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
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