Conference Programme


The conference programme kicks off on Wednesday, 30th August at 6.30 with a welcome reception at the Rydges Hotel.  Delegates are able to register their attendance at the conference on the 30th between 5 pm - 6 pm should they choose to avoid the rush the next morning.  Before the conference commences you will be invited to Showgizmo - a phone app that will allow you to access the programme, participate in live polling, message other delegates and much more.  To find out more about Showgizmo you can click here ...

Thursday, 31 August  Our MC for the event will be the highly regarded Rod Oram      
9.00  Welcome by Chair of EDANZ, Dr David Wilson       
9.20  Opening of Conference - Rt Hon Bill English (TBC)      
9.50  Neil McInroy - CEO, CLES       
10.20  Morning Tea      
10.50  Panel Session on Regional Disparity  Tom Simonson LGNZ, Patrick McVeigh, ATEED, Neil McInroy, CLES Facilitated by Rod Oram  
11.40  Rt Hon Winston Peters on NZ First's Regional ED Policy      
12.00 Lunch      
1.00 Panel Session on the Future of NZ's Regions Shamubeel Eaqub, Julian Wood, Maxim Institute, Dr David Wilson, Northland Inc Facilitated by Rod Oram  
1.45  Breakout Session

Best practice case studies between business and EDA/RDA’s showcased

Breakout Session

The principles and practices of Resilience 

Breakout Session

Partnering with Maori Partnering with Maori 

 
3.00 Afternoon Tea

     
3.30  Breakout Session

Best practice case studies between business and EDA/RDA’s showcased 

 Breakout Session

Building a resilient economic development agenda 

 Breakout Session

Partnering with Maori – best practice examples

 
5.00 End of Day One

     
 6.30   Gala Awards Dinner  MC Rod Oram    
1 September, 2017        
9.00 James Shaw - Greens Regional Economic development policy      
9.20  Julian Fairfield - Director of Bach Consulting - on Regional Strategy

"I, IT and WE" - the three worlds of Economic Development

     
10.00 Stuart Nash - on Labour's regional economic development policy      
10.20 Morning Tea      
10.50 Professor Terry Stevens - "Wish you were here" ‘INNOVATION AND CREATIVITY: THE ESSENTIAL INGREDIENTS FOR COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE IN SUCCESSFUL TOURISM DEVELOPMENT OF LESS VISITED AREAS’

Founder and Managing Director, Stevens & Associates;

Professor of International Dynamic Destinations, School of Management, Swansea University

     
11.40  Panel session on regional tourism  Professor Terry Stevens, Tourism Industry Aotearoa, Iain Cossar, MBIE, Graeme Budd, Chair of RTONZ, RDA representative Facilitated by Rod Oram  
12.30  Lunch      
1.15 Dr David Wilson - A case study on regional economic development      
1.55 Vic Crone - CEO of Callaghan Innovation

 

   

 

 

 

2.15 Break out session

Building a resilient economic development agenda 

Partnering with Maori – best practice examples  
 3.00  Afternoon Tea      
 3.30  Where to from here? Rod Oram      
4.30 End of Final Day