Annual conference Nov 1-3: speaker list grows

The Buying Director of Aldi Australia heads a stellar list of speakers at this year's FGC conference, which is in Wellington from 1-3 November.

Dean Fleischmann joins Kellogg’s Australia Managing Director Belinda Tumbers, Trade Me chairman and former All Black David Kirk, T&G’s Executive General Manager NZ Produce Andrew Keaney, Mars General Manager Gerry Lynch, Goodman Fielder Managing Director Tim Deane, business growth strategist Bruce Ross, brand interaction innovator Andrew Plimmer, dietitian and registered nutritionist Nikki Hart, Politik Editor-Owner Richard Harman.

The conference will be held at Te Papa, and the dinner will be in Parliament’s Banquet Hall, and will be hosted by Wellington Central MP Grant Robertson.

The MC will be actor and broadcaster Oliver Driver.

A feature of the conference will be an exclusive member-only opportunity to tour Te Papa’s ‘Gallipoli – The Scale of our War’ exhibition, the Weta Workshop creation that will finish in November next year. This viewing will allow delegates to avoid the huge queues which have seen more than two million people go through it in just two years.

There are still opportunities for members to take up sponsorship packages available at the conference. These provide an excellent opportunity to gain brand exposure among the FMCG industry’s leaders, and include session and workshop sponsorships, signage, and the opportunity to promote goods on trade stands or by way of competitions.

For further information, contact Kira Mikelatos in the FGC office 04 470 7725 or email her.

Workshops include: How Trade Policy Affects Your Export Business (Stephanie Honey and Sarah Patterson), Food Rescue Scheme (Kiwiharvest), Talent & Diversity, Health & Safety, Industry Relations, and Media Training Refresh (Sean Plunket and Sharon van Gulik).