OECD Forum

The OECD Forum 

6-7 June 2017

This year, the OECD Forum will see thousands of attendees from civil society, government - including heads of state - the private sector, trade unions, academia and the media meet at the OECD's own conference centre in Paris.

In 2017, hundreds of high level speakers and a diverse mixture of traditional and innovative session formats will explore the theme 'Bridging Divides', with topics including inclusive growth, digitalisation and trust.  While the programme is still being confirmed, past heavy-hitting speakers include the likes of Helen Clark, Yvo de Boer, and Elizabeth Nyamayaro. 

As well as attending the conference, our delegates will have the chance to meet with NGOs and other stakeholders in Paris to explore the Forum's issues in more depth, and work out where our world's headed.


KEY INFO

DEPARTS AKL - 28 May
RETURNS TO AKL - 11 June

APPLICATIONS DUE - 14 April
$1500 DEPOSIT DUE - 24 April

DELEGATION FEE - $4160


Head Delegate

Jessica Bevin

JESS BEVIN

Jess has a background in Engineering and Law, and is passionate about innovation, strategy, space, and policy. During her time at university, Jess specialised in International Law and completed courses in Astrophysics and Coding. She was awarded a Summer Research Scholarship at the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics at Australia National University, where she assisted with developing a mathematical model of star formation. Jess now works as a Strategy and Regulatory Advisor at Trustpower in the beautiful Bay of Plenty. Trustpower operates in both the energy and telecommunications sectors - two sectors that are being disrupted by digitalisation. Jess advises on strategy development and execution, as well as leading the telecommunications regulatory and policy workstreams. Jess is also undertaking a Master of Laws in International Law, focusing where possible on Space Law and Regulation. She is particularly interested in new innovative technologies and businesses that are emerging from the space sector as a result of small satellites, which have the potential to assist in the digitalisation of our lives, and are making the use of space more accessible to all nations.

Delegates

JAYNA BHANA Jayna's background is disruptive focused. From being involved in getting NZ tech start-ups off the ground - raising seed funding and building new business/products from scratch to scale, to working with Microsoft in the consumer, philanthropy, and public sector markets - intimately understanding how the future of new technology can enable certain markets. This love for disruptive technology has a social lens to it. It's seen her in her current role exploring that further, where she has been selected to go to Asia to build out a business model for a social innovation idea that looks to provide accessible, safe, and affordable nutrition in emerging markets. Looking at how we empower and enable underserved communities is a personal passion of Jayna's and she's looking forward to building out this knowledge on the global stage!

JAYNA BHANA

Jayna's background is disruptive focused. From being involved in getting NZ tech start-ups off the ground - raising seed funding and building new business/products from scratch to scale, to working with Microsoft in the consumer, philanthropy, and public sector markets - intimately understanding how the future of new technology can enable certain markets. This love for disruptive technology has a social lens to it. It's seen her in her current role exploring that further, where she has been selected to go to Asia to build out a business model for a social innovation idea that looks to provide accessible, safe, and affordable nutrition in emerging markets. Looking at how we empower and enable underserved communities is a personal passion of Jayna's and she's looking forward to building out this knowledge on the global stage!

FRANCIS HWANG Francis has a deep interest in global affairs having lived in three different continents and experienced multiple cultures in depth. He is especially passionate about how the rapidly developing wave of technology will shape the future of our world. Francis currently works at Deloitte Consulting, where he is excited to working at the intersection between business, technology and society. He is a recent graduate from the University of Auckland with a degree in mechanical engineering.

FRANCIS HWANG

Francis has a deep interest in global affairs having lived in three different continents and experienced multiple cultures in depth. He is especially passionate about how the rapidly developing wave of technology will shape the future of our world. Francis currently works at Deloitte Consulting, where he is excited to working at the intersection between business, technology and society. He is a recent graduate from the University of Auckland with a degree in mechanical engineering.

DANIEL KLEINSMAN Daniel studied law, before entering the seminary to train to be a Catholic priest. He saw priesthood as an opportunity to serve others and serve the cause of social justice, which is what he is passionate about and why he chose to study law in the first place. In his second year of training for priesthood he was sent to the Philippines, where he encountered the harrowing reality of overcrowding and under-resourcing in prisons. Ultimately, this experience inspired him to leave the seminary and engage with international human rights issues in a more tangible way. He is now completing a masters in law, looking at a restorative justice approach to regulation of the treatment of prisoners in the international context. He also works with young people in youth justice and advocates for policy change on youth justice issues, through a social work and youth development agency, Challenge 2000.

DANIEL KLEINSMAN

Daniel studied law, before entering the seminary to train to be a Catholic priest. He saw priesthood as an opportunity to serve others and serve the cause of social justice, which is what he is passionate about and why he chose to study law in the first place. In his second year of training for priesthood he was sent to the Philippines, where he encountered the harrowing reality of overcrowding and under-resourcing in prisons. Ultimately, this experience inspired him to leave the seminary and engage with international human rights issues in a more tangible way. He is now completing a masters in law, looking at a restorative justice approach to regulation of the treatment of prisoners in the international context. He also works with young people in youth justice and advocates for policy change on youth justice issues, through a social work and youth development agency, Challenge 2000.

MADI BARNETT Madi is a University of Auckland student, currently studying Law and Arts and majoring in Politics and Education. She is passionate about equality of opportunity in New Zealand, in particular the role which education can contribute towards this.

MADI BARNETT

Madi is a University of Auckland student, currently studying Law and Arts and majoring in Politics and Education. She is passionate about equality of opportunity in New Zealand, in particular the role which education can contribute towards this.

VICTORIA HUANG Victoria has just completed a PGDip in Bioscience Enterprise, having graduated with a BSc in Physiology. She is involved in Social Innovation New Zealand, and hopes to continue working in innovative and meaningful projects that encourage social, economic, and sustainable growth.

VICTORIA HUANG

Victoria has just completed a PGDip in Bioscience Enterprise, having graduated with a BSc in Physiology. She is involved in Social Innovation New Zealand, and hopes to continue working in innovative and meaningful projects that encourage social, economic, and sustainable growth.