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Social Outings

Thursday 10 March



$59 Per Person

Te Waihinga Centre

Succession Planning and Networking Session

Invitation to attendees and their partners 

The intention is to have guest speakers on a panel representing small to large organisations discussing options of how to sell down, sell out and plan for succession. Stay on for the evening and enjoy a finger food dinner and further networking with each other to further share stories.

Description of the session

Wikipedia tells us that:

“Succession planning is a process for identifying and developing new leaders who can replace old leaders when they leave, retire or die. Here the planning is usually a close process, so that those who have been selected are not likely to know that they are on a succession list or chat”. Is this thinking a bit old school?

Perhaps this is a more accurate and modern description:

Succession planning and management is an essential component of the broader human resources planning process. It involves an integrated, systematic approach for identifying, developing, and retaining capable and skilled employees in line with current and projected business objectives.

Or in reality

Succession planning allows company owners to find willing buyers so they can sell their businesses/shares and free themselves up for other more fun opportunities.

Whatever your motivation to consider selling out (or buying in as the case may be) we have a panel of surveyors that will explain how they did or are managing the process, the high’s, low’s, pitfalls, success stories and the ‘no one prepared me for this’ stories.


At your leisure

Dinner bookings

Make a booking at one of the following restaurants at your leisure.

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Cool Change 
8 Memorial Square, Martinborough
06 306 9665

14c Ohio Street, Martinborough
06 306 8475

The White Swan
109 Main Street, Greytown
06 304 8894

Friday 11 March


6:30 pm

$85 per person

6 Kitchener Street, Martinborough

BBQ and Band at The Village Café

The Village Café and Bar is located in the picturesque rural town of Martinborough Wine Village in South Wairarapa. It is situated on the main road of Kitchener Street just down from the Martinborough Square. Utilising fresh, locally sourced ingredients.

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We will be hosted in a spacious indoor seated area and a sheltered outdoor courtyard covered in grapevines.

Evening includes: canapes on arrival, BBQ dinner and dessert, drink on arrival and a band for your entertainment (plenty of quiet spots if you want to escape the noise).

Saturday 12 March


7:30-8:20 am

$35 per person

6 Kitchener Street, Martinborough

Breakfast at The Village Café

Enjoy a buffet breakfast before the last morning of the workshop gets underway.

The Village Café & Bar, 6 Kitchener Street, Martinborough 7.30 – 8.20 (back at the conference centre 2 minute walk away for the breakfast speaker at 8.30am) Partners welcome

S Martin Bosley Keynote speaker The story of my work in Remutaka Prison, working with long-term inmates to produce a menu for the Wellington on a Plate food festival. Gate to Plate is now in its tenth year and remains the hottest ticket in the festival. Tickets sell out so fast, that guests now enter an electronic ballot to get selected. The work with the prisoners has changed their lives and mine. It’s a story of redemption and food as an agent of change. It’s an engaging, personal and powerful presentation, emotional at times, about something that we need to talk about – the hard truths of life in jail and of the belief that people can change.