3.45 pm Plenary Room - Kainga Ora - "Understanding the housing challenge, the Government's thinking
and the role of Kainga Ora in implementing the plan"
4.15 pm Plenary Room 1 - Charis Tutaki, Auckland Unlimited, Johny ODonnell, Creative Strategist and
Facilitator Nelson - 'The Youth Perspective" - facilitated by Nigel Davenport
3.45 pm Breakout Room 1 - Linda Stewart, CEO of CEDA - ‘What’s your sustainable (and defendable) competitive
advantage? The strategic positioning of Manawatū.’
4.15 pm Plenary Room - TBC
End of Day one presentations
27th May - Gala Awards Dinner
The Gala Awards Dinner will commence at 7 pm at the Distinction Hotel, Palmerston North and will include the celebration of excellence within our profession via the National EDNZ Best Practice Awards.
More information on the Awards and how to submit an application can be found here ... Please note that the Awards Committee has added an additional Awards category for 2021 - Best Practice Business Support Recovery Initiatives
28th May 2021
8 am Registration open at Palmerston North Conference and Function Centre
8 am Plenary Room - A one hour workshop to capture issues de jour - Facilitated by EDNZ Board Member, John Hutchings
9 am Welcome
9.15 am Covid 19 and its impact on Councils - Speaker to be confirmed
9.45 am Plenary Room - NRDA - "Nelson Project Kokiri"
9.45 am Breakout Room 1 - Justine Gilliland, CEO of Venture Taranaki - the Taranaki story
10.15 am MORNING TEA
10.45 am Keynote speaker: Dr Fred Olayele - the New York experience and response to Covid 19
11.30 am Plenary Room - Carolyn Tremain, CEO of MBIE -'The future of place based economic development
12.15 pm LUNCH
1.15 pm Plenary Room - The impact of Covid - Noa Wooloff, Taskforce Coordinator, Mayors Taskforce for Jobs
2.00 pm Plenary Room - Tourism post Covid 19 - Chris Roberts, CEO, Tourism Industry Aotearoa