Welcome to Natural

Health Products NZ

Summit 2021

26-28 May 2021

Blenheim, New Zealand

In an age of globalisation and digitisation, businesses and brands need to go the extra mile if they are to stand out from the crowd.  Near enough is no longer good enough!

Our industry has a heritage of pioneers, our challenge is to keep pushing beyond boundaries with new innovations.

Our reputation goes before us, we must continue to strive for excellence in all that we make and sell.

Our brands tell a story, make sure they stand above the competition.

Join us at Summit 2021 to discover how to gain results that are beyond expectations by engaging your markets’ hearts, minds – and wallets. 

Registrations will open shortly. Members will be notified by email.  If you would like any further information, please contact [email protected]

Summit Sponsors

Cawthron the Power of Science
Summit 2021 Speakers

Jamie Fitzgerald

Master of Ceremonies
Proudly supported by GO Healthy

Jamie Fitzgerald

Jamie Fitzgerald is one of New Zealand’s most sought after keynote speakers and management consultants due to his ability to translate his inspiring and insightful stories and experiences into practical business messages for teams and organisations.

Jamie has walked unaided to the South Pole, holds the world record for rowing across the Atlantic Ocean, is a double New Zealand representative, fronts television documentaries (First Crossings & Intrepid NZ) that have aired around the world, and is CEO of consultancy business, Inspiring Performance.

Dr Lance O’Sullivan

Proudly supported by
RMF Marketing

Dr Lance O’Sullivan

From a young boy labelled by society as a troublemaker, Lance developed into a passionate advocate for Maori health. He is a pioneer for equal health care in his community and a champion for creating a fairer New Zealand.

He is the recipient of the Sir Peter Blake Emerging Leader Award and the Public Health Association Public Health Champion Award. He was also named TVNZ Maori of the Year in 2013 and New Zealander of the Year in 2014 for bringing health programmes to disadvantaged in rural areas.

Andy Elliot

Research & Business Development Manager
AuOra, Wakatū

Andy Elliot

Andy Elliot is Research and Business Development Manager for AuOra, Wakatū. He has had a successful track record of commercialisation within the aquaculture industry. Andy is currently focused on health and nutrition, bioactive extracts and ingredient development for functional food and nutraceuticals. AuOra is the new Health and Nutrition export business unit of Wakatū.

In 2018 Andy received a Nuffield Scholarship, his research topic explored how NZ business and primary industry urgently needs to reposition their offerings towards health and nutritional solutions, rather than just food and beverage. To help achieve this he has proposed and developed a new business model that provides a platform for engagement with new customers and new offerings.

Prof. Jonathan Elms

Chair Professor in Retail Management.
Massey University

Prof. Jonathan Elms

Sir Stephen Tindall Chair in Retail Management
School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

Acting Director of Research
CoB - Deputy PVC's Office

Jonathan Elms is the Sir Stephen Tindall Chair Professor in Retail Management. Jonathan leads Massey University’s Bachelor of Retail and Business Management, NZ’s only retail degree. He is also the Director of the Centre for Advanced Retail Studies (CARS), NZ's 'centre of excellence' for retail research, education and scholarship.

Jonathan joined Massey in December 2014 after spending seven years at the Institute for Retail Studies (IRS), University of Stirling. At Stirling, Jonathan directed the IRS’ undergraduate retail marketing programmes delivered on campus and in Singapore.

He holds a BSc (Hons) Marketing, MSc Management, and PhD in Marketing from Lancaster University

Iain Hosie

CEO & Managing Director
Revolution Fibres

Iain Hosie

Iain is the CEO and Director of Revolution Fibres. Iain has been deeply involved in nanofibre production and the development of many unique nanofibre products in the past ten years.

Iain co-founded Revolution Fibres in 2009 and has led the business since 2012. Iain is a scientist (BSc, Biochemistry) with a background in environmental health, government policy, product development and sales. Iain is a passionate advocate for nanofibre manufacturing and its commercialization in many sectors.

Their product ActivLayr™ combines NZ-marine collagen with bioactives in the form of a rapidly-dissolving fabric that dissolves instantly into the skin, launched in 2019.

Ministry of Health

Ministry of Health Speaker

Ministry of Health

Speaker from the Ministry of Health Speaker to be announced...

Maurice Parlane

New Wayz Consulting Ltd

Maurice Parlane

Maurice Parlane has 28 years’ experience in technical and consulting roles within the natural heath products and biotech industry, including 18 years as an industry consultant.

His core skills and experience are in manufacturing and compliance management; process design and improvement; validation and operational excellence. Maurice has assisted numerous organisations to establish, improve or scale-up manufacturing operations in Australasia and the Asia Pacific region. Prior to this; he held senior engineering and manufacturing roles within the Glaxo group of companies.

He holds a Bachelor of Manufacturing Technology (Hons) as well as mechanical and electrical engineering qualifications. Maurice is a past president and director of the ISPE Australasian Affiliate, and is active on a number of regional and international expert groups. He holds professional membership of IPENZ, and the NZ Institute of Food Science and Technology. Maurice is the current chairman of the NZ Therapeutic Products Manufacturers Association and a member of PDA and NZBio.

Gareth Robertson

Managing Director
Scientific & Technical Recruitment (STR)

Gareth Robertson

Gareth joined Scientific & Technical Recruitment (STR) in 2018 on the back of a career which spanned Australasia, the United States and Europe with a global manufacturer of FMCG, Nutritional supplements & Healthcare products. During this time, Gareth led its Regional Innovation Strategy and Development (with a focus on Vitamins, Minerals & Supplements) and sat on the NZ Management team, all while building a passion for the people side of business having taken on responsibility for recruitment in various markets and sectors.


Wednesday 26 May 2021

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Alaron Welcome Function

Wither Hills Winery

Thursday 27 May 2021

8:15 AM - 5:00 PM


Marlborough Convention Centre

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Hally Labels Coffee Cart

8:15 AM - 8:30 AM


8:45 AM - 5:00 PM

Summit Welcome and Presentations

7:00 PM - Late

Gala Dinner & Industry Awards

The Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre

7:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Pre-Dinner Drinks

7:30 PM - Late

Dinner / Awards / Dancing

Friday 28 May 2021

8:30 AM - 1:00 PM


Marlborough Convention Centre

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Hally Labels Coffee Cart

8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Plenary / Panel

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Networking Farewell Lunch

1:00 PM

Summit Closes

Industry Awards 2021

Industry Award Winners Will Be Announced at The GMP Pharmaceuticals Gala Dinner

  • Cawthron Institute Innovation Award
  • FernMark Licence Programme Growth Award
  • Marketing Award (Company turnover $2 million and over)
  • Marketing Award (Company turnover Under $2 million)
  • …and of course the Natural Health Products NZ Supreme Winner

Award Sponsors

Gala Dinner

Join us For a Night of Celebration at the Annual


Gala Dinner

To honour our Industry Award recipients

Thursday 27 May 2021
7:00 pm till late
at the...

Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre

79 Aerodrome Road, Burleigh, Blenheim 7272, New Zealand



Cawthron the Power of Science


Wither Hills Winery

211 New Renwick Rd, Burleigh, Blenheim, Marlborough 7272

Alaron Welcome Function - Wednesday 26th

Marlborough Convention Centre

42a Alfred Street, Blenheim, Marlborough 7201

Plenary Sessions – Thursday 27th & Friday 28th

Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre

79 Aerodrome Road, Burleigh, Blenheim 7272

GMP Pharmaceuticals Gala Dinner & Awards Night – Thursday 27th



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Natural Health Products NZ regrets to announce that Summit 2020 has been postponed.