The Project Connect Event Series is a collaboration between AUT, Wynyard Innovation Neighbourhood and the US Embassy of New Zealand, bringing together the respective successes of AUT’s Project Connect event programme and Wynyard Innovation Neighbourhood’s WINTalk events.

The partnership represents over eight years of combined experience, goodwill, market presence, and thought leadership; as well as the ability to attract top, international, subject matter experts to New Zealand for keynote, masterclass and exclusive executive briefings.

Equal parts inspiration and enlightenment, Project Connect events offer a rare chance to meet the global change agents that are spearheading the strategic, creative and commercial implementation of digital technologies and business innovation.

At each event, attendees will gain a better understanding of today's opportunities and tomorrow's possibilities, as well as crucial insights into new business ideas, models and strategies. They will meet future business partners, collaborators and co-conspirators and be exposed to ideas that will re-invent their approach to… everything.


Martin Bell

Executive Producer

T: +64 9 921 9999 extn 6705;

M: +64 21 500 081

E: mabell@aut.ac.nz

Hal Josephson

Programme Chair

T: +64 21 1589 072

E: haljo@me.com

Call or email regarding any general speaker-related queries

Mike Cousins

Project Partner Representative - U.S. Embassy

T: +64 4 462 6032

M: +64 21 309 989

E: CousinsMJ@state.gov