Our 2023 conference has now wrapped up. Gratitude and best wishes to all attendees for making it a success – see you all in 2024!

Held over three days in November in Sydney, Australia, the New Zealand Food and Grocery Council Annual Conference’s theme in 2023 was Shared Horizons. Nothing has better exemplified the value of working together than the events of the past two years, as the Commerce Commission began its Grocery Market Study and then the Government returned with its response.

The annual conference is our biggest member event of the year when the grocery supplier industry comes together to share ideas, learn new things, hear inspiring sector and non-sector experts, and to network. This year the emphasis was huge legislative changes, what lies ahead, and how to deal with them, as well as what’s happening across sustainability, diversity, supply chain, health and regulatory and other daily issues that confront members.

Another thank you to all the speakers and retailers who provided their expertise and insights throughout the conference. All presentations are now available below for those who missed something or would like to recap their memory!

Speakers Presentations

Tobias Tripp

Toitū Envirocare

Presentation: From Green Sprouts to Grown Concerns: The Rise of Greenwashing in FMCG


Access Slides Here: Toitu Envirocare | Tobias Tripp Slides

Access The Video Recording Here:Toitu Envirocare | Tobias Tripp Slides






Debbie Simpson-Pudney

Head of Retail, Solution & Innovation | Circana

Presentation: Game On: Executive Summary – State of the Industry


Access Slides Here: Circana | Debbie Simpson-Pudney Slides






Mike Rudman

Founder | Next Gen Group

Presentation: Code Session NZFGC 2023


Access Slides Here: Next Gen Group | Mike Rudman Slides






Megan Treston

Pacific Managing Director | Nielsen IQ

Presentation: Breakthrough Innovation: Consumer trends shaping new product success


Access Slides Here: Nielsen IQ | Megan Treston Slides






Paul Miller

Founder | Insightful Mobi

Presentation: Synergy Consumer: Navigating The Future Of Retail: Data and AI in Sales Efficiency. 


Access A Report On the Presentation Here: Insightful.Mobi Article






Synergy Consumer

Presentation: Synergy Consumer: Training and Development


Access The Recording (without captions): Synergy Training

Access The Recording (with captions): Synergy Training + Captions






Retailers Presentations

Matthew Lane

Night ‘n’ Day | General Manager

Presentation: NZFGC 2023 | Night ‘n Day


Access Slides Here: Night ‘n Day | Matthew Lane Slides






Chris Quin

Foodstuffs North Island Ltd | Chief Executive Officer

Presentation: Foodstuffs North Island Updates


Access Slides Here: Foodstuffs NI | Chris Quin Slides






Mary Devine

Foodstuffs South Island | Chief Executive Officer

Presentation: Foodstuffs South Island


Access Slides Here: Foodstuffs SI | Mary Devine Slides








This year’s NZFGC conference is proudly sponsored by:


Synergy Consumer

Conference Premier Partner

Synergy Consumer are a small team of highly experienced FMCG Recruitment Consultants. Placing single positions to entire teams with a personalised service from the founding business partners – Hamish Marr, Kevin O’Shannessey and Johnny Bass. Benefit from superior market knowledge to partner your skills or your vacant role with leading industry players.



Dinner & Welcome Networking Reception

Cardinal is NZ’s biggest private logistics (3PL) group. With a portfolio of container parks, warehouses and national transport network integrated with its Perfect Pallet Program, Cardinal operates exclusively in FMCG Retail. Currently building the largest 3PL dark warehouse in the Southern Hemisphere, Cardinal delivers cost-to-serve reduction, data integration across manufacturer/shipping line/retailer, and cross-dock pallets aligned to store-aisle topography.

Booth’s Logistics

Coffee Partner

Booth’s Logistics is a family-owned logistics company with the resources to flex with your needs and the nationwide reach to match.

Minter Ellison Rudd Watts

Session Sponsor

Session SponsorMinterEllisonRuddWatts is a top tier New Zealand law firm known for providing technically excellent legal solutions and innovative advice.


Breakout Session Partner

Insightful.Mobi is a Kiwi-owned CRM leader, specializes in field sales and merchandising tools for New Zealand’s grocery and retail sectors, with eight transformative years.

Toitū Envirocare

Breakout Session Partner

Toitū Envirocare is Aotearoa New Zealand’s premier carbon and environmental certification programme provider. Toitū is to care for the life of this place, people and future.

Blomfield Recruitment

Morning Teas Partner

Morning Teas PartnerFMCG Recruitment specialist with 20+ years proven record in “Search”, “Talent Tapping”, “Connecting People” and “Delivering Outstanding Results”.

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