The 2019 Kelso Winter Workshop


Date: Tuesday 21 and Wednesday 22 May 2019

Venue: Masonic Hotel, Napier and Otupae Station, Taihape

If you would like to spend a second night at the Masonic Hotel, this can be arranged for you at your own expense. Please email the Masonic Hotel here and quote 'Kelso'.


Tuesday 21 May

11.30am Check in to the Masonic Hotel
12:00pm Lunch
1:00pm Matt Holden (MC) – Kelso Sales & Marketing Manager
1.15pm Hamish Bibby – Kelso General Manager
Kelso update
1:30pm Sharl Liebergreen – Consultant - AbacusBio
‘A first-hand insight into farming sheep in Saudi Arabia’
2:15pm Tom Skerman – Strategic Planning Group Manager - HBRC. Nuffield Scholar 2016
‘What shade of Green are you?’
3:00pm Afternoon tea
3:30pm Mike Petersen - New Zealand Special Agricultural Trade Envoy
‘Life after Brexit. Do other markets beckon?’
4:15pm Jim Goodall – Executive General Manager, Progressive Meats
‘The facts behind lamb eating quality’
5:00pm Cam McLeay – Global Adventurer, Conservationist, Guide and Tourism Entrepreneur
‘Rafting behind President Gorbachev’s Iron Curtain'
6:00pm Drinks & Dinner - cash bar from 9:00pm
8:30pm Tessa Williams
After Dinner speaker


Click here>> to find out more about our speakers


Wednesday 22 May

7:00am Breakfast
8:00am Briefing for the day ahead
8:15am Leave for Otupae Station in private 4WD vehicles
9:45am Arrive at Otupae Station
10:00am Morning tea/Farm tour - local school fundraiser
12:00pm Lunch/Farm tour - local school fundraiser
3:00pm Depart Otupae Station

Please Register Now

Registrations close 31 March 2019

$250 per person

This includes:

  • All meals, entertainment, happy hour and accommodation on 21 May.
  • Breakfast and a farm tour of Otupae Station including morning tea and lunch on 22 May.

Please register using the form below. After you have submitted the form you will receive a link to Paypal to make your payment by credit card.

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