Introduced in 2016, this one-day event is a gathering that aims at reaching out beyond the Te Hono alumni to share ideas more deeply and further build an appetite for action. The day includes industry speakers, government leaders and interactive forums. Alumni are actively encouraged to invite team members, colleagues, key clients and customers to this event which is a chance to gather, listen, discuss and reflect on our goal for the New Zealand primary sector – driving our economy to prosperity with an economic, environmental and social lens.
National Summit 2016
The key theme of the first inaugural National Summit was 'Accelerating Transformation'. It also marked a turning point for Te Hono, reaching out beyond alumni to share ideas more deeply and create capability to accelerate change. Held at Mystery Creek, the day was an opportunity to explore how to apply innovation and focus to tackle the crowded market place.
National Summit 2017
The theme of the 2017 National Summit was 'Executing Value Based Transformational Strategies'. It was an opportunity to reflect on what brings us together, our progress so far and the heights we wish to scale in the future. Throughout the day in Christchurch, we touched on our aspiration for Aotearoa to be a global exemplar environmentally, economically and socially - and how we are already taking steps towards making this a reality
National Summit 2018
The theme of the 2018 National Summit was 'From Why to How'. It was an opportunity to share information, build trust and alignment and solve our problems together. Held at the Auckland War Memorial Museum, we looked at the Te Hono journey so far, how to grow a successful company in a disruptive and highly changing world, focusing on exponential technology, blockchain and the concepts of future consumers.
"After this day I'm inspired to make a difference to the NZ environment alongside NZ agriculture (in its widest sense)…" - Julian Raine, Horticulture NZ
"The day was wonderful and I really enjoyed being part of it and listening to such inspiring talks, and the networking that it offered" - Carol Ward, Zespri