MaDE2020 (DIGITAL) Programme:

This virtual event will be live-streamed from the University of Auckland’s TV studio in Shortland Street from noon on Wednesday 29 July, with Rod Oram as Master of Ceremonies and with Allbirds’ co-founder, Tim Brown, as one of our Panellists. This event will be recorded and segments will be archived in the Conference History section of our website.




12.00pm: LIVE Opening and mihi
12.05pm: Pre-recorded short, summary presentations

By our Keynote Speakers:

  • Catherine Beard (Executive Director, BusinessNZ | ManufacturingNZ | ExportNZ)
  • David Chuter (CEO & MD, Innovative Manufacturing CRC, Melbourne)
  • Prof Ian Gibson (Scientific Director, Fraunhofer Project, University of Twente, The Netherlands)
  • Rebecca Percasky (CEO, The Better Packaging Co.)
12.35pm: LIVE Panel Discussion | TOPIC: How does MaDE contribute to the post-pandemic recovery of New Zealand’s economy?

Adjudicated by MC, Rod Oram | PANELLISTS:

  • Brett O’Riley (Chief Executive, Employers and Manufacturers Association)
  • Catherine Beard (Executive Director, BusinessNZ | ManufacturingNZ | ExportNZ)
  • Tim Brown (Co-founder, Allbirds, San Francisco)
  • Vic Crone (Chief Executive, Callaghan Innovation)
1.20pm: Pre-recorded Student Innovation Showcase
  • Nationwide sample of post-grad student submissions
1.40pm: LIVE Wrap-up and summary
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