2015 Participants Included:
Universities New Zealand
Independent Tertiary
NZ Open Flexible and Distance Learning
Independent Tertiary Institutions
Ministry of Education
Lincoln University
University of Otago
Ako Aotearoa
Blue Reef Internet Management Solutions
Blue Reef Internet Management Solutions
Uni of Auckland
Uni of Auckland

Conference Info

About Higher Education Summit 2016

Now into its 7th year and with the event theme of Driving value from tertiary sector investment, the Higher Education Summit 2016 will be the biggest so far.

Focusing on the key issues in delivering an world class tertiary education sector, It brings together the senior representatives from across the higher education sector including universities; ITPs; Wãnanga; private training establishments; peak industry associations; heads of government departments and agencies; and accreditation bodies.

With 3 parallel streams running on both days, presentations will be made by senior tertiary education sector representatives including Ministers, university Vice Chancellors, CEO's of leading higher education providers, and representatives from government organizations.

Conference Topics

Presentations, panel discussions, and Q & A Sessions will focus on:

  • Ministerial keynote on the conference theme
  • Driving value from the education system
  • Driving value from tertiary sector investment
  • Lifting social & economic outcomes from tertiary sector investment
  • Day 1: 11.20-12.30 Scene setting
  • International trends and lessons
  • The tertiary sector of 2026 – what has changed & what does it look like?
  • Challenges & opportunities of trying to drive more value
  • Investment Approaches Project – update & looking forward
  • Study and Career Advice to Schools – current & future work
  • Increasing value through pedagogy & curriculum design
  • Leveraging international education as part of the value proposition
  • Rate my qualification lessons learned and next steps
  • Increasing value through technology – case studies from abroad
  • Counterpoint – Higher Education across the Tasman
  • Government initiatives, sector initiative, and research
  • Current evidence and thinking around Māori participation & success
  • Can / should ITPs & universities be working differently together within regions?
  • Graduate employability – current evidence, thinking & practice.
  • Developments in the school curriculum and how they will affect tertiary education organisations
  • Adding value – perspectives from recent graduates and employers of graduates
  • Policy session – analysis of a policy change (may be from an accounting, financial, legal, or operational perspective)

Venue & Accommodation

Event venue:
Westpac Stadium
Waterloo Quay
New Zealand
Telephone: 04 473 3881
Email: info@westpacstadium.co.nz
Reception hours: 8.30am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday

Please note we are currently in the process of arranging discount accommodation with Wellington hotels for delegates attending this event. Please watch this space for details.

Sponsorship opportunities!
To find out more about sponsorship opportunities at the Higher Education Summit 2016 please click here
2015 Sponsors & Exhibitors:
Event Partner
Gold Sponsor
Technology One
Lunch Sponsor
Technology One
Networking Drinks Sponsor
Tribal Education
Tribal Education
Tribal Education
Tribal Education
Tribal Education
Tribal Education
Tribal Education
Tribal Education
Tribal Education
Past Attendees:
Academic Quality Agency for New Zealand Universities
Agriculture ITO
Ako Aotearoa
Aoraki Polytechnic
Arahanga Associates Ltd
Asnet Technologies
Auckland Uniservices Ltd
AUT University
AUT Enterprises
Bay of Plenty Polytechnic
Best Pacific Institute
Blue Coat Systems
Blueprint for Learning
BOP College of Homeopathy
Bethlehem Tertiary Institute
Business & Management Education & Training Services
Business Mechanix
Careers New Zealand
Clickview Limited
Cobek Software NZ
Connector Systems
Department of Labour
Eastern Institute of Technology
Education Directions
Fulbright New Zealand
ID Ltd
Independent Tertiary Institutions
Industry Training Federation
Information Technology Training Institute
Ingram Micro
Institutes of Technology & Polytechnics Quality
International Pacific College
ISIC Australasia
ISIC New Zealand
ITS Australasia Ltd
Katana Technologies
Laidlaw College
Learning Post
Lifeway College
Macleans College
Manukau Institute of Technology
Massey University
Massey University Library
Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment
Minister for Research, Science & Technology
Ministry of Education
Ministry of Education (International Division)
Ministry of Research, Science & Technology
Ministry of Science and Innovation
National Centre for Tertiary Teaching Excellence
National Institute of Studies
Naturopathic College of New Zealand
New Zealand Career College
New Zealand College of Chiropractic
New Zealand Council for Educational Research
New Zealand Teacher Council
New Zealand Tertiary College
North Tec
NZ Association of Private Education Providers
NZ Childcare Association
NZ Fashion Tech
Open Polytrechnic
Otago Innovation
Otago Polytechnic
Otago University Students' Association
Pasifika Education Centre
Plant and Food Research
Practical Education Institute (NZ)
Research & Education Advanced Network NZ
Saudi Cultural Office
Southern Institute of Technology
Te Aroha Kanarahi Trust PTE
Te Tapuae o Rehua
Te Wananga o Aotearoa
Te Wananga o Raukawa
Telford Rural Polytechnic
Tertiary Education Commission
The National Business Review
The Professional Bar & Restaurant School
The University of Waikato
Tranzqual ITO
Tribal Education
Trinity Theological College
UC College of Education
Unitec Institute of Technology
Universal College of Learning (UCOL)
Universities New Zealand
University of Auckland
University of Auckland Business School
University of Canterbury
University of Otaga
University of Otago
University of Waikato
Victoria University of Wellington
Vital English
Waikato Institute of Technology (Wintec)
Wellington Institute of Technology (WELTEC)
Westcon Group
Whitecliffe College of Arts & Design
Whitireia Community Polytechnic
Yoobee School of Design