Make new connections at speed networking

Speed Networking is a fast-paced and fun way to meet potential customers and business partners in a friendly atmosphere.

You will enjoy one-on-one conversations with up to 50 business professionals. This is a quick and cost-effective way to meet potential customers, showcase your business, expand your support network and generate leads with other businesses.

Places are limited and allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Secure your spot now!

Due to the format of this event and to ensure its success, all participants must be at the venue at 5.30pm.

This is a really popular event that usually attracts a waiting list – so get in quick to register your spot for Wednesday 24 July – click here to be redirected to our booking page 

Proudly sponsored by Mercury Energy.

Please note: Chamber members only – limited to two people per company
* Complimentary drink on arrival – cash bar available


Export training workshop on Thursday 7th June 2013

On Thursday morning the Auckland Chamber of Commerce hosted an export training workshop at Westpac headquarters in Takutai square. International manager Fuimaono Tuiasau hosted forty attendees to the half-day event, which covered a range of topics. The workshop was the first of a series of practical training sessions  provided by the Auckland Chamber of Commerce for the benefit of exporters and those interested in taking this step.

After a cup of tea and a spot of business networking Fuimaono Tuiasau welcomed participants and outlined the key elements of the export cycle. John Hackett, partner of IP law firm AJ Park, then gave advice on how to protect products and services brands to ensure uniqueness and identity. New Zealand Customs Service officials outlined the extensive services offered by the Customs Service to ensure regulatory and quality requirements were met, and how these contribute to New Zealand’s international reputation of high health and safety standards being met.

Westpac’s International Finance Manager Trevor Farrell then systematically covered the importance of and processes for Letters of Credit issues and their alternatives, which generated quite a lively discussion. Methods of finance insurance and government support in international finance arrangements were discussed by Tim Robertson of the NZ Export Credit Office. Important freight forwarding do’s and don’ts were addressed by Scott Wilson, Export Trade Manager of freight forwarding company Ocean Bridge.

During the Q & A sessions participants discussed their own experiences.

The Chamber wishes to take this opportunity and seek feedback on the workshop- this helps us develop further ‘business advice’ training in the near future, which supports new exporters and those businesses intent on opening export markets. Please note that we promote and collect positive feedback on our LinkedIn company page – do leave your comments.

From the marketing team at the Chamber.

Auckland Chamber’s Business Speed Networking Event on Thursday 30th May


Let the networking begin!

Speed Networking is an event that requires a healthy attitude. All you need is “a pen, business cards and a glass of water,” said Robyn Henry, manager of the Convention Centre at 585 Great South Road.

Attendees to the Auckland Chamber of Commerce Speed networking event last Thursday arrived at 5pm for the 5.45pm kick-off. At 5.45pm the whistle blew and everyone moved to their seats, either in the inner circle or the outer circle. People checked their business cards, gulped water and shuffled.

Niven Brown from kanDO Innovation had his tablet and video-clip ready to roll. kanDO specialise in automation technology and Brown had a minute to show networkers the clip of mussels being shelled.

It looked like a lot of fun. At 7.30 the whistle finally stopped blowing. A number of connections and concepts had been shared. There was time for a debrief and a post-network drink at the bar.

If you would like to see the photos on the Facebook page click here.

If you want to write a quick recommendation on our LinkedIn profile page click here:

Our next Speed networking event is at Oram’s Marine Boat Park on 27th June from 5.30pm. Please email us at to book a space.