Business leaders from around the rohe are meeting in Taranaki, for the first ever Te Atiawa Iwi Investment Conference this week.
The hui follows Te Pae Roa in Auckland last week, in which hundreds of Maori leaders, academics and researchers got together and discussed the development and also the future for Maori.
Te Atiawa Holdings Ltd chairman Kura Denness said Te Pae Roa set the huarahi (road) for iwi and Maori economic development.
He said farming, fishing and forestry were traditional areas of Maori enterprise and increasing returns would happen with continued research and development.
The two day hui aims to help share expertise with their networks to extract the best results for their respective shareholders.
It starts tomorrow.