Wood Manufacturing Matters! ...especially in New Zealand's regions

WPMA Conference  |  4 April 2019  |  Christchurch, New Zealand

 

WPMA believes that wood processing and manufacturing will be a major driver of New Zealand’s economic growth in a carbon-constrained world and a significant feature in the country’s future diverse and high value export profile.

 

As an industry we are well supplied with entrepreneurial thinkers, not short on access to technology but are constrained on investment. The WPMA Vision – Renewing New Zealand - is clear that all efforts must be directed towards meeting diverse customers’ needs in 2050.

 

The conference covered the important steps leading to the 2050 goal. How to make markets fair, international trade agreements that work for everyone, a regulatory environment that inspires business confidence, investment that supports industrial innovation and policies that stimulate manufacturing growth.

 

Industrial expansion does not just happen. On the contrary, it requires proactive and careful nurturing. The fact that the conference was attended by such a wide range of sectors shows that New Zealand manufacturing is coming together to show it matters.

 

We were delighted to have such an excellent range of speakers, including the Hon David Parker, Minister for Economic Development and Trade, whom I’m sure provided insights to an often-hidden sector but one that has tremendous potential to help New Zealand towards its social, economic and environmental objectives.

 

On behalf of the WPMA Board, I hope you enjoyed the day.

 

Doug Ducker

The evening also saw the launch of the NZ Wood Design Guides

Wood Manufacturing Matters!

...especially in New Zealand's regions

WPMA Conference  |  4 April 2019  |  Christchurch, New Zealand

 

WPMA believes that wood processing and manufacturing will be a major driver of New Zealand’s economic growth in a carbon-constrained world and a significant feature in the country’s future diverse and high value export profile.

 

As an industry we are well supplied with entrepreneurial thinkers, not short on access to technology but are constrained on investment. The WPMA Vision – Renewing New Zealand - is clear that all efforts must be directed towards meeting diverse customers’ needs in 2050.

 

The conference covered the important steps leading to the 2050 goal. How to make markets fair, international trade agreements that work for everyone, a regulatory environment that inspires business confidence, investment that supports industrial innovation and policies that stimulate manufacturing growth.

 

Industrial expansion does not just happen. On the contrary, it requires proactive and careful nurturing. The fact that the conference was attended by such a wide range of sectors shows that New Zealand manufacturing is coming together to show it matters.

 

We were delighted to have such an excellent range of speakers, including the Hon David Parker, Minister for Economic Development and Trade, whom I’m sure provided insights to an often-hidden sector but one that has tremendous potential to help New Zealand towards its social, economic and environmental objectives.

 

On behalf of the WPMA Board, I hope you enjoyed the day.

 

Doug Ducker