Captains Lunch 2020

Celebrating Female Leadership in Sport and Business 



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Posted 3 July 2020. Updated 6 August 2020. Updated 25 August 2020.

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: 25 August 2020

Following the government announcement about ongoing restrictions around gathering sizes in Auckland in August and September 2020, we’ve made the decision to postpone the Captains Lunch again. We are however thrilled to announce that we will still be hosting a virtual event on 4th September from 12.30pm – 14.00 to launch the “Change Inspires Change” campaign for the 8th IWG World Conference on Women & Sport. This virtual event WILL NOT replace the Captains Lunch but will instead be a pre-cursor to the main event and will contain some exciting keynotes, presentations and live chats. With our partners at the Trans – Tasman Business Circle, we remain committed to staging Captains Lunch as soon as we can do so safely, as it remains a very important dialogue celebrating women with the focus on bringing sport and business communities together in one room, to meet and connect in person.
In the meantime, we’d love to see you at our live digital event – Register Now!
Click here to visit the event page and meet the speakers, panellists and your hosts for the live Digital Launch.
An enormous thank you to Sport New Zealand; ATEED; Tourism NZ; Trans – Tasman Business Circle and our many partners, friends and allies for their support.

Make sure you join us at the second annual Captains Lunch – celebrating female leadership in sport and business!

los Grupo de trabajo internacional (IWG) sobre mujeres y deporte, its delivery agency, Mujeres en el deporte Aotearoa (WISPA), and the Trans – Tasman Business Circle (TTBC) will be bringing you the previously postponed 2020 Captains Lunch as soon as gathering rules in Auckland New Zealand allow. We are delighted to advise that Eden Park remains our venue sponsor.

Following a sell-out success in 2019, the Captains Lunch will return for its second year, bigger and better than ever! Over 300 sport and business leaders are expected with 250 tickets already sold.

As partners, IWG-WISPA and TTBC firmly believe that the Captains Lunch is an important dialogue, celebrating women with the focus on bringing sport and business communities together in one room, to meet and connect in person. With COVID-19 playing havoc with sport and disproportionately affecting women’s sport globally, it’s also a place to celebrate Aotearoa New Zealand’s leadership into the recovery phase.

This year the Captains Lunch will celebrate the journey toward and beyond the 8th IWG World Conference on Women & Sport in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland. Taking place in from 5-8 May 2022, the 8th IWG World Conference is one of the “big four” women’s sports events coming to Aotearoa New Zealand, with the Cricket, Rugby and Football World Cups all on their way from 2021-2023. It is the largest gathering in the world dedicated to gender equity in sport and physical activity, with 2,000 expected in-person and virtually.

Uniquely, the Captains Lunch will be supported by over 30 “Captains” (table hosts), including female athletes, coaches, leaders and male allies for positive change. The “Captains” confirmed as attending are listed below. Each will host a table of guests, consisting of a mix of senior sport and business leaders.

Women in Sport Aotearoa is a charity that exists to transform society through leadership, advocacy and research, ensuring that all women and girls gain equity of opportunity to participate, compete and build careers in play, active recreation and sport in Aotearoa New Zealand. Funds raised from the event will be used by Women in Sport Aotearoa to support its key programmes including delivery of the 8th IWG World Conference on Women & Sport.

Read about the 2019 Captains Lunch here.



¡Conoce a los capitanes!

The following Athletes, Coaches, Leaders & Allies have agreed to “Captain” tables in 2020:

Sophie Devine (White Ferns), Beatrice Faumuina ONZM (Sport NZ), Sarah Walker (Olympian),

Megan Gifford nee Signal (weightlifter), Sarah Gibbs (NZ Football)

Peter Miskimmin (Sport NZ), Jennah Wootten (Sport NZ), Michael Scott (High Performance Sport NZ), 

Kereyn Smith MNZM (NZ Olympic Committee), Andrea Nelson (2021 ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup)

David White (NZ Cricket), Michelle Hooper (2021 Rugby World Cup – women), Mark Robinson (NZ Rugby),

Andrew Bowater (NZ Football), Jennie Wyllie (Netball NZ)

Claire Beard (Triathlon NZ), Nick Sautner (Eden Park), Shelley McMeeken (Halberg),

Lynette Grace (Paralympics NZ), Simon Kent (Olympic Weightlifting NZ).

Find out more about the “Captains” here!



Thanks to generous sponsorship from Eden Park Trust, we are delighted to be moving the event to Eden Park this year – 

Fecha:                  tbc

Hora:                 1.00pm - 3.00pm

Lugar de encuentro:               

Eden Park, South Level 4 Lounge, South Stand, Gate G

Reimers Avenue, Kingsland, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand

(free parking in P5; security will assist with parking. Enter building at Gate G, take lift to level 4)

Tickets: ** sales currently on-hold **  

Trans – Tasman Business Circle members can purchase a table of 10 (9 places + 1x seat for a “Captain”) at the member price of $1,500 + gst + booking fee.

Corporate organisations and non-members can purchase a table of 10 (9 places + 1x seat for a “Captain”) for $2,500 + gst + booking fee.

Single tickets are also available for those attending alone or in small groups:

  • $150 pp + GST + booking fee for members of TTBC
  • $250 pp + GST + booking fee for non-members of TTBC

Students can access tickets for $100 pp + gst + booking fee. 

We are committed to making the Captains Lunch as accessible as possible for those in the Aotearoa New Zealand sport and recreation system.

Prior to lockdown, we sold-out our maximum of 150 tickets for sports organisations, athletes and individuals at the special rate of $100 pp + gst each.

We are pleased to announce however that we are able to offer more tickets to sport and recreation with another special offer: the Member price of $150 pp + gst.

For any questions about the special offer please contact tracy.jennings@buscircle.com.

Media:

To register your attendance as media, please contact: dora.beara@buscircle.com or +64 27 3400 811.



Meet your Hosts!

The Captains Lunch is a special event, designed together in partnership by IWG-WISPA and the Trans – Tasman Business Circle.

On the day of the event, you will be welcomed by:

Rachel Froggatt, Secretario General of the International Working Group (IWG) on Women & Sport and Chief Executive, Women in Sport Aotearoa

WISPA exists to transform society through leadership, advocacy and research, ensuring that all women and girls gain equity of opportunity to participate, compete and build careers in play, active recreation and sport in Aotearoa New Zealand. A not-for-profit, it delivers programmes nationally and is currently global delivery agent for the International Working Group (IWG) on Women and Sport Secretariat & Conference 2018-2022. Read more about Rachel.

Rachel will be joined by members of the Women in Sport Aotearoa Board, along with Co-Chair of the IWG, Raewyn Lovett ONZM:

(l-r) Julie Paterson, Sarah Leberman MNZM, Louisa Wall MP, Martin Snedden CNZM, Nicki Nicol, Pauline Harrison, James Gibson and Raewyn Lovett ONZM.

You will also be hosted by:

Sharron Lloyd, General Manager, New Zealand, Trans – Tasman Business Circle

Trans-Tasman Business Circle is a strategic growth partner for the region’s leading organisations in the public and private sector, providing opportunities to grow relationships, profile, insights and business knowledge. Its extensive and influential network in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore has assisted its clients to achieve their objectives by building strategic relationships, deepening business insights and increasing profile. Read more about Sharron.

Please email Tracy Jennings to book your tickets: tracy.jennings@buscircle.com

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