ASB’s Steve Jurkovich: Welcome to NZAFW 2018

Steve Jurkovich, Executive General Manager Business Banking ASB

Welcome to New Zealand AgriFood Week 2018, in association with ASB.

Agrifood is an important industry for New Zealand and one that has big ambitions for growth.

The production of high quality food that balances the needs and expectations of consumers and stakeholders is at a critical stage and there are tremendous opportunities for New Zealand agrifood to deliver on its potential.

The sector’s willingness to innovate and challenge itself to do things better has provided New Zealand a world-class reputation for producing safe, high-quality food.

Further investment is needed to help agrifood businesses succeed for the benefit of New Zealand’s wider agricultural industry and the economy as a whole.

Events during the week showcase fresh ideas and the rich growth opportunities for the sector, as well as providing valuable network connections and inspiration for those involved.

We commend the Central Economic Development Agency for bringing together these ambitious leaders from across the agricultural value chain to promote the sector as a vibrant destination for investment.

ASB is very proud to sponsor New Zealand AgriFood Week and it will be another calendar highlight for ASB’s rural team and for New Zealand’s wider rural sector in 2018.

We encourage you to get involved and be inspired.