Thursday 6th December

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Thursday 6 December


Doors Opens

8.30 am


Conference Welcome – Dame Therese Walsh

Introductory Remarks – Rob Campbell, Chairman of Sky City

Opening Address – Alison Gerry

9.30 am

Special Guest

Her Excellency The Right Honourable Dame Patsy Reddy

(Discussion facilitated by Cathy Quinn)

Morning tea

10.45 am

Speeches and Facilitated Panel Session

Speakers: Vittoria Shortt (Chief Executive and Managing Director of ASB Bank), Christopher Luxon (CEO of Air New Zealand), Simon Moutter (Managing Director of Spark)

(Discussion facilitated by Joan Withers)

11.45 am

Special Guest

Dame Trelise Cooper

(Discussion facilitated by Silvana Schenone)


1.15 pm

Special Guest

Jane Seymour

2.15 pm

Speeches and Facilitated Panel Session

Speakers: Kate McKenzie (Chief Executive of Chorus), Kevin Kenrick (CEO, TVNZ), Fraser Whineray (Chief Executive of Mercury)

(Discussion facilitated by Jolie Hodson)

 Afternoon Tea

3.45 pm

Speeches and Facilitated Panel Session

A unique digital session as told through the voices of the next generation with eye opening insights from the frontline of Gen Y&Z.

(Discussion facilitated by Frances Valintine and Royal Reed)

4.45 pm

Closing Address

Dame Paula Rebstock

Conference Wrap-up

Dame Therese Walsh

Post conference drinks and canapes + fashion show + Christmas Boutique