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Matariki X - is back for 2019!


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This article was published on 13 May 2019

Don't miss the Māori Economy event of the year! 

Friday 26 July 2019
Rotorua Energy Events Centre
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Matariki X is back in 2019 to inspire and empower our Māori innovators. Connect with others, share new ideas, and learn how to better manage and grow your business. Hear from a stellar line-up of 2019 keynote speakers, upskill at a Masterclass workshop, and network with Matariki’s rising entrepreneurial stars, business influencers, senior Māori leaders, economic development specialists and Government representatives. 



Back by popular demand, 2019’s fresh and expanded Matariki X format offers a range of exciting sessions – you choose whether to attend some or all of these. 
Join the morning “Inspire” session featuring influential keynote speakers and a korero with Māori thought-leaders. Gain actionable insights at an afternoon Masterclass – over ten workshop options are on offer. The event concludes with an Eco-Connect dinner in the evening.

View full 2019 programme here. 



Session Content
Inspire session

9.00am – 12.30pm

Hear from some of Aotearoa’s entrepreneurial exemplars including: 
Jesse Armstrong - Vaka Interactiv
Billie Jo Ropiha - Founder, B'DET
Nikora Ngaropo - CEO and Founder of Nikora Ngaropo Motion & Design | Young Animators
Miriana Stephens - Director, Wakatū
Then join an inspirational korero with our Matariki X panel of Māori thought-leaders: Lillian Grace, Wayne Mulligan, Miriana Stephens, Mel Gollan and Shay Wright. 

$150 per person*, includes morning tea and lunch 

Masterclass session

1.30am – 5.00pm 

Select from a range of workshop topics including: Agile fundamentals, best practice governance, investment, crowd-funding, exporting, environmental innovation and social impact. 
$150 per person*, includes lunch and afternoon tea
Eco-Connect Dinner

From 5.15pm.

Network over dinner and drinks with an address from Ian Taylor of Animation Research Ltd.
$95 per person*, includes stand-up dinner, one drink and cash bar 
*a referral discount is available - see our registration page for full details of this offer.