Tauranga MIEA Networking Event-Tauranga’s role in building New Zealand’s high-value economy

Join us for an exciting networking event where we will explore Tauranga’s vital role in shaping New Zealand’s high-value economy. This in-person event will be held at the University of Waikato – Tauranga Campus located on Durham Street in Tauranga, New Zealand.

It is with great pleasure that I extend to you a warm invitation to the Tauranga Migrant Investor Event, hosted by the Migrant Investment and Entrepreneur Association (MIEA), Priority One, and Craigs Investment Partners.

Event Details:

  • Date: [Wednesday, 6 March 2024]
  • Time: 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm
  • Venue: Te Manawaroa Room, The University of Waikato, Tauranga Campus, 101 Durham Street

We have curated an afternoon of enlightenment and connection, centered around the theme, “New Zealand’s city of opportunity – Tauranga’s role in building NZ’s high-value economy.” This event is designed to provide insights into investment opportunities within New Zealand’s fastest-growing city.


  • 3:30 pm: Doors Open | Networking with Drinks and Nibbles
  • 3:55 pm: Welcome from MC, Nick Arathimos – MIEA, introducing Commissioner Stephen Selwood
  • 4:00 pm: Vision for Tauranga and its Role in NZ’s High-Value Economy by Commissioner Stephen Selwood
  • 4:10 pm: State of the Nation Economic Update by Mark Lister – Craigs Investment Partners
  • 4:30 pm: AIP Visa Update by Matt Hoskin – NZTE, followed by a Panel Discussion featuring:
  • Growing great Kiwi startups from Tauranga
    • Katherine Sandford – Executive Council Member Agritech NZ & Former Chair Ubco
    • Sam Kidd – Founder of LawVu
    • Bill Murphy – Founder of Enterprise Angels & Purpose Capital
  • 5:10 pm: Closing Remarks by Nick Arathimos – MIEA
  • 6:00 pm: Event Closes

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