Debate on economy
Unitec students’ views are expected to broaden debate at a series of panel discussions on the New Zealand economy.
The idea behind Forum for the Future is to help stimulate conversation about New Zealand’s opportunities and challenges in the global economy.
A range of identified topics will be tackled in a series of three 90minute panel-style discussions bringing together sector leaders, academics, students and the public.
They will take place on October 8, 15 and 22 from 6.30pm to 8pm at Unitec’s Mt Albert campus.
The first session will examine how the government’s goal to have New Zealand’s econo- my catch up with Australia’s by 2025 can be achieved.
Guest speakers will be New Zealand Institute director Rick Boven and David Caygill, a member of the 2025 Task Force and chairman of the Electricity Commission.
The October 15 session will look at the dairy sector with guest speakers Tim Mackle, chief executive of Dairy New Zealand and John Penno, chief executive of Synlait.
The final session will look at the tourism sector and will include Graeme Osborne, chief executive of Tourism Auckland and Ed Sims, general manager of Air New Zealand’s international operations.
Contact Unitec on 815-4321.