Fri 8 Dec 2017 AT 9:00 am , Wellington

Government Economics Network annual conference

Responding to global challenges

Many developed countries are facing common challenges to increasing well-being. These challenges include the pace of technology change and its impact on employment, rising inequality, slowing productivity growth and increasing concerns about trade and globalisation. The 2017 GEN conference will explore these global challenges, how they impact on New Zealand and how New Zealand is responding to them.

Keynote speakers include:

  • Dr Catherine Mann, OECD Chief Economist and Head of the Economics Department
  • Dr Jonathan Ostry, International Monetary Fund, Deputy Director Research
  • Prof Warwick McKibbin, Australian National University

New Zealand speakers include:

  • Murray Sherwin, Productivity Commission, Chair
  • Jen Ritchie-Campbell, Ministry for Vulnerable Children, Deputy Chief Executive
  • Peter Chrisp, New Zealand Trade and Enterprise, Chief Executive
  • Kaila Colbin, Singularity University, New Zealand Ambassador
  • Dr Oliver Hartwich, New Zealand Initiative, Executive Director
  • Dr Bill Rosenberg, New Zealand Council of Trade Unions, Economist and Director of Policy
  • Prof Margaret Hyland, Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment, Chief Scientist


  • Early Bird Registration - $350.00 + GST
  • Standard Registration - $450.00 + GST

Early Bird Closes 31 October 2017