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2016 Economic Development Conference Presentations

2016 Economic Development Conference Presentations

Updated 18 August 2016 11:25am


In August 2016 the WRS Office in conjuction with the Wairarapa Councils held an economic development conference.  The venue was the Carterton Events Centre and speakers and delegates came from across New Zealand.

The focus of the conference was on building resilient local economies and the presentations are below.

Tuesday 9 August



Anna Guenther - Co-Founder and Chief Bubble Blower, PledgeMe


The Future of Enterprise: The Impact of Global Mega Trends





Carterton Mayor John Booth, Dr Pim Borren - CEO Masterton District Council

Dr Richard Norman - Victoria University & Kendra Ross - Duo Ltd

The responsibility of Government and Industry in Economic Development





Mavis Mullins

"Grabbing the Taniwha's Tail": How we leverage the burgeoning Maori Economy





Greg Simmonds - Interim CEO, Priority One

Working Together: Attracting and developing growth opportunities





Dale Williams

A Labour Market that Works: Connecting talent with opportunity






Shamubeel Eaqub

The Geography of Jobs





Samantha Seath - Wellington regional Strategy Office

Kendra Ross - Duo Ltd

Cyber Security: A Smart Specialisation Project for the Wellington Region





Wednesday 10 August

Richard Norman - Victoria University

Driving Economic Impact: The role of education in economic development





IGNITE Speakers

Paul Collits - Napier City Council

The surprising benefits of a shared service in Economic Development


Kieran McAnulty - Masterton District Council

Masterton - Smart, Connected and Open for Business


Colin Drew - Wellington Regional Strategy Office

The Power of Big Data fo strategic decision making





Brook Pannell - WREDA

International Student Growth Programme


Bryan Patchett - Porirua City Council

Redevelopment of the Porirua City Centre