Conference Speakers

We have an exciting line up of speakers at our conference this year. Click on the links below to find out more about each speaker.

Friday – Conference MC

Martin Bosley- Conference MC – Friday

Friday 10 am – Consume Consciously

Ben Gleisner – CEO Conscious Consumers

Friday 11am – Kaibosh and the Sustainable Food Waste Story

Matt Dagger – Kaibosh General Manager
Helen Wilson – Wellington Homeless Women’s Trust General Manager
Wendy Bertholet – Waste Educator from Wellington City Council

Friday 1pm – Innovation in Fish Farming

Ruben Alvarez – CEO at New Zealand King Salmon
Gary Hooper – CEO of Aquaculture New Zealand
Lauraine Jacobs – Respected New Zealand food and wine writer

Friday 2pm – Panel: Growing the Artisan

Vicky Ha – House of Dumplings
Nick Brown – Huffman’s Crafty Sauces
Miles King – Kingsmeade Artisan Cheese

Friday 3.30pm – Panel: Taking it to the World

Nalini Baruch – co-owner of Lot Eight
Richard Shirtcliffe – CEO Tuatara Brewery

Saturday 9.00am Guildx

Phil Cook – Beer Writer
Matt Dolan –
Duncan Forbes – Go Native
Gayle Sheridan – Olives NZ
Nic Murray and Marie Fitzpatrick – Good Bitches Baking

Saturday 10.30am

Annabelle Nichols – Behavioural Designer

Saturday 1pm – Stream One: The Craft of Writing

Nicola Legat – The Craft of Writing

Saturday 1pm – Stream Two; How to use Social Media effectively

Helen Player – Positively Wellington Tourism, Digital Marketing Manager
Jenna Do – Positively Wellington Tourism, Events Marketing Executive and VWOAP Marketing Manager

Saturday 3pm – Stream One: Beef and Lamb presentation

Ryan Tattersall – Beef and Lamb Ambassador Chef
Corey Winder – Team captain of the Pure South Sharp Blacks.

Saturday 3pm- Stream Two: Nizi Bezzant and a panel of experts – Latest Nutrition Trends

Niki Bezzant – Latest Nutrition Trends