B+LNZ Southern South Island Seminar 2019: Thinking outside the box – Opportunities in the face of change

Expand your mind and discover new knowledge.

Not to be missed, this afternoon will cover a range of thought-provoking topics.


1) Julia Jones (Head of Analytics NZX) – Alternative proteins and the opportunities for NZ farmers.

Humorous and inspiring, Julia has a wealth of experience when it comes to the fast changing world of agri-food. Hear what she believes the future holds and how you as farmers can be part of it. 

2) Jack Cocks (Central Otago Farmer) & Joanne Stevenson (Principal Consultant Resilient Organisations Ltd) – Navigating the unimaginable: Personal and business resilience in an increasingly complex industry.

How do businesses prepare for disruptions of all kinds, even ones that they haven’t yet imagined? By building resilience into everything they do. Resilient businesses support leaders across their business, are always ready for change, and develop flexible networks so they can stay lean while getting what they need in any situation.

3) Mike Petersen – (NZ Special Agriculture Trade Envoy) - The positives for NZ in the face of international trade adversity.

As NZ's Special Agricultural Trade Envoy, Mike brings a farmer’s perspective to international trade and market access discussions. Using his considerable farming and private sector experience, Mike is well positioned to promote a greater understanding of New Zealand’s agricultural sector interests offshore.

Mike’s understanding of international markets provides him with a wealth of knowledge to explain the implications for New Zealand from African Swine Fever, and identifying other consumer trends and opportunities for New Zealand farmers.


Limited numbers, so please register to Theresa Laws (B+LNZ): Theresa.Laws@beeflambnz.com

Find out more

Please contact Olivia Ross (B+LNZ): olivia.ross@beeflambnz.com or call 027 801 7868


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