The Gala Dinner for the 4th Digital Earth Summit 2012 will be held at Te Papa TeMarae.
For more information on Te Papa Te Marae, click here.
We are pleased to announce the speaker for the event will be Geoff Simmons:
Geoff Simmons is an economist working for the Morgan Foundation an independent foundation which aims to stimulate debate on the important issues facing New Zealand.
Geoff graduated from Auckland University with an Honours degree in Economics. He has over ten years experience as an economist working on tricky public policy issues for NZ Treasury and as a manager in the UK civil service.
Geoff has co-authored three books alongside the New Zealand economist, philanthropist and fund manager Gareth Morgan:
- Health Cheque: the truth we should all know about New Zealand’s public health system
- Hook, Line & Blinkers: everything Kiwis never wanted to know about fishing
- Ice, Mice & Men: the issues facing Our Far South
They are now working on a book on the impact of nutrition on our health system, due for release in late 2012, and a sequel to Poles Apart on what we should do about climate change.
Geoff speaks Spanish and also is an experienced speaker, facilitator, trainer, entertainer, actor and improviser.