BusinessNZ Wellington Seminar Leading companies and organisations don’t leave it to chance to achieve influence in Wellington. Engaging with decision makers in Wellington is vital. The Wellington Seminar helps executives make connections and gain influencing skills in the place where laws, regulations and policies are made.The Wellington Seminar is a one and a half day course led by BusinessNZ experts, business leaders, relevant politicians and top government officials with real experience in creating the policy environment.The Seminar is designed to raise awareness of and create an understanding of the political environment, and how it can be engaged with to help achieve an organisation's mission.The Seminar focuses on developing executives' external influencing skills, providing participants with the ability to deepen their networks with other participants and with key people in Wellington. Our PledgeThe BusinessNZ Wellington Seminar will:Develop executives' awareness of and ability to constructively influence the political environment.Strengthen executives' peer-to-peer network.Develop executives' understanding of their organisation's contribution and responsibility to society. Who should attend?Participants from a wide variety of backgrounds and positions, including:CEOsSenior executives/leadersBusiness organisationsEmerging talentKey advisorsLocal Government leadersOverseas leaders with NZ operations. Wellington Seminar Alumni – October 2019Wellington Seminar Alumni – October 2019(L-R) Kathryn Asare (BusNZ), David Song (Yashili), Kirk Hope (BusNZ), Stuart Anderson (Chch Casino), Leanne Newsome (Chch Casino), Katharine McGhie (BusNZ), Melanie McKay (EMA), Josie Hehir (Export NZ), Stephanie Spicer (Bupa), Dee Crooks (REINZ), Sophie Hoult (DB Breweries), Alan Witcombe (MBIE), Joanna Mahon (Southern Cross), Benjamin Murray (Graymont) Wellington Seminar Alumni – November 2017Wellington Seminar Alumni – November 2017(L-R) Stuart McCall (Methanex NZ Ltd), Kathryn Asare (BusinessNZ), Chris Blenkiron (NZ Steel), Greig Epps (MTA), John Pask (BusinessNZ), Lianne Meiklejohn (Pacific Steel), John Carnegie (BusinessNZ), Emily Davies (Airways Corporation of NZ), Paul Mackay (BusinessNZ), Matt Glenn (Hill Laboratories), Katharine McGhie (BusinessNZ), Joshua Tan (Business Central), Alan Witcombe (MBIE) Wellington Seminar Alumni – February 2017Wellington Seminar Alumni – February 2017 (L-R) Amy Porter (Zespri), Oliver Bruce (Uber), John Pask (BusinessNZ), Sam Mackinnon (BusinessCentral), Tina Schirr (BusinessNZ), Genevieve O'Halloran (Lion), Michael Brooks (Poultry Industry Association), Todd Stephenson (Johnson & Johnson), John Carnegie (BusinessNZ), Alan Witcombe (MBIE), Paul Mackay (BusinessNZ), Sami Hakin (Imperial Tobacco) Wellington Seminar Alumni – April 2016Wellington Seminar Alumni – April 2016 (L–R) Kevin Sinnott (Brewers Association), Kathryn Asare (BusinessNZ), Alan Witcombe (MBIE), Amy Carter (Perception PR & Marketing), Mahau Kingi (ATEED), Michael Goudie (ATEED), Paul McKay (BusinessNZ), Charlotte Haycock (Countdown), Mark Loveard (Victoria University), Scott Gillan (Business Central), Richard Holstein (CECC), Kirk Hope (BusinessNZ). Wellington Seminar Alumni – June 2015Wellington Seminar Alumni – June 2015 (L–R) Phil Love (BusinessNZ), Brett Anderson (Christchurch Casino), Kathryn Asare (BusinessNZ), Pauline Lamb (Airways Corporation NZ), Leah Tzitziras (Dimension Data), Phil O'Reilly (BusinessNZ), Jo Healey (Dimension Data), John Liddle (Nursary & Garden Industry NZ), Alan Witcombe (MBIE), Matt Wilson (DB). Wellington Food & Beverage Seminar Alumni – May 2015Wellington Food & Beverage Seminar Alumni – May 2015 (L–R) Phil Love (BusinessNZ), Andrew Smith (Prolife Foods), Rachel Hopkins (Competenz), Phil O'Reilly (BusinessNZ), Aland Witcombe (MBIE), Bridget Beaurepaire (Frucor), Jo Finer (Fonterra), Gary Hartley (GS1 New Zealand), Mark Callaghan (Frucor), Kim Calvert (Cottonsoft). Absent from photo: Tracy Abbott (Imperial Tobacco), Sarah Tucker (Lion), Conrad Reyners (Red Bull). Wellington Seminar Alumni – February 2015Wellington Seminar Alumni – February 2015 (L–R) Juliet Larkin (Methanex New Zealand), Ruth Cobb (PrintNZ), Peter Rose (Ngāi Tahu Property Ltd), Alan Whitcombe (MBIE, Guest Speaker), Tracey Chambers (Chambers Strategy and Communications), John Stulen (Forest Industry Contractors' Association), Phil O'Reilly (BusinessNZ), Phil Love (BusinessNZ), Greg Brooks (St George's Hospital Inc), Claire Walker (Sanford), Louise Wright (Porter Novelli), Margaret Gracie (NZ Steel), David Freeman-Greene (Orion New Zealand Ltd).