NZIPIM’s 2017 National Conference

NZIPIM 2017 National Conference will be held at the Lincoln Event Centre, Canterbury, Monday 7th and Tuesday 8th of August. This year we have brought together a great range of speakers covering a diverse number of topics from across the primary industry.

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We will be looking at disruption technologies and innovations likely to impact upon New Zealand's primary industry. Ian Proudfoot, KPMG and Christine Pitt of Meat and Livestock Australia will be cutting through the noise and sharing their insights about how the farming community, industry and rural professionals can respond to new challenges on the horizon.

As farm environmental plans begin to be rolled out across the country, we will be exploring what this means in practice for the farming community. We will also be looking at the latest research on mitigation strategies for N loss through animal breeding and plant science with presentations by Phil Beatson and Grant Edwards, as well as assessing the economic impact of operating under nutrient limits.

Hamish Gow will lead a discussion on the application of design thinking to create better engagement with farmers, followed by a panel discussion by industry representatives on what this looks like in practice. Once again we have two concurrent streams on Business & Governance and Technical & Extension, which includes a presentation by Peter Allen on sparking change in stale governance boardrooms.

The conference closing session includes presentations and a panel discussion on life after Primary Growth Partnerships, and the future role and opportunities for rural professionals post-PGP.

We look forward to seeing you at conference.