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RANZ primed to discuss industry challenges at Ignite Hospo 2024

RANZ primed to discuss industry challenges at Ignite Hospo 2024

The Restaurant Association has unveiled its latest conference format, called Ignite Hospo 2024.

This inaugural event, tailored exclusively for New Zealand hospitality business owners, is primed to confront industry challenges head-on in an Auckland waterside venue on Monday, October 7.

Ignite Hospo 2024 serves as the ultimate gateway to innovation and growth, connecting attendees with respected local and international speakers and mentors, as well as a network of like-minded business owners and operators from across the New Zealand hospitality sector. RANZ says this immersive event goes beyond passive listening sessions, offering intimate, interactive workshops that provide practical, tangible tools for businesses to thrive.

“We’re excited to bring together the best and brightest in the hospitality industry for Ignite Hospo 2024,” said Restaurant Association CEO Marisa Bidois. “Our goal is to ignite a passion for innovation and equip attendees with the strategies and insights needed to drive their businesses forward in today’s dynamic landscape.”

Pre-registration for Ignite Hospo 2024 starts today, June 5 with tickets going on sale at the end of the month.

Highlights of Ignite Hospo 2024 include Lightning Talks, featuring short, focused presentations from industry professionals designed to entertain and inspire, as well as Flash Connect, a unique networking experience where attendees collaborate to solve real-world challenges.

Adding to the experience is a specially curated menu from Chef Nic Watt, aligned to the event’s fire theme, promising attendees both nourishment and inspiration.

“At Ignite Hospo 2024 we’re dedicated to creating unforgettable experiences fueled by personalisation and connection. That’s why we’re introducing a new approach to attendee segmentation. Each attendee will be invited to complete a short survey ahead of the event to provide invaluable insight into individual preferences, interests, and goals, allowing us to craft a tailored experience for each attendee.”

“Ignite Hospo 2024 isn’t just an event—it’s your gateway to unlocking the potential of your business and igniting a passion for innovation within the heart of New Zealand’s hospitality sector,” concluded Bidois.

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