The annual India New Zealand Business Council Summit will hopefully inaugurate a new era of partnership and cooperation between the two countries in agriculture, agro-technology and other areas of mutual interest.
Summit 2016, with its theme, ‘Growing for Tomorrow: Spotlight Agritech,’ scheduled to be held on Monday, June 13, 2016, will evince the interest of decision makers in ministries, government organisations and agencies, private sector companies, exporters, importers and traders in either country.
The event is a culmination of a series of discussions, stemming from a Memorandum of Understanding signed by INZBC with the New Zealand Fieldays Society, the foremost organisation of the country’s agricultural sector. The Summit precedes the annual four-day Fieldays, scheduled to be held from June 15 to June 18, 2016 at Mystery Creek Events Centre, Hamilton.
New Zealand is a major dairy and sheep meat exporter, and a global supplier of wool, kiwifruit and apples.
As one of the world’s most efficient agricultural economies with pastoral farming expertise and high quality food production systems, New Zealand is well-positioned to work with India which has more than 1.2 billion mouths to feed.
There is a significant opportunity for New Zealand businesses to promote advanced agribusiness in the Indian market.
INZBC is the oldest organisation of its type that understands the sensitive needs of India and works as a conduit between governments, businesses and individuals.
The forthcoming INZBC Summit will bring industry captains and key players of the agricultural and related sectors in New Zealand and India and provide a platform for exchange of their expertise, needs and challenges.
The one-day meeting will provide a unique New Zealand experience as well as display what the country has to offer. Delegates from India will gain useful insights into New Zealand’s products, systems and procedures and most importantly, the ease of doing business with New Zealanders.
Delegates will hear from the following experts:
R Amalorpavanathan, Deputy Managing Director, National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD); Dr Rattan Sagar Khanna, Chairman, Kwality Dairy India Limited; Sanjeev Asthana, Chairman, Agricultural Skill Council of India; Sukhvinder Saraf, Director, Binsar Farms; Jang Bahadur Singh Sangha, Owner, Sangha Foods; Dr Anil Berry, Director, Qualitat Products (India) Limited; Allan Pollard, Director, Pip Fruit Limited; Stuart Gordon, Chief Executive Officer, Waikato Innovation Park; Nick Dromgool, General Manager, Fieldays; Michael Appleton, Legal Advisor for South and South East Asia, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Jane Cunliffe, Trade Commissioner, North & East India, Delhi; Brett O’Riley, Chief Executive, ATEED; Victoria Hallum, Manager, International Policy & Partnerships, Callaghan Innovation; Simon Brown, General Manager, Accelerator Services; Professor Frank Scrimgeour, Director, Institute for Business Research, University of Waikato, Alastair Scarfe, Chief Operating Office & Director, Robotics Plus; Andrew Cooke, Managing Director, Rezare Systems; Craig Mackenzie, Chief Executive Officer, Agri Optics; Mat Flowerday, Founder & Managing Director, GPSit; Ross Townshend, Chairman, RML Engineering; Malcolm Bailey, Director, Fonterra; and Mark Steel, Head of Agri Business & Property Finance, Westpac.
The Agribusiness Summit will focus on a number of areas including major trends and opportunities for the sector; opportunities for New Zealand exporters in India, future market opportunities, advanced technology in the sector, animal husbandry for increased productivity, scope of growth in dairy farming and other relevant issues.
Wenceslaus Anthony is Member, Executive Committee in charge of Government Relations at India New Zealand Business Council. He is a former Chairman of the Council. Tickets to the Summit, priced at $150 (inclusive of GST) per person, and Tables seating eight persons at $1200 (inclusive of GST) are available. For more information on the forthcoming INZBC Agribusiness Summit 2016, please contact Garry Gupta (Council Secretariat) on (09) 5745220 or 021-2924519.