IRIS.TV CEO Participates in NZ Tripartite Economic Summit 2016

by | Jun 1, 2016 | Events, News


IRIS.TV CEO Field Garthwaite alongside Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti

IRIS.TV CEO and Co-Founder Field Garthwaite recently attended the 2016 Tripartite Economic Summit in Auckland, New Zealand as a representative of the Los Angeles delegation led by Mayor Eric Garcetti. The summit focused on the development of three sister cities, Auckland, Guangzhou, and Los Angeles.

According the the Los Angeles Business Council, Mayor Eric Garcetti joined Auckland Mayor Len Brown and Guangzhou Vice Mayor Wang Dong in signing a business-to-business agreement to further develop and share expertise in urban design innovations, architecture and technology-based efforts to support sustainability.

Additionally, the 2016 Tripartite Summit is a platform for businesses and investors from the three cities to meet with local and international entrepreneurs, as well as leverage potential business leads and ventures. Attendees learn from leading keynote speakers and panels comprised of experts in entertainment, trade, design, and innovation, among others.

In addition to Garthwaite, speakers included business performance and new media entrepreneurs: Erez Morag (founder of Acceler8 Performance); Jonas Hudson who co-founded mobile content publishing platform CausePlay; Tom Cassell from TheSyndicateProject and Angelo Pullen who is CEO of 3Backdot.

.@Iris_tv CEO @FieldJG talks at the media breakout session on digi analytics creating personalised TV

Garthwaite and Professor Xue-Feng Yuan, of the Guangzhou National Supercomputer Centre, led a discussion on “Industry 4.0 … Coming, Ready or Not’’ which highlights the digital revolution.

According to the New Zealand Herald, the summit attracted about 75 speakers and panelists, and more than 700 delegates – nearly two-thirds of them business people, investors, industry representatives and academics.

“The city is going through a transformation and we are selling [development] opportunities in Auckland to investors who can be part of the transition over the 10-15 years…We want this summit to be an active meeting where genuine connections are made and result in enhanced business between the three cities, ” said Brett O’Riley, Chief Executive of summit organizer Auckland Tourism, Events and Development (Ateed).

Auckland, Guangzhou and Los Angeles signed the world’s first  Tripartite Economic Alliance in 2014 with the goal of setting a new standard for how modern cities can engage and collaborate in the 21st Century.