Wednesday 15 August
11.30am - 5.30pm
The Air Force Museum, Christchurch


11.30am Registrations - Networking and Light Lunch
 12.00pm Welcome 
 12.15pm Part One: BE INFORMED - Leading and inspiring speakers on the global environment, big picture thinking and company growth

Grahame Morton, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade Principal Advisor on Americas and Asia - What is actually happening around NZ’s international relationships with Washington (USA) and Asia (China) and the impacts for New Zealand exporters in the short and the long term.

Hon. Ruth Richardson
- To be globally great from a Canterbury base, what do businesses need to do and how do they do it?

A Panel Discussion - How will global trade trends impact your business? What do you need to do now to mitigate your risk?

  • Grahame Morton (MFAT)
  • Malcolm Johns (CIAL)
  • David Downs (NZTE)
  • Hon. Ruth Richardson 
 1.40pm Part Two: BE EQUIPPED - Learn how to tackle key export growth challenges from experienced exporters and specialists 
Masterclass 1 – The Future of Exponential Technologies & Traceability 
Facilitated by Phillip Roth, Advisory Partner, BDO 

Hear from some of the experts working with and addressing exponential technologies, and the importance of traceability for exporters.
Transforming the future of manufacturing through technology, the fourth generation of manufacturing, and the internet of things!

This stream is to cover:
a. What does traceability look like? And how do I go about doing this?
b. What’s happening offshore in the exponential technology space?
c. What does this all look like for New Zealand exporters?

Peter Stevens, Chief Executive, GS1 
Josh Comrie, Founder and CEO, Ambit
Robert Blache, Future Insights Manager – Advanced Manufacturing, Callaghan Innovation

Q&A and Panel Discussion
  Masterclass 2 – The Future of Collaborations & Partnerships 
Facilitated by Mike Killick, Coalitions Manager – South Island, NZTE

Through collaboration and partnerships, both onshore and offshore, New Zealand companies pool their knowledge, experience and capability and effectively share risks of establishing in any export market. Collaborations and partnerships work.
Hear from Mike Killick NZTE South Island Coalitions Manager on why coalitions matter and how to go about it. Experience first-hand from three exporters involved in coalitions.

This stream is to cover:
a. What partnerships and collaborations look like
b. Successful outcomes of collaborating
c. How you can make it work for you to grow your exports.

Andrew Sharp, CEO, Bobux International
John Stokes, Co-Founder & Export Director, The Produce Company & Eat the Kiwi
Hayden Johnston, Founding Director, Tarras Vineyard & Tuku 

Q&A and Panel Discussion
 3.30pm  Networking and Refreshments
 4.00pm  Part Three: BE INSPIRED - Hear from three outstanding and unique Kiwi exporters, the passion, the vision and the journey
 Prepare for next level inspiration! The real deal, warts and all, stories from the front. 
  • Andrew Sharp, Bobux International
  • Amanda Santos, Tekron
  • Others, TBC
 5.30pm Event Concludes   

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Member Individual - earlybird (until 27 July)           $160 + GST  
Member Table of 8 - earlybird (until 27 July) $1,120 + GST  
Member Individual - regular $190 + GST  
Member Table of 8 - regular $1,360 + GST  
Non-Member Individual   $380 + GST  
Non-Member Table of 8  $2,880 + GST
Student $60 + GST