Sponsors 2016

We partnered with some visionary organisations to bring you TEDxTauranga 2016: companies who shared our belief that new, and not yet imagined problems can be solved when creative and inquiring people share good ideas.

Powerco

Powerco

Platinum Sponsor

Powerco strives to deliver reliable energy to your door. We keep the lights on and gas flowing to more than 430,000 homes, businesses and organisations across the North Island.

Our energy brings warmth, comfort and security. We do this safely and efficiently and when supply is interrupted we respond quickly so you can get on with your lives.

We are proud of our small town origins and local history. You will see us getting behind community groups and events – it’s important to us to support worthy causes and organisations.

At Powerco, we are preparing for the future to provide a trusted service that evolves with changing technology


Bay of Plenty Times

Media Partner

The Hits

The Hits

Media Partner

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Ignition

Silver Sponsor
Ignition co-working space breaks the barriers of the traditional work space and is home to Tauranga’s growing community of entrepreneurs, self-employed, startups, contractors, professionals, business visitors and more.

Ignition says:
“We’re supporters of TEDxTauranga because the event will stimulate innovation, which is the key that will transform Tauranga into a high productivity economy that is globally competitive within its market niches”

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Mackenzie Elvin

Silver Sponsor
Mackenzie Elvin is a legal firm specialising in out-of-the-box solutions and innovative commercial thinking. We’re all about people and what they need. Mackenzie Elvin has a great team of specialists across a variety of areas who work together to provide solutions for you as an individual.

Mackenzie Elvin says:
“Mackenzie Elvin has always been a big supporter of TEDx. The sharing of ideas and new concepts is exciting and switches people on to new possibilities. We love being part of that process.”

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Tauranga City Council

Silver Sponsor
Tauranga City Council is managing our city’s growth into the future, by providing and maintaining infrastructure for our growing city; delivering efficient services to our communities; and investing in Tauranga’s future, while managing rates and debt.

Tauranga is New Zealand’s fifth-largest and fastest-growing city, and home to around 124,600 people. Our city has New Zealand’s fastest-growing economy, skilled job opportunities and a strong labour market. Our region’s booming horticultural, manufacturing and marine industries are supported by New Zealand’s largest export port, a comprehensive infrastructure network and Tauranga’s innovative business culture.

Council’s Long Term Plan (LTP) brings together the aspirations that Council and the community have for our city.

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Comvita

Silver Sponsor
Silver sponsor Comvita was founded in 1974 by two Bay of Plenty beekeepers who set out to connect people to nature for the benefits of good health. Today, Comvita is a world leader in Manuka honey and fresh-picked Olive Leaf Extract, which are core to the company’s health products range and found on shelves of retail locations in 18 different countries.

Comvita Chief Innovation Officer, Sharon Hollenstein, says:
“Innovation is at the heart of everything we do at Comvita. We are proud to support an event that provides a platform for sharing innovative, inspiring and worthwhile ideas locally. It’s fantastic that the Tauranga community has access to its own independent Tedx conference, as part of a highly-reputable global initiative.”

Office Max

Office Max

Silver Sponsor
Whether you need office supplies and paper, technology products and solutions, health and hygiene products or furniture, we’ve got everything your workplace needs conveniently under one roof, saving you valuable time when it comes to sourcing your requirements.

You can easily place and order online, in-store or over the phone. We offer free, next business day on all orders placed before 5.00pm, as well as a range of invoicing options and convenient credit accounts.

Why are we supporting TEDxTauranga?:
“As a member of the Bay of Plenty community we are proud to support the TEDx event this year.  Tauranga is one of the fastest growing cities in New Zealand and as such, we need to work together to increase the amount of culture, arts and entertainment available to our community.”

Eventfinda

Media Partner

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MYNOKE

Bronze Sponsor

Powersmart Solar

Powersmart Solar

Bronze Sponsor
Since 2007 PowerSmart has installed over 60,000 solar panels in 10 countries, won 19 national and international industry awards and installed the three largest commercial solar power systems in New Zealand. PowerSmart is the number one solar integrator in New Zealand and the South Pacific.

PowerSmart’s recent highlights include installing solar mini grids in Tuvalu and the Northern Cooks, completing the largest commercial solar instalment in New Zealand at Yealands Estate Wines and currently working on what is believed to be the largest Tesla battery installation in the South Pacific and solar powered mini grid at Vunabaka Resort, Fiji.

Why are we supporting TEDxTauranga?:
“To inspire people to open their eyes to see what is possible.”

Bluelab

Bluelab

Bronze Sponsor
Bluelab Corporation specialises in the design and manufacture of electronic water-testing devices for measuring key parameters such as pH, conductivity and temperature. With the support of a global team they have achieved high recognition within their market segments for simplicity of product design, quality of their innovative products, and their high standard of customer service.

Bluelab says:
“Most great things are sparked by a single idea but it is through the convergence of many ideas that innovation occurs. TEDx provides a channel for sharing those ideas which stimulate innovation, enabling economic growth and sustainability, which is why Bluelab is proud to support the TEDx Tauranga event.”

Taylor Bros Transport Limited

Taylor Bros Transport Limited

Bronze Sponsor

Craigs Investment Partners

Craigs

Bronze Sponsor
Craigs Investment Partners Limited is one of New Zealand’s largest investment advisory and management firms, offering bespoke investment solutions to private, corporate and institutional clients.

Frank Aldridge of Craigs Investment Partners says:
“Craigs are proud to support the TEDx initiative to promote the sharing of ideas and innovative thinking by leaders in their individual fields. We are happy to be aligned with the drive for excellence and innovation and its great such an event can be held and supported in our local region.”

Partner with us

Sponsors of TEDxTauranga are innovative, leading organisations which are seen as forward-thinking organisations. If your organisation is dynamic with a community focus, we’d love to hear from you.

Thank you.