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2022 Full Conference Programme



8.00am

Light Breakfast

8.45am

Mihi and Welcome

8.50am

Setting the Scene with Fran O’Sullivan Head of Business, NZME

9.00am

MINISTERIAL ADDRESS

Hon Grant Robertson
Minister of Finance & Deputy Prime Minister

The Finance Minister will address the place of the New Zealand economy in an uncertain and volatile world, with a focus on how to grow a high wage, low emissions economy that provides security for all.

9.45am

FMA + RESERVE BANK NZ FIRE-SIDE CHAT

Samantha Barrass CEO, FMA
Adrian Orr Governor, Reserve Bank of New Zealand

Regulators Fireside chat with Fran O’Sullivan. Central Banks are in the midst of reining in inflation which is at 30 years highs – can a “soft” landing be achieved, or are we headed for stagflation or a “hard” landing? The FMA has a new remit to regulate conduct in financial institutions – what will this look like given the FMA’s principles-based, rather than prescriptive approach to regulation?

10.30am   

MORNING TEA

11.00am 

INTERNATIONAL AND NATIONAL ECONOMIC PERSPECTIVE

Carl Tannenbaum Chief Economist, Northern Trust (USA)
Sharon Zollner NZ Chief Economist, ANZ NZ

Geopolitical tensions, trade sanctions, inflation at thirty year highs and demographic changes provide a challenging backdrop for regulators, the economy and businesses. What are the near-term prospects for achieving a soft landing and what might longer running trends in aging populations, deglobalisation and decarbonisation imply for future economic prospects?


11.45am

IMPACT INVESTMENT

Rob Campbell CNZM Independent Director
Kristen Kohere-Soutar
 Chair Mercer, Director Ngai Tahu Holdings
James Palmer
 CEO Community Finance

The Social of ESG: The last two years have seen a rapid increase in inequality due to rising house prices and rental costs whilst the demand for foodbanks and mental health support has soared. How can the financial services ecosystem contribute to more equitable outcomes?

12.30pm

LUNCH

1.30pm   

GEOPOLITICS

Tim Groser Former Trade Minister, Climate Change Minister
and former NZ Ambassador to the USA

Will rising geo-political conflict and trade wars reverse thirty years of globalisation and economic integration – what are the implications for the NZ economy? And how might NZ businesses mitigate and adapt to these challenges?

2.15pm 

BANK CEO PANEL DISCUSSION

Antonia Watson CEO, ANZ
Vittoria Shortt CEO, ASB
Dan Huggins CEO, BNZ
Steve Jurkovich CEO, Kiwibank
Catherine McGrath CEO, Westpac

New Zealand faces challenges to decarbonise and digitise its economy to be more resilient and prosperous. Social challenges abound with the rising cost of living, especially access to affordable housing and financial inclusion (or financial wellbeing?). What role can financial services organisations play as an enabler of economic and societal change to tackle these systemic issues?

3.15pm   

AFTERNOON TEA

3.45pm

TECHNOLOGY LEADERSHIP FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE

Sir Ian Taylor CEO Animation Research

Land of voyagers: learning from the past to navigate the future. How can technology leadership set Aotearoa back on a sustainable future. In 2020 Sir Ian Taylor was named the Deloitte 200 “Visionary Leader of the Year” - however it hasn’t all been plain sailing.

4.30pm

CEO PANEL – NAVIGATING CHANGE

Sir Ian Taylor CEO Animation Research
Carrie Hurihanganui
 CEO Auckland International Airport
Melissa Cantell
 CEO Fidelity Life
David Mair CEO
 Skellerup Holdings

CEO Panel: navigating change - lessons and learnings, what is the way forward? Perspectives from leading CEOs in the technology, travel, insurance and financial service sectors. How have they adapted and shaped their businesses to meet the new challenges and opportunities?


Every endeavour has been made to make sure this programme is as accurate as possible it is subject to change.

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