AFQY the Event
"Social Networking in real-time, a.k.a. a few quiets at the bar"

A Few Quiet Yarns started with 12 people and nearly nine years later over 4,6000 have attended and been introduced by Founder Ryan Ashton. 

The next events are nationwide:

Auckland: https://afqy-akld-aug10th.eventbrite.co.nz

Hamilton: https://afqy-ham-aug-17th.eventbrite.co.nz

Wellington: https://afqy-wgtn-aug-24th.eventbrite.co.nz

Christchurch: https://afqy-chch-aug-30th.eventbrite.co.nz

Dunedin: https://afqy-dunners-aug-31st.eventbrite.co.nz

The introductions go back to the first event, where Ryan noticed that people had run out of conversation talking to the same person, so he interrupted and started introducing everyone and connecting those who had mutually beneficial discussions to hold but hadn't started. Such as Quinn Nahi and John Corey who discussed Fibre Optic backbones (this was back in 2009), and the introductions have never stopped and make the event what it is.

Here is the original "AFQY Explained" article https://goo.gl/iZeTXt

Events are always being planned. Sponsors are welcome to contact Ryan Ashton: Cheif Yarner, AFQY +6421419202