Our Speakers 

We are excited to be able to bring some top New Zealand business leaders and innovators to South Canterbury.  With a vast variety of experience and knowledge in their chosen industries, our speakers will motivate, inspire and innovate you and ultimately your business.

 

 


Nadia Lim

Nadia Lim

‘Nude Food’ advocate Nadia Lim is all about everyday simple, healthy, delicious food.

Nadia has seven best-selling cookbooks, is one of the founders of My Food Bag, a genius recipe and meal kit delivery service, has her own lifestyle Magazine 'Nadia' which was crowned 2017 Supreme Magazine of the Year and is the proud mum of Bodhi!

 

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Christopher Luxon

Christopher Luxon

Christopher Luxon was appointed Group General Manager International Airline at Air New Zealand in May 2011 and took over the role of Chief Executive Officer in January 2013.

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Nathan Penny

Nathan Penny

Nathan’s bold predictions and his ability to call it as he sees it sets him apart from other NZ rural economists. In particular, his controversial, but ultimately successful $6.00/kg MS 2016/17 milk price forecast is case in point.

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Julia Jones

Julia Jones

Julia Jones role at KPMG is farm enterprise specialist she is part of the Agri-Food team who look at the changing global face of Agri-Food and connect food producing clients with long term sustainable business solutions.

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Mark Piper - Fonterra

Director of Fonterra’s Global Research & Development - In the 24 years Mark has been with Fonterra he has worked in the manufacture of casein and cheese, coordinated supply chain activities for sales into Japan and Korea, managed a technical team for Fonterra Japan and was a Product Group Manager for Fonterra’s global cheese business.

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Primary Produce Panel

Primary Produce Panel

The panel presentation will be facilitated by our event MC Julian Blanchard and will include 4 presenters talking about their local produce and innovation. 

The topic is: Primary Produce & Innovation the South Canterbury Story so far…………….

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Logan Williams

Logan Williams is an entrepreneur, inventor, and innovator, born and bred in Timaru. Logan has invented the method to turn Didymo in materials. Designed polarised contact lenses to treat epilepsy, and most recently designed a system to purify water from dairy farms. Logan is in the Kokori national business incubator, and was selected as a finalist for Young New Zealander of the Year. 

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