Conference Programme 2019

Wednesday 14 August

5.30pm               Welcome Reception (Millennium)

          Welcome Reception sponsor address – United Fresh

Thursday 15 August

8.00am               Registration and coffee

9.40am               Introduction and housekeeping (MC: Jamie Mackay)

9.45am               Mihi Whakatau – Darren Rewi

10.00am             Principal sponsor address – Plant & Food Research

10.15am             Session 1 – Subject: The Future of Retail Assurance Systems

         Jim Jefcoate – IPL/ Asda/ Walmart

                          Q & A Session

11.15am             Session 2 – Subject: Modern Slavery and Worker Exploitation

         David Camp – Stronger Together

                          Craig Whitcombe – Ask Your Team

                           Panel Discussion

12.15pm            Lunch

1.15pm               Session 3 – Subject: Protecting Ourselves from, and Preparing for, a Biosecurity Crisis

         Bill Mackintosh – US Grower (BMSB)

                           Dave Tanner – KVH

             Nicola Robertson – New Zealand Apples & Pears

                           Panel Discussion

2.15pm               Session 4 – Subject: Climate change – Building Resilience for a Sustainable Future

         Lilly Lim-Camacho – CSIRO

Brent Clothier – Plant & Food

                          Anita Wreford – Lincoln University

                           Panel Discussion

3.15pm               Afternoon tea

3.30pm               NZAPI AGM

5.30pm               Cocktail function (Millennium)

          Cocktail Function sponsor address – T&G

6.15pm               Bus to Skyline

7.20pm               Conference dinner and awards Wakatipu Room, Skyline

          Dinner sponsor address – Grochem

          Cameron Bagrie – Bagrie Economics

Friday 16 August

8.30am               Debrief on Day 1 and introduction to day 2

8.45am               Session 5 – Subject: The Future of Trade – The World has Changed – How can we Turn that to our Advantage

         Vangelis Vitalis – Deputy Secretary Trade & Economic

                          Mike Petersen – SATE

                           Panel Discussion

9.45am               Session 6 – Subject: The Maori Economy – Opportunities for Partnership

         Karl Wixon – ARAHIA

                          Darren Rewi – Engage Safety NZ

                           Panel Discussion

11.00am             Morning tea

11.15am             Session 7 – Subject: The Role of New Technology in Our Future

         Mike Duke – University of Waikato

                          Joanna Bowen – Plant & Food

                           Panel Discussion

12.00pm            Closing address –

12.30pm            Acknowledgments – MC

                          Poroporoaki – Darren Rewi

12.45pm            Lunch