2017 National Conference – Stay up to date on industry issues and ahead of your competition!

Can you afford to miss the National Conference?
Are you really going to learn something from the National Conference?
Why should you attend the National Conference?

Well, No, Yes and plenty of reasons!

We all know that running a business is a hands on and time consuming task, and we all know that running a bakery can make that task even harder – managing bake staff and front of house staff can make it nearly a 24 hour job, competing for market share against major supermarkets, and getting the attention of not only the right staff to employ but also the right type of customer.
And just as you think that you have the right systems and processes in place, the right people for the right jobs and a great product to offer, something can change and you’re back to the beginning!

The National Conference is a great chance to see what is coming up in the future of Baking, and to forecast any changes that you may need to make.
New packaging and labeling requirements will come into effect in 2018, but the changes that you will need to make will depend on where you make your product, and who you sell your product to, and how it is sold. Sound confusing or easy to misinterpret? Get the full run down from the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science presents at the National Conference.

There will also be an update from National Weights and Measures, and what any new changes may mean to your business, as well as an update on the Skills Impact training packages and what changes will be made to the Baking and Pastry certificates.

Dr John Williams will be discussing “Gluten avoidance – is it a threat or opportunity?”

For those looking for some information on the financial side, take advantage of Kevin Tiggerman’s presentation on tightening your credit control and listen to Forensic Accountant Richard Collins talk about Taxation, the cost of goods sold and what an audit would really mean for your business – oh and of course how to avoid getting an audit!

We are also excited to confirm that we will also be presenting on:
NZ Baking trends and the current NZ baking market
The youth of Baking – what brings our youth to baking, and what do they see in our future?
Women in Baking – Successes and hurdles for the women who are in our industry
Open industry panel and forum.

So if you have ever said to yourself “things should be easier than this” or “I wish I knew where to go from here” or “How am I going to get to where I want to be?” then the best place to start is at this year’s National Conference.
Don’t miss out on finding out the tips and tricks that could set you up for your next great success!
Early bird tickets are available until the 9th May. You must pre-book for the National Conference.
For more information see the conference page on the website  or contact the BAA.

Stewart Latter

Jason Mizzen

Shaun 'Pyney' Pyne

Shaun Pyne ran a successful finance business for more than 20 years before selling up and hitting the road to realise his life’s ambition of visiting every pie vendor and bakery in Australia, bar none.

Carolyn Cameron

Carolyn Cameron is Sector Action Plan Lead for Stop Food Waste Australia. She has over 40 years’ experience in environmental and strategic planning, working with the mining industry, universities, state and national governments. After leaving the role of Senior Executive with the national Department of Environment in 2015, she has been a strategic consultant on complex environmental management projects, including for the past 4 years focussing on working with industry and governments to reduce food waste.

Tony Smith

Anton Duc

Anton was called to the bar in April 2015. He has a broad practice with a particular focus in employment and family law. Since being called to the bar, Anton has represented a wide variety of clients from corporations and individuals and not for profits. He is the BAA workplace and IR relations barrister.