Food Innovation Workshop 2024

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It is often hard to find support with developing your food and beverage product. In conjunction with WellingtonNZ and the NZ Food Innovation Network, we are pleased to bring you an event to hear from local experts, learn about what resources are available and hear about their experience food and beverage industry. 

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Nicky Solomon | Business Development Manager, NZ Food Innovation Network. Nicky will give an overview of the Bio Resource Processing and navigating the Food Innovation Networks. 

Clare Menzies | Customer Navigator, WellingtonNZ will provide information on how to navigate through the products, services, and grants available at Callaghan Innovation. WellingtonNZ is a key regional business partner with Callaghan. 

Jackson Hapeta | Business Growth Team Lead, Wellington NZ will share the Regional Business Partners Programme. 

Chris Bryant | Food Technologist, Consultant and Founder, Navigate Food will share his experience, knowledge, and passion for food, tools, and tips on how he supports a foodie business from start to finish. Chris will also share about his journey working as an Operations Manager for Fix & Fogg with an amazing team developing bespoke processes.

Joe Slater | GM, Start-ups at CreativeHQ and co-founder and Brand Director at Six Barrel Soda. Joe will be sharing his own innovation, and journey as well as the programmes available at CreativeHQ to help accelerate your start-up business. 

Kyle Clark | Operations Manager, Genoese Foods Ltd establishes in 1993 in Levin, Horowhenua - a region abundant with growers, market gardens and artisan food producers. Kyle will share the many challenges and different stages with running a pesto sauce business, as well as sharing Callaghan Innovations Research & Development Experienced Grant and what they gained from having a student working alongside them in the business. 

Event Information

WHEN | Wednesday, 13 March 2024

TIME | 5:00pm - 7:00pm 

WHERE | Hutt Valley Chamber of Commerce, Level 3, 15 Daly Street, Lower Hutt 5010

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