Claudelands | Hamilton | 9 September 2020








The Premier Business To Business Expo Returns to Waikato in 2020

The Premier Business To Business Expo Returns to Waikato in 2020

After a successful Expo event in 2019, Jigsaw Solutions Group, in conjunction with the Waikato Chamber of Commerce are excited to be bringing this event back to the Waikato for an even bigger and better event in 2020.  “This is absolutely set to be a must-attend annual event in the business calendar.  The Business Expo is the B2B event that will ‘super-charge’ your year” says Sharon Giblett, Event Director.

The positive feedback from the 2019 Business Expo confirmed that this is an event that Waikato businesses have been waiting for.  It’s a pleasure for the Business Expo to once again bring together businesspeople and entrepreneurs to connect with clients, prospects and suppliers who are right on their doorstep, as well as others from across the country, says Giblett.

With more than three million dollars of business generated from the last Business Expo, the Business Expo is so much more than simply a networking event – it’s an extremely effective leveraging platform enabling businesses to grow, create opportunities, generate leads, uncover solutions, build their pipelines and get deals done!

Visitors loved the vibe of the Expo, the experiences and the face to face discussions they had with the Exhibitors, so much so that they want to be part of the action and exhibit in 2020 because they recognised that exhibiting is the way you get the most out of this opportunity, says Giblett.

The Waikato Chamber of Commerce are focussed on driving business growth in the Waikato region and having the Business Expo return in 2020 is part of their strategic plan.

Pop-Up Expo Rotorua, Dec 2019

Pop-Up Expo Rotorua, Dec 2019

We are pleased to be bringing the ‘little brother’ pop-up Expo to Rotorua on 11th Dec 2019 in conjunction with the Rotorua Business Chamber.

The Pop-Up Business Expo is an opportunity for exhibitors to showcase their brand, products and services in a fun, relaxed but professional B2B environment.
This event is an ideal platform for exhibitors to connect with new businesses, network, market and sell products and services, uncover business opportunities and start preparing for a strong start to business in 2020.

The concept is simple, the Pop Up Business Expo runs from 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm, a 90cm x 90cm (approx.) table is supplied, you bring along a pull-up banner, your advertising/marketing material and at 4:00 pm the fun begins.

It’s a great way to generate business growth.

Business Expo Set to  Profile Waikato’s Thriving Economy

Business Expo Set to Profile Waikato’s Thriving Economy

PRESS RELEASE:  Hamilton, Wednesday 10 April, Hamilton. The countdown has begun for the organisers of the inaugural Waikato Business Expo to be held at Claudelands on 11 September 2019.

The one-day event, hosted by the Waikato Chamber of Commerce and organised by Jigsaw Solutions Group, brings together a community of qualified business expertise to help Waikato businesses thrive.

Billed as the expo ’where business gets done’, this event showcases leading edge and forward-thinking businesses, speakers and education.  It is expected to draw interest from local, regional and national organisations with links to the Waikato.

Hosts Waikato Chamber of Commerce CEO Chris Simpson said early interest in exhibiting at the event had reinforced the need for an event of this quality and scale for the region.

“The caliber of exhibitors that have already signed up is fantastic” he said. “The Expo fits well with our vision of providing our members and business community with valuable opportunities to engage their markets.”

With a population bigger than Wellington, Waikato’s economy grew by 7% in 2018 and it is now host to a $30 billion dollar economy. It’s proximity to Auckland’s $100 billion dollar market made it a growing hub for commerce.

Among exhibitors will be a wide-range of commerce providers including IT experts, virtual pa’s, health and safety, finance, recruitment, digital marketing, education, catering, banking and personal and professional service providers. The Expo is for all types of businesses whose target market is B2B.  Additional expo experiences include business-to-business (B2B) networking and workshops offering insights and tips on how to improve and generate growth.

Event Director Sharon Giblett says “The Business Expo is the ultimate leveraging opportunity, whether you want to grow your market share, look for business solutions, increase your knowledge of the marketplace or see what competitors are up to.”

“Today time is so valuable” she says. “Exhibiting, sponsoring or attending an expo is an extremely effective and efficient way of using your time wisely. You can achieve more in one day than you could in weeks or months of your normal working schedule”.

Award-winning wellbeing specialist, author and entrepreneur Lauren Parsons has been engaged as their keynote speaker for the event.  Hot off the TEDx stage in New York State, Lauren is founder of the Snack on Exercise movement and will be presenting her renowned keynote session “Overcoming the Overwhelm – How to thrive in a fast-paced world”.

The Expo opens at 7am to VIP invited guests and then to the wider business community from 9.00am to 4.30pm. Bookings for exhibitors are now open at

Business Expo to Highlight Wellbeing in the Workplace with Renowned International Speaker

Business Expo to Highlight Wellbeing in the Workplace with Renowned International Speaker

With well-being in the workplace a hot topic in 2019, the Business Expo has announced an award-winning wellbeing specialist, author and entrepreneur as their keynote speaker for their 2019 event.

Hot off the TEDx stage in New York State, founder of the Snack on Exercise movement Lauren Parsons, will speak at the Business Expo’s VIP Breakfast Forum.

Renowned for her practical time-saving approach to making healthy life habits stick, Lauren Parsons will share life-changing ways to thrive in the workplace and super-charge productivity while achieving balance and well-being.  She equips people with tried and tested strategies that work, even for the busiest of executives and teams.

Sharon Giblett, Director of Jigsaw Solutions Group and the Business Expo says “We are delighted Lauren will be the keynote speaker at the 2019 event. We have a long association with Lauren and are excited that exhibitors and VIP guests will experience the wisdom of an international speaker of Lauren’s calibre and experience.”

Originally from New Zealand, Lauren has been posted to Ottawa, Canada for the past two years with her husband, Lt Colonel Maurice Parsons and their three children, while her husband fulfilled the role of Exchange Officer. Being a working parent, and relocating regularly (8 times in the past 15 years with 5 international moves) Parsons knows what a busy lifestyle is like. She shares with her clients’ high level strategies and techniques to help them maintain their health, energy and productivity, achieving more with less time.

Her morning keynote on the topic of “Overcoming the Overwhelm – How to thrive in a fast-paced world” will be a showcase event . This will be the first time Parsons has presented in Waikato.  A prominent conference speaker, Lauren travels regularly to present to businesses, helping organisations create a high-energy, peak-performance team culture, which enables people and businesses to thrive.

The feature breakfast event is expected to be highly sought after by business leaders and managers from around the region and beyond. “With wellbeing playing such a key role in managing workplace culture, health and safety, this event is not to be missed” says Giblett.

Together with her team, Giblett has been busy behind the scenes building the Waikato’s premium business event.  The Business Expo showcases leading edge and forward-thinking businesses, speakers and education all under one roof.  Following the inaugural event in Tauranga in 2018, more than one million dollars of business continues to be generated.