Bragato Research Institute site visit in association with Quay Connect
A talk and tour of the Bragato Research Institute coupled with a Christmas networking celebration for Marlborough members. This is a joint event with the Institute of Directors Nelson Marlborough Branch, and held in association with Quay Connect.
The Bragato Research Institute drives world-leading innovation for the New Zealand wine industry – from blue sky research through to the practical application of science in vineyards, wineries and supply chain. At this event you will hear from BRI chief executive MJ Loza about the governance, structures and goals that led to the opening of this facility earlier this year and the direction that’s taken since the doors opened. There will also be a short tour of the facility and plenty of time to ask questions and network.
Speaker bio: MJ started as CEO at the BRI in May 2018. After a year based in California as GM Americas for Accolade Wines, MJ was pleased to return to Marlborough as GM for Putake Honey. Since 2006, MJ has held GM and CEO roles in the wine industry in Marlborough. Prior to that MJ held senior innovation management roles with Fonterra, after 10 years with the deer industry, including 4 years as CEO of Deer Industry NZ. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Law from The University of Auckland.
It is complimentary for IoD and Chamber members to attend but registration is essential as ticket numbers are limited for this event. We ask that you please don’t register unless you are sure you are available to attend.