Red Meat Sector Conference 2018 delegates got the chance to meet, mingle and network with colleagues from throughout the sector at this major event for the sector.
Here are some of the scenes:
Simon Edwards, Hamburg-Sud, speaking at the Welcome Cocktail function.
Marei Apatu leading the mihi whakatau to open the eighth Red Meat Sector Conference. Photo B+LNZ Ltd.
New Zealand’s secret trade weapon: MFAT deputy secretary trade and economic Vangelis Vitalis giving his honest assessment of where the challenges lie for New Zealand’s red meat trade with markets around the world.
Ministry for Primary Industries’ Paul Dansted with new MPI/NZ Food Safety director of verification services Alan Cook.
ANZCO board member Andy McFarlane (left) with ANZCO director Koichi Ito, son of the owner of Itoham Foods.
Kevin Cresswell (MIA) second from right with Sunita Raja, Barney Iala and Rob Deacon (all Eurofins).
(Left to right): Guy Bignold, Anne-Marie Sutton (both Hally Labels) with Billy Wells (Blue Sky Meats).
Left to right: Anthony Creswell (Focus Genetics), Tony Hurley (Triton Commercial Systems) and David Walkinshaw (Argus).
Left to right are: Bryan Gibson (NZ Farmers Weekly) Allan Barber (Barber Strategic) and Marcus Bousfield (ANZ).
Left to right are: Alliance Group chair Murray Taggart, special agricultural trade envoy Mike Pedersen and Alliance board member Peter Schuyt.
Discussion continued in the breaks.
Guy Phillips (Risk Management Group, left) with Kellie Lavery (Primary ITO).
B+LNZ board director George Tatham chaired the final panel session ‘Telling Our Story’.
There were plenty of questions from the floor, this one from ANZCO board member Andy MacFarlane. Photo B+LNZ Ltd.
First session chair, Simon Limmer of Silver Fern Farms.
Nick Beeby (B+LNZ Ltd, left) and Tim Ritchie (MIA).
Left to right: Ian King (Aus-Meat), John Brader (MIA Innovation) and Andrew Little (Aus-Meat)
Rod Slater, Beef and Lamb NZ Inc.
A superb meal, including superb New Zealand beef and lamb and prepared under the watchful eye of B+LNZ Ambassador Chef Damon McGinniss of Napier’s Art Deco Hotel, awaited delegates at the Maersk Gala Dinner.