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Aerospace Auckland event – NZ Aerospace Strategy panel

We invite you to discuss the evolving Aotearoa New Zealand Aerospace Strategy and what it means for Auckland businesses.


7 December 2022


5:30 pm


GridAKL Lysaght Building

The Aotearoa New Zealand Aerospace Strategy aims to set a path to accelerate sector growth, provide strong foundations for fast-paced change and develop a distinctly New Zealand approach to aerospace.


Together with the newly formed Aerospace Auckland Inc.*, we invite you to a special industry event to discuss the evolving strategy and what it means for Auckland businesses, with particular focus on the commercial implications.

The Aotearoa New Zealand Aerospace Strategy being developed by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE), will focus on ‘building a more sustainable and inclusive economy that works to improve the lives of all New Zealanders and addresses our long-term challenges.’




The panel of industry experts will feature:


– Prof Guglielmo Aglietti, Director – Te Pūnaha Ātea Space Institute, University of Auckland

– Peter Sefont, Technical Director, Zenith Tecnica

– Tim Searle, Senior Policy Advisor – New Zealand Space Agency (MBIE)

– Edwina Merito, Principal Consultant – MartinJenkins

– Mitali Purohit (TBC), Principal – Nuance VC

*Auckland Aerospace Inc. is a newly formed incorporated society that acts as an independent industry body to nurture a thriving aerospace sector in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland and Aotearoa New Zealand through fostering connectivity within the ecosystem and between the ecosystem and other hubs of activity in New Zealand and beyond.

Aerospace Auckland Inc. promotes enduring relationships across people, organisations, and sectors, and across Aotearoa New Zealand, the world, and – one day – across space.

Stay tuned to hear more from Auckland Aerospace Inc. in the future.

We look forward to seeing you.