10 August 2020

Emerging Proteins NZ Launch + Local Discussion

Contact: Kaipara Kai Hub & FoodHQ

Kaipara Kai Hub invites you to a live stream of the FoodHQ webinar launch of Emerging Proteins NZ followed by a facilitated discussion of “what is the opportunity for emerging proteins and what could this mean for Kaipara?”

Emerging Proteins NZ is an initiative of FoodHQ with a purpose to “Connect innovators to explore the potential of emerging protein sources.”

The webinar will be live streamed at Kaipara Kai Hub (1 Jellicoe Rd Ruawai) between 3:15-4pm on Monday 10th August. From 4-4:45pm we will facilitate a face to face discussion of the topic “what is the opportunity in emerging proteins and what could this mean for Kaipara?” From 5pm onward the Kai Hub will provide snacks and non-alcoholic beverages to give our guests an opportunity to network.

Take a seat on our cosy sofas and chairs and view the event live on our big screen. We will give our guests a pen and paper to write down their questions and thoughts during the Emerging Proteins webinar which we will discuss afterwards as a group. If you can not join the live stream session, feel free to join from 5pm onward for networking.

About the Emerging Proteins NZ webinar:

Emerging Proteins NZ is a community that seeks to accelerate the development of a thriving emerging proteins sector in New Zealand.

Guest speakers:

Hon. Damien O’Connor, Minister of Agriculture
Ian Proudfoot, Global Head of Agribusiness KPMG
Miranda Burton, Co-founder FoodNation
Warwick Tauwhare-George, CEO PKW

Emerging Proteins NZ members span the sector from growing and producing through to manufacturing, retailing and exporting; new technologies and new market insights. They enable members to share knowledge, get connected with the right expertise and facilities and work together on common projects. Membership of Emerging Proteins NZ is open to individuals or organisations who are actively involved in any aspect of the local or export supply chain or who are looking to establish or expand their operations into the emerging proteins space. Emerging Proteins NZ is inclusive and positive encompassing a wide range of protein sources, including plant, fungi, insect, bacterial and cell-culture. The establishment of Emerging Proteins NZ has been facilitated by FoodHQ, a not-for-profit organisation that is headquartered in Manawatū.


About Food HQ:

Food HQ (Manawatū) offers food companies and innovators access to one of the world’s leading clusters of food science expertise and facilities. Their mission is to grow food and beverage innovation by connecting the science and business of food.


About Kaipara Kai Hub:

Kaipara Kai Hub (delivered by Northland Inc) has a key role of facilitating support to food producers in Kaipara district to connect them with people, organisations and information when they are trying new things. The Hub is part of Kaipara Kai, one of four Kaipara KickStart projects funded by the Provincial Growth Fund and led by Kaipara District Council to stimulate economic growth and community wellbeing.