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A Few Quiet Yarns Auckland Networking Event

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AFQY the original networking event, where you will be greeted at entry and made to feel welcome before being connected to a conversation where we can enjoy a few quiet yarns by “meeting the person, not the suit” with our famous ‘No selling’ rule to connecting before talking tech – as we have for 13 years.

Event Format

5.00pm We are ready for you

5.30pm Officially open AFQY

6.00pm Welcome, the story of AFQY, No Selling and what it’s all about

6.05pm Sponsors Address – hear from the enablers

6.10pm Introductions – Ryan will introduce everyone to everybody so you feel welcome

6.15pm Back to connecting “Meet the person”

7.00pm Quick interlude to ask, “How many people have you meet?”

7.02pm Return to connecting

7.30pm Officially closed

8.00pm We need to exit the premises

Who is invited to attend

We invite Tech-End-Users to join for AFQY networking, connecting and sharing

Food and beverages are provided – finger food with beers, wines and soft drinks

AFxY /AFQY Sponsors

Adaptiv – Phil Cullen

Parallo/Rhipe – Symon Thurlow

Servian – Stuart Speers

Venue Partner

Auckland University of Technology – Yvonne Chan

AFQY Rules

No Selling – the process is get to know the person as a person first, then as you develop conversation tech and work naturally comes in, but any pricing, offers, pitching is not allowed and risks being red-carded for 3 events.

No flicking cards out – you can’t give a card out, but you can ask for a card after you have had a good yarn – relationship first.

You can’t ask what a person does until the 3rd question – again meet the person, not their suit, the first two questions help you discover who you’re talking – uncover commonalities be it rugby or ballet or origami our diversity makes us inclusive before finding out what someone does.


Auckland University of Technology

55 Wellesley Street East,

Auckland CBD,

Auckland 1010,

New Zealand

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