The Wellington Business Network membership is open. We meet every six weeks or so on a Tuesday at Avida Restaurant & Bar, Wellington.

A guest speaker is invited to each event to give a brief presentation on a topical issue and each meeting concludes with a tapas lunch. Read more.

Lunchtime on 10 December 2019 with entrepreneur Tony Henderson-Newport of the PopUp Business School

Tony is founder of Kea Inspire, PopUp Business School Aotearoa, Semaine Group, and Bizezi. His presentation, called The Nudge, is a must for entrepreneurs and business owners. See more and register here. 



Lunchtime on 24 September 2019 with City Councillors Diane Calvert and Andy Foster.



Lunchtime on 3 September 2019 with Justin Lester

Wellington Mayor Justin Lester was our guest speaker on 3 September 2019.



Lunchtime with Rachel Qi.

Rachel Qi, the Co-Chair of the China and New Zealand Business Council was our guest speaker on 2 July 2019.



Lunchtime with Digby Paape of the Wellington Party

Digby Paape, co-founder of the Wellington Party was our guest speaker on 21 May 2019.


Lunchtime with Graham Walshe of Brother International

Graham Walshe, the Executive Chairman of Brother International (NZ) Limited, was our next guest speaker on 9 April 2019.



Lunchtime on 12 February 2019 was with culinary legend Steve Logan of Logan Brown and Grill Meats Beer

Wellington’s culinary legend Steve Logan of Logan Brown and Grill Meats Beer, was our guest speaker for our first event in 2019.


Lunchtime on 13 November 2018 with Mark Peterson CEO of NZX.

Mark has 25 years' experience in financial services covering the capital markets, private wealth, institutional and retail banking, and insurance.


Lunchtime on 9 October 2018 with Brett Hudson, National List MP based in Ōhāriu

Prior to entering Parliament, Brett worked in the Wellington ICT industry for more than 20 years. He will speak about “How our regulation will meet the fast-changing world of technology”


Lunchtime on 3 July 2018 was with Brian Steele founder of Giddy Up 

Brian outlined the journey to engage in corporate – community partnering where doing good has become as important as doing well.

Mark Clare

Lunchtime on 29 May 2018 with Mark Clare of Clare of investment bank, Clare Capital

Mark discussed two significant themes within the context of the technology sector in both Wellington and New Zealand. 

Lunchtime on 17 April 2018 with Wellington mayor Justin Lester 

Justine Lester was our guest speaker for our second event of 2018.

Lunchtime on 6 March 2018 with Tui Te Hau, General Manager of Mahuki - the Innovation Hub at Te Papa

Tui Te Hau was our guest speaker on Tuesday, 6 March 2018.



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