Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search


Improving Business Performance

Improving Business Performance

A conference to improve business performance and to showcase business excellence opens in Wellington on Monday. It’s attracted over 350 delegates from 28 countries. It’s being held at the Duxton Hotel in Wakefield Street from Monday 4 December to Wednesday 8 December.

All sessions – including the welcome reception on Sunday evening - are open to news media, but reporters and photographers are asked to advise of their attendance ( ) and to pick up a media tag from the registration desk on the ballroom level of the Duxton Hotel. (Rosemary Hancock, conference organiser,

Sessions that may be of particular interest are:

Tuesday 1.15pm Presentation by a NZ Business Excellence Award winner – Rear Admiral David Ledson of the Royal NZ Navy

Tuesday 4pm Corporate Social Responsibility – some experiences from the UK where CSR has been developed much further than in NZ – Lyndsey McKee and others

Wednesday 10am Transforming healthcare in NZ – Brian Dolan on the UK experience

Wednesday 10am A Personal Balanced Scorecard – Hubert Rampersand, who is a world expert in this area.

At the conference dinner on Tuesday evening, the NZ Business Excellence Foundation will present five awards to leading organisations. These were announced in October (contact listed below). The awards will go to:

• Hutt City Council and the Royal New Zealand Navy – Silver Awards
• Metso Minerals, City Care, and Kerridge & Partners – Bronze Awards

(These awards will be presented at about 8.45pm in the ballroom at the Duxton Hotel)

A full programme is attached for your information, and this is also available on the conference website

For information about the conference please call Dr Robin Mann of the Centre for Organisational Excellence Research at Massey University on 06 350 5445 and 021 142 6531 or John Bishop on 04 475 8650 and 0274 482 247


© Scoop Media

Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines


ScoopPro: Helping PR Professionals Get More Out Of Scoop has been a fixture of New Zealand’s news and Public Relations infrastructure for over 18 years. However, without the financial assistance of those using Scoop in a professional context in key sectors such as Public Relations and media, Scoop will not be able to continue this service... More>>

Insurance: 2017 Worst Year On Record For Weather-Related Losses

The Insurance Council of New Zealand (ICNZ) announced today that 2017 has been the most expensive year on record for weather-related losses, with a total insured-losses value of more than $242 million. More>>


Crown Accounts: Govt Books In Line With Forecasts

The Government’s financial statements for the four months to 31 October indicate the books are tracking along with Treasury’s Budget forecasts, Finance Minister Grant Robertson says. More>>


Expert Reaction: Ross Sea Region Marine Protected Area In Force

Sweeping new protections for Antarctica's Ross Sea will come into effect on Friday 1 December. After five years of debate, the marine protected area (MPA) was agreed in 2016 after a joint proposal by New Zealand and the United States... More>>