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Government Briefings Breakfast And Panels For AmCham Australia Delegation To Wellington

Government briefings breakfast and panels for AmCham Australia delegation to Wellington

  • 09 Apr 2024, 7:15 AM – 12:00 PM
  • Intercontinental Hotel, 2 Grey Street, Wellington 6011

Followed by Panels on:

Australia & New Zealand defence strategies including how AUKUS might include New Zealand and how the new government will try to enhance NZ’s commitment to multilateral defence and security efforts.  Special attention will be paid to Critical Dual-Use Technologies that could benefit defence and the broader Australian and NZ economies.

Panel moderator – Fran O’Sullivan, Managing Director of NZ Inc Ltd


  • Commodore Mathew Williams, MNZM, RNZN, Assistant Chief of Capability, Te Ope Kātua o Aotearoa | New Zealand Defence Force
  • Mike Walkington, AM FIEAust, Vice President  & General Manager, Critical Mission Solutions, Asia Pacific, Jacobs Australia

Digital –  The magnificent seven tech stocks have created trillions of dollars of wealth in the last year in equity markets based on the expectation of AI expansion.    What is the market seeing, how could AI change the Australian and NZ economies, and how will AI be regulated?  Panel sponsored by Microsoft.

Panel Moderator – David Hook, Director – Financial Services, Australia & New Zealand for IBM New Zealand


  • John Gilligan, General Manager, Corporate External & Legal Affairs, Microsoft Australia.
  • Dr. Michael Witbrock, Professor, Faculty of Science, University of Auckland,  Executive Council, AI Forum NZ Chairperson, AI for Good Foundation (ai4good.org)

Climate Change/Sustainability – Global efforts to address climate change are accelerating : global capital is seeking green investment opportunities in our region, particularly in energy and transportation sectors. To attract this capital, Australia and New Zealand must each respond with pace to facilitate attractive investment opportunities and to harmonise our regulatory frameworks with global norms. This panel will compare NZ and Australian strategies on decarbonisation, analyse the progress that Australia has made and identify key learnings for NZ from Australia’s journey towards a decarbonised future.

Panel moderator – Bridget Coates, Chair of Centre for Sustainable Finance.


  • Michele Embling, Chair of the External Reporting Board
  • David Woods, Deputy Chair of the Green Investment Finance

Healthcare – “How do we design a better healthcare system.”
Healthcare systems across Australia and New Zealand are facing significant pressures due to ageing populations, complex health needs and workforce shortages.  New health technologies can help to address these, if we can support innovation and research. Panel sponsored by Merck Sharpe & Dohme.

Panel Moderator – Dr Will Reedy, Aotearoa Hauora Lead, Accenture New Zealand


  • Michael Simmonds is Director of Health Economics and Government Affairs, Boston Scientific ANZ.
  • Ryl Jensen, CEO of Digital Health Association
  • Alexander Muelhaupt, General Manager Roche New Zealand


Apr 09
7:15 am - 12:00 pm
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Intercontinental Hotel Wellington
2 Grey Street
Wellington, 6011 New Zealand
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