NZGSTA Conference 2018

REGISTRATIONS TO THE CONFERENCE HAVE NOW CLOSED.

New Zealand Grain & Seed Trade Association

“Seeds of Success” 2018 Annual Conference

17 – 18 October 2018. Crowne Plaza, Christchurch

Wednesday 17th October 2018

8:00amRegistration desk opens for delegates to collect their name labels and programme

8:30amSECTIONAL BUSINESS GROUP MEETINGS

  • Forage & Turf
  • Vegetable Seed
  • Services to Seed
  • Grains

CONTINUOUS REFRESHMENTS

11:00amAGM (for Members of NZGSTA only)
12:45pmHon. Damien O’Connor, Minister of Agriculture, Biosecurity, Food Safety and Rural Communities
1:00pmLUNCH, Welcome NZGSTA President
2:00pmSponsors
2:30pmRosie Bosworth, Tech futurist:
“Agriculture a sunset industry or what?”
3:15pmAFTERNOON TEA
3:45pmMeet the Regulators, John Randall and Dr Rose Souza Richards – Ministry for Primary Industries
“Seed Import & Export Issues”
4:30pmRichard Grigor
“Industry retrospective”
6:00pmWELCOME DRINKS AND BOOK LAUNCH
Rt. Hon. David Carter and David Melhuish

7:30pmDELEGATE’S OWN TIME

Thursday 18th October 2018

8:30amWelcome, NZGSTA President
8:35amAndrew Priest, Ngai Tahu Farming
“Diversified farmer”
9:15amProf. Keith Woodford, Lincoln University
“Future foods – implications for industry”
10:00amAndrew Curtis, Irrigation NZ
“Future of irrigation and water”
10:30amMORNING BREAK AND REFRESHMENTS
11:00amHon. Kris Faafoi, Minister of Commerce
“PVR Act reform update”
11:30amProf. Paula Jameson, Canterbury University
“Gene technologies: potential benefits and future challenges”
12:00pmSponsors
1:00pmLUNCH – Buffet
1:30pm   Jo Gascoigne, Ministry for the Environment
“Climate change: challenges & opportunities for the industry”
2:15pmDoug Michael, Gladfield Malt
“A regional success story”
3:00pmAFTERNOON TEA
3:30pmRuud Kleinpaste
“Biosecurity and Biodiversity and the way forward”
4:00pm John Norling, FNZC Head of Wealth Management Research & Strategy  
“Thinking about the future in an uncertain world”
4:30pm Justin Inwood, NZGSTA Scholar
6:30pmCONFERENCE PRE DINNER DRINKS, DINNER & ENTERTAINMENT – Sixty6 on Peterborough

Tuesday 16th October – Golf ‘Ambrose’ Tournament

DurationApprox. 1.30pm – 6.00pm
LocationRussley Golf Club, Memorial Avenue, Christchurch
1:30pmBurger & Beer at golf course
2:15pmTeams of 4 start to tee off
4:30pmPrize giving in Clubrooms Refreshments and canapés served

Accommodation


HOTEL ACCOMMODATION AT Crowne Plaza Hotel, 764 Colombo Street, Christchurch may be booked by clicking this link.

Or phone 03 741 2800 and quote “Seed Industry Conference”.

Delegates rate for Bed and Breakfast are:

1x king bedroom $220.00Per night for single, twin or double – upgrades are available at $40 per night. These rates are extended for pre and post conference dates.

Seeds of Success Publication 2018

Dave McKinnon, in conjunction with seedsmen from the industry has produced a highly readable account of the history of the NZ Grain & Seed Industry Association over the last 100 years.

With 236 pages of text, fully indexed and richly illustrated with full colour photographs and diagrams, “Seeds of Success“ details the birth of the association through to the present day.

Due for release on 17th October 2018.

Pre-order your copy now

REGISTRATIONS TO THE CONFERENCE HAVE NOW CLOSED.