On Tuesday, 4 August 2017 Wendy spoke as part of a panel at the Wellington Rotary Forum. This year the Forum focused on achieving the impossible dream, asking speakers what it would take for Wellington, the city and region, to be the best in the world. The Forum was an afternoon event held at the St James theatre and brought together 12 ‘fired up and passionate people’ to share knowledge, inspire and connect with the future of Wellington. The other speakers were
- Hon Paula Bennett, Deputy Prime Minister
- DK, Licensee, Producer and Speaker Coach at TEDxWellington
- Sir Wira Gardiner, Chair of the Local Government Commission
- Tui Te Hau, General Manager at Mahuki (Te Papa)
- Peter Biggs, Chair of Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency
- Ludo Campbell-Reid, General Manager and Design Champion at Auckland Council
- Pinaman Owusu-Banahene, Founder of ADJOAA and Producer of Africa Fashion Festival
- Stacey Shortall, Partner at MinterEllisonRuddWatts
- Bishop Justin Duckworth, Anglican Bishop of Wellington
- Grant Robertson, Labour MP for Wellington Central
- Melissa Clark Reynolds, Director and Future Foresight Practitioner
In her presentation, Wendy focused on the five characteristics of great cities, some of which were common across other people’s presentations. They were
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She also outlined some of the things that might be holding Wellington back from becoming a great city. View her full slideshow below or read her notes.
Read other people’s thoughts and insights from the Forum on the Rotary blogs and stories page.