How RBN Works
Each Rural Business Network Hub is run by a team of 5-8 individuals that form the Committee. The volunteer committee has complete control of their events from sourcing sponsorship, planning and organizing the events to welcoming new attendees. Committees have administration support from the national office of New Zealand Young Farmers.
The meetings are arranged so that attendees are seated in a ‘café style’ arrangement. The purpose of this style is to create discussion both during the meeting and afterwards. At the end of the presentation there is an open question and answer session with the speaker, or one or two questions relating to the topic are put to the audience to discuss with their tables once the speaker has finished.