Hear from Minister of Infrastructure Grant Robertson, Senior Economist Brad Olsen and senior executives from Adventure Park, Ngāti Toa and Whittakers, as they engage with local businesses on the future of Porirua.
Wednesday 16 June, 8.30am - 12 noon
Te Rauparaha Arena, 17 Parumoana Street, Porirua
M.C. for the Growth Forum
Linda Clark is one of New Zealand's most respected journalists. After a very successful career in media, in 2006 Linda decided on a complete change of direction and went on to study Law.
Grant’s belief in social justice and a desire to see every New Zealander able to achieve their potential led him to politics, and he has been the Member of Parliament for Wellington Central since 2008.
Senior Economist and Director at Infometrics and a leading New Zealand economic commentator who focuses on getting useful information to businesses, decision makers and the public.
Director and Partner at Select Contracts, Darron primarily oversees projects in New Zealand and Australia, managing all accounts in this part of the world on a day-to-day basis.
Experienced director, executive and consultant with specialist skills in implementation and change management, business and economic development (including new venture identification, planning and establishment), strategic analysis and planning, public policy and finance.
James heads up the iconic New Zealand chocolate brand, Whittakers and has been the CEO for over three years of this incredible successful company. It is the largest chocolate brand in New Zealand and approximately 30% of their production is now exported.