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Rotorua Economic Growth Opportunities Forum 2006


Rotorua Economic Growth Opportunities Forum 2006

"The BrightEconomy Advisory Board drives the implementation of the Rotorua BrightEconomy Strategy with the aim of creating a Rotorua environment that will celebrate, encourage and stimulate economic growth¨

"Are you a driver of Change ?"

This is your opportunity to be part of this exciting process

The Forum was designed to give the Rotorua Business Community an insight into the Rotorua BrightEconomy Project, and invite you to look into the opportunities for partnering with the Board in driving this strategy forward.

The Forum's program had an exciting selection of keynote speakers to motivate, educate and to challenge the conventional ways of thinking about the reality of the future globally sustainable economic opportunities for Rotorua.

"Keynote Speakers"

Rotorua Employment and Career OpportunitiesThe Governments Perspective

Hon Dr Michael Cullen Deputy Prime Minister

Topic: A look into the Governments vision for the future of the NZ economy and the regional framework they intend to use to deliver on this

Rotorua Future Insights Process 2025

Rotorua Employment and Career OpportunitiesProfessor Wayne Cartwright

Topic: An insight into the Rotorua future insights process and the global drivers of change that will be affecting our lives over the next 10 to 25 years¨

BrightEconomy Advisory Board Economic Framework

Rotorua Employment and Career OpportunitiesBryce Heard Chairman BrightEconomy Advisory Board

Topic: An insight into the economic growth framework the BrightEconomy Advisory Board has developed over the past 10 months, how we have arrived at this framework, and where we see the opportunities lying in the future

Changing Perceptions

Rotorua Employment and Career Opportunities

Heidi Ward-McGrath

Topic: An entertaining kick off to the forum looking into the successful business world of the 2003 Ernst and Young NZ Young Entrepreneur of the Year

Workshop Areas of focus critique

The workshops ran concurrently to provide you with an opportunity to critique our six new areas of focus outlined in the BrightEconomy Advisory Boards Economic Framework¨

        • Biomaterials
        • Local Energy Generation
        • Land Use Optimisation
        • Research & Development
        • Immigration and Lifestyle Investment
        • Water

The workshops were headed by the board members along with a relevant business person.

The workshops followed the format below:

  • In-depth introduction of the area of focus
  • An introduction to what the BEAB are currently doing in this area
  • Some expert opinion from an area of focus expert
  • An invitation for you to have input into critiquing the area of focus
  • Finally and most importantly an invitation for you to look at opportunities to partner with us in taking the area of focus forward

So please take the opportunity to participate in one of these six workshops which will run concurrently by filling out the relevant section of the registration form.

Who attended?

The forum was targeted at the key stakeholders from within the Rotorua and the surrounding regions business community. it did not matter if you were big or small, we were looking at sharing our vision with all and believe that there are a number of opportunities for all.
Local and national government politicians and officials.
Some national business leaders in the relevant areas of focus fields.

For more information please make contact:

Mark Rawson - Destination Rotorua Economic Development General Manager

1209 Hinemaru Str
New Zealand

Private Bag 3029
New Zealand

+64 7 348 4199
Fax:+64 7 350 0182
e-mail: [email protected]


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