In November New Zealand hosts a global Competitiveness Conference #TCI2011 #NZBIZ


{EAV_BLOG_VER:8a749971f64ddf21}The Competitiveness Institute (TCI) and and Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED) are teaming up to organise a global Competitiveness conference in Auckland later this year.

'Competitiveness at the Edge'  will feature over 40 thought leaders from Europe, Asia, Americas, Australia and New Zealand.

The Competitiveness Institute (TCI) is the leading global network for economic development leaders and thinkers.

Organisers are expecting more than 350 delegates from over 40 countries to attend the conference that includes an inspiring five days of networking, connecting and doing business with the world's best thinkers and doers working in competitiveness, clusters and innovation. The conference will feature speakers from Europe, Asia, America, Australia and New Zealand.

Day one features Cluster Tours where delegates can choose to visit either the Marine Industry, The Manukau Food Innovation Centre or the AgiBio Cluster in Hamilton.

Day three to five will be a full programme of keynote speakers, parallel workshops and plenty of networking.

The four conference themes:

  1. Competitive advantage of countries and regions: how do small open economies compete?
  2. Regional and urban competitiveness: creativity and innovative drivers of urban competitiveness
  3. New Thinking: Innovation systems and sustainable business models
  4. Growing the eco-system of internationalising firms

For NZ delegates this conference offers a unique opportunity to learn from the best, network, share and debate key issues and ideas.

Follow @TCI2011 for updates as we get closer to the event.

Register now for: "Competitiveness at the Edge": 28 November - 2 December 2011, SKYCITY Convention Centre