On 11 June 2014, the TalentNZ Menu of Initiatives publication and website were launched at a public event in Wellington. Over 100 people (including MPs, mayors and councillors) attended this event. Sam Morgan launched the Menu and spoke about why creating a talent-based economy is important. We were also joined by contributors of the 2013 TalentNZ Journal who each spoke for five minutes about one of the 28 initiatives from the Menu.

Sam is best known as the founder of Trade Me, but now spends his time as a business investor and philanthropist. We have been very fortunate to have Sam’s support throughout our work on the TalentNZ Project.


Be sure to visit talentnzmenu.org where you can download the Menu and access more information about the 28 initiatives. To watch more videos from the night, visit the TalentNZ Menu of Initiatives launch playlist on our YouTube channel.

If you would like to learn more, visit the TalentNZ project page on the McGuinness Institute website. You can also connect with TalentNZ to receive updates and the TalentNZ Newsletter.