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EDNZ Conference 2018

The Economic Development NZ 2018 Conference will be held on Thursday 18th and Friday 19th October at the Copthorne Hotel and Resort, located on the waterfront in the beautiful Bay of Islands.  The Conference will focus on the need to 'work as one' and in an innovative way if we are to build equity and inclusive growth within New Zealand.
We will also hear from international speakers on the 'new localism' sweeping the globe.  This new locus of power—this new localism—is rapidly emerging to solve the grand challenges characteristic of modern societies: economic competitiveness, social inclusion and opportunity; a renewed public life; the challenge of diversity; and the imperative of environmental sustainability. (Bruce Katz et. al)
The Conference will pose the hard questions including what does inclusive growth and the new localism mean for NZ?
The conference will include
  • high calibre international and domestic speakers, including Bruce Katz of the Brookings Institute
  • the EDNZ Gala Awards Dinner,
  • an Economic Development NZ Annual General Meeting for members
  • a welcome reception
  • breakout sessions that showcase good practice throughout NZ
  • an interactive workshop on topical issues
  • the opportunity to connect with delegates and speakers through the conference calendar
Your personal invite

Click here for your personal invite to Mahi Tahi 2018


Economic Development NZ will be contacting our 2017 conference sponsors in the near future to ensure that they have the first opportunity to select an appropriate sponsorship package.  More information on the sponsorship packages available can be found here ...


There will be an exhibition space available to companies to display and promote their services/product.  If you are interested in participating as an exhibitor please contact our Executive Officer on 027 440 6180 to discuss your needs and costs.


A call for abstracts has been made, more information on how to submit an abstract and the themes of the conference can be found here ...

Beautiful Bay of Islands

For those of you able to stay the ensuing Saturday/Sunday you may like to follow this link and discover what magical things there are to see and do in the surrounding area.