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THEME: Forward Thinking – Taking New Zealand Co-operatives Into the Future
LOCATION: Fonterra Centre Auditorium, 109 Fanshawe St, Auckland CBD


9.30am: Registration and morning tea

10.00am: Welcome, Jonathan Lee, Chairman Cooperative Business NZ

10.10am: The future of co-op work

  • 10.10am: Vincent Vuillard, Co-Founder & Director FutureWork Studio
    Topic: Workplace disruption
  • 10.40am: François Barton, Executive Director Business Leaders’ Health and Safety Forum
    Topic: Health and safety in NZ’s future workplaces
  • 11.10am: Matt Bolger, Director Farmer Services, Fonterra
    Topic: Lessons from Israel
  • 11.40am: Panel discussion.

12.00pm: Lunch

12.45pm: Co-operative innovation

  • 12.45pm: Rob Hewett, Chairman Silver Fern Farms, Topic: Co-operative business model innovation
  • 1.15pm: Murray King, Chairman LIC, Topic: Co-operative business model innovation
  • 1.45pm: Panel discussion.

2.00pm: NZ government initiatives in shaping the future of work

  • Hon David Parker, Minister for Economic Development, Minister for the Environment, Minister for Trade and Export Growth

2.45pm: Collaboration in innovation

  • Vic Crone, CEO Callaghan Innovation, Topic: Collaboration in innovation

3.15pm: Afternoon Tea

3.45pm: Where are co-op economies heading into the future?

  • Balu Iyer, Director General Asia Pacific, International Co-operative Alliance,
    Topic: Evolution / adaptation of co-operative models around the world

4.30pm: Wrap-up of the day, Craig Presland, CEO Cooperative Business NZ

4.40pm: Day session concludes

Evening from 4.45pm:

4.45pm: Drinks and canapes at the Atrium.

5.30pm: Pre-dinner speaker: NZ Prime Minister, Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern

6.30pm: Dinner

Cost: $695 per head all day and dinner, $595 day only, $150 dinner only, GST to be added.

Travel and accommodation: to be arranged by each attendee.