Event Schedule


BrightSIDE - Wednesday 28 June

7.30am - 8.45am Registration open - ILT Stadium Southland
7.00am - 8.30am Innovation Breakfast
8.30am Welcome & Introduction MC - Nick Rado
9.15am Opening Address from Emma Hammond - 2023 SIDE Event Chair
9.30am - 10.30am Tyla Nathan-Wong - SIDE Keynote Session
10.30am -10.45am BrightSIDE Welcome Introductions
10.45am-11.15am Kane Brisco - Becoming Fit to Farm
11.15am-12.00pm Tom Hartmann - Getting your personal finances sorted
12:00pm-12:30pm OutSIDE Activities
12.30pm - 1.15pm Lunch - Trade Expo Area
1.15pm - 2.15pm

Wealth Creation in the Dairy Industry - Four progressing farmers share their stories (Laura Murdoch, Brayden Johnston, Gonzalo Bascur and Nayabet Espinoza)

2.15pm - 3.00pm

Afternoon Tea - Trade Expo Area

School Groups leave

3.00pm - 4:30pm

Skin in the Game -  This panel discussion will look at Contract Milking and Being Self-Employed, taking that next step.

Panelists are:

  • Marie Crowley & Peter Hughes - Farm Owners
  • Jamie McCrostie - Progressing Sharemilker
  • Mark Horgan - Banking background
  • Tony Miles - Farm Consultant
  • Brett McDonough - Accountant
  • Gonzalo Bascur and Nayabet Espinoza - Contract Milkers
4.30pm - 5:30pm Networking hour before the SIDE Dinner - Trade Expo Area