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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

10.05am:   The future of co-op work

  • Vincent Vuillard, Director of Strategic Capabilities and Organisational Health, Fonterra
    Topic: Workplace disruption
  • François Barton, Executive Director Business Leaders’ Health and Safety Forum
    Topic: Health and safety in NZ’s future workplaces
  • Matt Bolger, GM Shareholder Relations, Fonterra
    Topic: Lessons from Israel

Panel discussion.

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 OR:
    • Hon Grant Robertson, Minister of Finance, Minister for Sport and Recreation (TBC)

12.30pm:   Lunch

1.30pm:       Co-operative innovation

  • Rob Hewett, Chairman Silver Fern Farms, Topic: Co-operative business model innovation
  • Murray King, Chairman LIC, Topic: Co-operative business model innovation

Panel discussion.

  • 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

Panel discussion.

4.45pm:   Wrap up of the day, Craig Presland, CEO Cooperative Business NZ

Evening from 5.00pm:

5.00pm:   Drinks at the Atrium.

6.00pm:   Pre dinner speaker: NZ Prime Minister, Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern (TBC)

6.45pm:   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.