Sir Richard Branson Live in Auckland

Thu 20 October 2011

Viaduct Events Centre, Auckland

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At age 16, Sir Richard Branson, now world renowned entrepreneur, billionaire, adventurer and philanthropist established what would become Virgin Group, now employing 50,000 people, across 30 countries, with revenues exceeding US $18 billion.

Sir Richard Branson spoke live in Auckland at an exclusive VIP banquet, about “making it to the top,” and "how to make a difference" at all levels including business, family and the self. The event celebrated the 50th anniversary of Outward Bound New Zealand.

Hosted by Martin Bayfield, the world’s finest Master of Ceremonies direct from the UK and a five course gourmet banquet featuring the best cuisine in Auckland. New Zealand Winegrowers suppled premium wines to match.

The night also featured a live performances by world-class Auckland singer-song-writer Dave Dobbyn followed by a charity auction benefiting Outward Bound. This event, was a commercial venture owned and unwritten by Duco Promotions Limited with the Outward Bound Trust of New Zealand receiveing100% of net charity auction proceeds.

Outward Bound New Zealand

Established in 1962 as a Charitable Trust, Outward Bound has the vision of: Better People, Better Communities, Better World. Outward Bound enables people to understand their full potential through adventure and challenge in the outdoors.

With over 50,000 New Zealanders having completed a course, Outward Bound's 50th Anniversary year will be a celebration of what has been achieved and more importantly focus efforts to ensure Outward Bound continues to develop people for another 50 years.

Sir Richard Branson
International Keynote Speaker

Richard Branson

Martin Bayfield
Master of Ceremonies

Martin Bayfield

Gary Whetton
Outward Bound Spokesperson

Dave Dobbyn
New Zealand Music Legend

Presenting Sponsor

Host Sponsor

Charity Auction Recipient