This Friday I'm heading to stunning Queenstown in New Zealand to speak at Entrepreneurs Organisation Queenstown University Conference – US and AsiaPac entrepreneurs all wanting to win in the age of now. The idea is pretty ingenious – entice 400 entrepreneurs to the jewel of the south and fill them with Kiwi knowhow. Tony Falkenstein has started several New Zealand companies and instigated learning in entrepreneurship at his old school, Onehunga High. He is the Learning Chair for this conference and his infectious energy resulted in the conference tickets being snapped up in record time (ie in minutes). The Entrepreneurs Organisation is a global business mentoring and networking group and I'm sure attendees are going to come away with a wealth of exciting ideas and knowledge that they can immediately implement in their businesses.
Speakers at the event include Craig Nevill-Manning, brainbox from Blenheim via Waikato U who founded Google's engineering centre in New York; Kirsten Manning who is Facebook's director of global recruitment (former Christchurch psychologist and social worker); Sarah Robb O'Hagan, Auckland U grad and Gatorade President North America; Linda Jenkinson, CEO of Les Concierges and a seasoned entrepreneur who has built two multimillion-dollar companies focused on chaos-based service businesses (ex Massey U); Ray Avery, medical innovator who has given tens of thousands the gift of sight; rugby legend Jonah Lomu; and world champion discus thrower Beatrice Faumuina.
Bring it on Queenstown!