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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:

5.30

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!

6pm

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

7pm

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

7.30pm

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"

Rules:

  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 as a Provider of IT Services, and are not sponsoring, you need to bring an IT end-user such as a CIO, IT Manager or a member of an end-user team (That isn't already attending) and put their name in their ticket. This balances attendance, respects sponsors and enable AQFY to remain open to the community. There is a limit of 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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Join the mailing list www.afqy.co.nz/sign-up

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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