Join 400 highly motivated entrepreneurs, business decision makers and high performers inspired by industry pioneers in technology, innovation & well being. Get insights into the future of business, the innovations & emerging technologies impacting the way we work & live. You will come away with actionable ideas, new business opportunities, and new contacts for your innovation journey.


The Schedule

9:00 am
9:30 am
Welcome by M2 Editor, Andre Rowell
9:45 am
“Did you know that the way you breathe affects the way your brain thinks and your body functions? I’ll show you techniques to stop burnout and create optimum human function” – Sarah Laurie, Breath Expert
10:10 am
“How I’m turning waste plastic into 3D printed electric cars” – Ira Munn, CEO Ierospace Industries
10:35 am
“I built the world’s first brand strategy in a box which allows start ups and small businesses to develop robust business strategies at a fraction of the cost” – James Hurman, Founder & CEO, Storytech
11:00 am
Coffee break & networking
11:25 am
“Did you know the global Esports industry is worth over $140 billion with 27% year on year growth, in New Zealand there are 1.2 million participants versus 115,000 in rugby?” – Duane Mutu, Co-Founder,
11:50 am
“How to build a global software company with offices in NZ, AU, USA, CA & UK, with 250 staff and 25,000 customers, in 150 countries, in just 9 years” – Vaughan Fergusson, Founder of Vend
12:15 pm
“How do you create innovative companies with global impact from New Zealand?” – Kaye-Maree Dunn, Founder, Indigital Blockchain
12:40 pm
1:40 pm
“I was given a year to live, I found cutting edge cancer treatment in Boston, raised $1M to treat myself and now I’m working to bring it to New Zealand” – David Downs, General Manager, New Zealand Trade & Enterprise
2:15 pm
“Here’s the future of Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and Mixed Reality” – Sam Ramlu, Founder, Method
2:50 pm
To be confirmed
3:10 pm
Coffee break & networking
3:30 pm
To be confirmed
4:05 pm
To be confirmed
4:30 pm
Networking Cocktail Party
6:00 pm


Vaughan Fergusson -

Vaughan Fergusson

Founder & Director of VEND
Sarah Laurie -

Sarah Laurie

Breath Expert


David Downes -

David Downs

General Manager, New Zealand Trade & Enterprise
Kaye-Maree Dunn -

Kaye-Maree Dunn

Director of Indigital Blockchain Limited
Ira Munn -

Ira Munn

CEO of IEROSPACE Industries International
Duane Mutu -

Duane Mutu

Co-Founder & Director of
James Hurman -

James Hurman

Founder & CEO, Storytech


Fantastic start to the M2 Success Innovation Summit at the Cordis with the opening by Buttabean with an amazing diverse speaker. Buffet to follow.
-Mike Keech

I enjoyed the day and came away with several excellent take outs and a couple of good networking opportunities for follow up. Often when one attends such events, they are industry specific and themed, but what really made the day was the eclectic range of speakers covering a broad spectrum from start-ups to business stars with something to interest most people. I think the 20 min speaker format kept things interesting and moving as did the format and variety from individual speakers, to Andre interviewing some of the presenters. Well done to you and your team.
-Les Probert

Many thanks for the exceptional day! The broad range of speakers were inspirational, as were the amazing people that filled your audience. The venue was spot on, and the food was awesome! I particularly enjoyed the format – fast moving that showcased the depth of talented people doing some incredible things both here and internationally. I’m looking forward to more.
-Peter Adams

What an inspirational start to a Wednesday, hearing Dave Letele aka the Brown Buttabean open the #m2successsummit. Love his message that health is the real wealth – it’s not uncommon to forget this if we’re too focused on our work life demands. A good reminder to stop making excuses for neglecting your physical and mental wellbeing (and with that, I’m leaving the office and heading off to play a game of netball!).
-Sally Vernon

Well done on an exceptional event. By far the best of its kind in New Zealand. Can’t wait for the next one.
-Melanie Reece

Companies that Attend

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Each ticket includes:

– Learnings and advice from 12 inspiring speakers
– Network throughout the day with like minded people
– Lunch included
– Further networking at the cocktail function (drinks included)
– A 1 year M2 Subscription including summary of event, all the speakers & image galleries
Cordis Hotel, Auckland