New Zealand’s leading environmental conference NOW JUST 12 DAYS AWAY!
Come and hear business leaders examine the vital contribution tourism makes to our country and how our Wild Places underpin this industry. And hear from the Treasury’s Chief Economist who ventures out of the beltway to explore innovative ways of valuing progress including the contribution made by nature.
SESSION 2: VALUE OF WILD PLACES
Why are New Zealand’s Wild Places important to the nation and what value do they generate for New Zealanders? This session will explore the role Wild Places play in generating value for tourism and associated industries as well as in the national economy.
Chair & opening comments: Lou Sanson, Director-General, Department of Conservation
The value of wild places to business
Christopher Luxon, Chief Executive Officer, Air New Zealand
Who is visiting New Zealand and why
Andrew Fraser, Director of Marketing, Tourism New Zealand
The value of wild places to Ngāi Tahu
Quinton Hall, Chief Executive, Ngāi Tahu Tourism Limited
The value of nature to the national economy
Dr Girol Karacaoglu, Chief Economist, The Treasury