Professional Development & Events


    • 31 May 2019
    • 12:00 PM
    • BusinessNZ, L6 JacksonStone House, 3-11 Hunter Street, Wellington 6011
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    On April 29 Stats NZ announced that the 2018 Census file would be released on September 23 and outlined some expectations about the quality of the file that would be released. This talk will summarise this material and explain the methods used to create the file.

    Vince Galvin is Chief Methodologist at Stats NZ. He has had extensive experience of Official Statistics, two spells in the Australian system, one spell in the British system and involvement in a wide range of international collaboration activities adding to his over 30 years working in the New Zealand system. 

    His work has encompassed Environmental, Social and Economic measurement. He has been on a number of cross agency advisory boards advising on a diverse range of measurement issues. Preparing the 2018 Census file has been a major focus for the Statistical Methods group inside Stats NZ for the last year.

    Vince is an organiser of the Wellington Data Analytics Forum and has served as a board member of the Research Association of New Zealand.
    • 10 Jun 2019
    • 4:30 PM
    • The Thistle Inn (George room), 3 Mulgrave Street, Pipitea, Wellington 6011
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    Alastair is a managing partner in Gordon & McCallum, a business that works with end clients and MR agencies to implement market research systems and help solve complex research problems. Prior to setting up Gordon & McCallum, he had a widely varied international career with the Nielsen Company and Survey Research Group. This included managing research companies in Taiwan, Philippines and Malaysia and global NPD and management roles with Nielsen.  Alastair’s key research interests lie in helping understand underlying emotional responses to marketing inputs, and how that impacts consumer decision-making especially in the context of innovation, communications and shopper research.

    In 2015 Alastair undertook a VSA (www.vsa.org.nz) assignment as a Marketing Advisor with the Instituto De Apoio ao Dezenvolvimento Empresarial based in Dili, Timor-Leste. He was accompanied by his partner, artist Helen Reynolds, who also took on a volunteering role. The Institute for Business Support ( IADE) is the principal business development services provider in Timor-Leste. IADE's mission is to promote, train and support local entrepreneurs.

    (NOTE: nibbles will be provided; drinks can be purchased from the downstairs bar).

    • 27 Jun 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • NZ Marine, 85 Westhaven Drive, Auckland
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    In addition to the formal AGM proceedings, Vince Galvin of Statistics New Zealand will be presenting an update on the 2018 Census file.

    On April 29 Statistics NZ announced that the 2018 Census file would be released on September 23 and outlined some expectations about the quality of the file that would be released. This talk will summarise this material and explain the methods used to create the file. If you use Census data and want to understand more about it, then this will be an important session for you!

    Vince Galvin is Chief Methodologist at Statistics NZ. He has had extensive experience of Official Statistics, two spells in the Australian system, one spell in the British system and involvement in a wide range of international collaboration activities adding to his over 30 years working in the New Zealand system. 

    His work has encompassed Environmental, Social and Economic measurement. He has been on a number of cross agency advisory boards advising on a diverse range of measurement issues. Preparing the 2018 Census file has been a major focus for the Statistical Methods group inside Stats NZ for the last year.

    Vince is an organiser of the Wellington Data Analytics Forum and has served as a board member of the Research Association of New Zealand.

    • 12 Aug 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • 13 Aug 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • Ellerslie Event Centre
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    RANZ Conference 2019: New Horizons is going to be focussed on the relentlessly changing landscape of the world we work and live in, and in this context, what harnessing the true power of insights means. We want to champion the new breed of insight professionals, explore the emerging and adjunct insight disciplines and look to how these contribute to commercial decision making.

    Registration is for two days of conference, 12 and 13 August, networking drinks and dinner on 12 August 2019.

    T&Cs

    • Tickets are for 2 days including lunches, dinner and networking drinks.
    • You cannot purchase a one-day ticket but you can share your ticket with a colleague.
    • All registrants will be issued a lanyard and this lanyard may be allocated to a colleague to attend part of the event.
    • Only lanyard wearers will have access to all areas.

NOTE: The RSVP date for all professional development events is one week prior to the event.  All cancellations and non-arrivals after this date will still be charged; no refunds will be issued.

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