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F&B Connect: Palmerston North 2018

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Sir Geoffrey Peren Auditorium

Massey University

Tiritea Road

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 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




AGENDA

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”

With roles ranging from food technologist through to general management, directorship and nutritionist, Carolyn will share her experiences in F&B through these different lenses - and some of the most valuable lessons she has learnt along the way.

Carolyn Paewai-Young, Director, NZ Food and Beverage Group Ltd

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?

Julia Jones, Farm Specialist Enterprise Agri-Food, KPMG

10.25am: 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

10.30am: Case Study: Capitalising on success

In this session, Belinda will share the successes of Spiers Foods and Turk's Poultry and the role awards programmes have had in capitalising on that success.

Belinda Bonnor, Marketing Consultant for Spiers Foods and Turk's Poultry, Zest Marketing

10.40am: Case Study: Building a winning food safety programme

Hear how Turk’s Poultry Farm successfully developed and scaled their food safety programme, and some of the lessons learned along the way.

Ron Turk, Managing Director, Turk's Poultry

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.

Nikhil Sawant, Merchandise Manager, 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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Sir Geoffrey Peren Auditorium

Massey University

Tiritea Road

Palmerston North, 4410

New Zealand

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