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.
Wednesday 20 November 2019
Cordis Hotel, Auckland CBD
Welcome by M2 Editor, Andre Rowell
“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, Breathe Expert
“How I’m turning waste plastic into 3D printed electric cars” – Ira Munn, CEO Ierospace Industries
“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
Coffee break & networking
“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, Letsplay.live
“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
“How do you create innovative companies with global impact from New Zealand?” – Kaye-Maree Dunn, Founder, Indigital Blockchain
“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
“Here’s the future of Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and Mixed Reality” – Sam Ramlu, Founder, Method
“I’ll share insights into new ways of working, deep vs shallow work and how technology is an enabler to help people be more productive and effective” – Sarah Bowden, One Commercial Partner & Small, Medium & Corporate Director, Microsoft
Coffee break & networking
“Empowering New Zealand companies with transformative opportunities to reach global customers” – Pier Smulder, Alibaba Group
To be confirmed
Networking Cocktail Party
Fantastic start to the M2 Success Innovation Summit at the Cordis with the opening by Buttabean with an amazing diverse speaker. Buffet to follow.
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.
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.
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!).
Well done on an exceptional event. By far the best of its kind in New Zealand. Can’t wait for the next one.