Auckland's Future Now


Auckland's Future, Now 2021

Working together to build Auckland’s best future


Auckland’s Future, Now 2021 brought together the region’s leading business and economic thinkers to advance our economic recovery - to act and advocate together to build Auckland's best future.

The event explored how the region's private and public sectors can continue to collaborate in response to the challenges facing Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland.

Auckland leaders focused on opportunity, constraints, and the actions we need to take to create Auckland’s future - for our people, our businesses and our region - following the pandemic and the ongoing challenge of the climate crisis.


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Explore discussions and insights from the day with full recordings of the keynote speeches, panel discussions and Q&A sessions.

Panel Highlights

2021 Year of the Vaccine


With Rob Fyfe, Dr Helen Petousis-Harris, Steffan Crausaz and Fiona Michel.

Opportunities and Threats – Business Impacts

With Phil O’Reilly, Anna Kominik, Professor Peter Hunter, Nigel Broomhall and Caroline Rainsford.

The Changing Workforce

With Ziena Jalil, Cecilia Lynch, Warwick Quinn, Robert Field and Beatrice Faumuinā ONZM OLY.

The Future of Tourism

With Jane Sweeney, Martin Snedden, CNZN, Mike Horne and Grant Webster.

Voices of Current and Future Leaders of Auckland

With Ziena Jalil, Izzy Fenwick, Ra Beazley, Alliv Samson and Micah Sili.

What is Auckland's Potential, Limitations, and Future?

With Leon Grice, Marc Mitchell, Jade Gray, Helen Klisser-During and Kenneth Leong.

Watch all 13 panel discussions from Auckland's Future, Now 2021