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Managing Legal Risks for Food Businesses
Tue 22 November 2016, 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM NZDT
Law is integral to all aspects of the food and beverage sectors: from the making and selling of products; to the development and protection of brands and innovations; to the management of key relationships.
A working understanding of legal issues is essential for food and beverage businesses to avoid the risk of non-compliance and to protect their competitive advantage.
This interactive seminar will illustrate the key legal issues affecting the food and beverage sector, providing a useful overview for new entrants and a refresher for more experienced practitioners.
Compliance - Making and Selling the product (product claims and marketing)
Intellectual Property - Protecting your competitive advantage
Branding and IP rights in overseas markets
Credit Risk - how to mitigate (presented by Phil Quinn, NZECO)
Insurance – things to think about for export
Who should attend:
This seminar is designed for businesses and entrepreneurs who want to equip themselves with a better knowledge of how to mitigate the risks of developing, manufacturing and selling products. It is suitable for any food and beverage business professional.
James & Wells is a national team of intellectual property experts, who are also business strategists, Asia business advisors, scientists, engineers, accountants, lawyers and commercialisation specialists. With a dedicated Food and Beverage Innovation Team, they are committed to leveraging the F&B industry’s significant untapped capacity.
The team develops strategies and business models, advises on legal compliance (including packaging and labelling), facilitates business opportunities with license agreements, and offers a health claims advisory service.
To keep abreast of industry demands, legislative changes and provide valuable networks for clients, James & Wells is involved with FoodHQ, New Zealand Food & Grocery Council, Fine Food New Zealand, The New Zealand Institute of Food Science and Technology, FoodSouth and The FoodBowl.
We are pleased to advise that Phil Quinn, Senior Business Originator at the New Zealand Export Credit Office is presenting an additional topic at this workshop. He will explain the significance of credit risk and its mitigations, for businesses involved in exporting.
NZECO helps exporters capitalise on trade opportunities around the globe by securing export sales, managing risk and helping access trade finance. NZECO is located in The Treasury and their financial guarantees and insurance policies are fully backed by the New Zealand Government through the Minister of Finance.
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Canterbury Development Corporation, Christchurch
99 Cashel Street
Christchurch, Canterbury 8011