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Annual Conference


Julia Jones
Head of Analytics, NZX Limited
Julia is passionate about food producers and production and seizes opportunities to help position organisations to have sustainable success. She is an influencer in the Agri-Foods sector and known for taking a proactive role in and for New Zealand companies to help meet future needs.

Hamish Reid
Director of Sustainability and Brand at Synlait
Hamish has strong track record in working with and for consumer goods companies both in New Zealand and off-shore. His passion for the environment led him to establish a not-for-profit organisation inspiring New Zealand sportspeople to become environmental champions. His more recent work has been with Synlait helping develop their sustainability strategy

Ricky Yada
 - Harraway's 2019 Visiting Professor
Professor and Dean, Land and Food Systems, University of British Columbia

Professor Yada has an accomplished track record not only as a researcher and academic, but also as a leader for several international organisations, including past President and Fellow of the International Academy of International Union of Food Science and Technology. He is the North American Editor for Trends in Food Science and Technology, on editorial boards for several journals, and has authored over 220 journal publications and several book chapters.
Professor Yada’s research expertise is in food structure and health relationships focusing on factors regulating the quality of horticultural commodities and their molecular markers related to biochemistry and plant physiology, as well as protein structural parameters at a molecular level.

Gale Prince
 - Sponsored by IAFP
SAGE Food Safety Consultants
Following an award-winning career in food retailing with The Kroger Co. and since retiring, Gale Prince has created a second career by helping others around the world in food safety problem-solving, whether consulting or public speaking on food safety. Mr. Prince is a pioneer in the field, dedicating his career to the advancement of the food safety professional. Mr. Prince is one who has made a difference in impacting the culture in U.S. food safety programs. He is often called a “Visionary” in establishing food safety programs focused on prevention, and is a master in building partnerships in advancing food safety. With food safety issues increasingly complex and global, Mr. Prince’s pathfinding work will stand as a benchmark of how to combine passion and science on behalf of the world’s consumers.


 Michael Lee
                                The University of Auckland

Dr Michael S W Lee is an Associate Professor of Marketing at The University of Auckland. His expertise is in brand avoidance, consumer resistance, activism, and anti-consumption where he has been the Director of The International Centre of Anti-Consumption Research (ICAR) since 2005. Mike actively supervises PhD students in the area of religiously motivated boycotting, trust recovery following product crises, slow fashion and degrowth, and anti-consumption in emerging economies. His work has been published in top journals such as The Journal of Business Research; Consumption, Markets and Culture; European Journal of Marketing; Advances in Consumer Research; Journal of Consumer Marketing; Journal of Consumer Behaviour; Journal of Macromarketing; Journal of Global Marketing; Australasian Marketing Journal; Journal of Public Policy and Marketing; Journal of Consumer Affairs; and Psychology & Marketing. Mike continues to collaborate with industry, consulting on numerous real-world projects and has provided expert commentary for over 300 media engagements.

 Michael Mayell
                                  Founder of Nutrient Rescue, One Square Meal, Cookie Time

 Leonie Matoe
                               Business Development Manager, Kaitahi



Expressions of interest

Sorry, but registrations of interest for oral presentations are now closed - but posters are still open!

Please contact Rosemary for more information.


Conference Chair:
Paulette Elliott

General Enquiries / Trade & Sponsorship:
Rosemary Hancock
Phone: 06 356 1686



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