Our 2021 Conference goes virtual!

Our 2021 Conference goes virtual!

Due to the ongoing Covid disruption we will now be holding our 2021 Conference and AGM as an on-line event. This is a great opportunity for members and staff from throughout the country to easily join the event and at no charge.

To register please complete the Registration Form and return to Caroline Gibson by Monday 25 October.



Our half-day programme will be as follows:

9.00 – 9.10       Welcome by Glenn Campbell, CANZ President

9.10 – 9.45       International SpeakerStella Job, Sustainability Specialist, Fly Zero

                        Fly Zero and opportunities for sustainable composites in zero-carbon aviation

9.45 – 10.30     Annual General Meeting

10.30 – 10.45   Tea Break

10.45 – 11.30   Advanced Manufacturing Industry Transformation Plan 

                        Hunter Nottage, Policy Director – Economic Development and Transitions,
                        Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

11.30 – 12.00   Blue Sky session for the future of the Composites Association of New Zealand

12.00               Conference close.

Keynote Speakers

Hunter Nottage, Policy Director – Economic Development and Transitions, Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

The Government has launched a new approach to industry policy, aimed at growing more innovative industries in New Zealand and lifting the productivity, sustainability and inclusivity of our key sectors.  Hunter will join us to explain and discuss the process and progress for the development of the industry transformation plans currently underway.  This is an important opportunity for discussion, feedforward & developing the relationship between the government sector and composites industry. This relationship is critical to ensure transformation opportunities are practical and relevant to NZ composites industry.  CANZ has joined the industry partnership focus group for the Advanced Manufacturing ITP development. 

Stella Job, Sustainability Specialist at FlyZero

Stella is the Sustainability Specialist for the FlyZero project on zero-carbon aviation where she is responsible for understanding and modelling the impacts of novel aircraft concepts and supporting the team in sustainable design. She is a strategic thinker, experienced in materials and manufacturing, particularly related to fibre reinforced composites and supporting the development of novel technologies. She is an alumna of Oxford University (Engineering Science) with early career background in civil engineering infrastructure. She supports the Universities of Oxford and Loughborough with lectures on sustainable materials.

In Stella’s previous role at Composites UK, she actively supported the composites industry to be more sustainable in recycling, bio-based materials, and understanding life cycle impact. In addition, she supported technical events and co-authored / edited several good practice guides. She worked with industry, Catapult centres, academia, and international trade associations to identify and progress strategic technologies and business solutions leading to a more sustainable future. She was the chair of Composites Leadership Forum Sustainability Working Group, member of EuCIA Sustainability WG and Global Composites Sustainability Coalition.