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F&B Connect: Christchurch 2018

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Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square

52 Cathedral Square

Christchurch, Canterbury 8011

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Brought to you by the NZ Food Awards, F&B Connect is your opportunity to engage with and learn from your peers and industry stakeholders:

  • Gain valuable market insights for developing truly competitive products from Countdown Supermarkets
  • Be inspired by Barker's of Geraldine's journey to success
  • Learn how industry stakeholders can help support aspiring and growing foodies
  • Discover how the NZ Food Awards Program can assist you in taking the next step in your journey.


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1.45pm Arrival and registration

2.00pm Opening and welcome

2.05pm “The Good, The Bad and The Ugly”: Our journey to success

Hear about Barker's of Geraldine's journey to success on the local, national and global stage, and some of the most valuable lessons learnt along the way.

Michael Barker, Chairman, Barker's of Geraldine

2.20pm: Global Movement for Kiwis: The impact of international trends in F&B

What do the dynamics of the natural vs. created movement mean for producers in New Zealand? How could trends in the international market affect the future of food and food production New Zealand?

2.35pm: Using Intellectual Property to Control and Leverage Food Innovation

This session gives an overview of the key considerations when identifying and leveraging your intellectual property and the strength of Kiwi IP in the international market.

Stephanie Hadley, Solicitor, James & Wells IP

2.50pm: Case study: Building a robust food safety programme

How can you successfully develop and scaled your food safety programme?

3.05pm: Recognising the best of the best: The 2018 NZ Food Awards

Interested in adding another award to your trophy cabinet? This overview of the NZ Food Awards, powered by Massey University, covers changes in judging categories and what you could be in to win.

Representative from The New Zealand Food Awards Team

3.20pm: Stand out on the shelf: Utilising consumer trends in product and packaging development

Every year, transactions from One Card users are collated and used to take suppliers through to Countdown’s shelves. Hear about the key considerations for making your products move from shelf to trolley. Get in front of the trading and local store teams, and hear how Countdown is making it easier for all local producers to get on the shelf.

Representative from Countdown Supermarkets

3.35pm: Connect Q&A. Want more detail from our speakers? Grab some nibbles and put your questions to our speakers in this fireside chat.


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