and The Chamber are proud to bring you one of the country's premier export events which has been designed to inform, inspire and help you navigate and grow your global markets.

This programme will be delivered in two sessions with the first session presented by key note speakers and supported by a panel discussion made up from some of New Zealand's top exporters. They will provide an overview of the current export market with a focus on understanding global trends, the impact these have on local businesses and the strategies which have lead to their success. The second session will be where Kiwi exporters share their export journey, including the challenges and successes along the way, and what other exporters can learn and apply to their own strategies.

8.30am   Registration and networking over breakfast
  Global Connections Opening and Welcome 
    MC – Nadine Higgins
    Catherine Beard, Executive Director, ExportNZ
SESSION ONE - Global Trends: Impact and Strategies 
Learn how some of our best Kiwi exporters adapt, evaluate and respond to succeed in the rapidly evolving global environment.  
 9.10am   A global view from the Top: trade priorities, opportunities and challenges
Chris Seed, CEO, Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade

A NZ perspective on the global situation regarding tariff wars, BREXIT, FTA’s, WTO and who our friends are. Should we be worried? And what are our opportunities.
 9.25am   How NZ’s biggest exporter recognises, analyses and deals with change
Simon Tucker, Director Stakeholder Affairs, Fonterra  
How Fonterra recognises, analyses and deals with constant global change (both political and consumer) to continue to grow exports, diversify, innovate and remain viable. The important lessons learnt and how this can relate to and help other NZ exporters navigate global change. Simon will also unpack what can set us apart as a NZ exporter and explore future global market opportunities outside of our traditional top five China, Australia, USA, Japan and South Korea.  
 9.45am   The Impact Panel
Chris Seed and Simon Tucker with Shaun Maloney CEO, Seequent
Political change, consumer trends, environmental change, viability, innovation, profitability, business for good, analysing data and where to get it from, standing out and being a NZ exporter. The list is long what should we focus on to grow, thrive and make a big impact as an exporter. 
 10.25am   Perception VS Reality: A deep dive into how the world sees New Zealand.
Rebecca Smith, Director, NZ Story
How a market sees us and your place in the world can have a massive impact on your potential market share, access to markets and distributors. Get the latest insights from NZStory on what this looks like and how to navigate it successfully. 
 10.40am   Networking break and morning tea
SESSION TWO - Export Growth Insights 
Successful Kiwi exporters share their journeys – the challenges, successes and what makes them tick. 
11.30am   Faceme: Digital Humans: Emotional connection will change your digital world. 
Shehan Bala Director Faceme
Faceme’s advanced conversational Artificial Intelligence (AI) is transforming customer experience. Hear how leveraging the uniqueness of their homegrown and world leading product has lead Faceme on an extraordinary export journey. 
11.50am   Natural Pet Food Group AKA K9 Natural: A NZ marketing story
Neil Hinton, CEO, Natural Pet Food Group

K9’s explosive marketing story utilising all that’s good about the NZ brand, the importance of product development to fit consumer expectations, and K9’s targeted market entry strategies.
 12.10pm   The Better Packaging Co: Revolutionary, comPOSTable, ecommerce packaging: An export story where generating waste is not an option.
Rebecca Percasky, Director, The Better Packaging Co (TBPCo)
We believe it is the social responsibility of our business to give back to the world, just as it gives to us. This is what makes a truly sustainable business. Hear how TBPCo’s stunning export journey is achieving this with amazing results by revolutionising the ecommerce and retail packaging market around the world.  
 12.30pm   Influencing outcomes: When pitching an idea or presenting on a topic, you want to be able to persuade and influence 
Michael Philpott, Executive Speaker Coach & Investment Pitch Coach, Smart & Wise Ltd
Michael will share case studies, examples, and tips and tricks to help you naturally achieve this. 
 12.50pm   Wrapping it up – the key take-aways
    AirNZ Cargo
 1.00pm   Networking and light lunch
    Join fellow exporters to discuss the morning’s sessions over lunch - before you head back to the office to take on the world.