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Friday 1 December, 2023

The Viaduct Events Centre, Auckland


The next big issue of our time – creating a world-leading care economy. Caring for our country, our employees, our whanau and ourselves.

8.45 – 8.50  Mihi, Ngāti Whātua


8.50 – 9.10

Welcome, housekeeping and introductions by Dame Therese Walsh, Chair, Air New Zealand and ASB.


9.10 – 9.50

Fireside chat with Rt Hon Christopher Luxon, Prime Minister and Hon Nicola Willis, Minister of Finance, facilitated by Dame Therese Walsh and Cathy Quinn, Chair, Tourism Holdings.


9.50 – 10.40

Indra Nooyi, former global CEO and Chair of PepsiCo. Indra has consistently ranked among the world’s 100 most powerful women. A fireside chat with Dame Therese Walsh and Joan Withers, Chair, The Warehouse Group. Indra will explore the challenges and the triumphs of her rise to the top and how this experience has led her to be a champion for a care-focussed economy.


10.40 – 11.10  MORNING TEA


11.10 – 11.25

Leadership speech by Seema Hingorani, Managing Director at Morgan Stanley Investment Management and Founder of Girls Who Invest.


11.25 – 12.10

Global leaders panel
Indra Nooyi, Seema Hingorani and Greg Foran, CEO, Air New Zealand facilitated by Joan Withers and Alison Gerry, Chair, Infratil and Sharesies.


12.10 – 1.10

Leadership panel
Karen Billings-Jensen, Chief Executive, Age Concern New Zealand
Judge Frances Eivers, Judge District Court Manukau and formerly Chief Children’s Commissioner
Jazz Thornton, Co Founder, Voices of Hope
Megan Main, CEO, ACC
Facilitated by Jolie Hodson, CEO, Spark and Dame Paula Rebstock, Chair, Asia Pacific Healthcare Group.
Hear from some of the country’s leaders who work in key organisations within the care sector about the issues we should have top of mind when building a caring organisation.


1.10 – 2.00   LUNCH


2.00 – 2.30

Frances Valintine, Founder and CEO, The Mind Lab and academyEX.
Ted-style talk on “Living in an era of humiliation, deep fakes and uncertainty. What we know, or don’t know has never been more confronting. We have started our journey into the future shaped by artificial superintelligence that could create the ultimate human rejection. How do we plan and respond to a world we don’t yet understand?”.


2.30 – 3.15

Emma Lewisham, founder of Emma Lewisham Skincare. Facilitated by Jolie Hodson and Royal Reed, Partner, Meredith Connell. The power of curiosity and using business as a force for good. Emma will share her journey in founding her eponymous luxury skincare brand that has reached global cult status.


3.15 – 3.45   AFTERNOON  TEA


3.45 – 4.30

NZ leadership panel
Pip Greenwood, Chair, Westpac and A2 Milk
Justine Smyth, Chair, Spark and NZ Breast Foundation
Arihia Bennett, CEO, Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu
Jason Paris, CEO, One New Zealand
Facilitated by Silvana Schenone, Managing Director and Co-Head, Investment Banking, Jarden and Cathy Quinn. The panel will explore their career challenges and how to build care-based organisations.


4.30 – 5.20

Dr Lucy Hone and her co founder Dr Denise Quinlan from the NZ Institute of Wellbeing and Resilience.
Facilitated by Alison Gerry. Hope for the future: being the leader you need. Dr Hone and Dr Quinlan will also share how to self-care and avoid burnout.


5.20 – 5.30

Wrap-up and move to cocktails with Jolie Hodson.

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