Export Excelerator Conference

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13 Aug | Auckland

Event Name:

Export Excelerator Conference

Event Date:

13th Aug 2021 8:00am-1:00pm




EMA Business Hub, 145 Khyber Pass Rd, Grafton


ExportNZ brings you the Export Excelerator Conference on Friday, 13th August. Save the date to spend quality time with the elite innovators of New Zealand’s export community!


Consumers are showing much greater interests and awareness of how and where products are made.  They want the full picture of how a product or service gets from ‘paddock to plate’.  This trend is shifting buyer preferences and behaviour and placing a spotlight on companies that contribute to a cleaner, healthier, and more resilient environment.

Our business leaders and exporters will share their stories on how to drive sustainability through your people, product and brand, so you create positive impacts across the environment and communities and ensure your business is commercially viable and future ready.


ExportNZ is working with our “Excelerator Network” to bring together a half day event designed to boost your knowledge, help you form meaningful connections, so you come away with fresh ideas to help grow your global export business.


This event is exclusively for exporters and their teams, or those with aspirations to export. It is all about exporters helping other exporters export more!


  • You receive valuable information you can implement to improve your business
  • You will hear about how to overcome problems you haven’t even faced yet, so you’re ready for whatever comes
  • You get to speak directly to ‘those who have been there, done that’ and can help you strategise accordingly
  • You will be exposed to a wide variety of experts to promote new thinking that challenges existing best practices.

The guest speaker part of conference is designed so you can join in person, or by webinar. Please note the webinar option does not include the breakout sessions.

Keynote speakers:

Hear three amazing Kiwi stories about overcoming adversity and obstacles, and building a successful global business.


Julia Matthews


Two Islands

Steven Korner

Co-Founder & CEO

Method Ltd

Rachel Depree

Executive Officer for


Zespri International

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Breakout Sessions:

After the keynote speaker presentations, the session breaks into peer-lead interactive breakouts.

There will be 4 different breakout sessions, each running for 45 minutes concurrently. Attendees will get to choose 2 of the 4 sessions.

The theme for the breakout sessions is “driving sustainability to build a future ready business”. Our 16 panellists will share their experiences on how to drive sustainability by aligning your people both internally & externally, narrating a good product story backed with evidence, capital & investments to build business resilience and ensuring a sustainable supply chain.

PeopleMarketing & Product 
View panellists here
View panellists here

Capital & InvestmentSupply Chain & Logistics 

View panellists here
View panellists here



7:30am - 8:00am

Arrival & Registration


8:00am - 8:10am

Event starts - Export NZ Welcome


8:10am - 9:30am

Speaker Presentations
- Julia Matthews, Two Islands
- Steven Korner, Method Ltd
- Rachel Depree, Zespri  International


9:35am - 10:00am

Morning Tea & Networking


10:00am - 12:00pm

Breakout Sessions
- People
- Marketing & Product
- Capital & Investment
- Supply Chain & Logistics


12:00pm - 1:00pm

Lunch & Networking



Event Close


Registration Options & Pricing:



8:00am - 1:00pm
Keynote Speakers + Breakout sessions
+ Networking Lunch 


  • Member: $195.00 + GST
  • Non-Member: $395 + GST
  • Group Booking - 2nd ticket ½ price - 3rd ticket complimentary
  • Excelerator companies complimentary
  • For all complimentary & group booking ticket, please email thinesh@exportnz.org.nz



8:00am - 9:30am
Keynote speaker presentations only


  • Member: $100.00 + GST
  • Non-Member: $200 + GST
  • Excelerator Companies 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