Networking is a major factor for success, but it can be hard to find the right event to meet the right people that match your business focus.
The Sales and Marketing Jam is an event hosted by the Kiwi Landing Pad to allow professionals based in the US to share their experience expanding into a foreign market firsthand.
The event is designed to be a music “jam” format, focusing on real issues and questions audiences have and building conversation around them rather than having a fixed slide deck.
Topics are curated for the event and discussed live, with questions from the audience asked to the panel, and the Kiwi Landing Pad team moderating.
The goal of the format is to share some of the more regularly repeated mistakes entrepreneurs are making in the preparation for and execution of their business development plans.
Speakers at next month's events include SalesLoft marketing director Tami McQueen, Twilio senior product manager Evan Cummack, Datanyze senior vice president of sales and customer success Daniel Barber, and Pixc founder Holly Cardew.
McQueen is a digital marketing and communications professional with over a decade of strategic experience with B2B and B2C markets. She has expertise in field marketing, go-to-market brand strategy, public relations and corporate communications, and account-based initiatives across multiple platforms.
Cummack drives Product and Engineering for a business unit building global wireless infrastructure for the Internet of Things and communications. He's consulted with companies like Uber, Salesforce, Airbnb and Netflix on their Twilio-powered products and solutions.
Barber has built and scaled several different sales teams, and also serves as an advisor on go-to-market strategy with several high growth startups. He has academic and professional experience in the US, Japan, the Netherlands, Germany, and Canada, and a keen interest in cross-cultural management.
Cardew founded Pixc.com to help online stores optimise their product images to ultimately increase their online sales. Her background is in eCommerce, online marketing, outsourcing, and graphic design, and she's been listed as a Forbes 30 under 30 Asia emerging entrepreneur to watch in the eCommerce and retail space.
There will be jams held in Wellington, Christchurch and Auckland next month.
Tickets to the event are $21.59.