An invitation to a University of Auckland Bioscience Enterprise Friday Forum, sponsored by NZTE

Date: Friday 19 April, 2013
Time: Presentation 4:30pm, followed by drinks and nibbles
Venue: SBS Reception Lounge (Common Room)

Title: ATEED grows weed?
Presented by Brett O’Riley, Chief Executive of ATEED (Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development agency)

Maybe a bit of a stretch, but I do have some Omega-3s derived from hemp at home and ATEED do want to grow Auckland’s life science industry, therefore …..?

We are delighted to welcome Brett O’Riley, Chief Executive of ATEED (Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development agency) as the guest speaker at the next Bioscience Enterprise forum.

ATEED has the mission to improve New Zealand’s economic prosperity by leading the successful transformation of Auckland’s economy. The restructuring that ATEED undertook late last year has included the formation of the Business Attraction and Investment Team. The Life Sciences are among the team’s main targets and supporting innovation, attracting new talent and growing investment in the region are among its principle aims.

Brett has wide experience working on change and development projects in both New Zealand and internationally. His senior management positions over the past 20 years, in both private and public sectors, include his recent role as Deputy Chief Executive, Business Innovation and Investments for the Ministry of Science and Innovation.

Please join us for Brett O’Riley’s presentation on ATEED’s plans for the business growth opportunities in the Life Sciences.

All welcome. RSVPs to Margot Bethell for organizational purposes would be greatly appreciated. Please email mailto:Director@bioscienterprise.ac.nz or phone (09) 373 7599 ext 89625 or 0274 305 758.