Half-Yearly Meeting and AGM
The 2014 FGC Half-Yearly Meeting and AGMwill be held at Villa Maria, South Auckland, on 22 May. Registrations are open.
To register click here: https://www.s2nevents.co.nz/FGC14MY_reg.asp
Finance Minister Bill English, fresh from delivering his sixth Budget a week earlier, will be the keynote speaker at the FGC Half-Yearly Conference and AGM this Thursday at Villa Maria in Auckland. He will analyse the Budget for FGC members. You need to be at the conference to hear first-hand his take on it and what it will mean for the economy. Have we finally shrugged off the effects of the Global Financial Crisis? Is the Government still on track to achieve a surplus by 2014/15? What is the outlook for growth? What’s his take on the value of the dollar? He has kindly agreed to take questions from the floor, so you will have the opportunity to ask these and other questions at the end of his address.
Keynote - Professor David Hughes, Professor of Food Marketing
Professor David Hughes has an unparalleled knowledge of global food issues and opportunities and will offer an update on the latest consumer trends and issues facing our industry. He is Emeritus Professor of Food Marketing at Imperial College London, and Visiting Professor at the University of Kent Business School and at the Royal Agricultural College, UK. He works closely with senior management of food and beverage firms on business strategy development and with governments on food policy formulation.
Phil O’Reilly, Chief Executive, Business NZ
Phil O’Reilly runs New Zealand’s largest business advocacy group, representing thousands of businesses of all sizes. He and his Wellington-based team work with companies, organisations and political and other decision makers, advocating for New Zealand’s success through sustainable economic growth. Phil regularly meets government ministers and MPs, making submissions to government and community groups. His background includes industrial advocacy and leadership roles in banking, publishing and media.