Focus on innovation

Assembling under the theme “innovation,” specialty fabrics professionals will meet at the 2011 OFPANZ Conference in Nelson, N. Z., June 24–26. Keynote speaker will be Mark Robotham from Growth Management Consulting Ltd., commentator on business and the author of a blog targeted at small to medium-sized enterprises in New Zealand. Robotham’s writing and speaking follows a successful career in product design, manufacturing and exporting.

Complementing this session is a panel presentation by three leading New Zealand entrepreneurs who will share their experiences in successfully penetrating international markets.

The setting for this event is idyllic, with three spectacular national parks, golden sand beaches and clear waters, alpine meadows and mountain ranges nearby—and a climate that rivals the Mediterranean.

Delegates will be feted at the award-winning café, Lambrettas, on the first night; the gala awards ceremony on the second evening will be held at the prestigious World of WearableArt™ and Classic Cars Museum. This is a networking extravaganza designed to share knowledge and enterprising ideas—and ultimately support your business growth.