ExportNZ Breakfast

Our first ExportNZ Breakfast for 2018 sets the scene for the year ahead. 

Westpac's Chief Economist Dominick Stephens and ExportNZ's Executive Director Catherine Beard will present economic updates, followed by a presentation from Champion Canterbury Business Award's Supreme winner Original Foods Baking Co. and Golden Bay's BioBalance.

A must for all exporters, the ExportNZ Breakfasts are a great way to connect with others as well as learn from real-life case studies.


Dominick Stephens, Chief Economist, WestpacDominick Stephens Circle Photo

Dominick started his career at the Reserve Bank of New Zealand, where he was involved in forecasting and modelling the New Zealand economy. 

Dominick joined Westpac as a Senior Economist in 2006, and became Chief Economist in 2011. His most well-known research concerns the roles of taxation, interest rates and inflation on the New Zealand housing market. He has also published research on the exchange rate, New Zealand’s labour market, and macroeconomic modelling.


Jane Mayell and Mike Sproule, Original Foods Baking Co.original foods

One of New Zealand's largest privately owned baking companies, the wholesale baked goods company was established in Christchurch in 1991 and produces more than 90 sweet treats including cakes, donuts, muffins, brownies sold under Original Foods Co., Goofy, Bite Me and generic supermarket brands. The multi-award winning, family-owned business bakes thousands of delicious morsels which can be found throughout New Zealand and the South Pacific. The company attributes its longevity and success to the use of fresh, local New Zealand ingredients wherever possible.


Ruth Boyes, General Manager, BioBalance

Ruth Boyes CircleBioBalance products are a range of high-quality, mainly plant-based vegetarian and ethically sourced natural health products for local and international markets.
BioBalance is owned by the Butler family from Golden Bay who have over 30 years’ experience in Natural Health. Their unique products offer you a way to stay well, feel great, live your life with the energy and vitality you deserve, to allow you to stay True to Your Nature™. In addition to locally-sourced products, BioBalance partners with certified organic producers to build a premium range of international organic superfoods, including Peruvian Maca, Dominican Cacao, Ecuadorian Moringa, Japanese Matcha and Sri Lankan Coconut Oil.  
Ruth – has had over 16 years’ experience in marketing and sales, growing and managing business, and joined BioBalance 2 years ago to take on the role of General Manager just as sales were taking off in Asia due to a tweet by a popular Taiwanese/Cantonese movie star.



Catherine Beard, Executive Director, ExportNZCatherine Beard Circle

Catherine works with government and other key decision makers on issues of concern to exporters and manufacturers.

Catherine has spent the last 20 years as a lobbyist and advocate for several industries, including on climate change issues for the energy-intensive sector, all aspects of the fire and general insurance sector and dairy issues in the agricultural sector.

She represents BusinessNZ at the Global Federation of Competitiveness Council.

Catherine co-founded a design and manufacturing business that won national design awards for children’s furniture.


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ExportNZ Canterbury is a division of the Canterbury Employers' Chamber of Commerce. Members of the Chamber automatically gain membership to ExportNZ Canterbury and its specialist services.

For more information on the Export Breakfast please email Alex Thorpe or call 353 4165.

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1 March 2018


7:30am to 9:30am


Rydges Hotel, Latimer Square



$65 + GST

Member - Table of 8

$480 + GST


$130 + GST

Non-Member - Table of 8

$960 + GST

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