Platinum Sponsor

Massey University (MāoriTe Kunenga ki Pūrehuroa) is a university based in Palmerston North, New Zealand, with significant campuses in Albany and Wellington. Massey University has approximately 35,000 students, 17,000 of whom are extramural or distance-learning students, making it New Zealand’s second largest university when not counting international students.[2] Research is undertaken on all three campuses, and more than 3,000 international students from over 100 countries study at the university. Massey University started life as an agricultural College in 1926 and is named after former New Zealand Prime Minister William Ferguson Massey who died in 1925 and was well known for his land reform efforts.  Massey University became a full University in 1963.  

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Silver Sponsors

ANU is a world-leading university in Australia’s capital city, Canberra. Our location points to our unique history, ties to the Australian Government and special standing as a resource for the Australian people. The ANU was established in 1946 with a special charter – to give the nation a world-class capacity in research in subject areas which were going to be important for the nation’s future.
Our focus on excellence in research and education ensures our graduates are in demand the world-over, well-prepared to address complex contemporary challenges. ANU has seven academic colleges that house a number of schools and research centres that specialise in a range of disciplines – all relevant but some unique in Australia and our region.
ANU Global Engagement’s responsibility is to make the work of ANU accessible to our communities. Our work showcases the University’s intellectual leadership, brings to our communities the transformational experience ANU provides, helps achieve our unique national role and reflects ANU values. We engage with governments, research and teaching institutes, the public and private sectors, our students and staff, and the wider community through media, events and other activities that are aimed at contributing to conversations on major issues facing Australia and the world. We collaborate locally to serve the needs of our community, and with international partners on a global scale.

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Pacific Adventist University (PAU) is owned and operated by the South Pacific Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. The institution was established as a college in 1984 and was awarded university status in 1997, and has since, grown to be a premier university in Papua New Guinea and the pacific.
PAU offers bachelor’s degree programmes and master’s level postgraduate programmes in Business, Education, Health Sciences, Arts, Theology and Science.
With over 5,000 graduates in its short history, the PAU still strives to be the best provider of quality, tertiary, Christian education in the pacific.

General Sponsors


Australian Institute of Business (AIB) is the largest MBA provider in Australia. AIB has over 30 years of excellence in tertiary education, and a global network of more than 16,000 students and alumni in over 90 countries. AIB’s programs are internationally recognised and fully accredited in Australia. The AIB Master of Business Administration degree is delivered online, and is industry focused with practical, flexible learning designed for today’s business world.


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Sara Miller McCune founded SAGE Publishing in 1965 to support the dissemination of usable knowledge and educate a global community. SAGE publishes more than 1,000 journals and over 900 new books each year, spanning a wide range of subject areas. Our growing selection of library products includes archives, data, case studies and video. SAGE remains majority owned by our founder and after her lifetime will become owned by a charitable trust that secures the company’s continued independence. Principal offices are located in Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore, Washington DC and Melbourne.