F&B Connect: Palmerston North 2018

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Palmerston North CBD (TBC)

Palmerston North, 4410

New Zealand

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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 our keynotes journey to success
  • Learn how CEDA and James & Wells 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


9.30am Arrival and registration

9.50am Opening and welcome from Chair

A welcome from our hosts and local supporting organisation.

Representative from the Central Economic Development Agency

9.55am Keynote: “The Good, The Bad and The Ugly”: Our journey to success

This session reflects on the producer's journey to success on the local, national and global stage, and some of the most valuable lessons learnt along the way.

Speaker TBC.

10.10am: 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?

10.25am: 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.

Representative from James & Wells IP

10.40am: 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 covers changes in judging categories and what you could be in to win.

Representative from the NZ Food Awards Team

10.55am: Case Study: Building a winning food safety programme

11.10am: 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

11.25am: Connect Q&A

Want more detail from our speakers? Grab some light lunch and put your questions to our speakers in this fireside chat.

Representative from Central Economic Development Agency

12.00pm: Networking

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Palmerston North, 4410

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