We believe in the power of adding value to others!

Business Circle
Networking Event

Join us at the Business Circle, where we celebrate diversity, promote collaboration, and pave the way for new opportunities.

Event Details

Wednesday 17th July @ 11AM

Location: Flex Business Centre19 Sheffield Crescent, Christchurch

Allow 1 hour for our event

Registrations closes 15th July

Jacob Varghese

Guest Speaker

Head of Start Ups
HTK Start Ups

About The Business Circle 

Our mission is to provide a safe and inclusive space where diverse perspectives can thrive and meaningful connections are made.

At the Business Circle, we believe in the power of adding values to others. We bring in esteemed guest speakers who are successful corporate leaders or accomplished business owners to share their insights, experiences, and strategies for success. Through these engaging sessions, our members gain invaluable knowledge and inspiration to drive their own ventures forward.

Join us at the Business Circle, where we celebrate diversity, promote collaboration, and pave the way for new opportunities. Be a part of a vibrant network that builds bridges across different communities. Together, we can achieve greatness and create lasting impact.

Group Facilitator


Catherine Zahidi

My passion lies in empowering Pacific businesses to share their unique voice and unleash their potential on a wider stage. As a busy entrepreneur, mom of three under 3, and market research whiz, I understand the challenges we face. Many Pacific businesses often restrict themselves to familiar networks, limiting their growth potential. That’s why we created The Business Circle – a vibrant, diverse network where you can build strong relationships, foster collaboration, and find unprecedented opportunities, all while having the opportunity to share your culture and passion with those outside the community.

Here’s what makes me tick:
Market research maven: I specialize in leveraging market research to supercharge your marketing efforts, and I can also provide pure market research expertise check out my website here.

Unconventional thinker: My research on building a strategy for emerging wine industries took a unique approach – focusing on indirect networking approaches and their impact in building industries. Read more here.

Passionate about Pacific flavors: I authored a paper exploring the motivations behind restaurants offering wine in the Pacific region. Read more here.

The Business Circle provides a safe and supportive environment for businesses to connect, collaborate, and thrive beyond their communities. Let’s connect and explore how your business can thrive!


What is The Business Circle?

The Business Circle is a vibrant networking event designed to connect businesses from all backgrounds and industries. We foster collaboration, build relationships, and unlock new opportunities for all our members.

Is there a membership fee?

Currently, there are no membership fees to join The Business Circle! We offer a free and accessible platform for businesses to connect.

What are the event fees?

We do have a registration fee of $29 to cover our event costs. This fee helps us fund catering, provide gifts for our esteemed guest speakers, and supports promotions and administration of The Business Circle events.

How do I register for events?

Registration for events is easy! Simply register here and find the upcoming event you’d like to attend. Registration typically closes 3 days before the event to allow us to confirm numbers for catering. You can pay your registration fee online for your convenience.

Do I have to be a Pacific Islander to join?

Absolutely not! The Business Circle is a diverse and inclusive network. We welcome businesses of all backgrounds and industries to connect, collaborate, and thrive.

What can I expect at a Business Circle event?

Our events are held every third Wednesday of the month at 11:00 AM and last for one hour. They offer a relaxed and engaging atmosphere for you to connect with other business professionals. We typically have a guest speaker, facilitated networking activities, and ample opportunity to build relationships and explore potential collaborations.

Is there anything else I should know?

We encourage all attendees to register early as spaces are limited. We also recommend bringing plenty of business cards and an open mind for connecting with new people!

Do you have any resources for Pacific Island businesses?

While The Business Circle is open to all, we understand the unique challenges faced by Pacific Island businesses. We are committed to providing resources and support to help them grow and thrive. Stay tuned to our website and social media channels for upcoming workshops, resources, and mentorship opportunities specifically tailored for Pacific entrepreneurs.

How can I feature my business in your email newsletter and contact list?

We offer advertising opportunities to increase your visibility within The Business Circle network. For information on featuring your business in our email newsletter and contact list, which circulates directly after each event, please contact us at TBC@pba.org.nz. We have other advertising avenues available as well. Feel free to reach out to discuss the best way to promote your business within The Business Circle community.

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