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Impact Summit Preliminary Programme

Day One – Tuesday 12 March

Settle in and get ready to get curious. 

Get ready for a day of connecting with the future, exploring trends, and shaping the agricultural landscape.  You’ll hear from futurists and their view on how consumers and the industry are changing. Followed by the Science that underpins the challenges and opportunities facing our sector.

Zanda McDonald Award Celebration Dinner, The Bazaar Bar and Restaurant, The Rydges Queenstown 

Don your glad rags and together let's raise a glass to celebrate the success of our future leaders.

Brace yourselves for an exhilarating celebration! The Zanda McDonald Award is hitting a dazzling 10-year mark in 2024, and we're thrilled to invite you to a special evening of reflection, acknowledging the profound impact this award has had on our sector, and crowning our exceptional 2024 Award winners. Nestled on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, this enchanting location is the perfect setting for an evening filled with entertainment, socializing, and exuberant celebration. It's your golden opportunity to don your Sunday best and raise a glass to our future leaders.

Day Two - Wednesday 13 March 

Join us as we delve into the expertise of thought leaders, industry veterans, and inspirational figures, each contributing to the narrative of making good food better, fostering guilt-free consumption, and embracing the challenges and opportunities that define the evolving landscape of the agricultural and food industry..

Summit Finale evening at Walter Peak Station - Wednesday 13 March 

Enjoy a Scenic cruise across Lake Wakatipu, on board the historic TSS Earnslaw Vintage Steamship where we’ll be greeted by a delicious gourmet BBQ meal dining inside the adoring Colonels Homestead and surrounding gardens as we bid farewell.

This trip includes:

       -  return scenic cruise across Lake Wakatipu, on board the historic TSS Earnslaw Vintage Steamship

       - a delicious gourmet BBQ at Walter Peak Station in the Colonel’s Homestead Restaurant

Please note, that this programme is subject to change at any time. A Google Doc version of the programme can be downloaded here. A final programme will be available by Thursday, March 7th 2024.

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