Annual conference Nov 1-3: speaker list grows

Kellogg’s Australia Managing Director Belinda Tumbers is the latest confirmed speaker for FGC’s annual conference, to be held in Wellington from 1-3 November.

Registrations are filling fast for the event, which is expected to sell out.

Belinda Tumbers joins a list of excellent speakers, including: Dean Fleischmann, Buying Director of ALDI Australia; Bruce Ross, business growth strategist; Andrew Plimmer, brand interaction innovator, of Motim Technologies; Andrew Keaney, T&G’s Executive General Manager NZ Produce; Ian Proudfoot, head of consumer/industrial markets and agribusiness at KPMG; dietitian and registered nutritionist Nikki Hart; Steve Anderson, of Foodstuffs SI, and Chris Quin, of Foodstuffs NI; Tim Deane, of Goodman Fielder; Richard Harman, of Politik.

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.

Members are invited to consider a variety of 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 confirmed so far 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).