Please note that the following programme may be subject to change
Wednesday, 17th October     
6.00 pm  Powhiri at the Waitangi Treaty Grounds followed by welcome reception at the Copthorne Hotel and Resort
Thursday,  18th October
7.30 am NZTE Breakfast - by invite only - Rangitaira Room
9 am Welcome by MC
9.05 Inclusive growth, what it is and how to achieve it"  Dr David Wilson, Chair of EDNZ
9.30 Fletcher Tabuteau - Parliamentary Under Secretary for Regional Economic Development
10.00 Morning Tea    
10.30 Bruce Katz - Brookings Institute (USA)  – Inclusive growth – a hot topic and global phenomenon
11.00 Ben Lucas - Metro Dynamics - The UK's inclusive growth journey
12.00 Lunch
1.00 " It really is all about you" - Rob Edwards (Australia)
2.15 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
2.40 How could we measure inclusive growth within NZ's regions - Benje Patterson - Infometrics
3.10 Afternoon Tea    
3.25 Nigel Bickle - MBIE     
3.50 Peter McKinlay - Local Government Think Tank    
4.20 Workshops Workshops  Workshops




Julian Wood    - Maxim Institute - Managing growth and decline John Hutchings - HenleyHutchings - ‘Inclusive development – Lessons from action planning in Taranaki, Southland, Manawatū-Whanganui and the Mackenzie Basin.’  Vaughan Cooper, GM Northland Inc
5.00 Close of Day one
7.00 MBIE Gala Awards Dinner    
Friday, 19 October
8.00 EDNZ AGM - all members welcome
9.00 What does the inclusive growth agenda look like internationally - Craig Richard (Chair of IEDC)
9.40 Sir Mark Solomon - Former CEO of Ngāi Tahu  -  the changing demographics of NZ
10.15 What does the inclusive growth agenda look like internationally - Craig Richard (Chair of IEDC)
10.45 Morning tea    
11.15 Hon Shane Jones, Minister for Regional Economic Development
11.45 Panel session – How do we put people’s wellbeing at the heart of ED? Ben Lucas/Alan Johnson/EDNZ/Craig Richard
12.10 Lunch    
1.10 What is the Maori perspective of inclusive growth - Federation of Maori Authorities    
1.35 What does inclusive growth mean for Local Government - President of Local Government New Zealand, Mayor Dave Cull
2.00 MartinJenkins - Stephen Knuckey



Gloria Campbell, Regional Commissioner, MSD


Huhana Lyndon - General Manager, Te Matarau Education Trust

- "Me Hanga To Whare" Building Durable Partnerships with Hapu and Iwi


Daphne Luke - Chair, Te Huarahi Tika Trust

The Contribution of Māori Investment to

Telecommunications in Aotearoa

2.50 Dr David Wilson, CEO Northland Inc - Endogenous Economic Development for inclusive growth in Te Tai Tokerau/Northland, NZ Professor Wim Heijman - The contribution of bio-refineries to rural development Luke Beehre, Project lead,Northland Inc - Extension 350 Project
3.15 Afternoon tea    
3.40 Workshops Workshops Workshops
Dr Paul Collits - Zombie is as Zombie Does: Issues and Opportunities for Small Town New Zealand Ceri Macleod - Gore District Council - 'Ready for Growth' - a community-led growth strategy Jodi Hayward, MSD


4.10 Wrap up of conference, Chair, Dr David Wilson -