ExportNZ Canterbury Breakfast: Agri-tech

ExportNZ Canterbury Breakfast: Agri-tech

ExportNZ Canterbury Breakfast: Agri-tech


Our next ExportNZ Breakfast for 2018 sets the scene on what’s happening in the Agri-Tech sector.

Join us as we hear from one of the world’s leading horticultural companies and the recognised category leader in kiwifruit, Zespri. Along with local multidisciplinary R&D company, Lincoln Agritech who will discuss their leading-edge IRRICAD software tool used to design pressurised irrigation systems.

A must attend for all exporters, the ExportNZ Breakfasts are a great way to connect with others as well as learn from real-life case studies.


Rachel Lynch, Senior Communications Advisor, Zespri International

Rachel Lynch CircleRachel is the Senior Communications Advisor at Zespri, and also covers External Relations and Trade. She is experienced in stakeholder engagement, strategy and project management in the food production industry, public sector and media. She specialises in trade strategy, crisis response, internal and external communications and media relations.

Zespri International Limited is the world’s largest marketer of kiwifruit, selling kiwifruit into more than 59 countries and managing 30 percent of the global volume. Zespri sets the global benchmark for guaranteed excellence and delicious, nutritious kiwifruit with the Zespri Brand. 
They work with growers and post-harvest operators to source top-quality Zespri Kiwifruit and supply this kiwifruit 12 months of the year through our distribution partners to wholesale markets and retail customers. Zespri’s has offices in 21 countries around the world and accounts for around a third of the global trade in kiwifruit and has built a strong reputation through a focus on a number of aspects, including health marketing, innovation, brand awareness, taste, consistency, and supply chain development.

Dean Williamson, Business Development Manager, Lincoln Agritech

Dean grew up on a high country sheep and beef farm in West Otago and spent his career working in primary and manufacturing industries, including the forestry, seafood and packaging markets.

He has over 25 years of experience in international sales and marketing. His previous roles include being the General Manager for a large Christchurch-based manufacturing facility that exported 85% of its products worldwide; and independently establishing two successful import/export businesses in the engineering and healthcare sectors. Having since sold one of his businesses, Dean returned to his primary sector roots to concentrate on business development and consulting.

Lincoln Agritech delivers leading-edge science and engineering knowledge and technologies into environmental, primary, processing and new materials applications.

At Lincoln Agritech, Dean is involved in client management, strategic planning and growth of IRRICAD’s international markets, for more information on this, see here.


Member Individual: $65 + GST   |    Member table of 8: $480 + GST
Non-Member Individual: $130 + GST   |   Non-Member table of 8: $960 + GST
Student $40

Venue: Hagley Oval, Christchurch

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ExportNZ Canterbury is a division of The Chamber. Members of The Chamber automatically gain membership to ExportNZ Canterbury and its specialist services.

Hagley Oval, Christchurch

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