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Bigger, bolder lineup: Project 15 taps top brains on ideas for taking Kiwi innovation global – LAST FEW DAYS OF DISCOUNT ON TICKETS!!

This year’s Project 15 – a conference focused on ‘taking New Zealand Innovation Global –  offers an impressive line-up of key brains in their field — a digital technology expert , a serial entrepreneur, New Zealand’s leading crowdfunding innovator, and co-founder of Movio, a movie analytics company. 

The four key speakers for the event  to be held on 16-17 April, 2015, at AUT University, Auckland are:

  • Steve Sammartino (Australia), start up wizard
  • Melissa Clark-Reynolds (New Zealand), serial entrepreneur
  • Josh Daniell (New Zealand), crowdfunding innovator; and
  • William Palmer (New Zealand), movie-loving CEO of Movio.

They will be joined by international speakers:  

  • James Whitaker (USA), Microsoft’s chief tech evangelist
  • David Smith (USA), celebrated author and educator; and
  • Dave Schiff (USA), creative heavyweight from one of the America’s leading ad agencies.

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Other local speakers who will be gracing the event include: Vaughan Rowsell, Mark Thomas, Malcolm Rands, Dr. Claire McGowan, Dr. Jane Cherrington and Dan Kahn. The full list of Project 15 speakers will be announced in early March.

Event executive producer, Martin Bell said: “We’re really excited to bring such an engaging line up of speakers together for Project 15. “New Zealand is seen as a leader in innovation but the next step for local entrepreneurs and exporters is taking our expertise to the world. Project 15 is future focused and will challenge the way we react to the challenges of new technologies, new business models and the emergence of new market strategies. The conference is for anyone interested in making a difference for their business and career.”


(LtoR) Steve Sammartino, William Palmer, Josh Daniell


The format for Project15 will include a full day of speaker sessions followed by a half day of tailored workshops.  

The conference will also form part of an extended series of activities during 2015 which includes regular Project Connect networking.

Following the 2014 conference Chris Lowther, CEO of Jericho, Smart Digital Marketing said he would be first in line for Project 15.

“Our staff who attended The Project in 2014 commented on the quality and execution of the event. They also spoke of the infectious energy in the room. Their feedback made me envious that I couldn’t attend”, said Lowther.

Project 15 is a collaboration between founding partners AUT University, The US Embassy and Social Media New Zealand.

For more information including full speaker bios or to purchase New Year special offer tickets, visit www.the-project.co.nz.

When & where

When: Thursday 16 April, 9.00am – 9.00pm; Friday 17 April, 9.00am – 12.30pm

Where: AUT University, Sir Paul Reeves Building, 2 Governor Fitzroy Place, Auckland 

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