'Pathways to Metropolis' conference – immigration issues and futures

Topical immigration subjects will be the focus of this year's 'Pathways to Metropolis in the 21st Century: Immigration Issues and Futures' conference being held in Auckland from 24 to 26 October.

The conference will explore a range of issues:

  • Immigration-related diversity outcomes and challenges;
  • Changes in the Asia-Pacific region;
  • Competition for skilled immigrant talent;
  • Contemporary developments in skilled and unskilled migration flows;
  • Managing immigration through policy;
  • Forecasting and immigrations flows;
  • Impacts of migration flows on urban/rural societies and economies; and
  • Immigrant Auckland.


Among the presentations will be those about our projects Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) and 'Trailblazers', which showcases inspirational stories of seven migrant women entrepreneurs.

Our Intercultural Advisory Manager, Berlinda Chin, will be chairing a session on migrant and refugee settlement.

The conference is co-hosted by: Massey University's Auckland Knowledge Exchange Hub; Auckland Council; and the International Metropolis Project.