Connect 2018


Event Details


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Are you interested in understanding the future of commerce? 

GS1 NZ has partnered with BusinessNZ, Export NZ and Retail NZ to bring you Connect 2018 – Online Marketplace Summit, offering a unique opportunity to learn the latest ideas from leading players in the online world.

Connect will expose you to renowned thinkers and ‘doers’ from across the globe and our own backyard, who will encourage you to stretch your views on the future of our online marketplaces and our business potential – critical for New Zealand’s growth and prosperity.

GS1 NZ are very fortunate and excited to bring eBay’s Vice President of Vertical Experiences and Platform – Amit Menipaz. He serves on the GS1 Board of Governors, in both the US and Global Board, and has lectured at several academic institutions including Stanford, Berkeley, and NYU on Product Strategy and Innovation.

Programme

8.15am: Guests arrive – tea and coffee provided

8.30am: GS1 Welcome
GS1 NZ
Peter Stevens – CEO

8.45am: Opening Address
New Zealand’s digital play: Building blocks for an online economy
Minister of Small Business
Hon. Stuart Nash – TBC

9.00am: Future of Commerce
eBAY (USA)
Amit Menipaz – VP, Vertical Experiences & Platform

9.50am: Building a global business from our own backyard
Trade Me
Stuart McLean – Head of Marketplace

10.30am: Morning tea

10.50am: Seek, find, enjoy. As New Zealand’s largest online seller, Countdown have 20+ years worth of experience to share
Countdown
Sally Copland – Head of Online

11.20am: The Big Picture: how search, purchase and fulfillment integrate
GS1 Global (USA)
Robert Beideman – SVP of Solutions and Innovations

12.10pm: Summary
GS1 NZ
Peter Stevens – CEO

12.30pm: Networking lunch

Topics & Speakers

  • Future of Commerce
    eBay (USA)- Amit Menipaz, VP, Vertical Experiences & Platform
  • Building a global business from our own backyard
    Trade Me- Stuart McLean, Head of Marketplace
  • Seek, find, enjoy. As New Zealand’s largest online seller, Countdown have 20+ years worth of experience to share
    Countdown – Sally Copland, Head of Online
  • The big picture: How search, purchase and fulfillment integrate
    GS1 Global Office (USA)- Robert Beideman, SVP, Solutions & Innovations

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