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Opening Keynote

Transforming to Commercial Success

9:50am 16 September 2010

Sam Morgan
Sam Morgan

Founder, Trade Me

Sam will detail his journey through Trade Me to getting his feet wet in early stage investing and philanthropy.  With venture’s ranging from a high-tech dairy farm in Brazil to the Pacific Fibre submarine cable project,  Sam is passionate about the ability of technology, design, great people and sound investment practice to create wealth and make people better off.

About Sam Morgan

Regarded by many as New Zealand’s most successful ICT entrepreneur, Sam Morgan has become a household name in New Zealand.

Sam founded online auction website Trade Me in 1999. Trade Me became New Zealand‘s largest Internet business, a title it still holds, and in 2006 was sold to Australian media giant Fairfax.

Since the sale of Trade Me, Sam has invested directly in a number of early-stage businesses and acts as an advisor.

Sam is also a director of Xero (listed on the NZX in 2007), Sonar6 and Visfleet.