Background on PwC Herald Talks

PwC Herald Talks are a thought-provoking business networking series, now in its fourth year. We’ll continue to hit the road in 2018, with events in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.

PwC Herald Talks is designed to give you the knowledge, insights and strategies to grow and diversify in the ever-changing landscape of New Zealand business.

These networking breakfast events discuss current and upcoming trends in business, including the future of money, man and machine collaboration, generational change within the workplace, the experience economy and modern leadership.

Join us and key thought leaders to connect, share knowledge, and think about how to grow your business and remain relevant.

Event Format:

7am: Registration & stand-up networking breakfast with barista coffee
7.35am: MC Welcome
7.40am: Keynote Speaker
8am: Panel Discussion
8.30am: Q&A
8.45am: MC Wrap -up
9am: End

Adjudicator: Fran O’Sullivan – Editorial Director of Business, NZME

Fran O’Sullivan is Head of Business (Content) for NZME and a high-profile business columnist for the New Zealand Herald. She has a strong interest in New Zealand’s international business success and is a frequent television commentator and public speaker. Fran chairs the NZ US Council’s Advisory Board, is a member of the NZ China Council’s Advisory Board and the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (NZ) board. She is a regular participant in NZ’s partnership forums with the United States, Australia and China. Fran also chairs the Metropolis Body Corporate committee. She is a former editor of National Business Review and has an award-winning track record in business journalism.

 MC: Simon Dallow

A former litigation lawyer, Simon Dallow is currently senior anchor for One News at 6, consistently New Zealand’s highest rating television programme of any genre. Personally interested in business, politics and sport – all forms of competition – he also works for National Business Review as an interviewer and commentator. Simon’s presented shows across TVNZ’s news and current affairs stable, including three years at the helm of critically acclaimed political affairs programmes “Agenda” and “Q&A” as both host and interviewer. A father of two teenagers, he’s also Vice-Patron of Variety – the children’s charity.