ExportNZ Canterbury Export Breakfast – Hi Tech

ExportNZ Canterbury Export Breakfast – Hi Tech

ExportNZ Canterbury Export Breakfast – Hi Tech

Our next ExportNZ Canterbury Breakfast for 2018 sets the scene on what’s happening in the Hi-Tech sector. Hear from NZTE’s CEO, along with a panel of speakers who are finalists in the 2018 NZ Hi-Tech Awards.

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.

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Peter Chrisp, CEO, New Zealand Trade and Enterprise 

Update on NZTE, export support for companies and what the international market is looking like.

Peter has been Chief Executive since October 2011. From then to now, Peter and the team have been focused on building an organisation that can grow companies internationally, including attracting investment, for the benefit of New Zealand.

Before NZTE, Peter spent 23 years in the engineering, manufacturing, and pulp and paper industries, including roles in human resources, operations, logistics, supply chain, business improvement and general management. Peter was the General Manager of Tasman Paper in Kawerau, New Zealand, before taking up a role as Senior Vice President for Norske Skog International at the global headquarters in Oslo, covering business in South America, Asia, the Middle East and Europe.

His final role before moving back to New Zealand was based in Sydney as Regional President Norske Skog Australasia, manufacturing newsprint for New Zealand, Australia and Asian markets.


Andy Millard, CEO, Link Engine Management 

Link is one of the fastest growing Automotive technology companies in the world.  Our Kiwi-grown technology enhances the performance of engines, maximising their efficiency and performance while reducing fuel use and emissions.

85% of our sales are export, exporting to 65 countries, All our design and manufacturing is kept in NZ, we have warehouses in Melbourne, UK and the USA with sales and tech support in Uk and USA.

Andy joined Link with a successful track record in leading enterprises in both Australia and New Zealand and specialises in strategy development and execution; transitioning family-run businesses and strategic and tactical marketing during more than 30 years in blue chip and market leading companies.

Loic Barancourt, CEO, Thinxtra

Visionary tech entrepreneur and pioneer of Internet of Things, who loves to leverage technological innovations to improve business processes and people’s lives.

Early on, Loic was leading the first IoT strategic initiatives in Utilities, Health and Transport in Australia and New Zealand at NetComm Wireless and Sagemcom.

He is now CEO of Thinxtra, the #1 IoT power house in Asia-Pacific that is building and commercialising the first nation-wide IoT Networks (based on Sigfox technology) to connect the un-connected in Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and beyond.

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ExportNZ Canterbury is a division of the Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce. Members of the Chamber automatically gain membership to ExportNZ Canterbury and its specialist services.

For more information on the Export Breakfast please email Alex Thorpe or call 353 4165.

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