Techweek TV: Making it work: Kiwi manufacturers who successfully pivoted their business models to service rapidly developing market demand during an unprecedented pandemic

What's it all about?

What global challenge are we discussing? Tough restrictions during a 6 week lockout period for 95% of NZ businesses posed a long list of problems for owners and operators – short and long term. We speak to two NZ manufacturers who were able to quickly pivot their business models to create and produce in-demand products and essential services that the lockdown brought about. Where are they now, what challenges lie ahead, how did tech influence decision making and is the future of NZ business agile?

This Techweek TV session is aimed at all Businesses: Manufacturers, exporters, traders, – global and local Roles: Supply Chain Managers, Procurement Managers, Product Managers, Brand Managers, Operation Managers, Warehouse Managers, Marketing Managers,

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This event does not require registration.

Thursday 30 Jul
1:30pm - 2:00pm

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Speakers

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Joe Bradford

Head of Operations, Fiasco Ltd

If there's a problem, Joe will find a solution. That's just the kind of guy he is. Maybe it's having been exposed to so many other cultures; since childhood, he's lived in five countries across Asia, North America and the Pacific. Maybe it's his experience with large events; he's been managing music, corporate and church events since 2007. Maybe it's his business education; he has a couple of degrees including a Masters in Global Studies from Columbia International University (South Carolina, USA). Or maybe it's just in his DNA, born with a knack for logistics and coordinating resources. But whatever the reason, one thing's for sure: when faced with a challenge, Joe knows how to get the job done.

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Nick Coubray

CEO, Howick Ltd

Nick has worked at Howick Ltd for over 21 years, starting out as an engineer and gradually working his way up to be appointed as Chief Executive in 2016. Having grown up in the industry from building and designing rollformers to guiding the development of complex software and production offerings Nick is always interested in seeing what can be done to improve how things are done.

Nick also has a keen interest in not only construction technology but innovative tech in general. He is looking to change the construction industry that is underperforming in productivity against all others.

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