MaDE2020 (DIGITAL) Recording and Programme:

This virtual event was live-streamed from the University of Auckland’s TV studio in Shortland Street on Wednesday 29 July during Techweek2020. It has been recorded and segments are archived below for you to watch in your own time.
Rod Oram was Master of Ceremonies and Allbirds’ co-founder, Tim Brown, was one of our Panellists.



12.00pm: LIVE Opening and mihi
12.05pm: Pre-recorded short, summary presentations

By our Keynote Speakers:

  • Catherine Beard (Executive Director, BusinessNZ | ManufacturingNZ | ExportNZ)
  • David Chuter (CEO & MD, Innovative Manufacturing CRC, Melbourne)
  • Prof Ian Gibson (Scientific Director, Fraunhofer Project, University of Twente, The Netherlands
  • Rebecca Percasky (CEO, The Better Packaging Co.)
12.30pm: LIVE Panel Discussion | TOPIC: How does MaDE contribute to the post-pandemic recovery of New Zealand’s economy?

Adjudicated by MC, Rod Oram | PANELLISTS:

  • Brett O’Riley (Chief Executive, Employers and Manufacturers Association)
  • Catherine Beard (Executive Director, BusinessNZ | ManufacturingNZ | ExportNZ)
  • Tim Brown (Co-founder, Allbirds, San Francisco)
  • Vic Crone (Chief Executive, Callaghan Innovation)
1.20pm: Pre-recorded Student Innovation Showcase
  • Nationwide sample of post-grad student submissions
1.45pm: LIVE Wrap-up and summary