Red Meat Sector Conference


Reinventing for Sustainable Value

31 July
1 August
Te Pae Christchurch

“The Red Meat Sector Conference is jointly hosted by the Meat Industry Association (MIA), and Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) and is the most significant networking event on the red meat calendar, bringing together all sector participants.

This year’s theme is “Reinventing for Sustainable Value”. Some of the topics to be covered at this year’s conference include innovation, challenges and opportunities facing the sector (including economics, logistics and labour), technology and innovation to combat climate change, and consumer drivers pushing companies to reposition and rebrand.

John Loughlin, Chair, Meat Industry Association of New Zealand (Inc) & Andrew Morrison, Chair, Beef + Lamb New Zealand Ltd

01.What and why

The objective of the Red Meat Sector Conference is to promote and foster the red meat sector by providing a framework for engagement with farmers, industry and networks, as well as showcasing innovation and best practice.

02.Who should attend

The conference attracts delegates and sponsors from across the spectrum of the red meat sector. These include leaders from farming, processing and marketing, senior government officials and representatives from associated industries and sectors such as shipping, packing, banking, farming supplies and research and development. If your organisation is involved in the red meat sector, we invite you to be part of this peak industry event.

03.What to expect

You will hear from internationally acclaimed speakers on topics currently affecting the industry, and from young people just starting out in the industry who will become our future leaders.

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The goal of the conference is to promote and foster the red meat sector by providing a framework for engagement between farmers, industry, and service providers, as well as showcasing expertise and best practice.


The Red Meat Sector conference provides delegates from across the red meat sector with a programme of high quality speakers and ample opportunities to network.


MIA members with meat processing facilities, including beef and sheep, and further processing.


MIA members that market meat products globally.


MIA members that export meat products to other countries, including processor/exporters and those that export but have no processing facilities.


Beef+Lamb New Zealand Ltd levy paying farmers.

05.Policy makers

Government officials and others from agribusiness organisations.

06.Affiliate business

Businesses that provide products and services to the red meat industry, such as logistics, technology, packaging, and insurance.

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Become a sponsor

Engage with key leaders and other delegates from across the red meat sector.

Sponsorship Opportunities Booklet


Sunday 31 July –┬áRiverside Kitchen

100 Oxford Terrace, Christchurch

12pm – $75 per head

You can purchase a ticket to the lunch separately, or when you register for the conference .

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The 2022 conference will be held at Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre. It begins with a welcome cocktail function on Sunday evening 31 July and continues with a full day programme of speakers on Monday 1 August. The conference will conclude with a gala dinner on Monday evening.

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