Plastics New Zealand 73rd Annual Conference 4th – 5th May 2017


Wednesday 3rd May

12.30pm           Social Golf @ Nelson Golf Course & Prize giving. Sponsored by Chevron Phillips Chemicals New Zealand Ltd

Thursday 4th May          Principal Conference Sponsor EECA

8.30am             National Executive Meeting

9.00am             Registration Opens

9.30 am            New Attendees Briefing

10.00am            Conference Opening                                        Mark Field National President

10.15am            Conference Opener                                                       Hon Simon Bridges

10.45am            Morning Tea

11.15am            Adapting to a Changing Political & Economic Landscape       Bernard Hickey                

12.15pm            EECA Sponsored Case Study Putting Energy into Energy Gains                   
                             Philip Wilson Environmental Manager Nelson Pines

1.00pm             Lunch   Sponsored by Willis Towers Watson                                                      

2.00pm             Age of Plastics video
                           Announce Apprenticeship/Training Company of Year                 Competenz 

2.30 pm             Keynote Workshop – Shaping your Future                                   Dave Wild

3.30pm             Afternoon Tea                                                     

4.00pm             Workshop continued

5.00pm              End of Day 1

5.30pm             Drinks & Canapés Networking Event                              Sponsored by PNZ 

7.00pm             Tastes of Nelson Casual Dinner -Sponsored by the Corporate Sponsorship Pool/SI Branch

Friday 5th May Principal Conference Sponsor EECA

6.30am             Organised Group Walk/Run hosted by the South Island Branch

9.00am             Conference Day 2 Opens

9.05am             Being Positive in a not so Positive Environment                         Martz Witty                      

10.30am            Morning Tea                                                  

10.45am            PNZ Environmental Update                                               Simon Wilkinson

11.00am            New Industry Training Initiatives                                               Competenz

11.30 am           Business Case Study – Challenging the Incumbents                     Pic Picot
                              Pics Peanut Butter

12.30pm            Lunch   Sponsored by Mastip Technology Ltd

1.30pm              Design and Manufacturing and Function                                     Sam Boggs
                             Product Development Engineer F&P Healthcare                                                                                                         

2.15 pm            PNZ Update & Industry Issues                          

3.15 pm             AGM                                   AGM Prize Draw Sponsored by TCL Hunt Ltd

3.30pm             Afternoon Tea                                                Sponsored by TCL Hunt Ltd                                            

4.00pm             ‘Make it Happen’ with Billy the Kid                                          Billy Graham

5.00pm             Conference Official Close    AGM Prize Draw sponsored by TCL Hunt Ltd

6.00pm             Pre Dinner Drinks & Canapés

7.00pm             Gala Dinner – “Electric Shock” Costumed Event Buffet Meal. With Live Band  ‘Cover Me’

                         Sponsored by Competenz