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Entrepreneurship is Alive and Well in NZ - But What happened to Wealth Generation? Wed., 27 Nov. 5:15 PM

A forum on "Entrepreneurship is Alive and Well in NZ, But What Happened to Wealth Generation?" is being held at the AUT Conference Centre, 55 Wellesley Street in Auckland on 27 November, 5:15 - 7:30 PM.

This is one of the forums in a series (Creating a New New Zealand) sponsored by Anew NZ. The question asked is: "What is the relationship between entrepreneurship and economic growth?" New Zealand is world ranking in total entrepreneurship - yet lags far behind in wealth generation.

The recently released Bartercard Global Entrepreneurship Monitor New Zealand 2002 report will be summarized by its author, Prof. Howard Frederick, Director of the New Zealand Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, UNITEC. The Honourable John Tamihere - Small Business and Youth portfolios -- with preside. Read Minister Tamihere's foreword to the Bartercard GEM Report. A panel of eight influential leaders will discuss this topic: Tony Falkenstein - Chairman of Bartercard New Zealand, Fran O'Sullivan - NZ Herald Assistant Editor, Bryan Mogridge - businessman and professional director, Ella Henry - UNITEC Head of Maori Studies, John O'Hara -software entrepreneur, Annette Black - venture capitalist and business entrepreneur, John Blackham - software entrepreneur and commentator on government initiatives, and Matti Wall - Competitive Auckland.

The purpose of the evening is to enlist public dialogue and debate about the importance of entrepreneurship in economic growth, to stimulate both public and private initiatives aimed at boosting the New Zealand economy. A concrete proposal for the creation of a National Commission on Entrepreneurship will be considered. A working group that emerges out of the attendees will address this and other issues together with a nationwide web based discussion.

The hosts for this event are the New Zealand Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and Anew NZ. Anew NZ seeks to engage the public in discourses that are critical to the future of New Zealand. Anew NZ is an independent, non-partisan network of motivated and proactive New Zealanders seeking a sustainable future. Click here to register for the event. Registration fee of $30 per person (GST inc) includes a copy of the Bartercard GEM report.

The Innovators Online Network (ION) and the Waikato Management School is hosting an online discussion of the Bartercard GEM Report at

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