Conference - Christchurch 2019

Please join us to celebrate 50 years of New Zealand Institute of Primary Industry Management at the National Conference which will be held on Monday 5 th and Tuesday 6 th of August at the Chateau on the Park, Christchurch.

Registrations are now open -

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Once again we have brought together a great range of speakers covering a diverse number of relevant topics and leading edge ideas from across the primary industry.

In this year's conference programme we will be looking at international markets and the global food demand outlook for our agri-food products, which includes presentations from Gerard Hickey of First Light and Innes Moffat from the deer industry, among others.

This year's programme also has a strong environmental focus. Andrew Curtis of Water Strategies will be providing an overview of national water policy strategies and discuss what this means for farming enterprises. Aslan Wright-Stow of DairyNZ will be outlining some of the practicable steps in improving water quality and biodiversity on-farm, and Mananui Ramsden of Ecan will expand our understanding of mahinga kai cultural values and what this looks like in a farming system.

Jay Graybill of Fish & Game Central South Island will provide an external perspective in discussing their approach in working with farmers in meeting respective goals of the farmer and Fish & Game. John-Paul Praat of Ground Truth will discuss what carbon farming looks like, and then we will consider greenhouse gas emissions mitigation strategies on-farm.

We are delighted to have the Minister of Agriculture, Hon Damien O'Connor speak on the second day of conference. The programme will also feature a panel discussion on future debt financing as well as look at the implications of the Reserve Bank's proposal to increase bank capital levels. This year's keynote speaker is Jesse Reader from Bosch AgTech Australia who will provide his insights into the emerging Agri-tech landscape and new technologies that will be changing the farm ecosystems as we know it.

Once again we will be running concurrent sessions on business & governance, and technical & extension, bringing together a great range of different topics and speakers.

The programme also features a one hour 'Hot Science' session where researchers will be provided 15 minute slots to present on selected research topics that are close to market and improve on-farm practices and performance.

Registrations are now open -
Download a copy of the Registration Form and email to
Download a copy of the Programme.

Accommodation can be booked at Chateau on the Park. NZIPIM have secured a 10% off best available rate for conference delegates which can be accessed here.

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