Shaping our Future

Please note: In light of the uncertainty we’re all facing with the outbreak of COVID-19, we’ve made the decision to postpone our upcoming Future Cities events until further notice. Thanks for your understanding and we will be in touch with all who registered once new dates have been confirmed. Please feel free to register your interest below to receive the event updates.

Are you passionate about the Auckland of tomorrow? Join us at Future Cities 2020

Auckland is changing fast, but we’ve only scratched the surface of its potential. To uncover these opportunities we’re hosting an esteemed line-up of local and international thought leaders that will explore the emerging trends that are fuelling innovation and disruption for the next generation and beyond.
This is no ordinary talkfest. Future Cities will foster genuine engagement with a likeminded audience of businesses and innovators to support you in achieving your ambitions.
postponed until further notice
postponed until further notice
The Generator @ GridAKL, 12 Madden Street, Auckland

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12:30 PM

Guest Arrival

1:05 PM

Innovation Geographies; New Zealand on the world stage

Andrew Ballantyne, JLL Australia

1:25 PM

Creating great places for people 

Dr. Tim Moonen, The Business of Cities

2:00 PM


2:20 PM

What does the future look like for our three biggest cities

Phoebe Hewitson, JLL New Zealand 

2:45 PM

Panel Discussion:  The future of Auckland

Scott Pritchard, Precinct Properties
Paul Ravlich, Siemens 

3:10 PM


3:35 PM

Future proofing the built environment; the crucial role of sustainability

Matthew Clifford, JLL Australia

3:55 PM

Panel Discussion:  The practicalities of embracing sustainability

Matthew Clifford, JLL Australia
Anthony Couse, CEO, Asia Pacific at JLL
Hannah Robertson, JLL New Zealand

4:30 PM

Networking drinks

Meet our 

Matthew Clifford

JLL Energy and Sustainability Services – Global Product Owner

Matt and his team provide expert services to all major real estate markets worldwide. Matt will be speaking about the drivers of change in global sustainability, what it means for real estate, what to look out for (and why), and how you can embrace those opportunities within your portfolio.

Dr. Tim Moonen

Director, The Business of Cities

As Managing Director of The Business of Cities based in London, Tim works with governments and companies around the world to provide strategies for city leadership, identity, performance, and innovation. Tim will be speaking about the building blocks required to create great places for people.

Phoebe Hewitson

Registered Valuer, JLL New Zealand

Phoebe is a Registered Valuer at JLL NZ and a member of influential institutions like the RICS Matrics and Leadership groups. Phoebe will showcase JLL NZ’s views and the impact of global trends on our cities where more and more people will be working, living and playing.

Anthony Couse

CEO, Asia Pacific at JLL

Anthony has spent the last 25 years in Asia, helping lead JLL’s expansion in countries such as China, Japan, India and Korea, and acting on several landmark development projects. Anthony joins a line of panel speakers to talk about the practicalities of embracing sustainability.

Paul Ravlich

CEO Siemens NZ and Regional Manager NSW

Paul took on the role of CEO at Siemens NZ in 2007 before taking on the additional role of NSW Regional Manager in 2013. Having built experience in Australasia in various leadership roles, Paul will share his invaluable insights on the potential of our three largest cities.

Scott Pritchard

CEO, Precinct Properties

As CEO of Auckland and Wellington’s largest owner and developer of premium inner-city business space, Scott works with his team to transform city centres and create spaces where people and businesses thrive. Scott will be speaking about the hurdles and opportunities in the Auckland of tomorrow.

Andrew Ballantyne

Head of Research, JLL Australia

Andrew is the Head of Research for Australia and is responsible for leading JLL's thought leadership program, providing strategic advice to clients and JLL business lines and managing the Australian research team. Andrew will be speaking about future global opportunities for New Zealand’s cities.

Hannah Robertson

Senior Registered Valuer, JLL New Zealand

Hannah is a Senior Registered Valuer at JLL in Auckland and specialises in office building valuations, particularly within the Auckland CBD and fringe suburbs. Hannah will discuss sustainable buildings and their future impact on building owners, occupiers, and the environment.