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F&B Connect: Wellington 2018

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The Dowse Art Museum and Dowse Square

45 Laings Road

Lower Hutt, Wellington 5010

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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 Whittaker's journey to success
  • Learn how WREDA 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.


AGENDA

10.00am Arrival and registration

10.20am Opening from WREDA

A welcome from our hosts and Chair.

Geoff Copps, Sector Development Manager Business Growth & Innovation, Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency

10.25am Keynote: “The Good, The Bad and The Ugly”: Our journey to success

Philip reflects on Whittaker’s journey to success on the local, national and global stage, and some of the most valuable lessons learnt along the way.

Philip Poole, Chief Marketing Officer, Whittaker’s

10.40am: 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?

10.55am: Using Intellectual Property to Control and Leverage Food Innovation

This session is 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

11.10am: 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

11.25am: Navigating the regulatory environment for export

11.40am: 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

11.55am: Connect Q&A. Want more detail from our speakers? Grab some light lunch and put your questions to our speakers in this fireside chat, facilitated by Geoff Copps.


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