribas, IBM and Emirates on major sporting properties.
He has in depth knowledge of rights delivery and the ability to integrate assets across a multitude of business areas. A proven track record of delivering large scale marketing partnerships having generated more than $100 million in new revenues across sponsorship, merchandise and media platforms.


9.00am – 4.30pm Registration Open Pre Function Lobby
9.30am – 9.50am Welcome and Opening Address
Bryan Thomson, Managing Director, Harcourts New Zealand
Main Plenary (Ground Floor)
9.50am – 10.40am Opening Keynote Presentation
Rob Fyfe, New Zealand Businessman
Main Plenary (Ground Floor)
10.40am – 11.10am Morning Tea and Networking Break Pre Function Area (Level One)
11.10am – 12.40pm Business Owners & Managers Workshops
Workshop 1
Workshop 2
Workshop 3
Workshop 4

Main Plenary (Ground Floor)
Aquamarine 3 (Level One)
Aquamarine 2 (Level One)
Aquamarine 1 (Level One)
12.40pm – 1.30pm Lunch and Networking Break Pre Function Area (Level One)
1.30pm – 2.45pm Speed Dating Session Main Plenary (Ground Floor)
2.45pm – 3.15pm Afternoon Tea and Networking Break Pre Function Area (Level One)
3.15pm – 4.00pm Harcourts Q & A Panel
Facilitator: Bryan Thomson
Main Plenary (Ground Floor)
4.00pm – 4.50pm Keynote Presentation
Karl Budge, ASB Classic Tournament Director
Main Plenary (Ground Floor)
4.50pm – 5.00pm Closing Address
Bryan Thomson, Managing Director, Harcourts New Zealand
Main Plenary (Ground Floor)
7.00pm – late Networking Dinner (offsite)
The Lula Inn
149 Quay Street, Auckland CBD


Check-in: 3.00pm
Checkout: 11.00am

Valet Parking: $45.00

Valet parking available
Business Centre
Dry Cleaning and Laundry
Fitness Room
Outdoor Heated Lap Pool

Business Partners

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