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Matariki XPonential 2017

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This article was published on 8 June 2017

Register now for the annual gathering of inspiring Māori business leaders and future superstars

Matariki XPonential Registrations are now open!

Registrations to 2017 Matariki XPonential are now officially open. Early Bird registrations will be available until midnight 21 June so get in quick! Secure your spot online now

About Matariki XPonential

Join us in Rotorua on July 29 for one day of mind-blowing, inspiring, game-changing discussion and debate. 

Matariki XPonential will provide opportunities for you to meet other like-minded Māori entrepreneurs, learn from one another, build connections, and offer practical pathways to help you achieve business innovation success.

When: Saturday 29 July 2017. 8.30-5.00pm

Where: Sir Howard Morrison Performing Arts Centre, Rotorua


  • Early Bird $100.00 +GST per person (available until 21 June)
  • Dinner Ticket $69.00 + GST per person
Register online now.


Confirmed speakers at Matariki Xponential include:

  • Frances Valintine - Winner of the Flying Kiwi Award and Hi-Tech Hall of Fame inductee.
  • Mavis Mullins - Entrepreneur, trustee, director, mentor and NZ Business Hall of Fame inductee.
  • Cliff Curtis - Actor and co-owner of the independent New Zealand production company Whenua Films. 
  • Blanche Murray - Managing Director of Kai Ora Honey Ltd. 
  • Jason Witehira - Owner/Operator of Victoria Park New World Supermarket.
  • Rachel Taulelei - CEO of Kono NZ, one of New Zealand’s top 100 food and beverage companies.
  • Ian Taylor - CEO of Animation Research Limited.
  • Grant Straker - CEO of the Straker Group.
  • Dr Lance O'Sullivan - Author, national and international speaker, disruptive leader and innovator.

What to expect

Watch this space for updates and further information