Rural Business Network
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Rural Business Network

The Rural Business Network (RBN) provides an opportunity for rural based business people to participate in professional development to grow their businesses through networking and learning.  The RBN aims to connect with a variety of people involved in the rural sector from farm business to agri-business.  This creates an opportunity to learn from and be inspired by others.  Through the RBN, businesses are connected across different sectors of the primary industry to share ideas and identify innovative opportunities. 

The RBN operates through a network of locally based Hubs throughout New Zealand.  At quarterly meetings, farmers, rural professionals and others (of all ages) can meet motivated, innovative rural business people who understand that collaboration and cooperation builds successful businesses.  

The RBN aims to deliver four key outcomes at each meeting:

  • Interesting, relevant key note speakers
  • Question and Answer sessions for in-depth understanding
  • Networking
  • Socialising

Networks are throughout the country so if you wish to attend any events other than your local Network, you are more than welcome!

Find a Hub in your area.

 

Interested in being a speaker?  Contact info@ruralbusinessnetwork.co.nz

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