Plastics New Zealand 74th Annual Conference 17th – 18th May 2018
                         (As at 12th February 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

10.30am           Conference Opening                                             Scott Laurence & Mark Field Waikato/National President

10.45am           Coalition Vision for Manufacturing                                              Hon David Parker

11.30am            Keynote Address - Collaboration for Success                             TBC               

12.30pm            Lunch   Sponsored by Willis Towers Watson

1.30pm              Future Trends for Plastics Manufacturing                   
                              Panel discussion , POresentations and Case Studieson Energy management (Sponsored by EECA),
                              Industry 4.0, the Internet of Things, Robotics and Artificial Intelligence                                                  

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                                                  

10.45am              PNZ Environmental/Energy Efficency Update                                                     Simon Wilkinson

11.00am              A Collaborative Approach on Industry Training                                                     Competenz

11.30 am             Effects of recent Employment Relations and Health & Safety changes for our Industry         TBC

12.00pm              Economic Overview and impact for Business                                                      Tony Alexander

12.45pm              Lunch   Sponsored by Mastip Technology Ltd

1.45pm                Business Case Study                                                                                                                 TBC                                                                                                         

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