Traci Houpapa, MNZM JP, Chair of FOMA

Craig Richard, Chair of the International Economic Development Council

Alan Johnson – Author of ‘State of the Nation’ Report – Salvation Army

Mayor Dave Cull – President of LGNZ and Mayor of Dunedin City Council

Ceri Macleod – Economic Development Manager – Gore District Council

Peter McKinlay – Local Government think tank

Ben Lucas – Founding Director MetroDynamics – UK

Dr Paul Collits – Consultant

Julian Wood – Senior Researcher – Maxim Institute

Professor Wim Heijman – Wageningen University

Gloria Campbell – Regional Commissioner for Social Development

Suzie Marsden – General Manager – Services

Jim Sephton – Principal Project Manager – NZTA

Luke Beehre – Project Manager of Extension 350

Vaughan Cooper – General Manager – Northland Inc

Hamish Slack – The Treasury NZ