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Royal Society Te Apārangi Science Technicians Workforce - Report Launch

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Royal Society Te Apārangi

11 Turnbull St

Wellington, Wellington 6011

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Report Launch

Royal Society Te Apārangi report on the Science Technicians Workforce

Wednesday 31 May 2pm – 4pm (Registration & coffee from 1.45pm)

Kete o te Wānanga, Ground Level, Te Whare Apārangi, 11 Turnbull Street, Thorndon, Wellington

The Royal Society Te Apārangi Science Technicians Workforce Panel would like to invite you to the launch of their report on Wednesday 31 May from 2pm to 4pm. The launch will be held at the Royal Society Te Apārangi and will include: a presentation from the Panel Chair summarising the findings of the report, and reactions to the findings from a panel of industry experts. Copies of the report will be available to take away, and Panel members will be available to answer questions.

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13.45 coffee/tea

14.00 Introduction to the launch, Dr Andrew Cleland (Chief Executive, Royal Society of New Zealand)

14:05 Summary of findings from the Royal Society Te Apārangi Science Technicians Workforce Panel (Professor Jim Johnston, Panel Chair)

14:35 Industry Panel discussion:

  • Ms Julie Knighton (General Manager R&D Operations, Fonterra)

  • Mr Scott Wythe (Business Manager - Wellington, AsureQuality Limited)

  • Ms Catherine Beard (Executive Director, ExportNZ & ManufacturingNZ, BusinessNZ)

14:50 Future opportunities for change - is there willingness to take a collaborative approach? (Facilitated discussion, Dr Andrew Cleland, Chief Executive, Royal Society Te Apārangi)

16:00 Close

Further information about the membership and remit of the Panel can be found at http://royalsociety.org.nz/science-technicians-workforce-panel/

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