AFQY - Oct 22nd - Tauranga

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The University of Waikato - Tauranga Campus

101 Durham Street

Tauranga, Bay of Plenty 3110

New Zealand

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AFQY is a technology focussed event where we "meet the person, not the suit", through authentic conversations, and no selling!

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A Few Quiet Yarns has run for 13 years bringing together a cross section of the tech industry from End User to Vendor, from CIO to Account Exec and everyone in between - in a relaxed networking environment, created by the 4 rules below that focus on "Meet the person, not the suit" - make sure you read them all.

This is the first time we are running with A Few Quiet Yarns in beautiful Tauranga !

Event Sponsors:

Annual Partner Sponsors:

AFQY Co-Hosts

Event Format:


The Doors open .As you enter - find Ryan or Jannat, show your ticket get a stamp on your hand and grab a beverage, Beers, Wines, Soft drinks and food will be available.

The start a conversation, no selling, no card flicking and enjoying meeting the person, not the suit!


Official Welcome and introduction of everyone to everybody - or some variation of this - 10min


We invite guests from the audience up - to briefly introduce who they have met tonight


We close officially - and will head to a local bar for food and more discussions if keen.

8pm we will have moved to a local Bar/Restaurant for those who would like to continue yarns unofficially the "after party"


  1. "No Selling" (You can talk concepts, but not pricing and product names)
  2. "No giving your card out" (You can be asked after a yarn)
  3. "You can't ask what someone does til the 3rd question" (Find out about the person first)
  4. If you work in the Channel as a provider, and are not sponsoring, you need to bring an IT end-user (That isn't already attending) and put their name in their ticket. This balances attendance, respects sponsors and enable AQFY to remain open - also no more than 1 non-sponsoring Provider/channel from any org.

We employ the principles of gamification - break the rule, earn the consequence of being walked out with a "Red card" and equally good behaviour can earn you Life Membership

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Thanks and I look forward to seeing you at "A Few Quiet Yarns".

Ryan AshtonChief Yarner Founder AFQY

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The University of Waikato - Tauranga Campus

101 Durham Street

Tauranga, Bay of Plenty 3110

New Zealand

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