AirNZ Cargo Freight Seminar

If you are an import or export business, a freight forwarder, or are interested in international and domestic freight come along to our next AirNZ Cargo Freight Seminar.


This seminar will look at current and future freight logistics and trends and how these might impact local businesses, with advice on how to work smarter regarding freight.


This will include an update on what is currently happening internationally and domestically with freight trends – both sea and air – and in particular the flow-on effects on South Island based import and export businesses. It will also cover anticipated changes on the sea freight side and what you need to know to ensure you stay up-to-date.


In addition to hearing from our key speakers, this event provides a forum for exporters and importers to connect and network with each other, as well as key players in the freight sector, and discuss any challenges or opportunities on the horizon.


Simone Pickard

South Island Sales and Export Channel Manager, AirNZ Cargo

I have been with Air NZ since 2000 and have held various roles in passenger, Koru and Cargo.  I also have a background in mortgage and business lending and represent Air NZ on the local Export NZ advisory board.  Outside of work I spend a lot of time chauffeuring my two boys around their various sporting venues and enjoy being a proud Mum on the side-line.



Chris Reid

Senior Account Manager National Cargo, Air New Zealand

Take a proactive, performance driven approach, have had success in coaching and developing teams and delivering results, experience in leadership and contributing to generating profit of up to $37 million dollars with experience in FMCG and Hardware.

• Management of direct reports 6 to 8 people recently and have had up to 20 in previous roles.
• Accountability for the highest sales volume nationally FMCG and in BDM role have looked after key accounts.
• Enjoy building, coaching and developing teams and individuals.
• Providing clarity of purpose and objectives, and managing deliverables via

Gareth Williamson
Airline Development Manager, Christchurch Airport
Gareth’s role is to lead aviation development in the areas of passenger and air freight, and to strengthen Christchurch and the wider South Island’s air access to global markets. With experience working for multiple airlines and now in an airport environment, Gareth and his team draw on extensive experience across the industry to deepen airline and industry partnerships for the benefit of the wider region.  

Simon Munt
Lyttelton Port Company, Marketing Manager

Simon joined LPC in October 2008, in the role of Customer Relationship Manager for the containerised side of the business, and in December 2011 accepted the role of Marketing Manager. Simon’s role includes the management of LPC’s property portfolio and Inland Ports in Woolston and Rolleston.
Simon comes from a strong shipping background, having spent time in both operational, and sales and marketing roles within the shipping line business. This included sales and marketing roles for Maersk Line in both New Zealand and Australia and, prior to this, operational roles with P&O Nedlloyd, again on both sides of the Tasman. He has also spent time with Scenic Circle Hotels in a national sales role. 
Simon has a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Human Resource Management, from Canterbury University.

Malcolm Heath
Manager Special Projects, Schenker (NZ) Limited
Malcolm has been with Schenker NZ Ltd since November 2018. He has extensive work history, internationally, in the logistics sector
His most recent roles were
- Schenker Inc., Freeport, New York, USA
- Tenure: January 2004 – April 2018
- Commenced: Executive Vice President, Freight Management
- GeoLogistics Inc., Santa Ana, California, USA (now Agility Logistics)
- Tenure: April 1999 – December 2003
- Commenced: Regional Chief Executive







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26/06/2019 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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