Advancing Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland's economic recovery - to act and advocate together to harness our region’s potential for a better future.

Auckland’s Future, Now 2022 was a one-day event on Tuesday, 24 May designed to advance Auckland’s economic recovery from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, and explore how the private and public sectors can collaborate to harness the region’s potential to build a better future. 

This event built on Auckland’s Future, Now 2020 and 2021, and brought together Auckland’s leading business and economic thinkers to focus on our region’s economic recovery and how we can collectively support our communities, businesses and industries through challenges such as COVID-19, climate change and uncertainty.

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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

Harnessing Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland’s potential

With Pam Ford, Dr Anna Bardsley, Paul Majurey, Mark Thomas and Izzy Fenwick

Creative industries driving our recovery

With Matt Bostwick, Joel Little, Aliesha Staples, Maru Nihoniho, Imche Fourie

Our youth, our leaders

With Izzy Fenwick, Shazeaa Salim, Dewy Sacayan, Bella Conyngham, Pok Wei Heng

Open for business

With Joanna Norris, Scott Tasker, Rosalie Nelson, Mark Spencer, Michelle Hooper and Zion Armstrong

A tale of two cities

With Hinurewa te Hau, Tania Pouwhare and Trina Tamati

Saving the city centre

With Simon Wilson, Emma McInnes, Troy Clarry and Mark Thomas

Have a vision for Auckland’s Future?

We invite you to participate in an interactive wiki-survey (, where you can ‘vote’ by agreeing or disagreeing with the survey statements and have the opportunity to input your own views in the form of short statements about your vision for Auckland’s future. is a real-time survey system that helps identify the different ways a large group of people think about a complex or potentially divisive topic.

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