Snack on Exercise at BoP Business Expo

Snack on Exercise at BoP Business Expo

The Bay of Plenty’s annual Business Expo has announced an award-winning wellbeing specialist, author and entrepreneur as keynote speaker for its 2019 event.


Founder of the 'Snack on Exercise' movement, Lauren Parsons, will speak at the Business Expo’s VIP Breakfast Forum at ASB Baypark on Wednesday 6th March after performing on the TEDx stage in New York.

Parsons is renowned for her practical time-saving approach to making healthy life habits stick, and will share ways to thrive in the workplace and super-charge productivity while achieving balance and wellbeing. She equips people with tried and tested strategies that work, even for the busiest of executives and teams.

Sharon Giblett, director of Jigsaw Solutions Group and the Business Expo says the team is delighted Parsons will be the keynote speaker at the 2019 event.

'We have a long association with Lauren and are excited that exhibitors and VIP guests will experience the wisdom of an international speaker of Lauren’s calibre and experience.'

Parsons is originally from New Zealand but has been posted to Ottawa, Canada for the past two years with her husband, Lt Colonel Maurice Parsons and their three children, while her husband fulfilled the role of exchange officer. Being a working parent, and relocating regularly (eight times in the past 15 years with five international moves) Parsons knows what a busy lifestyle is like. She shares with her clients’ high level strategies and techniques to help them maintain their health, energy and productivity, achieving more with less time.

Her morning keynote on the topic of 'Overcoming the Overwhelm - How to thrive in a fast-paced world' will be a showcase event. This will be the first time Parsons has presented in Tauranga. She travels regularly to present to businesses, helping organisations create a high-energy, peak-performance team culture, which enables people and businesses to thrive.  

The feature breakfast event is expected to be highly sought after by business leaders and managers from around the region and beyond.

'With wellbeing playing such a key role in managing workplace culture, health and safety, this event is not to be missed,' says Giblett.

The Business Expo showcases leading edge and forward-thinking businesses, speakers and education all under one roof. Following the inaugural event in 2018, more than one million dollars of business continues to be generated.