A VIRTUAL CONGRESS
Due to Covid 19 EDNZ has taken the decision to defer its annual Conference until the first half of 2021.
In recognising the need for people to 'congregate' and share their Covid 19 experiences, EDNZ will host a national online congress throughout the week of the 7th September, 2020. The zoom event will focus on Covid -19 , its economic impact, our response and our respective journeys to a revitalised economy.
If you hail from any of the following communities you will find something to interest you during this event: economic development professionals, councillors and council officers, Chambers and central government representatives and officers, community not for profits.
The programme has been structured to allow delegates to check in and out of the congress as their work schedules allow. To register or learn more about the programme and speakers scroll below.
Monday 7 - Friday 11th September 2020
DAY 1 - MONDAY 7TH SEPTEMBER
Theme: the economic impact of COVID - 19
10 am - Welcome from Chair of EDNZ - Pam Ford
10.15 am What a post Covid 19 world will look like for NZ - Shamubeel Eaqub
10.45 am - The diverse impact in our regions - Brad Olsen
11.15 am - Measuring the impact of COVID 19 - Benje Patterson
1.30 pm A history of economic shocks - Dr Ganesh Nana
2.15 "A longitudinal study on the impact of small business on regional growth" Tony Henderson - Newport - PopUp Business School, Aotearoa
DAY 2 - TUESDAY 8TH SEPTEMBER
Theme: how ready were we?
10 am - Initiatives from the regions - The Taranaki Story - Justine Gilliland
10.30 am - Responses from the maelstrom - the Queenstown story - Peter Harris
11 am - How ready were we for Covid 19 - Professor Shaun Hendy
1.30 pm - Initiatives from our cities - Pam Ford
2 pm - Covid 19 -Jobs, Jobs, Jobs - Jayne Russell, General Manager, MSD
3 pm - National spokesperson for ED, Hon Judith Collins - TBC
DAY 3 - WEDNESDAY 9TH SEPTEMBER
Theme : What does recovery look like across NZ?
10 am - Minister for Economic Development - Hon Phil Twyford - where to from here?
10.30 am - Planning your recovery - using the EDNZ Guide - Harvey Brookes - TBC
11 am - Clusters as a recovery mechanism - Ifor Ffowcs - Williams
1.30 pm - Economic Gardening - Grow your own - Joseph Stuart
2 pm - To be advised
3 pm - Greens spokesperson for ED - Hon James Shaw - TBC
DAY 4 - THURSDAY 10TH SEPTEMBER
Theme: Central and Local Government's response to Covid 19
10 am - Evidence and Insights - the real time data challenge - Ben Wallace - Principal Analyst, MBIE
10.30 am - The challenges in responding to Covid 19 - Jason Krupp, Deputy CE, LGNZ - TBC
11.00 am - Central government responses to Covid 19 - CEO of MBIE, Carolyn Tremain - Session sponsored by Venture Taranaki
1.30 pm - The tourism story - David Perks, Chair of RTNZ
DAY 5 - FRIDAY 11TH SEPTEMBER
Theme: Voices from the regions - how has Covid 19 changed your region?
10 am - 11 am - Supporting Māori economic success post-COVID-19 - A panel discussion facilitated by Dr Jason Mika. Panellists include Richard T Jones, CEO of Poutama, Pania Tyson-Nathan, CEO NZ Maori Tourism, Kylie Ruwhiu- Karawana - Consultant with TRC Tourism
11.15 am - The Te Waka Story - Michelle Hollands and Ashleigh Turner, Te Waka
2 pm - Minister for Regional Economic Development, Hon Shane Jones - session is sponsored by Te Waka
4 pm - Wrap up by Pam Ford Chair of EDNZ
Call for papers - if you have a presentation you would like to share on this topic - we would love to hear from you - please contact no later than the 30 July 2020
REGISTER FOR THE CONGRESS BELOW
Please note that all fees are GST exclusive and that the link you receive upon registration will be live for the entire congress.
Individual membership for EDNZ has just become even more appealing and affordable. Due to Covid - 19 a 12 month discount of $160 has been applied to the individual membership fee. If you are considering enrolling for the above event, or indeed any event offered by EDNZ consider becoming a member of EDNZ for just $220 and take advantage of the significant discount on fees for all events. That includes a discount on the 2021 Conference which will be held in Palmerston North in the first half of 2021.
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