Driving a sustainable future for government, industry and society in New Zealand

Wellington | 11-12 April 2018

The New Zealand Environmental Management Conference brings leading environmental and sustainability professionals from central and local government, business and not for profit organisations to assess the impact of the new Ardern government on key environmental and climate change issues including changes to the Emissions Trading Scheme.
This two-day conference will feature over 30 speakers who will share their experience and expertise in areas including sustainable agriculture, sustainable tourism, water quality and waste management, transitioning to a low-carbon economy, air quality, post-disaster environmental management and the marine environment. 
 
Learning Objectives 
  1. Be conversant in changes to the Emissions Trading Scheme and its implications for business
  2. Find out the key drivers for sustainable management in agricultural production
  3. Know what is necessary to sustainably manage water supply for household and commercial use
  4. Be able to prepare for and manage the environmental impact of natural disasters
  5. See where you can minimise commercial waste through improving management and production 
  6. Benchmark your organisation’s sustainability practices against some of the leading companies in New Zealand
  7. Find out the key principles underpinning sustainable urban planning and the built environment

 

NZ Environmental Management Agenda

08:00

REGISTRATION AND WELCOME COFFEE

08:30

CHAIRPERSON'S OPENING ADDRESS 

POLICY OUTLOOK

08:40

Ministerial Keynote: New Zealand’s vision for sustainable primary industries 
Hon Damien O’Connor, Minister of Agriculture, Biosecurity, Food Safety, and Rural Communities, New Zealand Government

09:00

Opening Keynote: New Zealand’s transition to a sustainable, low-carbon economy 
 Todd Muller, Spokesperson for Climate Change and Member for Bay of Plenty, New Zealand National Party

AGRICULTURE

09:20

Panel: Achieving a sustainable balance between agricultural production and environmental protection
Terry Copeland, Chief Executive Officer, New Zealand Young Farmers
Mark Gasquoine, Sustainable Agriculture Advisor – Waipa/Central, Waikato Regional Council
Mark Fitzpatrick, Business Manager – Environmental, Ravensdown
Emma Brand, Environmental Advisor, Synlait Milk

10:10

MORNING TEA

10:30

Case Study: 
Fonterra Farm Source Tiaki Sustainable Dairying Program Fonterra
Charlotte Rutherford, General Manager Sustainable Dairying, Fonterra 

11:00

Addressing water availability constraints for irrigation in agriculture
Andrew Curtis, Chief Executive, Irrigation New Zealand

WATER MANAGEMENT

11:30

Challenges and pathways to maintain and improve freshwater ecosystem services
Dr Chris Tanner, Director, Te Waiora Institute for Freshwater Management
 

WASTE MANAGEMENT

12:00

Panel: Reduce, reuse, recycle and rethink – effectively disposing of household and commercial waste
Alec McNeil, Solid Waste Manager, Marlborough District Council
Kitty Waghorn, Solid Waste Asset Manager, Waimakariri District Council
Tim Senington, Waste Services Manager, Rotorua Lakes Council
Meagan Miller, Waste Minimisation Manager, Wellington City Council 

12:50

NETWORKING LUNCH

01:50

Case Study: The New Zealand Rural Waste Minimisation Project
Professor Peter Skelton, Councillor, Environment Canterbury Regional Council  

PLANNING A SUSTAINABLE ENVIRONMENT AND ECONOMY

02:20

Effective planning for sustainable urban environments and economies
Andrew Eagles, Chief Executive Officer, New Zealand Green Building Council 

02:50

AFTERNOON TEA

03:10

Christchurch City Council’s programs on carbon management and reduction
Daniela Ramirez, Energy and Carbon Management Advisor, Christchurch City Council
 
 

03:40

Panel: Embracing the transition to a low-carbon economy
Greg Nelson, General Manager – Environmental Initiatives, The Warehouse Group
Nigel Brunel, Director – Institutional Commodities, OMF
Elizabeth Yeaman, Transport Development Manager, Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority
Melany Tedja, Commercial Manager for Government to Government Partnerships Office, New Zealand Trade and Enterprise
Katie Beith, Senior Investment Strategist, Responsible Investment, NZ Super Fund 
 

04:30

CHAIRPERSON'S CLOSING ADDRESS

04:40

END OF CONFERENCE DAY 1

08:30

WELCOME COFFEE

09:00

CHAIRPERSON'S OPENING ADDRESS

CLIMATE CHANGE & THE NEW EMISSIONS TRADING SCHEME

09:10

Opening Keynote: New Zealand as a leader in the global fight against climate change
Jo Tyndall, Climate Change Ambassador, New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade 

09:40

Panel: Understanding the implications of the ETS for business
John Carnegie, Executive Director Energy & Infrastructure, BusinessNZ
Catherine Leining, Policy Fellow, Motu Economic and Public Policy Research

10:30

NETWORKING MORNING TEA

SUSTAINABLE TOURISM

10:50

Working towards the Tourism Sustainability Commitment
Chris Roberts, Chief Executive, Tourism Industry Aotearoa

LAND MANAGEMENT

11:20

Effective land-use planning and development for liveable and sustainable communities
Joel Cayford, Senior Policy Analyst and Advisor, New Zealand Planning Institute

11:50

Case Study: Planning and building Wellington for a sustainable future
David Chick, Chief City Planner, Wellington City Council

12:20

NETWORKING LUNCH

01:20

Managing coastal erosion to property, infrastructure and community assets
Tony Quickfall, Policy Manager – Science and Strategy, Waikato Regional Council
 

SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS

01:50

How business and government can minimise their energy footprint through renewable technologies
Brian Cox, Executive Officer, Bioenergy Association of New Zealand 

02:20

Panel: Driving sustainable business in New Zealand
Greg Nelson, General Manager – Environmental Initiatives, The Warehouse Group
Sian Flynn-Coleman, Sustainability Manager, Fuji Xerox New Zealand
Dawn Baggaley, Head of Sustainability, New Zealand Post
Kat McDonald, Sustainability Manager, Lion
Alison Howard, Head of Sustainability, Meridian Energy
 

POST-DISASTER ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

03:10

AFTERNOON TEA

03:30

Preparing sustainable and resilient communities for the post-disaster environment
Dr Crystal Lenky, Environmental Adviser, North Canterbury Transport Infrastructure Recovery 

AIR QUALITY

04:10

Mitigating the impact of energy sector emissions in New Zealand
Dr Guy Coulson, Group Manager – Urban Air Quality and Health, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research 

04:40

CHAIRPERSON'S CLOSING ADDRESS 

04:50

END OF CONFERENCE 

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NZ Environmental Management Speakers

Hon Damien O’Connor

Minister of Agriculture, Biosecurity, Food Safety, and Rural Communities

New Zealand Government

Jo Tyndall

Climate Change Ambassador

New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Todd Muller

Spokesperson for Climate Change and Member for Bay of Plenty

New Zealand National Party

Peter Skelton

Councillor

Environment Canterbury Regional Council

Daniela Ramirez

Energy and Carbon Management Advisor

Christchurch City Council

Charlotte Rutherford

General Manager Sustainable Dairying

Fonterra

Dawn Baggaley

Head of Sustainability

New Zealand Post

Alison Howard

Head of Sustainability

Meridian Energy

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Why Attend New Zealand Environmental Management

  1.  Hear from the Hon Damien O’Connor, Minister of Agriculture, on his government’s vision for sustainable farming
  2. Discover from Climate Change Ambassador Jo Tyndall how New Zealand is advocating for action on climate change in the international community
  3. Find out how Fonterra, Synlait and Ravensdown are working with farmers to integrate sustainability practices into their agricultural production
  4. Learn how Marlborough District Council is leading the way for local government through its innovative approach to commercial waste disposal
  5. Find out how Christchurch City Council is reducing its emissions through its carbon management and reduction programs
  6. Hear from New Zealand Trade and Enterprise, Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority and OMF about the latest investment opportunities in renewable energy and electric vehicles
  7. Understand from BusinessNZ and Motu how changes to the Emissions Trading Scheme will impact your organisation’s operations
  8. Find out how Waikato Regional Council is managing coastal erosion risk to protect its property, infrastructure and community assets
  9. Learn how to create financially and environmentally sustainable organisations from leading New Zealand companies, including New Zealand Post, Lion, Meridian Energy and The Warehouse Group
  10. Learn how research from the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research is ensuring that New Zealand urban air quality continues to be amongst the best in the world
 

Who Should Attend New Zealand Environmental Management

  • Environmental Managers
  • Environmental Planners
  • Directors of Sustainability
  • Heads of Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Directors of HSE (Health, Safety & Environment)
  • Resource Managers
  • Environmental Resource Managers
  • Planners/Directors
  • Environmental Compliance Managers
  • Environmental Scientists
  • Environmental Engineers
  • Land Management officers/directors/planners
  • Water Management officers/directors/planners
  • Environmental risk managers 
  • Sustainability officers/directors/planners
  • Conservation officers/directors/planners
  • Environmental strategists 
  • Air Quality managers/officers
  • Environmental economists/researchers
 

 Raise Your Profile At New Zealand Environmental Management 2018
 
  • Put your business front and centre: Sponsoring the New Zealand Environmental Management conference gives your organisation authority in your industry and boosts credibility. Your brand will be seen throughout the event and attendees will be eager to learn about your business
  • Get in front of your target market: Sponsoring is a perfect opportunity to develop strategic partnerships with key decision makers from central government, local government and business
  • Increase your reach and exposure to new clients: As a sponsor, your name and logo will be used during these outreach campaigns, which provides the opportunity to generate media exposure and increase your company’s brand awareness 
  • Generate strong leads: Sponsoring the conference is a great way to generate quality leads because they’re full of people actively seeking solutions to challenges in environmental management and sustainability
  • Deliver a great ROI: Sponsoring the New Zealand Environmental Management conference will be cheaper and have a higher ROI than other advertising methods. Why? Because this event has a very specific and highly engaged target market

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NZ Environmental Management Venue

The event will be held in a hotel in Wellington CBD, delegates will be advised of the location 4 weeks prior to the event.