31 July 2019

Minister of Education, Chris Hipkins to address NZIEC 2019

Hon Chris Hipkins will address delegates at the opening of the New Zealand International Education Conference (NZIEC) on 7 August.

Minister of Education Chris Hipkins to address NZIEC 2019
Minister Hipkins at NZIEC 2018

For the second time in his role as Minister of Education, Minister Hipkins will address the conference delegates of NZIEC 2019.

On the morning of 7 August, Minister Hipkins will give a ministerial address followed by a brief question and answer session, where delegates will get to put their questions to the Minister through the Conference app.

Minister Hipkins will reflect on the past year in international education, and address the opportunities and challenges the sector will face in the coming 12 months. 

Delegates interested in hearing more on the Strategy can head to the panel session on the Wednesday afternoon. Co-hosted by the Ministry of Education and ENZ, the ‘New Zealand Internation Education Strategy: One Year On’ session will discuss how the cross-agency action plan has affected positive change and collaboration. Additional to the Ministry of Education and ENZ, there will be representatives from all agencies involved including MFAT, MBIE, Immigration NZ and NZQA.

To be held over 7 and 8 August, the 28th annual NZIEC will focus on the theme of ‘Navigating our changing world’. You can view the full programme here.

The conference will host more than 600 delegates and a wide range of industry presenters. There are still a handful of tickets left, so register now on the NZIEC website if you don’t want to miss out.

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