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Pre-Summit Masterclasses and Welcome Drinks

 3.00PM - 5.00PM

Summit attendees on a 3-day pass have a choice of two 2-hour pre-Summit Masterclasses, from mid-afternoon prior to the main summit sessions on 5 & 6 March 2024. The Masterclasses will be followed by networking and summit welcome drinks.

These sessions are open to Summit attendees, with guest speakers to facilitate live in-sector conversations. You will have the opportunity to pre-register for your preferred topic 1 week out from the Summit.


Masterclass 1 - Tech, AI & Cyber 

Cyber situation workshop – What to do - and not do - when you're hit with a cyber issue

This session will cover:

  • A deep dive on the current global & local cyber risks.
  • A live case study & response.
  • How to best manage the incident strategically, reputationally & technically.
  • Who you need to report to.
  • How to tell your clients/customers.


  • Peter Ornsby - CEO, RI Advice
  • Michael Connory - CEO, Security In Depth

Masterclass 2 - Investment & Retirement  

The Future of Retirement – What do global best practice systems look like?

This session will cover:

  • Current analysis of the KiwiSaver (NZ) and the Australian super systems.
  • Insights into the global population and demographics. 
  • What are the best policy responses.
  • How do/should government and businesses respond?
  • Effective public-private sector partnership in the retirement income system.


  • Jane Wrightson - Retirement Commissioner, Te Ara Ahunga Ora Retirement Commission
  • David Knox - Senior Partner, Mercer & National Leader for Research and Policy in Australia
  • David Callanan - General Manager Corporate Trustee Services, Public Trust NZ
  • Ana-Marie Lockyer - CEO and Board Director, Pie Funds 

Welcome function

Following your choice in Masterclass, join us for Welcome Drinks and canapes with industry peers.

5.00pm - 7.00pm.