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The Heroes' Journey conference

Our Grower Heros

Celebrating and Uniting the Actionists​

  

On Friday 9th July 2021, NZM is hosting what is undoubtably our most important ‘rally’ of growers and their supporters since the foundation of the company.

 

We are bringing together a global cohort of our ecosystem partners (growers, value chains, industry and thought leaders, scientists, government, etc) to cover such areas as future vision, challenges and opportunities, category development, technology, and future markets. 

 

A time when the world needs to be inspired not by words of activists, but by people who are taking action at the origin to be the very best custodians of their land, stock and communities. Providing the foundation for our future and valiantly leading the world to a better, healthier planet.

 

Let's celebrate our community of Actionists. Our vanguard of Leaders. Your journey as Heroes.

Day Conference (8.00am - 3.30pm) 

James Hay Theatre, Christchurch Town Hall

86 Kilmore Street

Christchurch 8013

Free of charge

Evening Function (6.00pm - 10.30pm)

Christchurch Art Gallery 

58 Gloucester Street

Christchurch 8013

$185 per person (inc GST)

Important Things To Note:
 

  • Registration opens at 7.00 am

  • Please arrive no later than 7.30 am

  • There is no need to print or bring your tickets to the event, we’ll have your name at the door

  • We ask that you bring a small stone from your home with you on Friday 
    (see Whanaungatanga section below)

  • Dress code: 

    • Daytime – please wear what you are comfortable with

    • Dinner – smart casual 

  • Evening fundraiser auction (see below)

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We are thrilled to announce the following speakers as some of our line-up:

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Agenda

7.00am REGISTRATION OPENS

8.00am Welcome

8.20am Kate Morrison (Chair NZM)

8.30am WHAKAPAPA

Owen Eastwood (Bestselling author/performance coach)

Traci Houpapa (BBC's Top 100 Most Influential Women)

Emma Subtil (Multi-generation grower/ZQRX Project Coordinator NZM)

Dan Carter (Purpose-driven Professional)

John Brakenridge (CEO NZM)
 

9.30am PURPOSE AND PARTNERSHIPS

Steve Rendle (President, CEO & Chair VF Corporation)

Tom Conneen (Vice-President Global Procurement VF Corporation)

Jennifer McLaren (President Smartwool)
 

10.00am ECOSYSTEM IMPACT

Dan Klein (Stanford Graduate School of Business Professor)

Dave Maslen (GM Markets and Sustainability NZM)

Monica Schwass (Future Farming NZM) and Donna Chan (Regenerative Transformation NZM)
 

10.30am Morning tea
 

11.00am GLOBAL MARKETS

Damien O'Connor (Minister for Trade and Export Growth, Minister of Agriculture)

Tim Loftus (GM Sales and Marketing NZM)

Mike Hargadon (GM Supply Innovation Logistics NZM) and Keith Ovens (GM Commercial NZM)
 

11.40am PHOENIX PLATFORM 

Hadleigh Smith (Market Development Manager NZM)

Mark Nevin (CEO Swanndri)

Logan Williams (Founder Shear Edge)

Tim Brown (Co-founder Allbirds) and Dan Carter (Purpose-driven Professional)
 

1.00pm Lunch
 

2.00pm ACTIONISTS

Jamie Whiting (CEO Barkers and Max)

Hamish and Hannah Acland (Founders Mons Royale)

George Adams (Chair Cavalier Corporation/Bremworth)

Jan van Mossevelde (President Icebreaker)

Larry Keeley (Global Top 7 Innovation Guru/Co-founder Doblin

Wrap-up
 

3.30pm Conclusion

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Proudly sponsored by

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Notes: ​

 

NZM is pleased to provide childcare for the day conference and evening function. If you require childcare, please note this in your registration and we’ll be in touch! 

 

There is no need to bring your tickets to the event, we’ll have your name at the door

 

Have a question? Please get in touch at conference@nzmerino.co.nz