NZGSTA Conference 2019

New Zealand Grain & Seed Trade Association

“Regional Success” 2019 Annual Conference

23 – 24 October 2019. Novotel Lakeside Rotorua

Wednesday 23rd October 2019

9:00amRegistration desk opens
12:00pmLUNCH, Welcome NZGSTA President

1:00pmBUSINESS GROUP MEETINGS

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

 

3:30pmAFTERNOON TEA
4:00pmMPI update on Seed Import & Export issues
6:00pmWELCOME DRINKS
7:30pmDELEGATE’S OWN TIME

Thursday 24th October 2019

8:30amWelcome, NZGSTA President
8:35amRotorua Mayor – Opening
9:00amAGM (for Members of NZGSTA only)
10:00amMORNING BREAK AND REFRESHMENTS
10:30amStephen Lee CEO Manuka Farming NZ Ltd – “Regional Economic Development and Manuka Plantations”
11:15am Sponsor
11.30am Prof. Paul Spoonley Pro Vice Chancellor, Massey University – “Rural regions & development”
12:15pmSponsor
12:30pmLUNCH – Buffet
1:15pmHon Shane Jones Minister of Regional Economic Development – “Government initiatives & regional development”
2:15pmSponsors
2:45pmAFTERNOON TEA
3:15pmRoelf Schreuder Director, NZ Gourmet –
“Innovative use of regional resources”
4:00pmStu Hutchings CEO, Kiwifruit Vine Health –
“Industry trends & biosecurity”
4:45pmGeorge Gerard – Summation of “biosecurity” session
6:00pmCONFERENCE PRE DINNER DRINKS, DINNER & ENTERTAINMENT

Friday 25th October – Post Conference Field Trip (optional)

8:30am – 10:30amScion – Crown research institute that specialises in research, science and technology development for the forestry, wood product, wood-derived materials, and other biomaterial sectors.
11:00am – 1:00pmMamaku Blue Blueberry Farm – incl. lunch – Authentic blueberry farm, orchard and winery. Supplying fresh and frozen blueberries and gooseberries for local farmers markets, and also stocking a variety of specialized products.
 Bus will return to hotel via Airport approx. 2:00pm

Hotel Accommodation

Novotel Rotorua Lakeside

Lake End, Tutanekai Street, Rotorua

Centrally located on the lakefront and village green, Novotel Rotorua is within easy walking distance of cafes and the central city. Modern, spacious and
air-conditioned accommodation rooms feature wifi connectivity, flat screen television, mini-bar, safe, ironing facilities, coffee and tea facilities.

Complimentary car-parking and special access and interconnecting rooms are available on request at both hotels.

Accommodation rate at Novotel Rotorua Lakeside for the New Zealand Grain & Seed Trade Association Conference, 22nd – 26th October 2019.

Novotel Rotorua – Superior room from $229.00 per room per night Book here

ibis Rotorua Hotel

Lake End, Rangiuru Street, Rotorua

ibis is located right next to the Novotel (conference venue) and offers guests everything needed for a comfortable and pleasant stay. All rooms are air-conditioned, with wifi connectivity, flat screen TV, iron and ironing board, refrigerator, coffee and tea making facilities.

Complimentary car-parking and special access and interconnecting rooms are available on request at both hotels.

Accommodation rate at ibis Rotorua Hotel for the New Zealand Grain & Seed Trade Association Conference, 22nd – 23rd October 2019.

ibis Rotorua – Standard room from $169.00 per room per night, including breakfast for one Book here

Please note rates are subject to availability and valid up until 22nd September 2019. Rates valid for booking period 22nd – 23rd October 2019 (ibis) and 22nd – 26th October 2019 (Novotel) only, if you wish to stay outside of these dates kindly contact our reservations team directly on h1874-re1@accor.com