“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 “Driving Sustainability,Value & Growth”. Some of the topics to be covered at this year’s conference include: major mega trends that may impact on the red meat sector in the future; policy platforms of key parties in the lead up to the general election this year of relevance to the red meat sector; innovation in processing in Australia and New Zealand; what is happening globally on trade policy; and changing consumer behaviours in China post COVID-19.
Nathan Guy, Chair, Meat Industry Association of New Zealand (Inc) & Kate Acland, 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
The annual conference provides delegates from across the sector with a programme of high quality speakers covering the most topical issues relevant to our sector, with ample opportunity to network.
WHAT IS THE CONFERENCE?
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.
WHO IS IT FOR?
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.
Government officials and others from agribusiness organisations.
Businesses that provide products and services to the red meat industry, such as logistics, technology, packaging, and insurance.
WHAT WILL I EXPERIENCE?
Become a sponsor
Engage with key leaders and other delegates from across the red meat sector.
MEAT BUSINESS WOMEN LUNCH
Sunday 6 August, Weta Workshop Uncorked meeting room
Level 5, 88 Federal Street, Auckland
12pm – $80 per head
You can purchase a ticket to the lunch separately, or when you register for the conference .
The 2023 conference is being held at SkyCity Theatre in Auckland. It begins with a welcome cocktail function on Sunday evening 6 August and continues with a full day programme of speakers on Monday 7 August. The conference will conclude with a gala dinner on Monday evening.