The Project

Following on from the success of earlier events and 2015's two-day Project15: Taking NZ Innovation Global conference, AUT University and the US Embassy are partnering again to deliver the 2016 Project event series.

Equal parts inspiration and enlightenment, Project 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.

In 2016, Project will focus on the theme of Creativity in Business and Beyond... and will address questions such as:
• What world-class best practices can help us develop and deliver our most innovative creative products, services and brands more effectively?
• What do we need to know to grow our creative businesses as quickly and successfully as possible?
• How can New Zealand’s smartest creative entrepreneurs better position to raise capital effectively?
• How do we develop and attract the best talent to accelerate entrepreneurial growth and fuel sustainable economic success?

At each Project 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


Hal Josephson

Programme Chair

T: +64 21 1589 072


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