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NZ SME&E Festival Ticket Options

Your Last chance to attend SME&E Auckland - For only $379, you'll experience a two-day business festival like no other, meet like-minded professionals, listen to 7 inspiring speakers, attend 28 workshops, leave with new tactics and soft skills, and broaden your network—guaranteed value. The content of this festival is so good we guarantee you'll get value! 

We have a range of SME&E Festival ticket options for you to consider, whether you want to join the festival virtually or go all in with a platinum ticket, whether you need all-day catering, sitting up front on a couch or just be there to consume the content, we have options for you.  SOLD OUT!

SME&E Festival is for any size business, big or small; whether you are just starting or established, we have curated an amazing two days of content to help amplify your business and career!

Entry, Standard and Virtual SME&E Festival Tickets come with a complimentary Startup NZ programme worth $345.  This OPTION IS SOLD OUT! 


How to I redeem my virtual ticket?

Kia ora, we'll send an email on Monday with links to a secret landing page. On that page, we'll be streaming the main stage on an open screen, just like watching live Youtube (for example). The Tiktok Learning Hub and SME&E Classroom will be continuous Zoom links you'll click into; you can pop in and out of workshops during the day. 

We'll also provide information about the SME&E App; once downloaded, you can ask questions directly to the main stage and create your itinerary. With the Zoom links, you'll be able to ask questions in the Zoom stream as usual. 

It will be super simple to navigate!

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Do you love the SME&E headliner line-up and think the workshops are perfect to help you grow but can't make it to Auckland? The Virtual SME&E Festival Ticket option is perfect for you. Not only can you check out the workshops and headliners live, but you'll also be able to log back in and watch the SME&E workshops for a month post-event! Plus, you'll get a StartUp NZ 1 year programme to help your business; that alone is worth $345... The super super special virtual experience

We have a range of festival ticket option to consider, choose what best suits your budget


A little more low-key, this ticket is for someone starting to build a business from scratch, someone who is there for the SME&E content, not the catering; This SME&E Festival Ticket is on flat floor seating behind VIP seating in the plenary, so you can watch and listen to the headliners. No catering included, but you can purchase food from the SME&E cafe. Access to 28 workshops and watching workshops on demand util the end of 2022.  

NO LONGER AVAILABLE ___ STANDARD TICKETS | Earlybird $749 | Presale $799 |Standard $849

Epic option, the standard SME&E Festival Ticket is fantastic, all the value for a great price! You'll be seated on a single chair at ground level in the plenary just back from the VIP area. Access to 26 workshops and watching workshops on demand for one month. All-day catering, 1x espresso coffee per day + tea. You also get one free Startup NZ programme included with your ticket. Startup NZ is an inspiring and informative 'first step' programme to prepare new business owners mentally and emotionally for the business building journey worth $345 

NO LONGER AVAILABLE ___VIP TICKETS | Early bird $899 | Presale $949 | Standard $999

We know you love the finer things; VIP SME&E Festival Ticket is an epic option. You'll be seated at a round table with seven others, very close to the main stage in the plenary zone;  you'll have space for your laptop, plus have standing hotdesk table options—access to 26 workshops and watching workshops on demand for one month. Endless espresso coffee, all-day catering included plus one x ticket to the networking party with PDigsss.


With the premium SME&E Festival Ticket option, Choose a 2-seater for you and a colleague or a single-seat lounge chair. Front row seat in the plenary with table service tea & espresso coffee. 1x  Access to 26 workshops and watching workshops on demand for one month. Endless espresso coffee, special catering, goodie bag, beer and wine  served for the afternoon headline session—1x ticket to the networking function. 


It all begins with an idea. Maybe you want to launch a business. Maybe you want to turn a hobby into something more. Or maybe you have a creative project to share with the world. Whatever it is, SME&E Festival Powered by Xero will help build business capability.

All SME&E Festival Ticket (excluding the virtual) are inclusive of 1 ticket to the festival networking party (until 2 November), access to plenary headliner presentations and the option to attend the 28 workshops. Plus, special links to the workshop video  post-event, so you can re-live the experience or watch the workshop you heard was epic!


SME&E have teamed up with Startup NZ to kick start your business with a FREE 12month programme with selected festival tickets. If you don’t need it, be a legend and pay it forward, lets's give it to someone who would love the opportunity.


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