Government briefings breakfast and panels for AmCham Australia delegation to Wellington

  • 31 Aug 2022
  • 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Intercontinental Hotel, 2 Grey Street, Wellington 6011
  • 85

Government briefings breakfast and panels for AmCham Australia delegation to Wellington

Breakfast key note speaker:  The Hon. Grant Robertson MP, NZ Minister for Finance; Sports and Recreation and Associate Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage 

Followed by Panels on:

Sustainability Change Journey - the race to Net Zero
Topic:  Meeting the opportunities and challenges of sustainable and inclusive growth in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Panel convener: Bridget Coates, Chair Fonterra Sustainability Panel, Chair Toitū Tahua: Centre for Sustainable Finance, Chair Koi Tu: Centre for Informed Futures at the University of Auckland & AmCham board member

Jonathan Mason, Board of Air New Zealand, Vector, Westpac, Zespri & AmCham President 

Brendan Nelson, President, Boeing Australia, New Zealand & South Pacific, and AmCham Australia President

Simon Tucker,
Director of Global Sustainability, Stakeholder Affairs and Trade, Fonterra Co-operative Group Ltd


Panel moderator - Peter Kane, Commercial Manager at Pfizer NZ Ltd & AmCham board member

The role of private sector in the transformation of New Zealand's health system – Presenter: Emily Mailes, Lead policy advisor for digital & data, Health NZ/EY Director (TBC)

How can the new system make 'world's best' use of digital and data?

Sustainability and Opportunity in New Zealand Healthcare
– Presenter: Lisa Williams, Director of Operations, Pharmac

  •           What are the sustainability targets/metrics, and how do these factor into Pharmac’s decision making?
  •           What makes New Zealand an attractive export market for U.S. companies?

Alison Crosweller, Director of Government Affairs & Policy, Johnson & Johnson Pty Ltd (TBC)

Digital transformation opportunities and challenges

Key topics
- Space/satellites, quantum computing, 5g, data centers
- Skills shortages
- how to get more kids into tech 

Panel convener – David Hook, Managing Director of IBM New Zealand & AmCham board member 

Linda Brown, President & CEO, Torrens University Australia, Chairman of Media Design School and 2022 EY Australian Entrepreneur of the Year.


Date: 31st August
Time: 7.30 am to 9.00am Breakfast followed by panels 9.05am to Midday
Venue: Intercontinental Hotel, 2 Grey Street, Wellington 6011

Cost:  Members $95.00 inc GST, Non Members $125.00 inc GST 

Numbers limited to 100