Workshops, Seminars & Events

We are highly connected to local and national initiatives and organisations, and are able to link you with a range of workshops, seminars and events to help you to achieve your business objectives. Check in to this page regularly to find a list of upcoming events, whether you're looking to start, grow or innovate your business.

Research & Development (R&D) Tax Incentive Roadshow Series

The Nelson Regional Development Agency invites you to join us for this free roadshow series to learn more about how your business can benefit from the upcoming Research and Development (R&D) Tax Incentive scheme. 

We are delighted to welcome KPMG who will lead this session and update us on the R&D Tax incentive, providing insight into how the incentive will provide broader access to R&D funding for NZ businesses. 

The Taxation (Research and Development Tax Credits) Bill is about to go before Parliament for its Second Reading, with the legislation expected to be enacted in June this year, allowing businesses to access, and make the most of the incentive from the start of their current tax year (typically 1 April 2019).

The incentive is a great opportunity for businesses to access support for R&D – it’s expected that many businesses will be eligible to claim the incentive.

This session will explain what is, and what isn’t R&D, and how to start planning early to be ready to make a claim for this year’s R&D activities.

As well as KPMG, officials from Inland Revenue and Callaghan Innovation will be on hand to answer any of your questions on the new incentive in the Q&A section of the seminar.

We encourage businesses, business finance staff and local accountants / financial professionals to attend.

Where: Mahitahi Colab, NMIT, 322 Hardy Street, Nelson.
When: Thursday 20 June 2019
Time: 11.30am – 12.30pm (we invite you to join us for light snacks and networking afterwards)


Callaghan Innovation 1 Day Lean Workshop

The Nelson Regional Development Agency is hosting a Callaghan Innovation 1 day ‘Lean’ workshop in Nelson on 27 November 2019. This 1 day workshop is facilitated by Bryan Travers from the University of Auckland’s Business School – he is very highly regarded in this area, previously was a CEO of 3000 staff and is certainly worth spending a day with.
This is an outstanding workshop to better understand Lean methodologies, how it can be applied to your business, and how it can create incredible impact in your business. We see lots of diverse businesses starting to implement Lean principles in order to improve efficiencies, remove wasteful activities, increase outputs and reduce costs. It is a very powerful business tool.

Presenter: Bryan Travers
Date: Wednesday 27 November 2019
Time: 8.30am – 4.30pm
Venue: Trailways Hotel, 66 Trafalgar St, The Wood, Nelson
F&B: Morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea provided.
Cost: $65 per person (paid upon registration)

A maximum of 35 attendees applies, so registration is on a first come first served basis.