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Andrew
Patterson

Business commentator with a passion for emerging trends.

Profile

Andrew is a passionate business champion, an experienced speaker, MC and freelance business writer and correspondent.

Previous experience
Andrew has previously worked in media roles covering business and entrepreneurship both in New Zealand for the National Business Review and also Mediaworks as well as in Australia with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s continuous news network, ABC NewsRadio.

During the course of his media career Andrew has travelled to 55 countries and interviewed more than 1,000 business leaders and other high profile guests including authors Malcolm Gladwell and Simon Sinek, Nobel Peace Prize Winner Muhammad Yunus, New York Times columnist and author Thomas Friedman and renowned economic historian Niall Ferguson.

Current work
A voracious reader and a close observer of business and technology trends, Andrew can always be relied upon to be thought provoking and keep any audience fully engaged. He has a particular interest in disruptive innovation, technology, entrepreneurship, future trends, youth engagement, education and the future of work.

Completing a Master’s degree in Business Commercialisation and Entrepreneurship at the University of Auckland Business School in 2014, an experience Andrew describes as “... a long overdue mental workout,” he also holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree majoring in Business Strategy and Economic History.

Media
Expertise
Talking Points

Future Trends in Business

Future of Work

Technology & Business Disruption

Engaging Millennials and Young People as employees

Social Entrepreneurship & Social Impact

The New Age of Communication

Topics
  • Sales
  • Entrepreneurship & Entrepreneurs
  • Marketing
  • Futurists
  • Entrepreneurship
Feedback
Andrew was a very good speaker. Feedback from the audience was very positive and he was very interesting and relevant. Andrew was well prepared and extremely professional. It was a pleasure to have him join our conference. Conventions and Incentives New Zealand

Andrew was a perfect fit for our event - he related well to the audience as an MC, summed up each session with relevant comments, and his keynote speech was a perfect wrap-up to the day’s programme and was delivered with passion and professionalism. Would highly recommend Andrew to anyone looking for someone who has their finger on the pulse of business, economic and cultural change.

NZAUC Forum

Your presentation on ‘Gen Y and the new paradigm of the 21st century’ was referenced numerous times in the evaluation form as one of the most interesting and inspiring presentation from the two days of the event. Your input was referred to as ‘of the moment, current, insightful and thought provoking.

Society of Local Government Managers Conference (SOLGM)

Having Andrew as our MC worked brilliantly. He is a real professional and it showed. He did a great job keeping the conference on schedule while still allowing time to maximise the interviews with our International guests. Andrew delivered so well for us we have already confirmed him again for next year.

Conferenz - CIO Summit

We received very positive feedback on Andrew as our MC. He was very well prepared; our delegates found him relevant and knowledgeable about our industry. Andrew had a thoroughly professional approach to his role at our conference.

Insurance Brokers Association of New Zealand (IBANZ)

Thank you Andrew for your excellent work in being Master of Ceremonies at the annual SOLGM Conference. I was very impressed with the research and preparation that you undertook in advance of our event. You were able to add valuable commentary to each of the speakers’ presentations. Your professionalism came through as you adapted to the changes and alterations that come with any large conference. You were obviously very comfortable on stage, with an ability to think very quickly and respond to Speaker issues. We received very positive feedback on the way you kept the Summit theme - Managing the Gap - to the fore.

Summit for the Society of Local Government Managers (SOLGM)

Andrew was fantastic to work with, well researched and very capable in the role. He’d be my pick to run a panel discussion any day.

Ministry of Education - Innovations in Tertiary Education Delivery Summit

Andrew was a perfect fit for our event - he related well to the audience as an MC, summed up each session with relevant comments, and his keynote speech was a perfect wrap-up to the day’s programme and was delivered with passion and professionalism. Would highly recommend Andrew to anyone looking for someone who has their finger on the pulse of business, economic and cultural change.

New Zealand Association of Credit Unions

Andrew was excellent to work with. He was highly organized and professional throughout the day and my dealings with him. He is well informed on business issues and an excellent interviewer. I would be more than happy to recommend Andrew and I will be using him again.

CFO Summit

Andrew was great. Over the course of the two days, information and the flow of the event changed slightly as the programme progressed but Andrew was very accommodating of these changes and made it all seamless. He was terrific to work with.

Chartered Accountants ANZ

Very engaging, relevant subject manner and would recommend.

Schneider Electric

Andrew Patterson was a very welcome addition to our conference this year. His level of professionalism, engagement with the audience and understanding of the tourism industry was excellent. We would have no hesitation in using him for our future conferences or other relevant events.

Tourism Export Council of New Zealand

He was incredibly professional to deal with and a real gentleman. His presentation was very thought-provoking and he performed his MC duties meticulously. A pleasure to work with and I would engage him again.

REINZ - Real Estate Institute of New Zealand

We engaged Andrew Patterson for two full days as MC for Financial Advice New Zealand conference. Andrew was a pleasure to work with and the ultimate professional in his approach and preparation which was clearly evident. Andrew has a lovely manner, very approachable, a great sense of humour and we look forward to working with Andrew again in the future. We have no hesitation in recommending him to anyone considering him as their MC.

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