RISE is back for 2015 with its 4th consecutive Christchurch event....And we couldn't be more proud or excited!!
* Amazing speakers and sponsors have aligned themselves to this rapidly growing and hugely successful one day forum especially for women serious about business and success!!
* Book today to confirm your place at this exceptional event!
* Exceptional speakers with powerful, relevant content - leading edge information to help you to evolve and grow your business, and your profits!
* Formal & Informal Networking opportunities!
* Be engaged, entertained and empowered to help you become the most successful women you can Come along, listen, get involved, be entertained and most of all become empowered
OUR THEME: We all know that the digital world is changing the traditional face of businesses, but did we really ever realise just how close to home it would hit. In EVERY industry, digital competitors are taking advantage of new platforms, tools, and relationships to undercut competitors, get closer to customers, and disrupt the usual ways of doing business. The only way to compete is to evolve and embrace digital transformation. Are you prepared for the worst and READY for the BEST!! Digital Disruption does not need to just be a threat to how you do business - YOU have the power to exploit the same economics of digital disruption and become a disruptor....The only question is, will you?
So, what is RISE is all about?
RISE is a day long event aimed at women serious about business and success. It features fabulously inspirational guest speakers, who are carefully selected to offer genuine, meaningful deliveries to appeal to a broad audience of intelligent, determined and forward thinking women. The day also offers networking opportunities; the chance to showcase businesses, and also tangible gems of advice – All aimed at helping women who are serious about business and success. RISE 2015 will be themed around standing out in the world of digital disruption, together with addressing all manner of topics related to business and personal success.
Speakers Already Confirmed for RISE 2015 Christchurch
Kate Webb|MC & Founder of RISE Events [RISE 2012 - 2014] | NZ & UK Business Development Consultant & SME Marketing Strategist |As a Business Consultant with over 20 years experience, Kate lives and breathes the fact that change is a certainty in life, and that businesses are having to adapt and experiment in this digital era, as those who don’t, just wont survive in the long term. She is proud to bring the many facets of Digital Disruption to the forefront of how businesses plan for the future, with an exceptional line up of speakers:
Linda Cruse | Endorsed by Sir Richard Branson, Linda Cruse is the ultimate humanitarian aid worker, and Author, hell bent on changing the world forever. "Lind makes the impossible, possible" says Sir Richard, and we are just thrilled to have Linda opening for us at RISE 2015 Christchurch
Sarah Laurie | Sarah Laurie Lifestyles | As an acclaimed writer, author, lifestyle coach, workshop facilitator and corporate speaker, Sarah Laurie has a passion to encourage and inspire others. What began as a simple, part-time business transpired to be a life purpose for Sarah, and has led her to become one of Australasia's most inspiring lifestyle experts | ME-volution spokesperson for Woman's Day - A movement to encourage women to take some time for themselves. We are thrilled to welcome Sarah to speak about the impact, challenges and opportunities this digital era plays within our lives and our wellbeing.
Geri Ellis | GM Digital & Social Media, Vodafone New Zealand. Geri is responsible for all digital and social channels; ecommerce, self-service, mobile apps and social care. She is an early digital pioneer with over twenty years marketing, strategyand digital experience, and is passionate about optimising experiences to drive revenue and great customer service. Geri has worked in a number of converging industries from IT, Publishing, Media, Banking to Telecommunications, working for corporate brands such as Microsoft, VNU, Muze, 3 UK, BNZ and now Vodafone NZ. Prior to completing her MBA, Geri ran her own digital consultancy in the UK specialising in digital communications and ecommerce.
Sinead Boucher| Executive Editor for Fairfax Media | Westpac Millennial Women of Influence Mentor | Responsible for all of Fairfax's 70+ websites, newspapers and magazines, running a team of 650 journalists around the country, and currently implementing a significant internal programme to transform all Fairfax's newsrooms to a digital and audience centric approach. As someone who has been at the coalface of digital disruption, and realises the full and vast impact that it has played in the world of Media, we are thrilled to welcome Sinead to our speaker line-up.
Carissa Fairbrother | Co Creator of the highly successful Masterton based 'Bubbles & Inspiration' Womens Networking Events & a Member of the Institute of Financial Advisors, Co-Founder of Rival Wealth - Carissa Fairbrother - will deliver her presentation of "Rising Above Digital Disruption, and Focusing on your Bottom Line", with her 9 Steps of Financial Wellbeing.
Phoenix Renata| Director & Creator of Phoenix Cosmetics |The 'Eyebrow Queen' & Make-Up Artist to the Stars |Phoenix has grown the Phoenix Cosmetics business which now has 12 stores nationwide, into a respected and highly successful beauty house. She will share her story, including how she has managed to stand out in the world of Digital Disruption.
Kate Coote | Owner of leading communications consultancy Kate Coote. | Founding Trustee of Nelson Regional Breast Cancer Trust | Kate will deliver an interactive session that looks at the various digital platforms and social strategies available for businesses, and individuals, in an ever changing digital era. Listen to some real gems of advice whilst posing your specific questions within an engaged environment.