2019 Forum

The 13th Australia and New Zealand Leadership Forum was held in Auckland in September.

The 2019 forum was focussed on exploring 15 years of the Single Market Economy and discussing what is next.

The day started with the five ANZLF Sector Groups presenting their recommendations, this was followed by five panel discussions on key trans-Tasman challenges and opportunities, as well as addresses by the Opposition Leaders of both countries and a breakout session hosted by McKinsey and company.

The Tourism, Innovation and Health Technology Sector Groups, as well as the Emerging Leaders group, all identified data sharing and privacy issues as barriers to innovation. As such, our top recommendation for this year’s forum is for governments to work together to remove barriers to the trans-Tasman sharing of data between government agencies and with the private sector.

We are now focussed on pursuing the recommendations that require business to business action along with working with both the Australian and New Zealand governments on those issues requiring action at the business to government or government to government level.

Click here to view photos from the day.