LPC Future Manufacturing Breakfast: Labour Market Challenges

Labour Market Challenges

Addressing current challenges in the labour market for the manufacturing sector.

Across the board businesses are facing challenges recruiting and retaining staff in the current labour market. Organisations need to adapt and change to attract people, but with changes to immigration policies and other factors such as inflation, this can be challenging. 

We'll cover:
Current Immigration policies – issues, impact and making them work for businesses 
Challenges of recruiting and retaining staff in the current labour market 
Industry training and educational organisations- opportunities and engagement 
Practical solutions to retain and attract staff We are joined by Rachel SimpsonManager - Education, Skills and Immigration at BusinessNZ, plus hear first hand from local manufacturers on how they are navigating the current situation exploring short and long term solutions.
 

This event will enable you to connect with, learn from and help others in the manufacturing and exporting community.

The Lyttelton Port Company (LPC) Future of Manufacturing events explore key current and future global and national trends and how these will specifically impact manufacturers involved in importing and exporting.


Our Speakers

KEYNOTE AND FACILITATOR

Rachel Simpson Manager - Education, Skills and Immigration | BusinessNZ
Challenges of recruiting and retaining staff in the current labour market 
Current Immigration policies – issues, impact and making them work for businesses 

ON THE PANEL

Rebecca Clarke | Recruitment Consulting & Staffing Association of Aotearoa and Australia |
FRCSA - Manager  | New Zealand & Digital Community
 
Rebecca is proud to represent RCSA (Recruitment Consulting & Staffing Association of Aotearoa and Australia), the peak body for recruitment and staffing, as New Zealand Manager. As NZ Manager of RCSA, she is a conduit and champion for RCSA member voices across Aotearoa. As a go-to for all things Recruitment Consulting, & Staffing related in Aotearoa, she has to know what’s happening in the NZ market as well as what’s ahead. 

Graham Grant | Chief Executive | Seequent
Seequent is a world leading geoscience software company headquartered in Christchurch, with 200 staff in the city, 700 worldwide, and a year ago was acquired by Bentley Systems (Nasdaq: BSY).  Prior to taking the CEO role in April last year, Graham was COO for the previous nine years, based in the UK and NZ.  Prior to Seequent, he has worked in multiple industries: renewable energy, financial services, international shipping and forest products.  

Thomas Liberty | Senior Talent Acquisition and Insights Lead | Seequent
Thomas is the Senior Talent Acquisition and Insights Lead at Seequent.  Prior to this role at Seequent, he has had positions as an HR Business Partner and HR Analyst.  Before joining Seequent, Thomas worked in agency recruitment specialising in technology roles in both the UK and New Zealand. 

Ben Reed | Managing Director | HamiltonJet
Ben is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer and Fellow of the IMechE. An accomplished leader with 28 years in manufacturing and technology businesses, Ben has extensive experience developing diesel engines, mobile machinery, marine propulsion, electronic control and software products. Now as Managing Director at HamiltonJet, an iconic kiwi company with a globally respected brand in marine waterjet propulsion technology, he leads this global export business with around 500 employees. Ben also is passionate about life-long-learning, sustainability and recycling.  He holds governance roles on the Board of Eco Central (a CCHL company) and as a Trustee of Ako Otautahi - Learning City Christchurch.
 


Is This Event for Me? 

If you are a manufacturer or involved in importing and exporting, then the answer is yes. 

The LPC Future of Manufacturing Breakfasts drill down to tangible, operational outcomes for specific manufacturing, exporting and importing businesses. These events are open to all manufacturers and exporters, with discounted rates available for TMN members and are ideally suited for team leaders, management team and owner managers.


Pricing

Chamber Member:  $65.00 + gst
TMN Member:  $50.00 + gst
Non-Member:  $95.00 + gst

Includes breakfast on arrival. Table bookings also available.


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When
31/08/2022 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Where
Russley Golf Course NEW ZEALAND
 

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