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2016 NZARES conference
“Addressing contemporary challenges: Business, Agriculture, Natural Resources and the Environment”
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25-26 August 2016, Tahuna Conference Centre, Nelson
This year’s conference theme focuses on the challenges faced by agriculture and forestry in terms of financing their business,
marketing their products and caring for the natural environment.
A number of distinguished speakers have accepted invitations.
In the finance space these are Alex Duncan, Neil Woods, and Paul Lamont -
people with wide banking, investment fund and farm finance experience in corporate and cooperative entities including Fonterra,
NZ Superfund and Rabobank. Drs Suzi Kerr, Graeme Doole and Geoff Kerr will discuss the role of environmental economic analyses informing policy.
Primary sector marketing speakers Craig Greelees and Alan McDermott are confirmed panellists with experience in international marketing of kiwifruit and meat.
Tim Payn has been confirmed for the forestry panel, and we are close to confirming forest sector key speakers.
The conference dinner will be at Apple Shed Cafe on the picturesque wharf in the seaside village of Mapua
– a 30 minute drive from Nelson. The after-dinner speaker is to be confirmed.
Field trip Wednesday 24 August, 1-5pm
The field trip is still in the planning stage. We are investigating a visit to the Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology
to see the engineered wood multi-storey building (world first timber design for seismic resistance) and hear from its architect,
and visiting the NelsonPine laminated veneer lumber plant. We will update when this is confirmed. For those going on field trip,
a bus will be organised to pick up people from Tahuna and also directly from the airport. Pick-up times to be confirmed.
Accommodation options in Nelson include:
Tahuna Beach Kiwi Holiday Park, Phone (03) 548 5159 or 0800 000 501 www.tahunabeachholidaypark.co.nz
The Beachcomber Motor Inn Ph (03) 548 5985 www.beachcomber.co.nz
- 9 MAY: Call for papers
- 1 JUNE: Registration opens
- 17 JUNE: Closing date for abstracts
- EARLY JULY: Confirmation of acceptance of conference paper
- 1 AUGUST: Late registration fees apply
Authors to bring a hard copy and an electronic copy of their paper to the conference please