Important Announcement – Event Cancellation

It is with regret that Jigsaw Solutions Group announce that the Bay of Plenty Business Expo, due to be held at Trustpower Baypark Arena on 6th March, has been cancelled.

We have been very passionate and focused on creating a large scale, high quality B2B expo for the Bay of Plenty and while there has been extremely high quality exhibitors sign on for the 2019 event, the quantity of exhibitors was not enough to sustain a second event.

Our team has worked incredibly hard to make the Expo a success but we have been faced with the need to make a financially and commercially sensible decision going forward.

We would like to acknowledge those organisations that had signed on to exhibit for 2019, our amazing Sponsors and Supporting Partners, and all of the exhibitors and attendees who attended the event in 2018.  We are grateful for your support and hope that you continue to take advantage of the special network, business opportunities and relationships that resulted from your experience.

The cancellation will allow us to focus on core business at Jigsaw including the recruitment division which has been successfully growing a niche in tailored recruitment solutions for organisations and candidates in the Bay of Plenty.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to give us a call, Sharon Giblett on 021 566 869 or Barry Brown on 0274 475 033.

We wish you all the best for 2019 and look forward to continuing to connect and network with you throughout the year.

Kind regards

Sharon Giblett and Barry Brown

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 Bay of Plenty’s annual 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 at ASB Baypark on Wednesday 6th March.

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 Tauranga.  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 continuing to build the Bay of Plenty’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 2018, more than one million dollars of business continues to be generated.

Showcasing Small Business

Showcasing Small Business

Making valuable connections, establishing a quality database of loyal customers and enhancing marketing opportunities are challenges faced by any business.  These challenges are amplified in small businesses where each staff member wears many hats and time is a precious commodity. The successful Business Expo model presents businesses with a solution to these challenges in one day, at one easy location.

In response to the unique challenges faced by small business, this year, we are pleased to introduce a Small Biz Hub arena.  The arena has been designed to offer small businesses opportunities to develop their connections and maximise opportunities for growth all in one setting. The Small Biz Hub provides an exhibitor option for small businesses with 3* or less employees who wish to have a presence at the Business Expo. If your organisation is an ambitious, forward thinking business, striving to grow a brand, revenues and employee numbers, this is the event for you.

For more information request a Small Business Exhibitor Hub Prospectus.

*includes Directors, Business Owners and employees

Business Expo March 2019 Launch

Business Expo March 2019 Launch

Last week, representatives from some of Tauranga’s most innovative businesses gathered together at the Business Expo March 2019 Launch Event.  The launch offered Event sponsors, supporters, Early Bird exhibitors and potential exhibitors an opportunity to learn more about the March 2019 Business Expo. The launch video offered further insight into what to expect from the Bay’s premier Business Expo.  The dynamic launch video perfectly captures all the buzz and enthusiasm of the event itself, highlighting the many advantages of being part of Bay of Plenty’s Premier Business exhibition.   The launch event also offered a respite from the chilly conditions outside and provided a welcome opportunity to network amongst inspirational leaders in the Tauranga business scene and share a wine or two.

Take a look at some of the photos from the successful launch event.