ExportNZ Central Conference

Date: Thursday 25 Jul 2019     Time: 8:30am to 5pm

Venue: Palmerston North Convention Centre, 354 Main Street, Palmerston North


For a small country, New Zealand is full of businesses with big goals and big ambitions. Growth is the game, and luckily there are plenty of success stories to inspire motivation and illustrate valuable lessons.

Learning to lead your team through internationalisation and rapid growth are areas we know exporters are keen to learn more about.

Businesses want to learn about the challenges and the barriers they could face, but mostly they want to hear how others have successfully navigated their business through it all as well.

To bring it all together for you in one place, we are proud to launch the ExportNZ Central Region Conference. Whether you export, are looking to export, or just want keep up with what’s happening in Kiwi business, this is for you.

ExportNZ Central Region Conference is not just a business event; it is an invigorating, high-level experience bringing together some of the central region’s most influential and successful international businesses.

You’ll be treated to a showcase of Kiwi businesses achieving around the globe, featuring world-class New Zealand success stories. It will be focused on practical tips and proven ideas to grow a business of any size to the international stage.

We have a great line up already confirmed, with more to come. To give you a taste of what to expect:

  • we have Grant Smith, Mayor of Palmerston North welcoming us all to his great city;
  • John Riley from Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade discussing Trade Agreements;
  • The Minister of Trade, Hon. David Parker, speaking on the government’s goals and aspirations for trade;

and that’s all before morning tea.

Then we have a super line up of home-grown international businesses speaking on each of the following areas:

  • Technology – The changing environment
    Chris Deere | CEO | Integration Technologies Limited
    John-Daniel Trask | Co-founder & CEO | Raygun
    Mike Atkins | Head of Trade Finance | ASB
  • Growing Pains
    Ari Sargent |  Founder |  Powershop & Flux Federation
  • Food & Beverage – Challenges
    Glen Simmonds | Operations Manager |  Malteurop
    Jamie Burns | Operations Manager |  JR’s Orchard
    Sarah Sherriff | Head of Export & Finance | Fix & Fogg
  • Lessons Learned – Leadership, determination and taking your team on the journey
    Phil Holden | Ex-CEO | NZ Rugby League
    Nick Rogers | Commercial Manager | Tui Brewery
  • Top Exports – They too have challenges
    Mark Piper | Senior Management team | Fonterra
    Doug Ducker | Managing Director | Pan Pac Forest Products
    Terry Copeland | CEO | Federated Farmers

Places are limited. Book today to secure yours.

Organised by:

Steph Gundersen-Reid

Non-Member Price: Early Bird $349 + gst | Standard $395 + gst

Please note: Early bird ends 7 July



Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be received 5 clear working days prior to the event. Cancellations after this time and ‘no-shows’ on the day will be charged the full invoice amount. Substitutions are permitted if you can no longer attend.