Welcome to Go Global 2018

KIWI EXPORTERS DOING IT THEIR WAY

Kiwi exporters are partnering, innovating and distributing in whole new ways and Go Global 2018 is here to put you in the room with the most innovative exporters that will challenge your own ideas.

 

Hear from 14 of the best Chief Executives and Directors from New Zealand’s top exporters including:

 

  • Fisher & Paykel Healthcare – Life-changing R&D Innovation and the pathway to their $1bn story
  • Robotics Plus – Comparing apples with apples – 1/3 the cost, global expansion and your robot workforce
  • Syft Technologies – 70 staff, 20 countries, $100 million – Mapping growth and taking NZ to the world
  • Sistema – 36 years, 82 countries and customers in the millions – From NZ Garage to multinational exporter

 

From investor funding to navigating the geopolitical landscape, Go Global has the government connections, top exporters and innovative thinkers for you to hear from and talk with about your most pressing exporting challenges.

 

Looking ahead, change is the only constant. It’s even more important that we innovate our products, sharpen our marketing strategies and our ability to shift into new markets.

 

It’s how we are working that’s keeping our exporters at the top!

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Catherine
Beard,
Executive Director,
ExportNZ

//Go Global Speakers

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Nadine Higgins

Journalist
TVNZ


damien

Hon Damien O’Connor

Associate Minister
Trade & Export Growth


Catherine Graham

Economic Division Manager
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

susan

Susan Niblock

Deputy Chief of Mission
US Embassy

mike

Mike Petersen

Special Agricultural Trade
Envoy

craig

Craig Piggott

Chief Executive
Halter

peter

Sir Peter Maire

Chairman
Invenco

mario

Mario Wynands

Managing Director
Pik Pok

doug

Doug Hastie

Chief Executive
Syft Technologies

steve

Steve Saunders

Owner/Chairman
Robotics Plus

alan

Alan Koziarski

Director
Coalitions and Sectors, New Zealand Trade and Enterprise

phil

Phil McCaw

Managing Partner
MOVAC

bridget

Bridget Coates

DIRECTOR
RESERVE BANK OF NZ AND TEGEL GROUP HOLDINGS

jake

Simeon Burnett

Chief Executive & Co-founder
Snowball Effect

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Lewis Gradon

Chief Executive
Fisher & Paykel Healthcare

Drew

Drew Muirhead

Chief Executive
Sistema

Ian

Ian Howard

Managing Director
Little Giant

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Catherine Beard

Executive Director
ExportNZ

//AGENDA – Thursday, 27 September 2018

8.00 am – 8.30 am

Registration, Expo & Networking

8.30 am – 8.40 am

MC Welcome

Nadine Higgins , Journalist/Presenter

8.40 am – 8.45 am

Export New Zealand Welcome

Catherine Beard, Executive Director – ExportNZ

8.45 am – 9.00 am

State of the Nation

  • Big picture on trade, what are the Government’s Priorities in an increasingly uncertain trade environment.

Hon. Damien O’Connor, Minister of Agriculture & Associate Minister of Trade and Export Growth – New Zealand Government

9.00 am – 9.45 am

Trade Trends Panel

  • Update on where trade deals are at (EU FTA, CPTPP, Pacific Alliance, Brexit) and what are our opportunities and challenges?
  • Interpreting USA trade policy and what we can expect next?
  • Agricultural market access is always the biggest sticking point in any FTA negotiations. How will this play out when it comes to the FTA’s with the EU and UK?
    What will be the biggest sensitivities and what trade-offs are likely?

Catherine Graham, Divisional Manager Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade – NZ Government

Susan Niblock,Deputy Chief of Mission US Embassy – Wellington

Mike Petersen, NZ Special Agricultural Trade Envoy – New Zealand Government

TECH TIGERS-LEADING THE FUTURE OF THE WAY WE WORK

9.45 am – 10.30 am

Tech Tigers – Fast moving, agile and they have a tiger by the tail

  • Halter – The Farm meets IOT – Taking sensor technology to the next level in Primary industries, backed by USA Venture Capital
  • Invenco – Self- Service payments – putting your customers in charge of their experience (winner of the High Tech Awards)
  • Pik Pok – Living the multi-screen life – Taking NZ’s gaming industry to the world (winner of ExportNZ Wellington Awards)

Craig Piggott, Chief Executive – Halter

Sir Peter Maire, Chairman – Invenco Group

Mario Wynands, Managing Director – Pik Pok

10.30 am – 11.00 am

Networking Break – Morning Tea

FROM SHOOTING STARS TO EMERGING STARS

11.00 am – 11.35 am

70 staff, 20 countries, $100 million – Mapping growth and taking NZ to the world

  • New technologies, multiple applications – commercialising great New Zealand science.
  • Banging down doors and getting the attention of big brand customers around the world.
  • Managing growth and the hurdles you need to leap to stay on track.

Doug Hastie, Chief Executive – Syft Technologies

11.35 am – 12.10 pm

Comparing apples with apples – 1/3 the cost, global expansion and your robot workforce

  • Robotic, automated and autonomous – Bringing together cutting edge science to traditional agricultural systems
  • How Robotics Plus is using Innovation and development keeping commercial success at the heart of strategy
  • Bringing design, development and collaboration to the heart of what you do

Steve Saunders, Chief Executive Robotics Plus & Director – Miro Ltd

THE TRUTH BEHIND COLLABORATION

12.10 am – 12.30 pm

Bigger, Better, Faster, Together – Exporters are Collaborating to Go Global

  • NZTE is working with 100+ companies who have decided to work in 40 Coalitions to build their international business.
  • This session highlights their key successes and challenges they face.

Alan Koziarski, Director – Coalitions and Sectors – NZTE

12.30 pm – 1.30 pm

Networking Break – Lunch

“SHOW ME THE MONEY” – FUNDING GROWTH AND LIVING IN THE REAL WORLD

1.30 pm – 1.50 pm

Investing in greatness – Getting in the trenches to bull-dozing through key growth phases

  • Looking for millions – expectations, reality check and being investment ready
  • TradeMe, Xero & Power by Proxi – The Lessons from investing in organisations that went on to become superstars

Phil McCaw, Managing Partner – MOVAC

1.50 pm – 2.10 pm

Leadership, Strategy and direction – From the inside-out and getting your ducks in a row to be investment ready

  • Investment for Strategy vs. operations – where to prioritise invest and balancing your growth plan
  • Dealing with VCs, what they’re looking for and setting your priorities

Bridget Coates, Non-Executive Director – American Chamber of Commerce & Tegel Group Holdings

2.10 pm – 2.30 pm

Crowdfunding, Simplifying investment and building towards the snowball effect

  • How investment and capital markets are evolving and what this means for the future of investment partnerships
  • Where to get started for the new players in town

Simeon Burnett, Chief Executive & Co-Founder – Snowball Effect

BIG END OF TOWN – HOW TO DOMINATE A GLOBAL NICHE

2.30 pm – 3.00 pm

Life-changing R&D Innovation and the pathway to their $1bn story

  • The Oxymoron of an agile behemoth – where Fisher & Paykel healthcare are investing and what they’ve learnt so far
  • The US-Mexico divide – what this really means for kiwi business and navigating the Trump Effect

Lewis Gradon, Chief Executive – Fisher & Paykel Healthcare

3.00 pm – 3.30 pm

Networking Break – Afternoon Tea

3.30 pm – 4.00 pm

36 years, 82 countries and customers in the millions – From NZ Garage to multinational exporter

  • Keeping NZ at the heart of who we are – When business is so good that it’s time for a takeover
  • Why innovation is critical to success

Drew Muirhead, Chief Executive – Sistema

4.00 pm – 4.20 pm

Closing the Divide – Using Digital Marketing to bridge new relationships and service customers at scale

  • Described as one of the best digital marketing companies in NZ, Award-winning Little Giant’s Ian Howard talks about latest trends and how to get cut-through in international markets.

Ian Howard, Managing Director – Little Giant

4.20 pm – 4.30 pm

Closing Remarks

Catherine Beard, Executive Director – ExportNZ

4.30 pm – 5.30 pm

Networking – Drinks and Canapés

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//Expo

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GO GLOBAL EXHIBITION

Do you have a solution, gadget or would like a chance to get in front of some of NZ’s biggest exporters?

 

Choosing to exhibit at GO GLOBAL is a sound business investment. It will enable your business to target quality leads face to face, providing an effective sales platform from the traditional marketing channels.

 

Take up the opportunity to be seen among industry leaders and get a day’s insight into where these businesses are heading. Get your business ahead of the curve and talk to us today about exhibiting at GO GLOBAL.

//Pricing & Registration

Individual

$289 +GST

Price per person


Groups 3+

$249 +GST

Price per person

Save from $120 + GST

Table of 8

$1800 +GST

Price per table

Save up to $512 + GST

//Non-Member Pricing

Individual

$379 +GST

Price per person


Groups 3+

$339 +GST

Price per person

Save from $120 + GST

Table of 8

$2200 +GST

Price per table

Save up to $832 + GST

//Venue And Location

Pullman Hotel

Corner Princes Street and Waterloo Quadrant,
Auckland 1010

Parking Information

Limited Parking Available