NZPICS Second Supply Chain Conference

28 March 2018

You are invited to attend the NZPICS Supply Chain Conference on 10 April 2018 at Sorrento in the Park in Auckland with a great line-up of speakers.

The Conference theme is Supply Chain and Operational Excellence and prominent speakers from the industry include following:

Roger Gray, Group GM-Airports, Air NZ
Roger is an experienced executive with 30 years of general management and supply chain experience gained across a number of industries.

Roger will present on Operational challenges in aviation supply chain.

Sarah Kennedy, CEO of Lifestream International.
Sarah is also ex-CEO Vitaco, Fonterra Rd-1 and Designer Textiles International, a global merino/merino blend fabric manufacturer and marketer with facilities in NZ and Vietnam.

Sarah will be present on Starting from ground zero.

Blair Hamill, Chief Supply Chain Officer, Zespri International.
Bliar has a number of years of experience as a Management Accountant, Commercial Manager and worked in supply side of the business before becoming GM, Supply Chain.

Blair will present on Zespri system and supply chain.

Jeremy Lightbourne, Operations Director - DHL Supply Chain.
Jeremy has over 20 years’ experience in the logistics industry. 

Jeremy will present on Delivering operations excellence in supply chain.  

Steve Bergin, CEO and Director - Xelocity
Steve has over 25 years’ experience managing professional services firms, with a particular focus on optimising performance and Change Investment.

Steve will present a case study on Digital supply chain transformation.

Phil Huse, Global Head of Network and Commercial Strategy - Argenta Manufacturing.
Phil has a number of years of experience in the FMCG sector including, Heinz, Goodman Fielder, Tegel, Griffins and others.

Phil will present on Driven by innovation.

Liesl Echholz, a Blockchain consultant and member of the Blockchain Association of NZ (BANZ)
Liesl focuses on bridging the gap between technology and business in the blockchain sector, and will introduce the concept of Blockchain.

Sean Au, Consultant and President of Blockchain Association of NZ (BANZ)
Sean spends most of his time trying to keep up with the latest developments in the bitcoin, blockchain and smart contract space and looking for new ways to do old things better.

Sean will join Liesl to explain the applicability of blockchain to supply chains.


All the University of Auckland contacts will receive a special price of $195+GST, which is the standard NZPICS member price. A group discount of 10% will be applicable for groups of three or more delegates.

Last date to register is Tuesday the 3 April 2018

For further information and registration form visit NZPICS website or please contact:

Phone: 09 525 1525 or 09 525 1535