Looking Ahead - Challenges and Opportunities
For exporters and importers the industry remains hugely disrupted, heightened by challenges of attaining MIQ spots, early COVID-19 vaccinations, and having to navigate hugely impacted markets.
Join us to hear from ExportNZ Executive Director Catherine Beard, and NZTE Acting CEO Tim Green on new approaches and opportunities to navigate these challenges, who will share;
- Work being done behind the scenes to help alleviate some of these pressure points
- Advocacy undertaken to provide a national voice representing exporters
- What the future holds for New Zealand exporters
- What businesses can do now to prepare
- NZTE services available to help exporters
- An export case study on challenges and strategies faced in the COVID-19 environment.
Plus Christopher Boyle Managing Director of AFCryo Ltd for a snap shot of their products, market, challenges and opportunities and how they are dealing with these.
Most importantly this event will enable you to connect with, learn from, and support others in the exporting community.
This is a valuable peer-to-peer learning opportunity for emerging and established exporters to learn from other exporters how they are adapting and responding to the very dynamic exporting environment. This event will be inspirational and informative, with an emphasis on providing key insights to take away.
If you have any questions that you would like the speakers to address, please feel free to submit your questions ahead of time to [email protected]
Catherine Beard, Executive Director, ExportNZ
Catherine has a wealth of experience in government relations and communication on behalf of industry associations, and is a champion for New Zealand manufacturers and international traders. Catherine has close connections to key Government Officials and Government Ministers that have responsibilities for trade. As Executive Director of ExportNZ she provides strong advocacy on behalf of industry to communicate their business challenges to politicians, policy makers, the media and the public. Catherine also co-founded a design and manufacturing business called Fohfum that has won national design awards for children’s furniture.
Tim Green, Enterprise General Manager of Strategy, Performance and Partners /Acting CEO, NZTE
Tim oversees NZTE's strategy development, internal and external stakeholder relationships, corporate services and people functions, and Ma¯ori capability and relationships. He joined NZTE in 2005, and has been general manager of Customers, general manager of International, director for China and regional director for Australia Pacific. In 2019, he completed a secondment at Landcorp, developing a growth and investment strategy for Pa¯mu Foods, Landcorp's value-added foods business.
His previous roles include industry initiatives manager at the New Zealand Racing Board, corporate finance advisor at Communications Equity Associates and management consultant at Hatch Beddows, where he specialised in mining and metal products. He has a business studies degree from Massey University, and completed the Advanced Management Program at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Christopher Boyle Managing Director of Fabrum Solutions & AFCryo Ltd
Fabrum Solution in partnership with Absolut Systems (France) have formed AFCryo specifically to leverage the membrane cryocooler technology captured by global patents owned by Fabrum Solutions. AF Cryo provide the worlds leading acoustic cryocoolers in the range of 300W to 15kW, offering minimal maintenance, long service cryocoolers. They are an innovative niche business operating internationally with some of the world's largest and most successful technology companies.
Dr Andrew Scott, Partner, James & Wells
Andrew heads James & Wells' Chemistry team. With a broad background in physics, biochemistry, and chemistry, Andrew has also completed a PhD in synthetic medicinal chemistry and post-doctoral studies in materials science. Andrew is passionate about providing solid, commercially relevant intellectual property strategies to reduce environmental impact, improve human and animal health, develop high-tech devices and build infrastructure for the future, and more. Andrew is a council member of the New Zealand Institute of Patent Attorneys (NZIPA).
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