Each of the four panels takes place on the main stage in TSB Arena.


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OVERVIEW OF THE SESSIONS HAPPENING IN THIS STREAM
Each of the four panels only takes place once during the festival.

#1 Saturday AM // How can we accelerate climate solutions?
#2 Saturday PM // How can we improve health and wellbeing?
#3 Sunday AM // Tackling discrimination, racism and prejudice
#4 Sunday PM // Regional economies and the future of work


SESSION 1 – SATURDAY AM
How can we accelerate climate solutions?

Get up to speed with the evidence-based information on climate change and understand what the current emissions-trajectory means for our future. With a solutions focus, hear about actions and leadership we need to implement from here.

KEY LEARNING OUTCOMES FROM THIS SESSION

- Learn about why climate change is the defining issue of our time. 
- Understand what actions can be taken by individuals, communities, business and government
- What does New Zealand’s emissions profile look like. How does this compare with other countries
- What action and leadership is required to reduce emissions, and transition to a low-carbon economy

SESSION 1 – MEET THE MODERATOR & PANELISTS INVOLVED IN THIS SESSION

Rod Oram (Moderator)   Senior Business Journalist

Rod Oram (Moderator)
Senior Business Journalist

Maha Fier (Panelist)  2019 recipient of the inaugural Jane Goodall Institute New Zealand Trailblazer award

Maha Fier (Panelist)
2019 recipient of the inaugural Jane Goodall Institute New Zealand Trailblazer award

Lisa McLaren (Moderator)   National Convenor - Zero Carbon Act

Lisa McLaren (Moderator)
National Convenor - Zero Carbon Act

Dr Elspeth Tilley (Panelist)  Producer of the biennial Climate Change Theatre Action Aotearoa event

Dr Elspeth Tilley (Panelist)
Producer of the biennial Climate Change Theatre Action Aotearoa event

Vicky Robertson (Panelist)  Chief Executive and Secretary for MFE

Vicky Robertson (Panelist)
Chief Executive and Secretary for MFE

Mike Smith (Panelist)  Senior climate campaigner with Greenpeace

Mike Smith (Panelist)
Senior climate campaigner with Greenpeace


SESSION 2 – SATURDAY PM
How can we improve health and wellbeing?

The pace of business is getting faster. The pressures of work, life and notifications about pretty much everything are no longer subtle hints that something needs to change. In 2019 New Zealand will be the first country in the world to introduce a wellbeing budget – part of the global shift to create better wellbeing outcomes for people and planet. This panel will bring together leaders from the public, private and community sectors to explore key issues and opportunities for change.

KEY LEARNING OUTCOMES FROM THIS SESSION

- What are the innovative and inspiring examples of collaboration and leadership that are creating better wellbeing outcomes
- What does improving wellbeing in the workplace, in schools, and in communities look like
- What kind of action and leadership is required to support this

SESSION 2 – MEET THE MODERATOR & PANELISTS INVOLVED IN THIS SESSION

Anya Satyanand (Moderator)  an Executive working towards building a coherent

Anya Satyanand (Moderator)
an Executive working towards building a coherent

Mary Tiumalu (Panelist)   Strives to influence her surroundings

Mary Tiumalu (Panelist)
Strives to influence her surroundings

Andrew Barnes (Panelist)  an innovator, entrepreneur and philanthropist

Andrew Barnes (Panelist)
an innovator, entrepreneur and philanthropist

 
Kassie Hartendorp (Panelist)   political activist who’s heart is in LGBTIQ communities

Kassie Hartendorp (Panelist)
political activist who’s heart is in LGBTIQ communities

John Fitzgerald (Panelist)   Focused on the areas of child, youth and family psychological health.

John Fitzgerald (Panelist)
Focused on the areas of child, youth and family psychological health.

 

SESSION 3 – SUNDAY AM
Tackling discrimination, racism and prejudice

The 2019 Shootings in Christchurch changed New Zealand forever. This discussion will look at how we can build more inclusive communities, schools and workplaces: diving deep to unpack the issues but with a solid focus on solutions and practical actions to make a difference at community, business and a personal level. 

KEY LEARNING OUTCOMES FROM THIS SESSION

- What are the lenses, processes and systems that entrench discrimination and prejudice
- How do we notice and name our unconscious bias? How do we call stuff out
- How might we build more inclusive communities, schools and workplaces
- What action and leadership is required from individuals? Businesses? Communities? Government?

SESSION 3 – MEET THE MODERATOR & PANELISTS INVOLVED IN THIS SESSION

Guled Mire (Moderator)  Senior Advisor, State Services Commission

Guled Mire (Moderator)
Senior Advisor, State Services Commission

Bilal Nasier (Panelist)   helps Empower, a youth-led volunteer organisation

Bilal Nasier (Panelist)
helps Empower, a youth-led volunteer organisation

Suzannah Jessep (Panelist)  Director Engagement and Research, Asia NZ

Suzannah Jessep (Panelist)
Director Engagement and Research, Asia NZ

 
Dr Arama Rata (Panelist)  Senior Research Fellow, The University of Waikato

Dr Arama Rata (Panelist)
Senior Research Fellow, The University of Waikato

Dr Robbie Francis (Panelist)  Co-founder and Director of The Lucy Foundation

Dr Robbie Francis (Panelist)
Co-founder and Director of The Lucy Foundation

 

SESSION 4 – SUNDAY PM
Regional economies and the future of work

How is migration, technology and the future of work impacting the regions? How can partnerships and purpose-driven business models create livelihoods for marginalised populations? This discussion will take a look at how the economy and livelihoods differ throughout New Zealand and the economic outlook for the Asia–Pacific region by 2030: looking to identify where the opportunities are for collaboration and leadership for government, for Business for communities.

KEY LEARNING OUTCOMES FROM THIS SESSION

- What is New Zealand’s economy made up of, and how has this changed up until now
- How is migration, technology and the future of work impacting the regions
- How is MBIE’s Provincial Growth Fund looking to transform regional economies and livelihoods
- What examples of cross-sector collaboration and/or purpose-driven businesses can we learn from

SESSION 4 – MEET THE MODERATOR & PANELISTS INVOLVED IN THIS SESSION

Tamati Shepherd (Moderator)  Partner in the PwC Consulting Practice

Tamati Shepherd (Moderator)
Partner in the PwC Consulting Practice

Rachel Taulelei (Panelist)  CEO of Kono NZ, a Māori-owned Company

Rachel Taulelei (Panelist)
CEO of Kono NZ, a Māori-owned Company

Aaron Hape (Panelist)   NZ Government’s Provincial Growth Fund

Aaron Hape (Panelist)
NZ Government’s Provincial Growth Fund

 
Marlena Martin (Panelist)  Future Leaders Coach, Kawerau

Marlena Martin (Panelist)
Future Leaders Coach, Kawerau

Graedon Parker (Panelist)   Activist, Entrepreneur & Edmund Hillary Fellow

Graedon Parker (Panelist)
Activist, Entrepreneur & Edmund Hillary Fellow

 

Learn more about the other breakout streams.