DRAFT CONFERENCE PROGRAM, 3 OCTOBER 2014

Tuesday and Wednesday 14 & 15 October, 2014

 

Participants arrive in Noumea, New Caledonia and check into the conference venue - Le Meridien Hotel

Wednesday 15 October 2014:

8.30 am-4.00 pm:

Pre-Conference Briefing for group leaders and liaison officers including up to five hours on the development of a shared leadership framework. Facilitators Mr John Huigen (EPLD 2006) and Mr Steve Fisher, Australia

9.00 am-5.00 pm

Registration throughout the day at EPLD Information Desk, Hotel Foyer

4.00 pm:

Study tour group leaders and liaison officers meet with their study tour groups for introductions and initial briefings

6.30 pm:

Dinner at Le Meridien Hotel

Thursday 16 October, 2014:

7.30 am:

Registration Continued

8.10 am:

Opening Prayer - Father Rock Apikaoua

8.15 am:

Opening - Conference Chair, Mr Kosi Latu, Deputy Secretary-General, Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Program (SPREP), Samoa

8.30 am

Traditional Welcome - Customary Owners, Djubea-Kapone Region

9.00 am:

Welcome - Mr Richard FE (Dick) Warburton, Chairman, Commonwealth Study Conferences (Australia) Inc.

9.15 am:

Welcome - Ms Brenda Heather-Latu, Chair, Pacific Leadership Foundation

9.30 am:

Welcome Address (1) - Mr Vincent Bouvier, French High Commissioner to New Caledonia

9.45 am:

Welcome Address (2) - Mme Cynthia Ligeard, President, New Caledonia

10.00 am:

Morning Tea

10.30 am:

Shared Leadership Framework- Facilitators with full conference group

11.30 am:

Shared Leadership Framework - Facilitators and study tour groups

12.30 pm:

Lunch

2.00 pm:

Sustainable Economic Growth and Business in the Pacific (1)

The Hon. Ralph Regenvanu, Minister for Lands, Government of Vanuatu

Ms Serah Sipani, Associate Operations Officer, International Finance Corporaton, Papua New Guinea (EPLD 2006)

3.00 pm:

Afternoon Tea

3.30pm:

Sustainable Economic Growth and Business in the Pacific (2)

Mr MacLeauanae, Chief Executive, Pacific Cooperation Foundation, New Zealand

Panel discussion with three theme segment speakers

4.30pm:

Youth Development

Ms Roshika Deo, Consultant, International Centre for Advocates Against Discrimination, Fiji (EPLD 2010)

5.00pm

Day 1 Conference Opening - Summary & Close - Conference Chair, Mr Kosi Latu

5.15 - 6.30pm:

Study tour groups meet

7.00 for 7.30pm:

Official Opening Dinner, Le Meridien Hotel

Guest speaker: Mme Cynthia Ligeard, President, Government of New Caledonia (TBC)

Friday 17 October, 2014:

8.00 am:

Assemble for Opening

8.10 am:

Opening - Conference Chair, Mr Kosi Latu

8.15 am:

Education and Employment

Dr Esther Williams, Former Vice-Chancellor, University of the South Pacific, Fiji

Dr Catherine Ris, Associate Professor of Economics, University of New Caledonia

9.15 am:

Environment and Climate Change

Mr Kosi Latu, Deputy Secretary-General, Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP), Samoa

Mr Didier Le Moine, Director, Department of Industry, Mines and Energy, New Caledonia

10.15 am:

Morning Tea

10.45 am

Governance and Regional Co-operation

Dame Carol Kidu (Dr), CK Consultancy, Papua New Guinea

Mr Cameron Diver, Deputy-Director General, Secretariat of the South Pacific Community (SPC), New Caledonia

11.45 am:

Shared Leadership Framework - Facilitators

1.00 pm:

Lunch including Guest Speaker (TBC)

2.00 pm:

Health

Dr Ben Matalavea, Physician, National Kidney Foundation, Samoa

Dr Ron Ehrlich, Holistic Health Advocate, Educator and Dentist, Australia

3.00pm:

Security, Stability and Regional Geo-Politics

Mr Sean Dorney, former Pacific Correspondent, Australian Broadcasting Commission

Ms Heidi Bootle, Consul General of Australia, New Caledonia

4.00 pm:

Afternoon Tea

4.30 pm:

Arts, Culture and Religion

Ms Letila Mitchell, Secretary-General, Pacific Arts Alliance, Fiji

Rev James Bhagwan, Secretary for Communication and Overseas Mission, Methodist Church, Fiji

5.30 pm:

Day 2 Conference Opening - Summary & Close - Conference Chair, Mr Kosi Latu

5.45 - 6.30 pm:

Study tour groups meet

7.00 for 7.30pm:

Farewell Cocktails, Le Meridien Hotel

Guest speaker: Mr Gael Yanno, President, Congress of New Caledonia

Saturday 18 October 2014:

From early am:

Study tour groups depart for study tour destinations.

New Caledonia study tour commences in Noumea

Friday and Saturday 24 & 25 October 2014:

From arrival:

Study tour at destination completed

Saturday 25 October 2014:

From early am:

Six study tour groups depart for Port Vila,Vanuatu and on arrival check into the conference venue - Le Lagon Hotel. Fiji study tour group departs for Vanuatu early am Sunday

Vanuatu study tour ends in Port Vila

Saturday/Sunday 25 & 26 October 2014:

From early am:

Preparation of report back presentations and study tour group reports at le Lagon Hotel, Port Vila

 

During Saturday and Sunday, each study tour group meets separately with HRH The Princess Royal at the Boardroom, Le Lagon Hotel for discussions on study tour experiences and learnings. Three meetings from 2.00 pm Saturday and five meetings from 9.30 am Sunday

Monday 27 October 2014:

7.30 am:

Registration and Coffee

8.15 am:

Shared Leadership Framework - Facilitators

9.10 am:

Traditional Welcome

9.15 am:

Opening - Conference Co - Chair, The Hon. Edward Npake Natapei  MP Vanuatu

9.30 am:

Welcome Address: The Honourable Joe Natuman  MP  Prime Minister of the Republic of Vanuatu (TBC)

9.45 am:

Address: Conference Co-Chair,  HRH The Princess Royal, Princess Anne

10.00 am:

One study tour group report back presentation and Co-Chair commentaries

10.45 am:

Morning Tea

11.15 am:

One study tour group report back presentation and Co-Chair commentaries.

12.30 pm:

Lunch including Guest Speaker (TBC)

2.00 pm:

Two study tour group report back presentations and Co-Chair commentaries

3.30 pm:

Afternoon Tea

4.00 pm:

Shared Leadership Framework - Facilitators

5.00 pm:

Day 1 Conference Closing - Summary & Close - Conference Co-Chair, The Hon. Edward Nipake Natapei  MP

5.00 - 6.00 pm:

Study tour groups meet

6.30 for 7.00 pm:

Official Conference Dinner, Le Lagon Hotel Conference Centre

Guest Speaker: The Hon. Sato Kilman, Minister for Foreign Affairs and External Trade, Government of the Republic of Vanuatu

Tuesday 28 October 2014

7.30 am:

Coffee

8.15 am:

Shared Leadership Framework - Facilitators

9.25 am:

Opening - Conference Chair, The Hon Edward Nipake Natapei MP

9.30 am:

Two study tour group report back presentations and Co-Chair commentaries

11.00 am:

Morning Tea

11.30 am:

One study tour group report back presentation and Co-Chair commentaries

1.00 pm:

Lunch

2.00 pm:

One study tour group report back presentation and Co-Chair commentaries

2.45 pm

Panel Discussion on Future Directions - Where to from here with EPLD, other  regional ELD's and the Pacific Leadership Foundation. Panel to include representatives of the Association of Emerging Leaders' Dialogues (AELD), a registered Commonwealth civil society organisation. Representatives to include AELD members from Australia, Canada, Malaysia, New Zealand and Samoa

3.45 pm:

Afternoon Tea

4.15 pm:

Study tour reports - Commentary and Analysis

Commentator (TBC)

4.45 pm:

Day 2 Conference Closing - Summary & Close - Conference Chair, The Hon. Edward Nipake Natapei  MP

5.00 - 6.00pm:

Shared Leadership Framework - Facilitators. Firstly in country by country delegate groups followed by study tour groups for wrap up

6.30 for 7.00 pm:

Melanesian Theme Closing Buffet Dinner, La Tentation Restaurant, Port Vila

Guest speaker: Mr Ezra Schuster, Chair CSC New Zealand Trust (EPLD 2010)

Wednesday 29 October:

From early am:

Overseas participants, VIP's and organisers depart for home

 12 October 2014