Introducing our 2019 ASB Perspective 2025 Speakers

Nine leaders working at the forefront of food production will discuss the future of food during ASB Perspective 2025, a headline event of New Zealand AgriFood Week.

The unique event, held in Manawatu on March 13, is an early morning roundtable discussion between some of New Zealand’s most influential female leaders across the primary industries.

Designed to replicate a board discussion, P2025 offers the audience a rare insight into each speaker’s perspective, experiences and predictions. With their roles spanning science, research, the development and creation of new food products, consumer insights, agritech, farming and marketing, no corner of the food production value chain will be left uncovered.

ASB Perspective 2025 this year will be chaired by rural broadcaster, Sarah Perriam, who was named a finalist in the Westpac Women of Influence Awards’ Rural category in 2018.

“ASB Perspective 2025 is such a special and unique event to be a part of for allowing a longer form interactive discussion between some of the brightest female minds across the food production sector that you do not normally interact with regularly,” says Perriam.

“With the great technology of Slido, I am excited about facilitating a provocative conversation that values the audience’s input more than any other event. It’s time to really drill down to the fundamentals of New Zealand’s broader food strategy for the health of our nation and economy.”

This is a ticketed event, held at the Globe Theatre in Palmerston North on Wednesday 13 March from 7am-9am. You can purchase your tickets here.

If you can’t join us in Manawatu, ASB Perspective 2025 will be livestreamed on Newshub Rural and be sure to follow New Zealand AgriFood Week’s Facebook page to stay up to date.

ASB Perspective 2025 speakers

Juliet Gerrard, Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor

Professor Joanne Hort, Fonterra-Riddet Chair in Consumer and Sensory Science at Massey University

Mavis Mullins, Poutama Trust

Nicky Molloy, Business Innovation Advisor – Agritech, Callaghan Innovation

Abby Thompson, CEO FoodHQ

Mel Croad, Senior Sheep and Beef Analyst, AgriHQ

Jacqui Cottrell, Founder and Director Kiwi Quinoa

Jocelyn Eason, General Manager Science, Food Innovation at Plant and Food Research