Programme

The programme has been specifically designed to promote networking opportunities between New Zealand Institutions and their Chinese counterparts.

As well as the schedule networking sessions in the programme the MC of the conference will be using a range of strategies to encourage interaction. These will include the initial seating of delegates and then the rotation of seating during the forum.

Venue:  The Generator, The Grid, 12 Madden Street, Wynyard Quarter

 

Sino-NZ Research Forum Timetable

8.30 Registration and Networking Reception Area
9.00 Hagen Tautari: Welcome and House Keeping (Wintec) Conference Room
9.10 Tony O’Brien: Opening of the Forum: (Sino-NZ Model Programme Director). Conference Room
9.20 Xiao Yewen: Peoples Republic of China Vice Consul: Auckland Conference Room
Opening Addresses: Theme collaboration and cooperation in TVET education the SINO NZ Partnership
9.30 Grant McPherson – Education New Zealand (ENZ) Conference Room
9.50 Yu Yougen  – Director of Vocational Education and Training CEAIE   Conference Room

10.10 am

Poster Table Discussions and Networking

Refreshments Available

Key Notes: Theme Why is entrepreneurship important for TVET
 10.40 Liu Jianxiang, Chair of Council, Hunan Industry Polytechnic Conference Room
 11.00 Liam Sloan, Chief Executive Officer, NMIT Conference Room
  Lightning Style Presentations
11.20 Yang Jinsong, President, Changzhou Vocational Institute of Light Industry Conference Room
11.30 Yang Gao, Research Fellow Sino-NZ Model Programme Project Conference Room
11.40 Yi Jun, Chair of Council, Chongqing Vocational Institute of Engineering Conference Room
11.50 Dr. James Mackay – School of Engineering, Wellington Institute of Technology Conference Room

12.00 pm.

Poster Table Discussions and Networking

Refreshments Available

 1.30 Key Note: Fostering Innovation in Learning and Teaching at Otago PolytechnicOonagh McGirr Conference Room
  Lightning Style Presentations
1.50 Qian Wenming, Vice president, Nanjing Polytechnic Institute Conference Room
2.00 Chami Abeysinghe, Manager International, Southern Institute of Technology Conference Room
2.10 Sun Xiuyan,  Vice president, Guidaojiaotong Polytechnic Institute Conference Room
2.20 Dr Persephone De Magdalene, Entrepreneurship Coordinator, Wintec Conference Room
2.30 Li Yuhong, Vice president, Beijing College of Finance and Commerce Conference Room
2.40 Dr John Clayton, Sino-NZ research Fellow, Wintec Conference Room

2.50 pm.

Poster Table Discussions and Networking

Refreshments Available

3.20 Key Note: The New Zealand Apprenticeship System: Mr Josh Williams Conference Room
3.40 Facilitated Discussion: What have we learnt? Conference Room
  Closing Comments
4.00 Tony O’Brien: Final Comments and Future Focus: (Sino-NZ Model Programme Director). Conference Room

4.20 pm.

Poster Table Discussions and Networking

Refreshments Available

Conference Dinner

 

NB 1: Poster Table Discussions: Posters created for the conference will be strategically placed on discussion tables in the venue. They will enable forum participants to identify potential partners and poster presenters to focus discussion.

NB 2: Lightning Style: These presentations are very focused presentations, no more than 7 (seven minutes) designed to generate debate about entrepreneurial activities in New Zealand and China. This lightning approach will provide the foundation for individuals, institutions, agencies and industry to engage in meaningful discussions on future initiatives.