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The Waikato is home to hundreds of thriving businesses whose people enjoy the economic, social and lifestyle benefits our region has to offer.

The Waikato region is located on a nationally significant infrastructure corridor and is a prime location from which to take advantage of significant freight and logistics hubs.

Doing business in the Waikato gives you access to our region’s young, educated and ambitious workforce, supported by a strong network of education providers.

As the Waikato’s economic development agency, Te Waka, works alongside businesses to help them start-up, relocate or grow their operations. Whether you’re looking for funding, business advice or networking opporutnities, Te Waka can help. 

Business Advisory Service

Our Advisors take a bird's-eye look at your whole business, then help you connect with the right resources and experts so you can build capability and grow.

As part of a national network of people who can help, we’re your first port of call when you want to grow your enterprise efficiently and effectively.


Global Food Industry Insights & Trends seminar

Category: Business

Join us for this highly requested topic as we cover Global Food Industry Trends and Insights for 2021 and beyond.

Now more than ever, consumers want to know where the food they are purchasing is coming from.

Consumers are interested in where ingredients are being sourced from, that the company has strong ethical philosophies and that it is doing its part for the envrionment with sustanable practices used throughout the supply chain.

A shift towards products that are nutritious and provide enhanced wellness by building immunity are important factors particularly as we navigate the Covid-era.

This event is generously sponsored by The Food Lab - also based at Waikato Innovation Park. We are keeping it local and holding the event at our premises.

9:45am ............ Coffee & Mingle

10.00am........... Group activity

10.30am........... Guest Speaker: Global Food Industry Trends & Insights

11.30am........... Group activity

11:50am...........Wrap Up & Reflections

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