Deloitte supports local economic initiatives and our involvement with Tiki Āhua originates from an offer over a year ago, to facilitate an innovation café to help focus and strengthen the commercial attributes of a network of businesses involved in Oho Fashion show staged in Rotorua in 2015.
The intention was to bring back together a core group of organisations involved in the Oho show including designers, council (Rotorua Lakes), and education providers (Waiariki). The aspiration was to collaborate to grow a fashion industry of international quality in Rotorua.
Deloitte Private works with privately owned businesses to help them to realise the value in their business, consider how value is created in their business, how to identify their value proposition (strategy), what is required to achieve that (capability) and whether their team is willing and able (commitment).
Watching the initiatives articulated at the initial innovation café become part of the threads of what will become Tiki Āhua is testimony to the many people involved in turning the concept of world class fashion tourism in Rotorua into a reality.