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07:30 Registration + Coffee

08:40

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08:45

Setting the Scene for the Day

Emily Dowding-Smith, Transformation Leader of Restorative Food, Sustainable Business Network

Introduction and Forum opening, outlining the themes of the day and the rationale for focusing on the future of food business in New Zealand.

 

09:00

Chewing the Fat – What is the future of food business in NZ?

Seven minute presentation from each panellist followed by facilitated discussion between speakers.

Moderator

Emily Dowding-Smith, Sustainable Business Network

The purpose of this session is to introduce the future of food business in New Zealand from four different perspectives, examining the current situation as well as future predictions.

 

Jacqueline Ireland, CEO, Colmar Brunton

Future consumer opportunities

 

John McKay, CEO, AsureQuality

Traceability

 

 

Matt McKendry, MD, Marmont Capital

Investment, funding and business growth

Richard Wyeth

Richard Wyeth, CEO, Miraka

Sustainability as a pillar for growth

10.20

10:40

Morning Tea

Pressure Cooker 1 – Traceability and the role of the future consumer

Seven minute presentation from each panellist followed by facilitated discussion between speakers and the audience.

Moderator

Emily Dowding-Smith, Sustainable Business Network

What is happening right now – trends, opportunities and challenges? How does this relate to the future of food business in New Zealand? This session will cover leading tools and techniques available to businesses to help address traceability issues. Topics discussed will include third party labelling and accreditation, the role of apps and ICT, science and technology, and the future of farming.

 

Ben Gleisner

Ben Gleisner, Director, Conscious Consumers

Pamela Whitfield, Insight Business Manager, AsureQuality

 

Mike Barton

Mike Barton, Director, Food, Farms and Freshwater (3F)

Grant Cochrane, Director, Oritain

 

11:40

Pressure Cooker 2 – Investment, growth and market access

Moderator

Emily Dowding-Smith, Sustainable Business Network

What is happening right now – trends, opportunities and challenges? How does this relate to the future of food business in New Zealand? This session will examine current trends for growth of your business at home and abroad. Speakers will reveal tools and facilities available to help businesses expand, such as grants, investments, trainings, infrastructure and facilities.

 

Simon Yarrow

Simon Yarrow, Business Innovation Advisor, Callaghan Innovation

Angus

Angus Brown, Business Development Manager, Food Innovation Network

 

David McLeish

David McLeish, Customer Manager, New Zealand Trade & Enterprise

Kusal Perera

Kusal Perera, General Manager Business Development & Innovation, Miraka

12:30pm

Lunch

The four winners of the Good Food Boost mentoring programme, run by the Sustainable Business Network, ATEED and Waterfront Auckland, will share a taster of their new business products. Meet the winners, hear about their journey and try some tasty samples.

A range of healthy, tasty good food and drink options will be available to purchase from food vendors.

1:40pm

The Future Taster

Story sharing from businesses working on future products to better serve our food system.

Speakers will present fast and snappy talks on their products and innovations that are set to shape the future of food business in New Zealand. They will address some of the topics raised in the morning.

 

Sadakat Hussain

Sadakat Hussain, Scion

Amanda Judd

Amanda Judd, MenuMonster

Maia Royal, Director, The Pure Food Company

2:30pm

Marketplace of Ideas – An interactive workshop

Facilitator: Emily Dowding-Smith, SBN

Five businesses will raise challenges or solutions to help them shape the future of food business in New Zealand. Play an active advisory role by helping solve these real world challenges, applying learnings from the morning sessions. Network and collaborate on solutions that will be implemented in the weeks following the conference.

4:00pm

Closing – The future of good food business

Emily Dowding-Smith, SBN

Drawing conclusions and summarising proceedings.

4:30pm

Networking and drinks

Thanks to our sponsors Hallertau and Yealands.

5:30-6:00pm

Venue Closed

Please note that the programme is subject to change.

Check out all the speakers, find out more about the event and register now.

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