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 innovation, the internet of things, leadership, and global and local business.

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 Editorial Director of Business for NZME and a high profile business columnist for the New Zealand Herald. She has a strong interest in New Zealand’s business success and is a frequent TV commentator and public speaker. Fran is a member of both the NZ US Council and NZ China Council’s Advisory Boards and a committee member of the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (NZ). She is also a regular participant in NZ’s partnership forums with the United States, Australia and China. Fran 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.