Export Excelerator Conference

Export Excelerator Conference

Export Excelerator Conference

Export Excelerator is back <Virtually>!

At this unprecedented and uncertain time, we want to ensure we do our best to help New Zealand businesses and exporters make it through.

We have arranged a great line up of New Zealand business experts to discuss the current working environment with the aim to share insights, guidance and strategies to tackle COVID-19 head-on.

Eleven businesses will share powerful global strategies for building and maintaining strong internal and external customer relationships virtually.  During uncertain times they will cover how they are managing health and well-being, finance and cash flow, business continuity planning and building resilience both domestically and internationally in their business.

Where possible, we want to provide you with access to good advice so that you can position your response accordingly to survive the COVID-19 pandemic, and succeed and prosper in the future.

Join us on April 3rd, and create a strategy to start moving forward.

We look forward to you taking part in our online conference.

Key Note Speakers:

Gavin de Steur

Neil Hinton

Charlotte Walsh

Customer Success Manager

Chief Executive Officer

Chief Executive Officer

UneeQ K9 Natural Food Limited Jade Software Corporation

Gavin has over 20 years’ experience, which include both technical and marketing product management as well as 6 years building a technology start-up company and 4 years as an executive in the company which acquired the start-up. Gavin is currently working for the Artifical Intelligence and Customer Experience Company, UneeQ, where he is responsible for Enterprise Customer Success.

Neil has over 20 years’ experience in the FMCG food and beverage industry and has held senior positions across a variety of functions & organisations in New Zealand, China and Australia. After a long career at Lion, Neil was most recently the General Manager of Vitasoy AUNZ, a role he held for over three years, before returning to NZ to head up the Natural Pet Food Group in January 2015.

Charlotte joined as CEO of Jade Software Corporation in January 2018. Prior to joining Jade she has led global businesses in Health Technology, and Packaging & Print. Charlotte is an experienced company director, including current roles on the Board of New Zealand Trade and Enterprise, and the Dodd Wall Centre for Quantum and Photonic Technologies.


During the conference you have the opportunity to join an interactive conversation with our panel of exporters- ask questions that are tailored to the needs of your business

Breakout #1 

  • Panelists include:

Michael Whitehead

Hugh McCarroll

Sian Leonard

Founder & Principal

International Sales

& Senior Product Manager

Export Strategy

& Business Development Manager

Tap In Ventures Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Tip Top Ice-Cream

Breakout #2

  • Panellists include:

Sarah Sherriff

Matt Deller

Tara Tan

Head of Export
& Finance

Chief Global Sales
& Marketing Officer

Founder & CEO

Fix & Fogg Villa Maria Estate Grin Natural Products Ltd

Breakout #3: 

  • Panelists include:

Siobhan Cohen

Charlotte Walshe



Cress Global Jade Software Corporation

Breakout #4

  • Panelists include:

Wade Gillooly

Gavin de Steur

Neil Hinton

Head Bagel Guy

Customer Success Manager


Abe’s Bagels UneeQ K9 Natural 



Due to the financial impacts of COVID-19 on New Zealand Businesses – all prices have been aligned accordingly.

This conference is open to exporters only.

Virtual Conference held via MS Teams

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