The SCNZ 2017 Community Forum is an opportunity for community groups and stakeholders who support sister city relationships to discuss projects and initiatives of mutual interest.
At the conclusion of the Community Forum, delegates are invited to join the Mayoral Forum (sixth floor of the Kelvin Hotel) for afternoon tea and the final three speakers, who should be of particular interest to Community Forum participants.
Community Forum Programme
Date: 4 May 2017, 1pm-2.50pm
Venue: Ground Floor Board Room, Kelvin Hotel
1pm: Welcome and Introductions – Paul Duffy, SCNZ Board, Southland District Council Deputy Mayor
1.05pm: Tom Sawyer, Chairman, Kumagaya Friendship Association – Two Communities, 24-Year Bond
1.25pm: Ainslee Wilson, Southland Girls’ High School – Invercargill-Kumagaya School Relationships
1.45pm: Julie Mitchell, Gore Sister City Committee – Gore-Tamworth at Community Level
2.05pm: Yoshinoshi Isoyama, Dunedin-Otaru Sister Cities Society – Dunedin-Otaru 26-year Community Perspective
2.30pm-2.50pm: Group Discussion
NOTE: At the conclusion of the Community Forum, delegates are invited to join the Mayoral Forum (sixth floor of the Kelvin Hotel).