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Agri-Industry Summit 2017

Agri-Industry Summit 2017

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  • Thu 10 Aug ’17, 8:30am – 5:30pm
  • Fri 11 Aug ’17, 8:30am – 3:00pm


Napier Conference Centre, 48 Marine Parade, Napier Show map


All Ages

Future Thinking – Maximising the Agri Opportunity.

CCH Learning's flagship summit conference will return for the second time in 2017. The Summit will be held in Napier at the newly redeveloped Napier Conference Centre. The Summit’s two-day programme will feature a diverse range of presentations from thought leaders, practitioners and advisors from a broad spectrum of primary industry and related organisations.

The summit will provide delegates with varied and informative discussions around some of the key issues, challenges and growth opportunities for New Zealand’s Agri Industries.

The innovative mix of presentations will appeal to Accountants, Lawyers, Farm advisors, Government policy makers and Executives in agriculture and horticultural industries.

Thursday 10th August
Chair: Ross Verry, CEO, Syndex

Ministry of Primary Industries - The role of rural professionals in helping farms improve performance

Ag Reality “If you don’t like change, you’re going to like irrelevance even less” - Steven Saunders, Agri Entrepreneur Plus Group.

Panel Discussion with Matthew Pickering, Coach & Facilitator, Coach Approach Rural Ltd - Succession Planning – advisers responsibility to make this happen

Key Considerations in Attracting and Managing Investment in Agri Assets. Exploring the fundamentals of attracting investment into agri assets and the importance of maintaining functional relationships with investors - Mike Jenkins, Director, Syndex.

Selling the sustainable food production story. Dianne and Richard Kidd, Whenuanui Farm, Supreme winners in the Auckland Ballance Farm Environment Awards 2016 and national winners of the 2016 Gordon Stephenson Trophy for sustainable farming.

Rural Law -Trusts - The Good, The Bad and The Ugly - Ian Blackman, Consultant, BlackmanSpargo.

Leveraging the No. 8 fencing wire ingenuity - Sally Peart, Partner, Marks and Worth.

How disruptive technology will change our value chain - St John Craner, Director, TRACTA Agribusiness Champions.

Information flow across agrifood value chains - Jeremy Anderson, Head of NZX Agri.

Friday 11th August
Horticulture - New Zealand’s future export leader - Mike Chapman, Chief Executive, Horticulture NZ.

The twists and turns of global food markets - Con Williams, Agri Economist, ANZ.

ACC - transforming how our customers do business with us - Nathan Meo & Leigh Austin, Relationship Managers, ACC.

Food Futures and New Zealand’s role - Jacqueline Rowath, Chief Scientist Environmental, Protection Authority.

Health and Safety in Agriculture – the reality - Nicole Rosie, Chief Executive, Worksafe and Chris Alderson, Director, Health & Safety, PwC.

Unlock the value of Advisory Boards for farmers - Helen Down, Managing Director, Advisory Boards NZ.

Beyond recovery: growth, value and innovation in the New Zealand kiwifruit industry - Simon Limmer, Chief Operating Officer, Zespri.

The Summit Gala Dinner will take place on Thursday 11th August at Church Road Winery. The after dinner entertainment features the Topp Twins. Spaces for the Dinner are limited and reserved for delegates only so please book early!

Gala Dinner Bookings can be made on the CCH Learning website http://cchlearning.co.nz

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