New Zealand Economics Forum

15 & 16 February 2024 - University of Waikato, Hamilton
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'A Briefing to the Incoming Government'

The 2024 New Zealand Economics Forum set the scene for the next Government, offering policy insights and robust commentary on the most pressing and complex issues facing our country today.

The theme for this year’s forum, which took place on 15 & 16 February was 'A Briefing to the Incoming Government'. Our expert speakers discussed how we can respond to the headwinds of a growing and ageing population, adapt to climate change, and the need for significant investment in health, housing and infrastructure.

This two-day event was proudly hosted by the Waikato Management School. 

2024 NZ Economics Forum highlights video

This year's forum was a huge success, featuring keynote speakers such as Adrian Orr, Governor of the Reserve Bank, and National Party finance Minister Nicola Willis.

The forum has featured a range of other high-profile speakers in the past four years, including former Prime Ministers Helen Clark, Jim Bolger and Sir Bill English; Former Finance Minister Grant Robertson; and CEO of ASB Bank Vittoria Shortt. Plus many more.

Watch the 2024 highlights video.

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Event Schedule

2024 Keynote Speakers

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Nicola Willis

Minister of Finance and Deputy Leader of the National Party

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Adrian Orr

Governor - Reserve Bank of New Zealand - Te Pūtea Matua

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Caralee McLiesh

Chief Executive and Secretary - New Zealand Treasury

A conversation with Jim and Helen

Hear from two of New Zealand's former Prime Ministers at the forum dinner on Thursday, 15 February at 6.30pm.

This conversation will be facilitated by well-known media commentator Josie Pagani.

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Helen Clark

Former Prime Minister of New Zealand

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Jim Bolger

Former Prime Minister of New Zealand

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Josie Pagani

Media Commentator

Session Speakers

DAY 1 Speakers

DAY 2 Speakers

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About Waikato Management School

Waikato Management School ranks in the top 1% globally, boasting Triple Crown accreditation since 2005 for excellence in business education. A decade-long leader in economics research.

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