Forum of the Future 2010

The Unitec Forum for the Future

Making Auckland the Supercity

Creating a, strong, successful Auckland region is the topic for the next Unitec Forum for the Future.

Brought to you by the Department of Management and Marketing and Department of Performing and Screen Arts, Faculty of Creative Industries and Business.

Prominent guest speakers, business and community leaders, members of the public, students and academics will participate in a series of two-hour discussions at Unitec’s Mount Albert Campus in Auckland. Unitec will host the sessions on three consecutive Tuesday evenings in July and August.

Making Auckland the Supercity:

– Why? Tuesday, July 20th, 5.00pm – 7.00pm: What’s the case for creating a super city? Why do we need to change regional governance structures to do so?

– What? Tuesday, July 27th, 5.00pm – 7.00pm: What will the new governance structures look like? What mechanisms will promote public participation, political accountability, strategic development and optimal outcomes?

– How? Tuesday, August 3rd, 5.00pm – 7.00pm: How can we make the new system perform at its best for the people of Auckland and New Zealand?

Each session will involve a panel of three prominent guest speakers, two Unitec students and a Unitec faculty member, with Rod Oram as the facilitator. Rod is an adjunct professor in Unitec’s Department of Management and Marketing.

The first Unitec Forum for the Future last October examined the challenges and opportunities facing the New Zealand economy out to 2025. The guest speakers were David Caygill, a former minister of finance; Rick Boven, director of the New Zealand Institute; John Penno, chief executive of Synlait, a South Island dairy company; Tim Mackle, chief executive of Dairy New Zealand; George Hickton, then chief executive of Tourism New Zealand; and Graeme Osborne, chief executive of Tourism Auckland.

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