14 May 2019, Auckland

Ready for a conference with a difference?


8:30 - 9:00 - Registration

Take a moment to network with other small businesses over a tea, coffee or savoury.

9:00 - Mihi Whakatau

Experience a unique kiwi welcome from AUT campus.

9:25 - Launching into the WE Summit

Co-founders of WE, Wyndi and Eli discuss the future for small businesses and the benefits of advisory services in the future SME landscape.

9:55 - Keynote - Craig Hudson

Craig Hudson – Managing Director of Xero NZ and former Sevens star will be sharing insights into NZ business and the importance of small business in the NZ economy. As a staunch mental-health advocate, Craig is heading Xero’s initiative to help provide mental health services for 5000 small businesses in NZ.

10:45 - Morning Tea

The WE Summit is located at AUT city campus in the award-winning WG building.

Breakout Session 1

11:15pm – 11:55pm

Participants will have the opportunity to choose between the following breakout options.

Xero Crash Course

The experts at Xero are ready to teach you some time-saving Xero tricks. Whether you’re a new user, or a seasoned Xero expert, there’s something to learn.   

Business Solutions

Got business problems? WE’s Business Solutions Specialist will be covering the most common problems that plague business owners. Come and find some solutions to your business headaches.

Wealth Creation

ASB’s  Senior Economist, Chris Tennent-Brown will discuss cashflow solutions  for your small business and how ASB can help your reach your business goals.

Breakout Session 2

12:00pm – 12:40pm

Participants will have the opportunity to choose between the following breakout options.

Managing Tax

Struggle with managing your tax?  In this session you’ll learn how to meet you tax obligations, reduce interest and penalties for past tax periods. 

Overcoming Challenges in Business

Join a range of successful small business owners in a panel discussion. Panelists will discuss some of the challenges they’ve faced in business and how they’ve found solutions.

Get Paid

Gocardless provides options for you to get paid on time, on your own terms.  Join us to learn how to get paid faster.


12:45 – 1:40pm

Enjoy AUT’s quality catering and take advantage of the opportunity to network with other business owners.



Wyndi Tagi, co-founder of WE will share how challenge has been a blessing in her life and where its taken her. Learn how Wyndi has grown WE’s turnover and how she finds time to do what she loves and what strategies she uses that reduce stress.

Breakout Session 3

2:15pm – 2:55pm

Participants will have the opportunity to choose between the following breakout options.

Grow Your Business

Details to be finalised.

Payroll and Payday Filing

Struggle with Payroll? Confused about Payday filing? WE’s resident Payroll expert, Carleton  McCulloch has all the tips, tricks and updates to help you manage your payroll better.

Success Mindset

Learn how to have a healthy mind while running a healthy business. Improve your confidence, avoid fatigue and burnout and learn how to maintain a healthy work/home life balance.

Breakout Session 4

3:00pm – 3:40pm

Participants will have the opportunity to choose between the following breakout options.

Government Support

Unsure how your government can help your business?  This panelist session will cover funding and grant options  for small businesses in NZ .

Building Your Unique Brand

Struggling with your marketing? Nathan Frater and Lucy Mangin from Studio 87 are here to teach you how to market your brand and connect with customers. Learn what digital platforms you should be on and how to use them. 

Planning for Success

Not sure where your business is going? The WE team are here to help you get started on finding a pathway to success for your business, starting with a comprehensive business plan.

Closing comments

3:45pm – 4:00pm

Ready to launch your business to success?  Leave the Summit with some key steps that you can take immediately to see instant growth towards your business goals. 

ready to accelerate your business?


Location: AUT Auckland City Campus

Date: 14 May 2019

Time: 8:30am – 4:00pm


what our 2018 attendees had to say 

“..I found the approach of the presenters very refreshing. It felt like a conversation with friends. Furthermore, it was a change for a facts-based business approach to a reconnection with your ‘gut’ and values..” 

“Fantastic content, everything required to get your business on a great foundation with accounting and contacts with banks and government agencies wanting to help small business.”  

“Helpful practical sessions. Felt inspired by the amount of Māori and Pacific people in the room.”