Alumni Function: Join Us for the Launch of the Pivotal Agribusiness Book of the Decade

Massey University Alumni Relations invites you to attend the launch of The New Zealand Land and Food Annual.

The annual is an important new book based on Massey’s great agricultural science heritage. It features cutting-edge, provocative and expert views on the broad agrifood and agribusiness sector. It aims to serve the national interest, inform debate, and to be of value to experts, policy makers and the general public.

This will be an opportunity to network informally with fellow alumni and staff of the University and contributing authors of the Annual.

Date: Thursday 16 June
5.30pm Networking and canapés.
6.00pm Launch of The New Zealand Land & Food Annual

Editor Prof Claire Massey (Director - Agrifood Business, Te Puna Whakatipu) and contributing authors will answer your questions on the inaugural issue
6.45pm Networking
Venue: Radio Sport Lounge, FMG Stadium, Hamilton
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Professor Claire Massey

Claire Massey is a professor and the director of agrifood business at Massey University, tasked with growing value for New Zealand from the university’s expertise in agriculture, food and business.

Claire’s role in agrifood has grown out of her former life as a researcher on small and medium enterprises (SMEs). Over a 20-year period, she published some of the most significant books and articles on the ways SMEs contribute to New Zealand. She is a past president of the Small Enterprise Association of Australia and New Zealand (SEAANZ) and former vice president of the International Council for Small Business (ICSB). She is the only New Zealand Wilford White Fellow — the highest award conferred by the ICSB to individuals who have made a significant contribution to SME research.

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Professor Ralph Sims

Ralph Sims began his career on the Massey staff in 1971 and is now Professor of Sustainable Energy and Director of the Centre for Energy Research. In 2013 he was appointed to the Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel (STAP) of the World Bank’s Global Environment Facility (GEF), was a senior researcher at the IEA (International Energy Agency) Paris from 2007-2010, and has been a lead author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) covering renewable energy and agriculture (2001) and then leading chapter writing teams on "Energy Supply" (2007), "Integration of Renewable Energy" (2011),  and "Transport" (2014). He has produced reports on “Energy-Smart Food” with the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation, and recently chaired the Royal Society of New Zealand report “Transition to a low-carbon economy for New Zealand”.