Annual conference

A highlight of the regulatory community (since 2015) is the annual G-REG conference.

2022 G-REG Conference

The 2022 G-REG Conference will be held on 23 November 2022 at the Te Papa Museum in Wellington.

We’re sorry (and delighted) to announce that tickets for the G-REG Conference are now sold out! Our apologies if you wanted to attend in person and have missed out  – we will be recording this event and packaging for wider release early in 2023.

We’re delighted to welcome an exciting line-up of speakers and panels to our first in-person conference since 2019. This year as G-REG looks to understand its past and prepare for the future we will be spending some time looking ahead... co-hosted and facilitated by our own Ian Caplin and Piri Rurawhe, MBIE’s Director Matauranga Maori.

We’ll hear insights from our four speakers:

  • Grant Barnes, Chief Regulatory Officer, NSW Natural Resources Access Regulator
  • Bill Bayfield, Chief Executive Taumata Arowai
  • Lil Anderson, Chief Executive Te Arawhiti, and 2022 ANZSOG Leadership and Teaching Fellow​
  • Melissa Clark-Reynolds, Foresight practitioner

And have time to consider some key challenges, with panels on (panellists tbc):

  • Climate Change
  • Data-driven regulation
  • Regulatory Stewardship

We’ll also reflect, five years later, on 'Are regulated parties customers?' with:

  • Keith Manch, Chief Executive and Director, Civil Aviation Authority
  • Kane Patena, Director of Land Transport, Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency
  • Vanessa Horne, General Manager Fair Trading, Commerce Commission
  • Suzanne Stew, Deputy Secretary Te Whakatairanga Service Delivery, MBIE

Read more about 'Are regulated parties customers?(external link) — Victoria University of Wellington

Programme: (Timings subject to change)

8:30am Arrival Period

9:00am Mihi Whakatau and Introduction to the day

9:20am Presentation – Grant Barnes

10:05am Panel Discussion – Climate Change

10.45am Carolyn Tremain


11:10am Presentation – Bill Bayfield

11:55am Presentation – Lil Anderson

12:30pm LUNCH

1:15pm Presentation – Melissa Clark-Reynolds

2:00pm Panel Discussion – Data Driven


3:05pm Panel Discussion – Stewardship

3:50pm Panel Discussion – Customers

4:30pm Closing Remarks & Karakia

4:40pm Conference Closed

Recent G-REG conferences

G-REG conferences have been running since 2015. These have ranged from in person conferences spread across Aotearoa New Zealand to conferences delivered as a multi-day virtual event.

Recordings and resources

2021 G-REG conference, 'Conversations' a virtual conference which included 7 webinars and 5 films. View these resources on our 2021 Conference playlist on our YouTube channel here:

2021 'Conversations' conference: Film playlist(external link) — YouTube

2021 'Conversations' conference: Webinar playlist(external link) — YouTube

2020 G-REG conference, 'The Modern Regulator' a virtual event which included 10 webinars focusing on a range of topics. View these resources on our 2020 Conference playlist on our YouTube channel here:

2022 'The Modern Regulator' Conference: Webinar playlist(external link) — YouTube

If you would like access to conference resources from earlier than 2020, please visit our Resources for Regulators page:

Resources for Regulators

If you would like conference materials from any of our other G-REG conferences, please get in touch.

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Last updated: 16 November 2022