2021 Programme

CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

Welcome to our 2021 programme

(Conference planners reserve the right to change the conference programme where necessary.)

Sunday 25 July Terrace Kitchen

12.00-2.30pm

Meat Business Women Lunch

Terrace Kitchen, 1029 Tutanekai Street, Rotorua

Additional cost - $60

Sunday 25 July 2021 Holiday Inn

6.00-8.00pm

Welcome cocktails

The welcome cocktails will be held in the newly renovated Pohutu Conference Centre at the Holiday Inn, 10 Tryon Street, Whakarewarewa, Rotorua 3010

Sponsored by PrimeXConnect Pty Ltd

Monday 26 July 2021 Distinction Hotel

7.00am

Registration

Distinction Hotel, 390 Fenton Street, Rotorua

Fenton Centre

The registration desk will be open all day in the Fenton Foyer - accessed via the Fenton Centre entrance from the car park.

8.00am

Welcome and Conference Opening

Distinction Hotel, 390 Fenton Street, Rotorua

Fenton Centre

The 2021 Conference will be opened by the chairs of Beef + Lamb NZ Limited and the Meat Industry Association.

Session 1

Seizing the Future

8.30am

Geoff Ross - Founder of 42 Below, and owner of Hawea Station

Rather than defend the problem, attack the opportunity: Geoff will share his perspectives on the Red Meat Sector, our strengths, challenges and opportunities based on his experience in founding 42 Below and more recently joining the sector as a farmer and member of Pure Advantage

9.15am

Andrea Vance - Stuff Senior Journalist

An Update on the New Zealand Political Landscape and Policy Developments: Andrea will provide an overview of the New Zealand political landscape and highlight key policies that may affect the Red Meat Sector

09.50-10.20am

MORNING TEA

Networking opportunity in the trade stand exhibition area

Sponsored by AsureQuality

Session 2

Silver Linings – looking for opportunity

10.25am

Phil Houlding - Director International Policy, Ministry for Primary Industries

Global Sustainability and food systems developments: Hear government insights and perspective into the global dynamics around red meat and implications for the New Zealand red meat sector of the UNFAO Sustainable Food Summit.

11.10am

Anne Mottet - The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO)

The Challenges of Measuring Sustainability in Livestock Production: Anne will talk about the challenges of measuring sustainability in livestock production using the current metrics and the need for some evolution in the way that livestock production’s environmental impact is measured.

11.50am

Mike Lee – Cofounder and Co-CEO of Alpha Food Labs

The Current and Future Potential of Regenerative Agriculture: Mike will talk about the key findings of a global study for the red meat sector into regenerative agriculture. The study was aimed at building understanding of what consumers globally understand about regenerative agriculture and what the potential market opportunities could be for New Zealand.

12.25-1.25pm

LUNCH

Networking opportunity in the trade stand exhibition area

Sponsored by Kotahi

Session 3

Panel Discussion - COVID Recovery, building resilience into export and supply chain strategies

1.30pm

Charles Finny - Saunders Unsworth - Panel Moderator

COVID Recovery: Building Resilience into Export and Supply Chain Strategies. COVID-19 highlighted the strengths of the red meat sector, its agility and resilience. However, it also highlighted the sector’s (and New Zealand’s) vulnerabilities. In a post-COVID world, how do we ensure our strategy and approach to trade, supply chains and international brand support companies’ ability to leverage opportunities and build off our record 2020 for exports.

Andrew Watene, KPMG

Risk Management and Resilience panellist

Tim Green - GM Strategy People and Partners, New Zealand Trade and Enterprise

Risk Management and Resilience panellist

Julia Jones - Head of Insight, NZX Limited

Risk Management and Resilience panellist

2.35-3.05pm

AFTERNOON TEA

Networking opportunity in the trade stand exhibition area

Sponsored by Napier Port

Session 4

Meat the Future Panel - A fresh perspective from the next generation leaders

3.10pm

Rowena Duncum - Executive Producer The country (NZME) - Panel Moderator

A Fresh Perspective from the Next Generation Leaders. Meet our future leaders and hear about why they were attracted to the sector, their take on what the future holds for the sector and how to attract the talent we need.

Jack Monckton

MIA Scholar and Meat the Future panellist

Charles Taituha

Young farmer and Meat the Future panellist

Harriet Watson

Former MIA Scholar and Meat the Future panellist

Kurt Portas

Young farmer and Meat the Future panellist

4.15-30pm

Conference Closure

6.30pm

Pre-Dinner Drinks

Te Puia, Hemo Road, Tihiotonga, Rotorua 3040

Sponsored by Risk Management Group

7.30pm

Hamburg Sud Gala Dinner

Te Puia, Hemo Road, Tihiotonga, Rotorua 3040

Sponsored by Hamburg Sud