24 May 2017
General election comes to NZIEC 2017
Occurring just one month before election day, NZIEC 2017 will provide a platform for New Zealand’s two major political parties to outline their vision and priorities for the development of our international education industry.
Hon Paul Goldsmith, Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment, and Chris Hipkins, Labour Party Spokesperson for Education, will outline their respective party’s vision for the future of our industry.
Both politicians will speak to the theme of ‘The future of New Zealand’s international education industry’. After their speeches, conference delegates will have an opportunity to ask them questions.
Hon Paul Goldsmith is List Member of Parliament for Epsom. In 2016, Mr Goldsmith was appointed Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment, Minister of Science and Innovation and Minister for Regulatory Reform.
Chris Hipkins is Member of Parliament for Rimutaka. Ranked number six in the Labour Shadow Cabinet, Mr Hipkins is the party’s Spokesperson for Education (including Tertiary and Early Childhood Education) and Shadow Leader of the House of Representatives.
With the election fast approaching, and with immigration and student visa numbers in media headlines, what do New Zealand’s two main political parties have in store for our industry?
Find out at NZIEC 2017. With tickets selling quickly, be sure to secure your place today at www.nziec.co.nz.