03 327 3135

Sponsoring ENC networking functions is a great way to grow your profile in North Canterbury.

It’s an opportunity to show your expertise in a subject area, and to make connections with a wide range of local businesses.

We work with you to set a subject theme for the evening and find an appropriate venue. We will also work with providers to provide food and wine that will impress your audience while haggling on your behalf to keep the costs affordable.

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What do you get?

  • Your expert gets a speaking slot of up to 20-30 minutes, or we can arrange a speaker if you prefer..
  • If required, we can provide additional speakers to provide complimentary presentations to yours that will attract more businesses to the event. We will work with you to ensure that the speakers chosen enhancesyour presentation and are not competing.
  • One of our Business Centre sponsors usually has a 5-minute speaking slot along with our CEO – again we ensure that our sponsor does not compete with your business and what they discuss is complimentary to your topic.
  • We arrange venue, food, and drinks. This includes wait-staff and ‘greeters’.
  • We help you to ensure that your presentation is up to standard.
  • We advertise the event through direct advertising to over 3,000 businesspeople, through social media, on our website, on our events calendar and through our newsletter.
  • We manage registrations
  • We ensure that the venue is prepared accordingly with suitable equipment to ensure your presentation shines.

Essentially, we manage everything except your presentation, but we’ll even help you with feedback on that. We also require a logo, a brief about your speaker and a photo of your speaker. We encourage you to promote the event to your own database, but our advertising is extensive. Usually, an event lasts for about 2 hours, including plenty of time for networking.

What does it cost?

ENC charges $600+GST to manage and organise the event.

For an evening event, you pay for all additional costs associated with the event such as catering, venue, equipment hire etc. Generally, this takes the total cost of an evening event to approximately $2,600+GST.

We do not charge attendees. We usually attract 80-120 attendees to evening events.

For more information please email Guy Graham or ring 03 327 5733.

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