Plastics New Zealand 74th Annual Conference 17th – 18th May 2018
                         (As at 15th April 2018)

DRAFT CONFERENCE PROGRAM

Wednesday 16th May

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

Thursday 7th May          Principal Conference Sponsor EECA

8.30am             National Executive Meeting

9.00am             Registration Opens

10.00 am          New Attendees Briefing

10.00am           Morning Tea

10.15am           Conference Opening                                             Branch President & Mark Field Waikato/National President

10.30am           Conference Keynote  - The Age of Brilliant Technologies and Uncertain Times                   Andrew Patterson Business Commentator         

11.30am            Future Sucess through Emerging Technologies                           Robert Blache/Jesse Keith    Callaghan Innovation               

12.30pm            Lunch   Sponsored by Willis Towers Watson

1.30pm              Competenz Announcement - Training Company and Apprentice of Year Finalists

                             Energy Management & Productivity - Case Studies and Panel Discussions
                             Bonson and Flight Plastics (Sponsored by EECA), 

2.15pm              Technology Advances and Automation at Sistema                             Oliver Jensen  Engineering Manager                                                 

3.00pm               Afternoon Tea                                                     

3.30pm               Bus trip to SCION

3.30pm               SCION TOUR Update on Bioplastics developments and tour of facilities

6.00pm               Return from SCION

6.30pm               Drinks & Canapés Networking Event     Sponsored by SCION  

7.45pm               End of Day 1 - Delegates free evening

Friday 18th May Principal Conference Sponsor EECA

9.00am               Conference Day 2 Opens

9.05am                Liberating Your Leadership Potential - Changing Self Limiting Beliefs to Collaborate and Learn                             Elias Kanaris                     

10.15am              Morning Tea                                                  

10.30am              Economic Outlook and Impacts for NZ Business                                              Tony Alexander BNZ

11.30am              A Collaborative Approach on Industry Training                                                  Mathew Vandy            Competenz

12.00pm              Employment Relations and Health & Safety Update                                           Paul Diver    Three60 Consult

12.30pm              Lunch   Sponsored by Mastip Technology Ltd

1.30pm                PNZ Environmental Update                                                                                              Simon Wilkinson             

1.45pm                The Circular Plastics Economy through the lens of Flight Plastics                                Keith Smith Flight Plastics Plastics                                                                                         
2.15 pm               PNZ Update & Panel Discussion on Key Industy Issues                                                  Ken Sowman     

3.15 pm               AGM   AGM Prize Draw Sponsored by TCL Hunt Ltd

3.30pm               Afternoon Tea   Sponsored by TCL Hunt Ltd                                            

4.00pm               ‘Closing Keynote Speaker - "Dream Big and Achieve More"                                            Cam Calkoen

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

6.00pm               Pre Dinner Drinks & Canapés

7.00pm               Gala Dinner – “Dress for Success” Costumed Event Buffet Meal. With Live Band  ‘The Tim Armstrong Band"
                              Sponsored by Competenz

                             "Dress for Sucess"
                              Dress for Sucess and showcase your favourite team, passion or person. Get really innovative and collaborate with a partner or team!