Women in Seed Forum – 2024

New Zealand Grain & Seed Trade Association is pleased to host the


2024 “Women in Seed Forum”


To be held at the


Chateau on the Park – Great Hall

189 Deans Avenue, Riccarton, Christchurch

Tuesday 21st May 2023

7:45am – 5:00pm

Presented for Women in the grain and seed industry to create
opportunities for networking, professional and personal development.

Cost $295.00 pp (GST incl)

Includes breakfast, lunch & refreshments 

Programme - Tuesday 21st May 2024

7.45am Registration
8:15am Networking Breakfast & Welcome
Charlotte Connoley
President: NZGSTA
9:00am Professor Andrew Allan
Plant & Food Research / The Auckland University

"CRISPR and Gene Editing. What does it mean for the Industry?"
9:45am Clare Bradley
Chief Executive Officer: Agrisea New Zealand

"Science and Innovation"
10:30am Morning Tea
10:50am Fiona Anderson
PHD Student: Seed Industry Research Centre

“Reseach Project and the relevance to the Big Picture for the Seed Industry”
11:30pm Amy Scott
Communication Expert

“Challenges of Communication and Speaking Out; Understanding your Strengths”
12:15pm Networking Lunch
(Pattersons Restaurant – Downstairs)
1:30pm Dr Linda Johnston
Science Group Manager: AgResearch

“Supporting Resilient Farming Systems”
2:15pm Charlotte Glass
Managing Director: Agri Magic Limited

"Walking your own Path"
3:00pm Afternoon Tea
3:20pm Bridgit Hawkins
Chief Sustainability Officer: CropX Technologies

" What is Fields of Change? Opportunity for Women to Increase their Role in the Primary Industry"
4:00pm Claire Turnbull
Managing Director: Mission Nutrition| Author | Speaker

“Creating a Healthier Relationship with Food; Keeping well when Life is Busy and Being Kind to Yourself”
4:45pm Conclusion: Q & A

More info, Accommodation, Transport & Parking

Register individually or as a group, please supply names and contact details for each person.

Advise any dietary requirements you might have.

Accommodation is available at the venue at $200.00 pp/night.

Book via the following link, click book a room, select edit stay at the top of the screen for the nights required.

NZGSTA 2024 Women in Seed Forum (hilton.com)


Parking – Free parking is available on site.

Contact: Sharon at sharon.dawe@seedindustrynz.co.nz

Registrations have now closed