Business Showcase

Go behind the scenes at OfficeMax, 07 Nov

"I think they're a fantastic people organisation. The staff are engaged and you can feel that when you walk into their premises." Supplier

 "Our headway with sustainability is one of the things I am most proud of.

After more than a decade of hard work, we are building tangible momentum with customers, suppliers and our own dedicated team of eco-warriors. It's making a real difference to the way we approach every business decision."

Kevin Obern
Managing Director




Come along as we tour their state-of-the-art offices and warehouse at Highbrook, see and hear about their extensive range of sustainability initiatives and how they got their staff onboard.

Take the opportunity to hear about their journey and learn from their challenges and successes.


When: Thurs 7 Nov, 4.00-6.00pm          
Drinks and nibbles will be served
 30 Sir Woolf Fisher Dr, East Tamaki


Note: This event is reserved for GETBA members only.



Bayleys Property Market Update with Cameron Bagrie, Thursday 26 September

Local business and property owners enjoyed an economic and property market update from Cameron Bagrie of Bagrie Economics. His approach to economics is pragmatic and non-ideological. Cameron delivered an easy to understand update that was engaging for the audience. 


Bayleys are commercial and industrial market leaders, supported by one of NZ's most respected property research teams.




Phots by Grant Southam


Hyundai Showcase, Thursday 6 June

GETBA members enjoyed drinks and nibbles onsite at East Auckland Hyundai, the largest Hyundai dealership in Auckland. They toured facilities showcasing the new Hyundai line up, including the all-new Santa Fe, i30N and electric vehicles. They heard the latest in Automotive technology and design and looked behind the scenes in the service bay – which is equipped with the latest technology and diagnostic equipment.




Waipuna Conference Suites and Quest Highbrook, Tuesday 30 April

The Waipuna Conference Suites at the Crossing, Highbrook is open for business again, and the Quest Highbrook has doubled capacity from 60 to 120 stylishly furbished serviced apartments.

GETBA members enjoyed in-house catering as they networked and toured the new apartments at the Quest Highbrook and saw the reopened facilities at the Waipuna Conference Suites.


 Photos by Grant Southam


Facteon, Tuesday 9 April

On 9 April, Facteon opened their workshop doors to show off the latest in Industry 4.0, custom machining and robotics.

Founded in 1981 as the internal engineering division of Fisher & Paykel Appliances, Facteon has grown to become a global specialist in factory solutions and intelligent manufacturing.

GETBA members toured the facilities and were able to see their latest automated welding and forming line which is headed to a customer in China, and heard from industry experts.



Photos by Grant Southam

TransNet, Wednesday 20 March 2019


TransNet is an eco-focused company leading the way in electric vehicle charging infrastructure. GETBA Members had a lot of fun test driving EVs and touring the facilities. The building is very energy efficient and is powered by their Micro grid which was part of the tour. Attendees had the opportunity to see the future of vehicles and the technology that will be a part of that. 





Want to host a Business Showcase?

GETBA Business Showcase events are hosted by East Tamaki companies, usually on their own premises. Hosting a Business Showcase is an ideal way to profile your business to potential clients. You may have a new product or service, new premises or new technology you would like to showcase.

GETBA organises and promotes the event by email and on the GETBA website. The host company covers the venue and catering costs.

Attendees have the opportunity to meet other local business people in a relaxed, informal environment. The host company provides light refreshments throughout the evening and makes a brief presentation about their business.

We give the host company the right to decline attendance of competitors.

If you would like to host a Business Showcase on your premises, please contact General Manager, Jane Tongatule by email or Ph 273 6274


Mitre 10 MEGA Botany, Thursday 21 February 2019


Mitre 10 MEGA Botany hosted GETBA members in their new Garden Centre with refreshments where owner/operator Michael Beale spoke to everyone about retail and how it is changing. Attendees toured the extensive new under-cover Drive-Thru in their Trade Centre and saw the progress made towards a new 100 seater Columbus Coffee Cafe adjacent to the Garden Centre. 


Photos by Grant Southam



Cloud39, Thursday 08 November 2018


Members enjoyed refreshments while exploring Cloud39, a purpose-built and truly unique and modern facility providing co-working spaces, meeting rooms, professional services, a business incubator and innovation opportunities. There is also a cafe on site and with the family-owned Kiwi Supertots Learning Centre next door, there's also quality out of school care & holiday programmes for the East Tamaki community. Cloud39 founder Nader and the Luthera family firmly believe in helping the community and this combined facility enables young parents, families and people looking for a flexible working space, to come together to learn, co-work and grow.

Check it out here


Photos by Grant Southam


Bayleys Property Market Update, Thursday 18 October 2018


Local business and property owners came together to enjoy Bayley's generous hospitality and an update on commercial industrial market trends and issues including the new Anti-Money Laundering legislative requirements.

Bayleys are commercial and industrial market leaders, supported by one of NZ's most respected property research teams, and a valued GETBA sponsor.


Photos by Grant Southam 



Goodman showcases Highbrook Business Park expansion, Tuesday 20 March 2018


GETBA members were brought up to speed by Goodman CEO John Dakin at a Business Showcase on 20th March, hosted at one of their newly completed high-end showroom and warehouses. He told us that Highbrook Business Park is now more than 80% complete and home to 85 customers with approximately 4,000 employees in 50 buildings. It will be 90% complete within two years.

Highbrook Business Park is Goodman’s largest asset and has the largest volume of work underway of Goodman’s property portfolio. "It is our New Zealand flagship development and the benchmark globally," said John.


Photos by Grant Southam



Bayleys Property Market Update, Thursday 2 November 2017


Local business and property owners enjoyed Bayleys' generous hospitaly and were updated on commercial industrial market trends and issues.

Bayleys are commercial and industrial market leaders, supported by one of NZ's most respected property research teams. 



Photos by Grant Southam


Nautech Electronics, Wednesday 20 September 2017


Local businesses joined Nautech Electronics for a look behind the scenes at the latest robotics and high-tech electronic assembly lines in action.

World leaders in the design, development and manufacture of specialised manufacturing technology solutions, Nautech have built a strong reputation for their innovative approach and technical expertise.



Photos by Grant Southam

Bayleys Property Market Update, Thursday 3 November 2016


Local business and property owners joined Bayleys staff in their newly refurbished premises for an update on residential and commercial industrial market trends from Senior Research Analyst Goran Udjer.

Bayleys are commercial and industrial market leaders, supported by one of NZ's most respected property research teams.



16 September 2015, Bayleys Property Market Update


Over 80 people gathered at the new Bayleys premises on 318 Ti Rakau Drive to hear presentations by a panel of experts, and to discuss current market trends and local property issues.


Photos by Grant Southam


3 July 2014, Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Environmental Showcase


Environmentally conscious GETBA members gathered at Fisher & Paykel Healthcare's O'Hare Building to hear about the manufacturing giant's journey towards "zero waste to landfill". Attendees were treated to a tour of the recycling and waste minimisation facilities currently employed by Fisher & Paykel Healthcare, and learned how they can begin their own environmental sustainability experience.


Photos by Grant Southam


18 March 2014, Schneider Electric


Schneider Electric, a specialist in global energy management, welcomed GETBA members into their state-of-the-art Head Office in Highbrook, utilising the opportunity to showcase their best and most innovative energy-saving products and systems employed throughout the building. Guests also enjoyed a presentation by Product Manager Adrian Duque on rising Power Factor charges and learned how to best avoid increasing costs for their business.


Photos by Grant Southam

19 November 2013, Safety 'N Action


Safety 'N Action hosted guests at their new workplace safety training centre in style, with Hon Simon Bridges, Minister of Labour and Minister of Energy and Resources, in attendance to officially open the premises. Guests were treated to live and interactive displays to raise awareness of the many dangers of the workplace, so often overlooked.


Photos by Rob McEldowney

17 September 2013, Waipuna Conference Suites / Quest Apartments Highbrook


Hosts Waipuna Conference Suites and Quest Apartments introduced over 130 local business people to their new facilities at The Crossing, Highbrook. Guests toured the stylishly furbished apartments with Brendan and Keld Kelly and discussed function options with Daron, Jonathan and Shelley. 


Photos by Grant Southam

11 June 2013, ECOLight NZ


70 local business people met for cold drinks and hot nibbles around the braziers at ECOLight NZ to find out more about how to save money by switching to LED lighting. LEDs achieve 50-70% energy savings and reach up to 80% when coupled with smart controls.


 Photos by Farrelly Photos

12 March 2013, Pod Consulting


Pod Consulting, winners in the 2012 Auckland South Business Awards, hosted 40 local business people at their premises in Botany South. Two of Pod's clients shared their stories about how Pod has helped them to build their business with the right team and clear succession plan.


Photos by Farrelly Photos