ABAF 2015 & 8th Annual New Zealand Angel Summit (14-16 October)



~ Doing Business Together - the New Zealand Connection ~

The Angel Associaton New Zealand (AANZ) is providing a rare and exclusive access to the international angel network with up to 200 angel investors joining them from across the Asia Pacific.  For the first time, AANZ is hosting the Asian Business Angels Forum (ABAF) at New Zealand's most beautiful destinations - Queenstown - from Wednesday 14 to Friday 16 October. Interested member, miss not this event!  Let's form a HKBAN delegation to be part of this event! 


ABAF 2015 & AANZ 8th Annual Summit Programme highlights:

Wednesday 14th October

AANZ Council Meeting + Golf + Showcase

NZ Showcase – presented by NZTE. A small forum during which Angel backed companies will talk about where they started, how angel investment has moved them forward and where to now – their interest in Asia.

Thursday 15th October

The value of the New Zealand connection NZ has a strong and diverse deal flow and excellent investment partnerships across Asia and other international markets. 8.30am       Registration 9.00am       Powhiri and AANZ Chair’s Welcome 9.15am       NZ angel story  – our key metrics and national trends 9.30am       Key note – global trends – who is investing in what and why? 10.00am     Morning tea – networking with NZ Showcase entrepreneurs 10.30am     Pan Asia angel market  – Comparing early stage markets, sectors and deal flow 11.15am      Where are our deals coming from?  – The role of incubators and accelerators 12.00pm     Lunch – Table topic ‘What’s your portfolio strategy?’ led by Nelson Gray Networking with NZ Showcase entrepreneurs

The capital lifecycle and getting to liquidity With the face of early-stage investing changing rapidly, international angel investing is dynamic space. We explore the strategies and opportunities for liquidity success with a specific focus on Asian connections and opportunities.

1.30pm      BREAK OUT Crowd funding OR Termsheet evolution 2.15pm      BREAK OUT IPO, a very real option OR Managing executive meltdown 3.00pm      Afternoon tea 3.30pm      BREAK OUT Acquirers OR Wrestling the numbers – financial insights 4.15pm      Summing up – Devising and implementing a capital strategy 5.30pm      Wine Tasting and networking 7.00pm      Buses to Queenstown 7:45pm      Drinks on Earnslaw Steamboat on the way to the top of the lake 8.45pm      Walter Peak Conference dinner – Presentation of Arch Angel Award 11.00pm     Back to Queenstown

Friday 16 October

The practicalities Navigating tax laws, money laundering, foreign exchange, corporate law requirements and other practical issues of doing cross border deals.

9.00am       Building bridges to Silicon Valley and Silicon Dragon 10.30am     Morning tea 11.15am      Mechanics of investing internationally 12.00pm     Building value through intellectual property 12.45pm     Lunch 2.00pm       Delegates running the show! In a series of facilitated discussions and debates we cover valuation trends, founder frustrations and solutions, angel funds – structures, operations, best practice in due diligence, angel network diversity, the government’s role in early-stage investment 3.30pm       Closing remarks – AANZ Chair


Speaker profiles: http://www.angelassociation.co.nz/news/angel-association-blog


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Accommodation Specials

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14th – 16th October

Village Inn Studio – $245.00 per night

Villa Suite 1 Bedroom – $295.00 per night

Breakfast – $25.00pp per day

Complimentary WiFi in all rooms

All prices include GST


Crowne Plaza


14th – 16th October

Lake View Room – $220.00 per night (King or Twin)

Balcony Room – $205.00 per night (King or Twin)

Mountain View Room – $190.00 per night (King or Twin)

Courtyard View Room – $175.00 per night (King or Twin)

Breakfast – $25.00pp per day

Complimentary WIFI in all rooms

All prices include GST

Activities available in Queenstown

Dining options available in Queenstown