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Full Programme 2013

8.15am

Conference registration opens

Tea & Coffee on arrival

MC for the INFINZ Conference - Philip King, Group General Manager Investor Relations & Capital Markets, Fletcher Building Limited

9.00am

David Green - INFINZ Chairman opens conference

9.05am - 9.45am

Plenary

Deputy  Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Hon Bill English

Taking NZ offshore, trade and capital, Mixed Ownership Model and growing New Zealand's capital markets

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9.45am - 9.55am

Getting the most out of today

Carl Sanders-Edwards, CEO of JumpShift

Carl has developed a practical and interactive session for INFINZ Conference attendees using JumpShift D-I-Y framework. (Diagnose what is important, get Inspiration, plan Your actions). This session will help you get the most out of the day by bringing together the inspiration from the day into actionable 'next steps' that you can take away and implement.

Key Themes: Diagnose, Inspiration, Action- it begins with you!

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9.55am - 10.40am

Plenary

Andy Lark

Andy Lark is passionate about new technology and the transformational opportunities technology delivers for emerging and established businesses. Drawing on his experience relaunching the CommBank brand through the ‘Can’ campaign, along with spearheading the group’s social, digital and mobile strategies and his extensive background in the technology space, Andy will share with us his insights into what it takes to transform marketing and online for the new Social Era.

Prior to joining the bank, Lark was vice-president of global marketing for Dell’s public and large enterprise group. He has also held a variety of roles covering marketing and online within the technology space including start-ups such as LogLogic, along with tier-one brands Sun Microsystems and Nortel Networks.

Key Themes: Using the New Ps of BUsiness to Thrive in the Social Era.

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10.40am - 11.00am

Morning tea and networking

11.00am - 11.40am

Plenary

Tim Bennett, CEO of NZX

Growing New Zealand’s capital markets

The NZX is looking to make public listing more attractive to growth businesses by establishing a new market with a lower cost structure than the existing main board. Hear Tim talk about this and other initiatives to enhance liquidity and price discovery of mid-market listed firms.

Key Themes: Responding to the market and creating new markets and opportunities.

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11.40am - 12.10pm

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

CBS 1

Craig Richardson, Co-Founder and CEO of Wynyard Group

The story of how an idea to help protect financial institutions and governments from threat, crime and corruption grew into a $118 million NZX listing of a unique software company counting Fortune 500 and world's best known policing and homeland security agencies as customers.

Craig will share the Wynyard Group case study of how to create the corporate infrastructure of a world-class scalable technology business through recruitment of a senior leadership team, world-class advisory and globally experienced governance board.

Key Themes: Innovation, Infrastructure, Governance and getting the right advisors.

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CBS 2

Rod Drury, CEO of Xero

The story of a serial entrepreneur. Focusing on the technology space Rod has harnessed innovation and established a number of start ups. Xero has gone to market to raise capital a number of times - we will hear from Rod about identifying the problem and building a brand around the solution, establishing confidence and raising capital both in New Zealand and overseas.

How have notable offshore investors been encouraged to join Xero as either investors or Directors or both and how has this facilitated growth of Xero and specifically its objective of “cracking” the US market.

Key Themes: Innovation, building a brand, establishing confidence and raising capital.

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12.10pm - 12.30pm

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

CBS 1

Rod Drury, CEO of Xero

The story of a serial entrepreneur. Focusing on the technology space Rod has harnessed innovation and established a number of start ups. Xero has gone to market to raise capital a number of times - we will hear from Rod about identifying the problem and building a brand around the solution, establishing confidence and raising capital both in New Zealand and overseas.

How have notable offshore investors been encouraged to join Xero as either investors or Directors or both and how has this facilitated growth of Xero and specifically its objective of “cracking” the US market.

Key Themes: Innovation, building a brand, establishing confidence and raising capital.

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CBS 2

Craig Richardson, CEO of Wynyard Group

The story of how an idea to help protect financial institutions and governments from threat, crime and corruption grew into a $118 million NZX listing of a unique software company counting Fortune 500 and world's best known policing and homeland security agencies as customers.

Craig will share the Wynyard Group case study of how to create the corporate infrastructure of a world-class scalable technology business through recruitment of a senior leadership team, world-class advisory and globally experienced governance board.

Key Themes: Innovation, Infrastructure, Governance and getting the right advisors.

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12.30pm -1.30pm

Lunch and networking

1.30pm - 2.10pm

Plenary

2.10pm - 2.40pm

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

CBS 1

TBC

CBS 2

Jonathan Klouwens, CFO Trade Me

The IPO of Trade Me in 2011 won the PwC Equity Deal of the year at the 2012 INFINZ Industry Awards. Jonathan will talk about the successful entry of Trade Me into new verticals and how the business model was communicated to the market in the IPO and subsequent sell-down by Fairfax.

Key Themes: Creating a successful business model and communicating this to investors

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2.40pm - 3.10pm

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

CBS 1

Jonathan Klouwens, CFO Trade Me

The IPO of Trade Me in 2011 won the PwC Equity Deal of the year at the 2012 INFINZ Industry Awards. Jonathan will talk about the successful entry of Trade Me into new verticals and how the business model was communicated to the market in the IPO and subsequent sell-down by Fairfax.

Key Themes: Creating a successful business model and communicating this to investors

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CBS 2

TBC

3.10pm - 3.30pm

Afternoon tea and networking

3.30pm - 4.15pm

Plenary

Sue Brown, Head of Strategy, Innovation & Engagement, Financial Markets Authority and James Hartley, Manager Investment Law, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.

FMCB Regulations

The Financial Markets Conduct Bill (when enacted) will introduce Regulations that will revolutionise the way public offerings of debt and equity securities will be offered to the public. The Draft Regulations will be issued in October so this will be an excellent opportunity for an early, high-level briefing on what this means for capital raising for you or your clients’ businesses.

Key Themes: Being prepared, regulation, raising capital, market interaction.

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4.15pm - 5.00pm

Plenary

Dr Sean Simpson, Lanzatech

By using waste gases instead of food (for example sugarcane or corn), LanzaTech’s fermentation technology provides a sustainable, low-cost, low carbon fuel production process with no impact on availability of food or land.

LanzaTech has received a number of prestigious global awards for its ground-breaking green technology. It continues to blaze a trail by securing funding and partnerships with leading global companies and academic organisations in order to further develop and commercialise their technology.

Key themes: Innovation, Intellectual property, creating new markets and protecting theme, selling the vision, sustainability.

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5.00pm - 5.20pm

Plenary

Carl Sanders-Edwards, CEO of JumpShift

Carl established JumpShift and works with leading New Zealand businesses and business leaders focusing on improving organisational performance through defining their identities and developing strategies.

What have been the key themes emerging in terms of actionable next steps? “What is YOUR call to action?”

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5.20pm - 5.30pm

Conference close

David Green, INFINZ Chairman key learnings.

5.30pm - 7.30pm

Cocktails

7.30pm

Dinner

Guest speaker

Mark Sagar, Auckland University

Two-time Academy Award winner and serial innovator... Find out more


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