Export Documentation & Incoterms Seminar

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26 Aug | Auckland

Event Name:

Export Documentation & Incoterms Seminar

Event Date:

26th Aug 2021 7:30am-9:30am




EMA Business Hub, 145 Khyber Pass Road, Grafton, Auckland 1023


The COVID-19 pandemic remains the primary trade and economic issue affecting New Zealand exporters. There continues to be no formal restrictions on market access for most goods exports, but the global pandemic is placing pressure on global supply chains and in places disrupting trade flows.

Join us to receive information and updates from Mainfreight, Air New Zealand Cargo, New Zealand Customs, IVS, TradeWindow, Ortex Consulting and Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade to hear what support, advice and help is available for exporters trading in 2021.

In this current climate it is important you have the knowledge and understanding of how to get the paperwork right to reduce fees, penalties and charges and enhance productivity in your business with high quality shipping and distribution.  Not to mention getting your product to market in time!

Our presenters will cover:

  • Air freight support
  • International market updates
  • Supply chain
  • Shipments and flow of cargo
  • Trade documentation challenges
  • Incoterms
  • Seller and buyer responsibilities risk around ownership and payment
  • Useful tools and resources
  • Government packages and support

Find out about New Zealand’s response measures to working to keep supply chains open, removing trade restrictive measures, and how they are working to ensure trade and investment flows.

You will be able to ask questions of the presenters tailored to your company needs during our Q&A session as part of this seminar.

Presenters and Q&A Panel:

Peter Webb, Chief Executive

Independent Verification Services

Peter is the Chief Executive at IVS, a company he founded 15 years ago, initially focused on Biosecurity and Forestry. This has now grown into the IVS Group, consisting of IVS Labs, undertaking compliance testing for Preservatives protection in NZ and Australia; IVS Training, providing Biosecurity, Customs, Dangerous Goods, Forklift and a range of otherindustry-based training; OntrackNZ which provides young people with work ready training and connects them to businesses. Lastly and appropriately for this audience, IVS origin. This organisation provides origin certification for exporters both under NZ Free Trade Agreements and also for those exporting to countries who don’t have specific agreements with NZ. Before IVS, Peter held the role of National Compliance Manager for Transitional and Containment Facilities at the then MAF Quarantine Service, which is now MPI. Even further back, he was a hill country sheep and beef farmer and as such is passionate about the land, enabling NZ exporters to trade and protecting NZ’s environment.

Allyson Wood, Director

Ortex Consulting Group

Allyson is consulting within the supply chain industry, delivering industry training and advice enabling businesses to build resilience and efficiency improvements. Allyson has over 20 years supply chain experience, predominately in the freight forwarding, engineering and gas sector, in various operational and management roles. She has over 10 years supply chain lecturing experience at the Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT) New Zealand Maritime School, specialising in Customs, Procurement, Inventory Management and Logistics. Allyson was a member of the MIT Academic Standards Committee.

Gavin de Steur, Chief Customer Officer


Gavin de Steur has over 20 years’ experience, which include both engineering and marketing product management as well as building and selling his own tech start-up. Gavin is currently working for TradeWindow, a super-connector of trade solutions enabling compliance, trust and security to global trade, where he is responsible for Customer Success.

Katrina Devereux, Export Channel Manager

Air New Zealand Cargo

Katrina Devereux is Air New Zealand Cargo’s Export Channel Manager. Katrina’s passion is on the continued success and growth of our NZ exporters through the development of new markets, product development, and bringing a growth mindset to the value chain. Katrina has significant international supply chain and retail brand development experience within the Manufacturing, FMCG, Shipping Line, Freight Forwarding and Logistics industries.

Matt Rossiter, Security & Regulatory Affairs Manager New Zealand

DHL Express

Matt Rossiter is the Customs and Regulatory Affairs Manager for DHL Express New Zealand. In this role Matt works closely with regulatory bodies both in New Zealand and around the world. He assists DHL Express in developing strategies, providing guidance, leadership and support in the areas of customs policy procedures and other related customs and regulatory affairs.

Matt began his career with DHL Express in 2006 and has held various roles including Strategic Accounts,  Customer Operations, Product Implementation and as the NZ Customs Clearance Manager.

His experience and expertise has provided Matt with an in-depth knowledge of the end to end logistics processes for both the logistics industry and its customers.

Brendan Pearce, Chief Customs Officer

New Zealand Customs Service

Brendan Pearce is the Chief Customs Officer at the New Zealand Customs Service. Brendan has worked for Customs for almost 20 years in a variety of roles and currently looks after the Trade Assurance Export Programme. In this role Brendan works closely with industry, partner agencies and offshore Customs Liaison Officers to support exporters. Brendan is passionate about Continuous Improvement and had led several initiatives to improve customer experiences at Customs. He is currently the project manager for the development of the Joint Electronic Verification Self Service System that will enable self-declarations into China.

Niels Meinderts , Senior Policy Officer

Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade

Programme for the morning:

  • 7:30am  Welcome and introductions
  • 7:40am  IVS, Peter Webb
  • 8:00am  Ortex Consulting Limited, Allyson Wood
  • 8:20am  Mainfreight, TBC
  • 8:40am  Air New Zealand Cargo, Katrina Devereux
  • 9:00am  TradeWindow, Gavin de Steur
  • 9:15am   DHL Express, Matt Rossiter
  • 9:20am  Q & A Panel [consists of Presenters and Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade representative, Niels Meinderts and New Zealand Customs representative, Brendan Pearce]
  • 9:30am  Close

Pricing and Registration:


7:30am - 9:30am


  • Member: $75.00 + GST
  • Non-Member: $150 + GST
  • Excelerator Programme Participants: Complimentary
  • For complimentary ticket, please email thinesh@exportnz.org.nz



7:30am - 9:30am


  • Member: $50.00 + GST
  • Non-Member: $100 + GST
  • Excelerator Programme Participants: Complimentary
  • For complimentary ticket, please email thinesh@exportnz.org.nz


To register:

Auckland: Register Here

Webinar:  Register Here

Contact: Thinesh Ramachandran:  thinesh@exportnz.org.nz | 027 233 6498


Thinesh Ramachandran: thinesh@exportnz.org.nz