Please note that the following programme may be subject to change
Wednesday, 17th October 
6.30 pm  Powhiri at the Waitangi Treaty Grounds followed by welcome reception at the Copthorne Hotel and Resort
Thursday,  18th October
9 am Welcome by MC
9.05 Prime Minister of NZ, why inclusive growth matters to the NZ Government.
9.30 What is NZ’s inclusive growth strategy?  Minister of ED – Hon David Parker
10.00 Morning Tea
10.30 Bruce Katz – Brookings Institute – Inclusive growth – a hot topic and global phenomenon
11.00 How will the provincial growth fund drive inclusive growth in regional NZ – Hon Shane Jones, Minister for Regional Economic Development
11.30 Ben Lucas – Metro Dynamics – The UK’s inclusive growth journey
12.00 Lunch


How successful has NZ been at building inclusive growth across our communities? The statistics.  Alan Johnson, Author of the State of the Nation Report – Salvation Army

How could we measure inclusive growth within NZ’s regions – Benje Patterson – Infometrics
2.00 Workshops

Dr Paul Collits – Zombie is as Zombie Does:Issues and Opportunities for Small Town New Zealand

Julian Wood    – Maxim Institute – Managing growth and decline

Ceri Macleod – Gore District Council – ‘Ready for Growth’ – a community-led growth strategy

3.00 Afternoon Tea
3.30 Workshops
5.00 Close of Day one
7.00 MBIE Gala Awards Dinner
Friday, 19 October
9.00 PM, Hon Winston Peters –  Will his legacy as architect of regional ED be deemed inclusive?
9.30 Sir Mark Solomon – Former CEO of Ngāi Tahu  –  the changing demographics of NZ
10.00 Hon Fletcher Tabuteau
10.30 Morning tea
11.00 What does the inclusive growth agenda look like internationally – Craig Richard (Chair of IEDC)
11.30 Panel session – How do we put people’s wellbeing at the heart of ED? Ben Lucas/Alan Johnson/EDNZ/Chair of IEDC
12.15 Lunch
What is the Maori perspective of inclusive Growth- Federation of Maori Authorities
1.15 Workshops
3.00 Afternoon tea
3.20 Where to next – a delegates workshop – facilitated by Rod Oram: Rapporteur for the Conference
4.20 Close of conference