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NZFGC Conference Agenda

Wednesday 6 November, 2019

11.30am - 6.00pm

2019 Nielsen FGC Melbourne Golf Classic

Eynesbury Golf Course 

6.00pm - 8.00pm 

Welcome Function

28 Skybar Lounge, Crown Metropol 

Thursday 7 November, 2019

8.15am - 8.25am

Conference Opening

Andrew Mulligan, MC

8.25am - 8.30am

Chairman's Welcome

Mike Pretty, Chairman, NZ Food & Grocery Council 

8.30am - 9.00am

Confusion, Charlatans, Cost & Quality

Dame Annette King – New Zealand’s High Commissioner to Australia

9.00am - 9.30am 

Doing Better Business with Coles

Greg Davis, Chief Executive, Commercial and Express, Coles

9.30am - 10.00am

Politics and regulation in New Zealand. What to expect when you are least expecting

Matthew Hooton

10.00am - 10.30am

Morning Tea

10.30am - 12.00pm

Workshop One – Up Close and Personal with the FGC Industry Relations Group and our Retail Partners

Presented by the Industry Relations Working Group

Workshop Two – NZTE Workshop - Winning the Australian market

Hosted by Vanessa O'Neill, Trade Commissioner and Consul General, Melbourne

12.00pm - 1.00pm 


1.00pm - 1.30pm 

The Nielsen Barometer

Lance Dobson, Executive Director, Retail Connect NZ

1.30pm - 2.00pm 

Who are the Top 200 New Zealand Food & Beverage Firms 

Tim Morris, Coriolis Research

2.00pm - 2.45pm

Leadership & Governance in a Dynamic Retail Environment

Joan Withers, Professional Director & Chair of The Warehouse

3.15pm - 4.00pm

Woolworths NZ Presentation 

Natalie Davis, Managing Director & Scott Davidson, General Manager Merchandise, Woolworths NZ

6.30pm - 9.30pm 

Conference Networking Dinner

Metropolis, Melbourne

Friday 8 November, 2019

8.40am - 8.45am 

Conference Opening Day 2 

Andrew Mulligan, MC

8.45am - 9.15am 

A Different Road 

Liz May, CEO of the new Retail and Supply Chain Health and Safety Sector Group

4.00pm - 4.30pm 

IRI Annual State of the Industry presentation

Vicky Herring, Solutions, Innovations and Retail Leader, IRI

9.15am - 10.00am 

Foodstuffs Presentation

Steve Anderson, CEO, Foodstuffs South Island & Chris Quin, CEO, Foodstuffs North Island

10.00am - 10.30am 

Morning Tea

10.30am - 12.00pm 

Workshop Three - “Attracting and Retaining Talent” – Learn about the benefits of taking Graduates and Talent outside of Industry.

Presented by The Talent & Diversity Working Group 

Workshop Four –  Data Driven Personalisation

Hosted by Simon Ford, Managing Director, Shopper Intelligence New Zealand & Australia and Elyse Paoli, Category Strategy Director, Ferrero Australia

12.00pm - 1.00pm 


1.00pm - 1.30pm 

The Sue Ismiel Story

Sue Ismiel, Founder & Global Ambassador, Nad's

1.30pm - 2.00pm 

Closing Speaker

Tom Sainsbury


Conference Wrap Up 

2.45pm - 3.15pm

Afternoon Tea