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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. Check it out at www.appleshed.co.nz.
Field trip Wednesday 24 August, 12.45-5pm
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The Nelson-Marlborough region is one of NZ’s major forestry areas, and Nelson is a great place to see the innovative things NZ is doing with Radiata pine. The Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology Arts and Media building represents a new generation of seismic engineering, using laminated veneer lumber (LVL) for structural beams, columns and floors. Andrew Irving, the architect, will give a talk about the building and the future for that type of construction. Next stop is Nelson Pine, which produced the LVL for the Arts and Media building. Jason Guiver, the Project Development Manager will explain the manufacturing processes, and why Nelson Pine moved into fabrication. The third stop is at Xlam, another innovative company producing engineered timber from locally grown sources to learn about the manufacturing processes, market opportunities and where Xlam see their future.
A bus will leave Tahuna at 12.45, and will stop at the airport to collect delegates.
This field trip will complement the forestry session on Day 2 of the conference.
REGISTER for the field trip when you register online for the conference.
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
- Mid JUNE: Registration opens
- 17 JUNE: Closing date for abstracts - EXTENDED TO 30 JUNE
- 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