NZ-OECD Global Symposium: Today versus Tomorrow?

The Commission for Financial Capability is delighted to be hosting the next OECD/INFE global symposium on financial education in Auckland, New Zealand, on 12-13 October 2016.

Click here to access presentations and videos from the conference.

150 high-level delegates from 40 countries are expected to attend the two-day event, including officials and experts from the OECD/International Network on Financial Education (OECD/INFE), ministries of finance and education, central banks, regulatory and supervisory authorities, governmental officials, as well as international organisations, the academic community, the private sector and NGOs.

Discussions will focus on innovative policies and strategies around financial education and consumer protection.

Our theme of Today Versus Tomorrow? will address:

  • How we convince a generation who ‘want it now’ to save
  • How we compete with the instant gratification of ‘buy now, pay later’
  • How we shift thinking so that today’s demands and financial needs are balanced with achieving sustainable
  • behaviour change to improve financial wellbeing tomorrow
  • What are the specific needs of women and how can they be addressed?
  • Identifying needs and gaps through the results of the first OECD/INFE survey on financial literacy and financial inclusion

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The culture is a rich mix of Maori, Pacific and Pakeha (European) influences and provides a fertile environment for nations to meet and review financial literacy programmes, research, success and challenges from around the world.

The symposium has the support of New Zealand’s Minister of Commerce, the Reserve Bank of NZ and the Financial Markets Authority, eager to showcase what New Zealand has to offer.

It is also being supported by the following members of The Exchange:

AMP; BNZ; KiwiWealth; Mercer; Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment; ANZ; Harbour Asset Management; NZ Funds; and Westpac.

The symposium will be held-back-to-back with the meeting of the OECD/INFE Technical Committee and its subgroups and Advisory Board meetings on 10-11 October (open to Full Members of the OECD/INFE Technical Committee only).

The events will take place at the ANZ Viaduct Events Centre, a harbour-side location in the heart of the central business district (CBD).

Auckland is New Zealand’s largest city, with a population of 1.5 million, but the CBD is spread across a relatively small and concentrated area. This means everything is close at hand, including a range of hotels, cafes, restaurants, bars and shops, all within walking distance of the events centre.

It is a harbour city, with a series of small islands just a ferry ride away and just a short drive to some breath-taking scenery for any delegates who choose to stay on for a holiday.   Attractions such as Queenstown and Milford Sound - located within the Fiordland World Heritage Park - are easily accessible from Auckland.

To find out more about Auckland, visit the city’s official tourism and travel and the official tourism guide to New