15 August 2017, Dunedin

Join us in Dunedin for
Silver Fern Farms Plate to Pasture Farmer Conference 2017

Join us in Dunedin on 15th August to celebrate our inaugural Plate to Pasture Farmer Conference and for the announcement of this year’s winner of our Plate to Pasture Award at the Gala Dinner.

The full-day programme, held at the Glenroy Auditorium, will bring plate and pasture together with a programme featuring inspirational speakers who will share industry insights; attendees will enjoy a unique food experience at Toitū Otago Settlers Museum which will celebrate our natural, grass-fed, red meat.

The conference and gala dinner are free to Silver Fern Farms Farmer Partners, flights and accommodation will be at your own cost.

The Farmer Conference programme outline is below.

Conference Programme:

8.00am - Registration and tea and coffee

8.30am – Conference programme begins, highlights to include

Steve Mo - Founder of Bester Foods China, will review China’s hotel and restaurant markets and share the Bester Foods story

Vangelis Vitalis - Deputy Secretary Trade and Economic at MFAT will update us on the international trade landscape and government support of the red meat industry

Michael McHugh- Mindfood magazine Editor-in-chief and owner will explore international food trends and the importance of digital story telling

Presentation of our regional Youth Scholarships

Announcement of our Plate to Pasture Award Winner 2017

5.30pm - Conference closes

From 6.30pm - Plate to Pasture Gala Dinner - A unique food experience evening at Toitū Otago Settlers Museum to celebrate our natural, grass-fed, red meat.



Dunedin Town Hall
Glenroy Auditorium
1 Harrop Street
Central City


15 August 2017, 8am-5.30pm

Please register your interest below to attend the Plate to Pasture Farmer Conference 2017 by Tuesday 8 August. We will confirm your registration of interest within two working days, based on availability, so you can arrange your transport and accommodation.


Please note that places are strictly limited to 200 and preference will be given to Silver Fern Farms Co-operative Shareholders.


Travel & Accommodation:

We have negotiated a special conference rate at the Scenic Hotel Southern Cross which is within walking distance of our conference venues. Please find the details of the special conference rate and booking form here.

Please visit www.DunedinNZ.com for other accommodation options and further details about Dunedin should you want to spend time in Dunedin prior to or after the conference.

For further enquiries contact us on 0800 362 362. Alternatively please email Sharon.o'loughlin@silverfernfarms.co.nz or Bernie.debono@silverfernfarms.co.nz with your enquiry.


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