2019 Conference Programme

RYDGES LATIMER Christchurch, 30 LATIMER SQUARE, CHRISTCHURCH

28-29 July 2019

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Programme details will be completed below as planning progresses
SUNDAY, 28 JULY 
HAMBURG SUD WELCOME COCKTAIL FUNCTION  

4:30pm

Registration opens

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Welcome Cocktail Function - at the Rydges Latimer Christchurch

 

                                                                              

MONDAY, 29 JULY 
7:00am

 Registration opens

 

OFFICIAL WELCOME TO CONFERENCE 
8.00am Mihi whakatau

8.15am

Conference opening - MIA Chair John Loughlin and B+LNZ Chair Andrew Morrison

Consumer trends - Chair: tbc

 8.30am

Frédéric Leroy, Vrije Universiteit Brussel - Red meat: facing the challenges of the post-truth era

9.10am

Michael Berger, Elevation Burger - Trends in grass fed proteins, international market landscape, and opportunities and implications for New Zealand producers 

 9.50am

MORNING TEA

Trade - Chair: tbc
  Jeff Grant - Red Meat Sector Representative, London - Brexit
  Jim Richards, Cornerstone Government Affairs, USA - A perspective on US politics and approach to trade

Pier Smulders - Alibaba Group - Getting closer to your consumer in China through e-commerce and new retail
  LUNCH
Political Policy Context- Chair: tbc
  Corin Dann, Political Commentator

Kirk Hope, BusinessNZ - Policy changes affecting the productive sector

 

AFTERNOON TEA

Reflections

Facilitator: Fran O'Sullivan

Participants: tbc

  CONFERENCE CLOSURE

MIA Chair John Loughlin and B+LNZ Chair Andrew Morrison
   
 6:30pm

PRE-DINNER DRINKS

 7:30pm
MAERSK GALA DINNER - venue Transitional Cathedral, 234 Hereford Street, Christchurch
 

Dinner speaker: Hon Damien O'Connor, Minister of Agriculture, Biosecurity and Food Safety

 

 

 

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