Coming to Auckland this November, RECON // Retail Conference is a gathering of retail property and business experts, including keynote speakers Adrian Orr, Governor of the Reserve Bank and renowned TedX speaker and author Ashley Stahl.
Designed specifically for those who own or manage retail property in New Zealand, the Retail Conference takes place on an annual basis, with a mix of national and international case studies, innovations and perspectives from top industry players.
The New Zealand Council of Retail Property (NZCoRP) and Property Council New Zealand are proud to have brought you the Retail Conference for nearly a decade, and look forward to lighting up the stage once again come November.
CAREER COACH / AUTHOR
Ashley Stahl is counterterrorism professional turned career coach, speaker, author and Forbes columnist on a mission to help you step into a career or business you’re excited about and aligned with.
Her work has been featured on TEDx, the Wall Street Journal, CBS, SELF, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune and more. Ashley earned a Master’s in international relations from King’s College London, and another Master’s in Spiritual Psychology from the University of Santa Monica.
Frances Valintine CNZM
FOUNDER, TECH FUTURES LAB
Francis Valintine CNZM is dedicated to pushing Aotearoa ahead as a global leader in innovation to building a stronger, more resilient future for all New Zealanders.
With an eye always on future horizons, Frances has worked with and advised over 250 organisations across every sector in New Zealand – from argiculture to finance, retail to law and has gained a reputation as an expert in leading digital transformation initiatives that bring positive impact.
Governor, Reserve Bank of NEw zealand
Adrian Orr was appointed Governor of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand in March 2018.
Prior to that he was Deputy Governor and Head of Financial Stability for the Reserve Bank. Adrian has also held the positions of Chief Economist at Westpac Banking Corporation, Chief Manager of the Economics Department at The National Bank of New Zealand. He has also worked at the New Zealand Treasury; and the OECD based in Paris.
Minister for transport
Following the 2020 General Election, Michael became a sworn Member of the Executive and was appointed by the Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern as the Minister of Transport and Minister of Workplace Relations and Safety. He was also given the role of Deputy Leader of the House.
Michael also continues a strong association with New Zealand’s vibrant and growing Ethnic Communities owing to his previous role and the highly diverse nature of the Mt Roskill electorate he represents.
Master of ceremonies
Nadine Higgins (nee Chalmers-Ross) is an award-winning journalist and broadcaster with extensive experience across television, radio, newspapers and magazines. Nadine is renowned as a fiercely intelligent, articulate and engaging MC.
Nadine’s background in broadcasting and business journalism means she can quickly get to grips with complex topics, moderate multi-person panels and think on her feet when the best laid plans go awry.
Andrea joined Mitre 10 (NZ) Ltd in June 2017, in the role of General Manager – Retail Operations. Andrea brought strong retail experience and leadership skills that drove the business and it’s operators to the next level of success. In 2020, Andrea was promoted to Chief Operations Officer and in 2021, Andrea was promoted again to Chief Executive Officer. Her intimate knowledge of all parts of the business and her passion for the co-operative model, make Andrea a strong and authentic leader who has developed excellent relationships with the members and their teams. Andrea is the Co-operatives first internal appointment made to the CEO role and the first woman Chief Executive, both of which represent a milestone in the proud history of Mitre 10’s ongoing transformation of New Zealand’s home improvement industry.
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Please note: this is a preliminary programme outline. This page will be updated as speakers and timings are confirmed.
Master of Ceremonies
Chief Executive, Property Council New Zealand
Reserve Bank Governor
Head of Asset Technology, AMP Capital
Head of Customer Technology & Innovation, AMP Capital
Editor in Chief, The Australian
National Manager Design, Town Centres & Retail Stockland
General Manager – Retail Leasing, Stockland
Coach and Author
Hon Michael Wood
Minister for Transport
Chair, New Zealand Council of Retail Property
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