Auckland SME&E 8 & 9 November 2022 - Early Bird Tickets Starting From $159. Get yours here.

The NZ SME & Entrepreneur Festival is where you'll find inspiration, meet exceptional like-minded people and leave with actionable skills. SME&E is a business event for anyone curious about new strategies and tactics to help move forward.


Join us on the 8th & 9th of November at the Due Drop Events Centre (formerly Vodafone Events Centre), Auckland. 7 headline speakers, 28 workshops, 1 networking party with PDIGSSS from Shapeshifter, 1 seriously amazing business panel, and 2 days of high-quality business learning! 

Tickets start from $159 and increase to $1,299 depending on your inclusions... 

Get a complimentary Startup NZ Programme worth $345 with the standard SME&E Festival ticket. Find out more.


What Is The NZ SME & Entrepreneur Festival?

There is no other event like the SME & Entrepreneur Festival Powered by Xero in NZ. 

SME&E seamlessly combines high-quality business learning from some of the best business minds in NZ with entertainment, creativity and innovation. SME&E is a new business learning experience, you will leave with new insights, new skills to implement and a strategic framework to help your business grow.

What To Expect

SME&E Festival will transform how New Zealand thinks about business and help conceptualise opportunities despite global challenges outside our control. Headline speakers have succeeded despite numerous setbacks, share inspirational tactical pathways to success with a focus on Q&A sessions.

28 ENGAGING WORKSHOPS that help foster strategic business plans, digital content tactics, communication strategies, how to ensure that wellbeing is incorporated into your business life, and practical business tools that will strengthen your business foundation.

Why You Should Attend

Whether you are a small business, entrepreneur, hustler, sole trader, contractor, a large corporate, local govt, trust, association, franchise, multinational or someone who has an epic business idea the content at SME&E will add value.

Find out how to reach new audiences, how to create and implement digital marketing campaigns, why your business story matters, the future of leadership and wellbeing, role empathy plays in connecting people and how to develop a business plan to amplify growth and more!

1 Epic SME&E Networking Party

Hosted by PDigsss - frontman of Shapeshifter

We understand that sometimes being a SME means you don't get the same networking opportunities as your peers at the big corporations. So we're going to have one epic SME networking party to remember! Your MC and DJ for the function will be the one and only PDigsss of the legendary Kiwi band Shapeshifter! 

90min of drinks, nibbles, networking, and good sounds... what more could you want?! Entry to the function is included with all ticket purchases except 'Virtual' tickets.

"We are the only festival focused on SME & Entrepreneurs in New Zealand, we are on a mission to create the most inspirational business events in NZ."

Craig Murray - Founder of SME&E Festival



Looking to learn and hear from a range of business professionals and entrepreneurs? The SME&E podcast is designed to give you insights, knowledge and words of wisdom across a broad range of topics. Check out our more recent episodes here.


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