Kea Inspire & SingularityU Christchurch Chapter | The Future of Food

Fri 12 May 7:30 — 9am

Designed to inform, challenge & inspire. Interactive discussions on future thinking and how to find your place in NZ's future industries.
Ticket price: $50

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What is the true potential value of the New Zealand food sector? Where are the opportunities around technology and R&D, and what is the global impact our food technology sector can create? Our speakers will discuss why we need to challenge the current paradigm of the global food ecosystem, and how New Zealand can take advantage of these opportunities to make a global impact. They will also look at our philosophies around the origin of food - how we grow, cook, eat and share it, and shift our mindsets around the future of food - from organic farm-fresh ethically-sourced produce, to bio or genetically-engineered food.

This event is a collaboration with Kea's Inspire the Future Series and SingularityU Christchurch Chapter’s roadshow of Exponential Tech Biannual Updates and Panels across the country. 

Kea is proud to host three events across the country throughout Techweek'17 as we ask members of Kea’s World Class New Zealand Network to discuss opportunities in future industries, and what Kiwi SMEs, large businesses and individuals should know about finding their place in the Aotearoa’s future.

To celebrate Techweek'17 the team that brought you the SingularityU New Zealand Summit are hosting six events in Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland. Join us to stay ahead of the curve. 


Andrew is Chief Executive of Ngai Tahu Farming. Prior to this, he had his own consulting firm focussing on strategy, performance improvement, risk management & organisational alignment, for a range of industries incl. forestry, energy, agriculture, high-tech & the post quake Christchurch rebuild
Jade is Founder & Director of social enterprise Kakano Cafe & Cookery school in Christchurch, with the kaupapa of engaging food sovereignty & food resilience and working with whanau. Jade is passionate about preserving the quality of the whenua/land and protecting food systems for future generations
Kaila is the New Zealand Ambassador for Singularity University. She is also co-founder and Chair of Ministry of Awesome, Curator of TEDxChristchurch, Chair of the New York-based Natural Gourmet Institute, Deputy Chair of CORE Education Ltd, a board member of CDCH Ltd and a Certified ExO Consultant
Lauder is a partner in Audit, Enterprise. He has a portfolio of audit clients in the small and medium enterprise sector and is passionate about helping entrepreneurial companies succeed.
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