3-Year Strategy Goals:
This year 2019, has flown by with quite a bit of activity at the Waikato Pacific Business Network (WPBN) since our AGM in June. With an exceptional executive and secretariat support, we have hit the ground running with the development of the network’s strategy for the next 3 years with 4 key strategic goals (SG):
|SG1||Demonstrate the value and offer of WPBN membership.|
|SG2||Facilitate access to business information and resources for our members.|
|SG3||Co-ordinate effective collaboration and participation with partners and stakeholders to realize Pacific business enterprise and economic development for the region.|
|SG4||Increase Pacific businesses and enterprises into growth sectors of the region to create employment opportunities.|
Highlights of 2019:
|June||WPBN AGM newly appointed Chair, Executive and Secretariat Support.|
|July||WPBN, Pacific Business Trust and Te Waka begin to collectively
engage and discuss economic business development of potential
Pacific projects in the region.
|August||WPBN Member event in partnership with Deloitte:
|WPBN 3-year strategic plan completed.||SG1-SG4|
|Sept||WPBN Executives and invited guests meet with NZ Government Ministers *Hon. Minister Carmel Sepuloni, Minister for Social Development and * Hon. Fletcher Tabuteau, Undersecretary for Regional Economic Development and Foreign Affairs, NZ Government.||SG3, SG4|
|WPBN member event in partnership with the Waikato Institute of Directors *‘What sport and recreational governance can teach us about inclusivity and diversity’ with Sir Michael Jones, IOD NZ CEO Kirsty Patterson and Waikato Rugby Union Board members Diane Halifax,
WPBN member event .
*Pre ABs vs Tonga Game: The Business of Sports with Dr Farah Palmer NZR Board and Inoke Afeaki Tonga Sports Council.
|SG1, SG2, SG3
SG1, SG2, SG3
|Nov||WPBN join the Waikato Plan Strategic Partners Forum Group providing a Pasifika voice for business and economic development.||SG2, SG3.|
|Dec||WPBN Member event: Pre-Christmas Cheer
Samoan businesswoman Koko Café owner Cherylene Fatupaito shares her entrepreneurial story of Values and Faith alongside guest speaker Mayoress Paula Southgate speaking of HCC’s desire to support Pacific socio-economic developments for the City.
|SG1, SG2, SG3|
By: Rachel Afeaki