Full Programme

Tuesday, 25th July 2017

Welcome and introduction

1:00 PM  -  1:05 PM

Potatoes NZ R&D Strategy

2:35 PM

Agronomists’ Professional Development

4:05 PM

Presentation from Dow AgroSciences

5:05 PM

Mix & Mingle – finger food

6:05 PM  -  7:05 PM

Wednesday, 26th July 2017

Tea and coffee cart

8:00 AM  -  8:30 AM

Welcome and house notes

8:30 AM

KeyNote speaker

8:33 AM

Potato production in the UK and Q&A

9:20 AM

Tea and coffee cart

10:20 AM  -  11:00 AM

The emotional potato

11:00 AM

Potatoes NZ Inc AGM

11:20 AM

Does the humble potato have an image problem?

11:50 AM

The Heartland story

12:10 PM

Lunch and coffee cart

12:30 PM  -  1:20 PM

Speaker to be advised

1:22 PM

Concurrent sessions on R&D, Marketing & Growth, Quality Standards – see separate streams for details

1:40 PM  -  3:40 PM

Afternoon tea and coffee cart and crisp tasting

3:40 PM  -  4:10 PM

Wrap up for day

4:10 PM

Free time

4:15 PM

Awards Dinner – See separate programme

6:05 PM  -  9:25 PM

Thursday, 27th July 2017

Depart conference accommodation

08:00 AM

Coffee cart

08:15 AM  -  08:45 AM

Agronomist de-brief R&D Strategy discussions

8:45 AM

Question and answer

9:05 AM

How to: Health and Safety

9:10 AM

How to: Social media engagement

09:30 AM

Morning tea

9:50 AM  -  10:20 AM

How to: Export Standards Technical Panel Formation

10:20 AM

How to: Potatoes Biosecurity Management Plan

10:40 AM

Potatoes R&D: delivering benefits to growers

11:00 AM

PNZ Strategy and Business plan

11:20

Conference close – formal finish

11:40 AM  -  11:45 AM

Lunch

11:45 AM  -  12:45 PM

Factory tour

12:45 PM  -  4:30 PM

Drop off at Airport

4:30 PM

Drop off at Pukekohe

4:30 PM  -  5:00 PM