What is 7x7? It's an ideas forum and networking evening where seven speakers have seven minutes to present an insight into their work and their vision for New Zealand.
This year's theme is “The Big Think: New Zealand 2008”. We thought it was important and timely to ask leading thinkers, entrepreneurs, executives and policy makers for their big picture and inspiration on issues facing New Zealand in 2008 and beyond - with an emphasis on economic transformation.
7x7 began in Wellington in 2000 with the exploration of local technology, entertainment and design. It ran quarterly in this vein for four years. In 2006 the event was reprised at the instigation of the Wellington City Council, with four events taking place around the theme of “Winning the World from Wellington”. Over 150 speakers have participated.
Now, in 2008, 7x7 is returning for another season of five events which promise to engage and stimulate thought with their straight-talking approach to New Zealand's opportunities for the future.