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2nd WOMEN IN MANUFACTURING LEADERSHIP SUMMIT

20th - 23rd, October 2020
Auckland, NZ

Construct the skills and strategies to lead with an innovative passion & purpose

Overview

- Build a powerful leadership brand
- Initiate solutions & overcome challenges
- Core skills for building resilience
- Inspiration & advice from successful senior leaders

Agenda

Unleash the fearless change leader
Future-focused leadership for a more inclusive tomorrow
A pragmatic approach to leading change
Resilience in an ever-changing landscape
Channeling assertiveness through effective communication
Embrace innovative thinking
Envisage tools for high pressure situations
Hungry for more
The key to innovation & agility
Leading through adversity & change
The anatomy of a leader
Looking ahead - The future, innovation & economic outcomes
Molding a diverse productive team
Together towards tomorrow
Conference Day 1

21 Oct

Case Study

Our world is changing at an ever-increasing pace and it’s a super exciting time. 

As technology and individual values continue to shape the way we work, the future success of businesses will rely on the ability to adapt to these new ways of working. While change can sometimes seem scary, Monica Yianakis, Head of Lion Ventures at Lion, is excited about what the future of work looks like. In this engaging opening keynote, Monica will expand on all the ways our world and workplace are evolving and what we can be doing as leaders to embrace these changes. Maximise capabilities, embrace diversity and achieve mutual success to future proof ourselves and the leaders of tomorrow. 


  • Grow as a change leader for your workplace and the world
  • Rethink generational change, flexibility and technology
  • Explore the cultural shifts shaping the future

  • Monica Yianakis Head of Lion Ventures Lion

Case Study

Manufacturing has often sat at the forefront of change. Despite progress, it remains a traditionally male-dominated environment, especially at senior leadership levels. So how do we rise to the challenge? Tina will share her story and her insights into leadership, communication, and overcoming obstacles along the way.


- Lead with a tactical, adaptive mindset

- Break down communication barriers

- Prepare for the unexpected with engaging development techniques

  • Tina Durrant Operations Manager Bondor

Expert Commentary

Leadership is about providing a service to others that inspires them to step outside their comfort zone, to strive for excellence, and to be more fearless than they ever thought possible. Malikah, CFO from Open Country Dairy, demonstrates a balanced and pragmatic approach to improving business performance, delivering strategic objectives, and improving productivity.


- Improve your organisation's mindset through transformation

- Aspire with focus

- Lead through times of change

  • Malikah Mitha Chief Financial Officer Open Country Dairy

Case Study

We all know that change is the only constant, but it's becoming faster and more complex. To thrive in the modern manufacturing industry, leaders must develop resilience. To do that, you need to have an adaptive mindset. Join Elspeth as she describes experiences and explores strategies to help you build workplace resilience, and have some fun too.


- Remain resilient through change

- Think positive, be positive

- Techniques to develop the desired mindset

  • Elspeth MacRae Chief Innovation and Science Officer Scion Research

Panel

Being an empowering leader means you must communicate confidently and firmly without being perceived as aggressive. Assertive communication allows for the proactive resolution of challenges via cooperation, feedback, and incorporation of ideas.


This panel of experts will enable you to explore and develop strategies to be a confident, firm communicator. It will provide the basis for understanding how to influence others in a positive and impactful way.


- Lead with assertiveness

- Communicate your message

- Strategies for win-win negotiations

  • Michelle Bunting General Manager, New Zealand Honeywell

  • Tonille Crombie General Manager, Open Country Brands Open Country Dairy

  • Claire Morgan Head of Quality Griffins Food Ltd

Expert Commentary

As manufacturing companies engage in R&D to remain competitive and productive in an era of disruptive globalisation, innovative ideas are essential. Anna will reflect on how promoting a culture of innovation is vital for personal and organisational growth.


- Explore the innovative mindset

- Be open to creativity

- Think inside the box

  • Anna Yallop General Manager Seafood Innovations Ltd

Case Study

Team communication during high stakes, high-pressure situations are frequently identified as an issue which compromises performance. So what are the pressures making communication difficult? Naomi navigates us through a breakdown of these situations, providing strategies to become a confident communication expert.


- Grasp an assertive communication method

- Analyse the different pressures

- Lead with confidence

  • Naomi Altman Avionics Manager Rocket Lab

Conference Day 2

22 Oct

Case Study

In this motivational keynote, Alexandra will share how she overcame the trials and tribulations of her career. She will discuss the importance of being brave, being bold, and taking risks to achieve career satisfaction.


- The journey from grad student to CEO

- Recognise and seize unexpected opportunities

- Unleashing the bold leader within you

  • Alexandra Allan Chief Executive Officer New Zealand Food Innovation Auckland, T/A The FoodBowl

Case Study

As we enter the fourth industrial revolution, the rate of change and disruption is accelerating with frequency. It is essential to be agile and innovative to stay ahead of the curve. As the GM & Country Director of Johnson & Johnson, Juliet will share her journey and essential skills on how to ignite innovation.


- Set an innovation ambition

- Maximise effectiveness through strategic approaches

- Identify and define innovative opportunities

  • Juliet Hull General Manager & Country Director Johnson & Johnson New Zealand

Case Study

Resilience is the ability to adapt and bounce back when things don’t go as planned. Resilient leaders meet challenges head-on, don’t dwell on failure, and help others to assess, adapt and grow. They acknowledge the situation, learn from mistakes, and move forward with an action-oriented mindset.


Hear from Ruth as she shares experiences about dealing with challenges, lessons learned along the way, and why she believes that challenges, and the way we chose to deal with them, can be our biggest source of growth.


- Maintaining perspective and nurturing your self-confidence

- Situational leadership and guiding others through change 

- Helping build resilience in others

  • Ruth Muller R&D Director Frucor Suntory

Panel

Leadership is more than hierarchy alone and requires the ability to cultivate followership.


In this interactive discussion, our panel of experts will share their unique path to leadership, what they consider the anatomy of a leader, and how to lead yourself and others for success.


- Essential life lessons from top leaders

- Change and transform as a leader

- Explore key operating principles 

  • Maxine Simmons Managing Director BioCatalyst Ltd

  • Frankie Ifrah National People and Performance Manager Brian Perry Civil

  • Alex Tran Group Manager – Commercial Customer & Innovation Genesis Energy

Expert Commentary

Where is the manufacturing industry going? Join Catherine Beard from Manufacturing NZ as she unpacks latest economic trends, impacts throughout the manufacturing sector, and explores how leaders can stay one step ahead of the game.


- Capitalise on exclusive manufacturing trends

- Identify and define innovation

- Execute a leadership vision for the future

  • Catherine Beard Executive Director, ExportNZ and ManufacturingNZ Business NZ

Case Study

A motivated and productive team creates personal satisfaction and demonstrates your leadership capabilities. Learn how to master your team management skills and foster a positive environment for cooperation.


- Coaching strategies for maximum engagement

- Deal with difficult conversations

- Be adaptable to the work environment

  • Frankie Ifrah National People and Performance Manager Brian Perry Civil

Roundtable

How are today's leaders taking big ideas to the front-line to unlock opportunities in their companies, communities and beyond? From building meaningful connections to empowering the next generation of female leaders. Join Pippa in this roundtable discussion around solutions for aligning goals with purpose and building a better tomorrow.


- Pioneer women's leadership

- Create change through bold ideas and actions 

- Overcome career challenges through connection and peer support

  • Pippa Lawlor Professional Development Facilitator Mint Education

Speakers

  • Catherine Beard

    Executive Director, ExportNZ and ManufacturingNZ

    Business NZ
  • Juliet Hull

    General Manager & Country Director

    Johnson & Johnson New Zealand
  • Ruth Muller

    R&D Director

    Frucor Suntory
  • Michelle Bunting

    General Manager, New Zealand

    Honeywell
  • Maxine Simmons

    Managing Director

    BioCatalyst Ltd
  • Malikah Mitha

    Chief Financial Officer

    Open Country Dairy
  • Naomi Altman

    Avionics Manager

    Rocket Lab
  • Frankie Ifrah

    National People and Performance Manager

    Brian Perry Civil
  • Alexandra Allan

    Chief Executive Officer

    New Zealand Food Innovation Auckland, T/A The FoodBowl
  • Tonille Crombie

    General Manager, Open Country Brands

    Open Country Dairy
  • Claire Morgan

    Head of Quality

    Griffins Food Ltd
  • Tina Durrant

    Operations Manager

    Bondor
  • Anna Yallop

    General Manager

    Seafood Innovations Ltd
  • Monica Yianakis

    Head of Lion Ventures

    Lion
  • Pippa Lawlor

    Professional Development Facilitator

    Mint Education
  • Alex Tran

    Group Manager – Commercial Customer & Innovation

    Genesis Energy
  • Elspeth MacRae

    Chief Innovation and Science Officer

    Scion Research

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