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9 November, 2022

Go Global 2022 Conference

Technology, Investment and Change

Welcome to Go Global 2022

Exporters have been challenged to look at global trade differently, big questions still remain about what the ‘new normal’ will look like. Will shipping and logistics improve, will tariff wars between superpowers escalate or de-escalate, will free trade deals be harder to secure and will we see an increase in non-tariff barriers, more protectionism and ‘made at home’? 

Go Global is your opportunity to hear from industry leaders, get global market insights and getting connected with some of the best in the game. The focus this year is on new export business models, should New Zealand focus on collectives, and how new approaches to technology, investment and change can help New Zealand exporters grow their business.

Hear from some of our smartest up and coming export talent including International Business Award winners Fuel 50 as well as industry heavyweights  Amazon, Air New Zealand, DHL, NZTE, MFAT and more.

Get ready to be inspired to grow!

Keynote Speakers

Hear engaging and inspiring stories from first class speakers who are succeeding in the export world.

Keynote Speaker


Brianne West

Founder & CEO – Ethique

Speaking from 12:10pm – 12:40pm

Keynote Speaker


Neil Hinton

CEO – Natural Pet Food Group (K9)

Speaking from 1:40pm – 2:15pm

Venue and Location

Cordis hotel

83 Symonds Street, Grafton, Auckland 1010

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Brianne West

Founder & CEO – Ethique

Speaking from 12:10pm – 12:40pm

Brianne West is a New Zealand entrepreneur and the founder and CEO of Ethique, the world’s most sustainable lifestyle and beauty brand. Ethique has, to date, prevented the manufacture and disposal of over 12 million plastic bottles worldwide.

Having previously founded and sold two other companies, Brianne’s passion for environmental conservation, background in cosmetic chemistry and desire to create a business that went beyond just profit led her to establish Ethique with the mission of ridding the world of plastic bottles. Ethique produces a range of solid beauty bars (not soap), wrapped in home-compostable cardboard packaging. After just eight years of trading, Ethique is now distributed in over 16 countries around the globe and is valued in excess of $100 million.

Recognised as one of New Zealand’s most successful social enterprises, Ethique has scaled rapidly without compromising on Brianne’s core mission of purpose over profit. Every bar is still made using only sustainable, certified vegan, cruelty-free and palm oil-free ingredients and wrapped in home-compostable packaging. Ethique is one of New Zealand’s highest ranking BCorp’s, living wage certified, climate positive, plants one tree for every order and donates 2% of annual sales to charity. Ethique’s Super Soap Project has donated 30,000 bars of soap since 21st of April 2020 to vulnerable communities across New Zealand and the South Pacific in response to COVID-19.

Brianne’s success with Ethique has seen her awarded as the EY Young Entrepreneur of the Year, Stuff NZ Women of Influence (business enterprise) and be named as an Obama Foundation Leader.

Neil Hinton

CEO – Natural Pet Food Group (K9)

Speaking from 1:40pm – 2:15pm

With 25 years experience in the FMCG food and beverage industry, Neil has held senior positions across a variety of functions and organisations in New Zealand, China and Australia.

After a long career at the Lion Group of Companies, Neil returned home to New Zealand in 2015 to head up the Natural Pet Food Group, with a goal to support the recent investor, Pioneer Capital to scale the business up and unlock the huge potential in NZ Export Pet food.

6 Years on, in early 2021, The Natural Pet Food Group has been sold to KKR, one of the World’s largest and best-known global PE funds.

Neil will share his insider’s view of the sale process, and the exciting prospects that come from a global owner with significant ambitions for further growth.