NZGSTA Conference 2021

New Zealand Grain & Seed Trade Association

“People, Planet & Prosperity” 2021 Annual Conference

20th – 21st October 2021

InterContinental Wellington

Wednesday, 20th October 2021

9:00amRegistration Desk Opens
12:00pmNZGSTA President Welcome and Lunch
1:00pmBUSINESS GROUP MEETINGS
Facilitated by Ian (Whit) Whitehouse and Lesley Woudberg:  Topic – “Where to next for NZGSTA? What should be the Association’s priorities? What can we do better?”
– Forage & Turf – Chair – Callum Davidson
– Services to Seed – Chair – Evan Johnston
– Grains & Pulses – Chair – Ed Luisetti
– Vegetable Seed – Chair – Charlotte Connoley

3:30pmAfternoon Tea
4:00pmMPI – Update on Seed Import & Export Issues/Strategic Overview
4:30pmSeed Certification Information System – Update
6:00pmWelcome Drinks & Cocktail Function – Parliament House – Dress Code Business Attire
7:30pmDelegates own time

Thursday, 21st October 2021

8:30amWelcome, NZGSTA President & Minister of Agriculture – Hon Damien O’Connor
8:45amDr Anne Bardsley – Deputy Director Koi Tū: The Centre for Informed Futures: “Future Ahead – Long term Food Strategy for Challenges in the Post-Covid World”
9:30amFeedback from Facilitators
10:30amMorning Tea & Refreshments
11:00amAGM
12:15pm Justin Inwood & Paige Abernethy – NZGSTA Scholarship Recipients – “The next generation to take up a career in the Seed Industry”
12:30pmSponsors Presentations
12:45pmLunch – Buffet
1:30pmPenny Clark Hall – Founder of Social Licence Consulting: “The Social Licence to Operate”
2:15pmAllan Burne – MPI – “Emerging Risk System”
2:30pmSponsors Presentations
2:45pmAfternoon Tea
3:15pmProf Derrick Moot – Professor Department of Agricultural Science Lincoln University: “Regenerative Agriculture – Hype or Reality?”
4:00pmPenny Nelson – Deputy Director General MPI: “Biosecurity & MPI Update”
6:30pmPre-Dinner Drinks & Gala Dinner – Te Papa Museum
Guest Speaker – Keith Quinn
Programme as at 24 May 2021

Hotel Accommodation

InterContinental, Wellington

2 Grey Street, Wellington

Our Annual Conference this year will take place in the Capital City of Wellington.

Accommodation – Negotiated rates have been arranged for the conference. King Standard Room $259 per night or King Deluxe Room $299 per night.

Breakfast – a full buffet breakfast served in the Chameleon restaurant is available at $27.00 per person per day.

Please note the following information regarding accommodation:

  • A contact number/email and credit card must be provided.
  • Guests are responsible for payment of room direct to the hotel.
  • Cancellation is 30 days prior to arrival date. Bookings cancelled within 30 days will be charged a cancellation penalty equal to the nights cancelled.
  • The link will expire 60 days prior to arrival and rooms are subject to availability at all times.

Check in time: Standard check time is 3:00pm and early check in is subject to availability.  The concierge team will assist all early arrival guests with the luggage to safely store bags and deliver to rooms when it is available.

Check out time: Standard check out time is 11:00am, any late check-out request is subject to availability.

Parking
Valet Parking Facility is available at $40 per vehicle per night, no pre booking is required.

Book Accommodation