In 2016 we were joined by some incredible speakers from New Zealand and around the world.  

Catherine Beard

Export NZ

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Catherine Beard is Executive Director of Export NZ and ManufacturingNZ, divisions of BusinessNZ, New Zealand’s largest business advocacy group, representing thousands of businesses of all sizes.

Catherine Beard works with government and other key decision makers on issues of concern to exporters and manufacturers. 

Catherine has worked as advocate for industries in the agricultural and insurance sectors, and on climate change issues for the energy intensive sector. 

Catherine is a member of the Board of global standards organisation GS1 and is director of a business designing and manufacturing children’s nursery furniture, for which two products won national design awards.