Export Excelerator

Export Excelerator

Export Excelerator


Export Excelerator is a half-day peer-led event designed to boost your knowledge, help you make new and meaningful connections, and come away with fresh ideas to grow your global business.  Exporters helping exporters export more!


Exclusively open to senior business executives and their teams who are exporting or have aspirations to export.

Best of the Best– exporters at the top of their export game attend because they have something to share and want to learn more. They’re motivated – and you’ll be more successful by joining them!


  • Continuous education.  You never stop learning when growing a global business.
  • Input from many experts with varying perspectives produces new thinking that challenges existing best practices.
  • You receive unexpected valuable information.
  • You will likely hear about problems that you haven’t faced yet, but will in the future.
  • Hearing solutions from ‘those who have been there, done that’ will help you plan accordingly
  • Peer Pressure: Best-In-Class Benchmarking

HEAR ‘TALES FROM THE TRENCHES– 3 stories about the challenges of scaling a business for international growth

GET INSPIRED AT PEER-LED INTERACTIVE BREAKOUT SESSIONSIn an era of globalization, the supply chain is becoming more complex by the day.   Businesses of all kinds must keep supply chain visibility, cyber risk and natural disasters in mind at all times.  All of these factors or even just one could have a significant impact on a company’s bottom line.

We will take a close look at the most troublesome issues in the supply chain and how businesses can avoid or plan for these risks.  Our panelists will share and are willing to answer any questions around:

  • Being Everywhere, All The Time: Managing A Global Supplier Network
  • The Ultimate Balancing Act: Supplier Rationalization and Optimization
  • Technology & innovation in supply chain
  • Advancing Global Supply Chain Sustainability and Digitization
  • Warehouse management, physical distribution & transportation

Breakout 1

Paul Jantke – Senior Procurement Manager, Fisher & Paykel Healthcare

Reg Kissun – Global Freight & Border Compliance Manager, Fisher & Paykel Healthcare

Eddy Pereira – General Manager, Transformation & Optimization, Fisher & Paykel Healthcare


Breakout 2

Richard Marshall – General Manager Supply Chain, Douglas Pharmaceuticals

Ryan Gibbs – Warehouse Manager, Douglas Pharmaceuticals

Garyth Dalton – Procurement Manager, Douglas Pharmaceuticals

Sharon Kroucamp – SAP Functional Consultant-Logistics, Douglas Pharmaceuticals

Breakout 3

Richard Leece – Manufacturing & Supply Chain Manager, Glidepath Group

Jeremy Turner – VP Operations & Supply Chain, Aeroqual

Wade Gillooly – Chief Bagel Guy, ABE’s Bagels Ltd

Siva Mudaly – General Manager, Ross Roof Group

Breakout 4

Ian Coward – Global Supply Chain Director, EROAD

Isabelle Williams – Supply Chain Planner, EROAD

Souyma Puri – Project Manager, EROAD

Breakout 5 – NZ Customs Service

Eveline Vivas – Customs Technical Specialist, Specialist Exports, Trade Assurance

Josh Tolich – Senior Customs Officer Grade 2, Outreach, Service Delivery

Nathan Maxwell – Supervising Customs Officer, Secure Export Scheme, Service Delivery

Who Said Business Events Can’t Be Fun?

Export Excelerator events are an inclusive experience: You’re encouraged to interact and network with everyone and anyone at the event…so come and join the fun!



Friday, 12th April



7:15am – 12.00pm


7:15am – 8:00am

Breakfast in our global connections lounge.

8.00am – 12.00pm

Three key-note speakers; take part in two 45-mins break-out sessions



EMA Business Hub,

145 Khyber Pass Road, Grafton, Auckland



Excelerate100 participants

2 comp tickets


NZTE Export Essentials participants

Member rate applies


EMA/ExportNZ members


$295 + GST

$590 + GST


For 2 people:  2nd ticket ½ price

For 3 people:  2nd ticket ½ price & 3rd ticket complimentary


Special thanks to our event partners

Platinum partner: Air New Zealand Cargo

Gold partners: Baldwins Intellectual Property; BDO; DHL Express; Westpac Institutional Bank

NZ Inc partner: New Zealand Trade & Enterprise

Register your place.    We look forward to seeing you there!


Kathy McCombe: [email protected]

EMA, 145 Khyber Pass Road, Grafton

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