The industry conference for plant producers, garden retailers, allied suppliers, consultants, regulators and influencers.
Our industry is growing rapidly. Learn about opportunities to grow your business!
This success is a once in a generation opportunity for our sector to align and move to the next level. As a supporter of NZPPI, you will come on that journey with us. Attending the NZPPI Conference 2018 is an opportunity to be part of the future success of our industry.
The Gala Dinner brings together the who’s who of the New Zealand Plant producer Industry. Join us for networking, drinks and great food. Be inspired by Olympic Gold medalist and champion Emirates Team New Zealand member Joe Sullivan. And celebrate the future leaders of our industry with the presentation of the Young Achiever Award.
Young Achievers Competition
The Young Achiever competition provides an opportunity for personal and professional development for our future young achievers. After a day of intense competition and assessment the finalists will join us to present their speeches at the Gala Dinner, with the winner being presented on the night.
NZPPI in the Spotlight
Join us for the opportunity to review NZPPI’s progress and provide your feedback and input on upcoming plans. This is scheduled for Thursday afternoon.
1 Billion Trees Launch
The Government has set a goal to plant one billion trees over 10 years (between 2018 and 2027). MPI’s initial estimates suggest about 500 million trees will be delivered through current planting rates. Their aim is to increase the rate of planting to meet the Government’s goal. Learn all about this fantastic opportunity for our industry and growth possibilities for your business.
Please note: Programme and speakers are subject to change.
Reception Drinks & Quiz (Mez Bar, Rydges)
Sponsored by Growsafe
|Day 1 — June 27|
|8AM||Trade Show & Displays Open|
Welcome & Opening
Andrew Harrison, NZPPI Chair
Young Achiever introduction
|Session 1 — Keynote|
A world of opportunities
The future of selling: Five trends shaping purchase behaviour
Dr. Louise Grimmer, Lecturer in Marketing, University of Tasmania
|Session 2 — future thinking|
Jerf van Beek, National Seasonal Labour Coordinator, Horticulture NZ
|Session 3 — workshops|
|Session 4 — a world of opportunity|
|4:15PM||AGM & Forum|
Trade Show Happy Hour
|Day 2 — June 28|
|8:30–9AM||Trade exhibits and networking|
|Session 5 - selling the future|
Trees that Count
Sponsored by ICL
|Session 6 - NZPPI in the spotlight|
Conference summary — an Aussie perspective
Peter Vaughan CEO NGI Australia
|Session 7 — workshops|
Young Achiever Award