An audience with Craig Hickson, MD, Progressive Meats & Micheal Whitehead, CEO of Wherescape Software talking about what entrepreneurism means to them.

  • 28 Jul 2016
  • 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  • EY, Level 9, 2 Takutai Square, Britomart, Auckland

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2015 EY Entrepreneurs of the Year

An audience with

Craig Hickson, Managing Director and Founder of Progressive Meats;

and

Michael Whitehead, CEO, Wherescape Software

These entrepreneurs are setting new standards on the global stage. What are their keys to success? What challenges have they endured and what lessons have been learnt?

Craig recently represented New Zealand at the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Awards in Monte Carlo, demonstrating a level of innovation and entrepreneurship unparalleled in a New Zealand agri-business. Established in 1981, Craig maintains 100% ownership of Progressive Meats which has evolved into a significant global business, involving venison, lamb and beef farming, procurement, slaughter, processing, cold storage services, marketing and exporting of lamb cuts, lamb pelts, slipe wool, pet food, casings and pharmaceutical products. His motto – “avoid compromise, achieve all your choices”.

Michael, CEO & Founder of Wherescape Software is a passionate thought-leader in the data warehouse and big data industry. With more than a decade advising customers how to get value from their data, prior to founding WhereScape, Michael held Asia Pacific responsibility for data warehousing at Sequent Computer Systems, Inc.  In 2014, Michael was awarded New Zealand category winner in the EY Entrepreneur of the Year.

Craig and Michael do significant business in the United States and I’m delighted both are able to join us.

Date: 28 July 2015

Time: 4.30 to 7.00pm presentation followed by refreshments and networking.
Venue: EY, 2 Takutai Square, Britomart, Auckland

Cost: Amcham Members $60 inc GST, Non Members $65 inc GST.