Some of the topics we'll explore during the event include:

How New Zealand tackled COVID-19

The impacts and economic repercussions


Staged approach to recovery and the sentiment of a nation


Impacts on the FMCG sector

New Zealand outlook for the future.

As New Zealand emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic, a unique opportunity is now available for businesses to gain a deeper understanding of how the strict elimination and recovery strategy has impacted the FMCG sector and its consumers. New Zealand’s hard line approach differed significantly from other western nations and the question remains – will it pay off?

Join us for a live insights presentation, sharing the unique New Zealand case study, experience and outlook of the Nation. 

About the speakers

Craig Irwin, Managing Director, IRI New Zealand and Hong Kong

Craig joined IRI from Fonterra in New Zealand and brings over 20 years’ experience in the FMCG sector across Australia, New Zealand and the UK. During his career, Craig has held senior management roles within Frucor Suntory Beverages and Pharmacare Laboratories.

He has a proven record of building and sustaining long-term partnerships with customers, and as a passionate and innovative leader he is responsible for leading the team to enhance IRI's ability to meet the needs of our clients, as IRI continue to provide industry-leading insights and solutions to the marketplace. 

IRI is a leading provider of big data, predictive analytics and forward-looking insights that help FMCG, OTC health care, retailers and media companies to grow their businesses. With the largest repository of purchase, media, social, causal and loyalty data, all integrated on an on-demand cloud-based technology platform, IRI helps to guide its more than 5,000 clients around the world in their quests to remain relentlessly relevant, capture market share, connect with consumers and deliver market-leading growth. Move your business forward www.iriworldwide.com

This digital event is brought to you by IRI.

Samantha Firsow, Insights Director, IRI New Zealand

Samantha Firsow works at IRI as a market insight consultant. She takes a helicopter view of industry performance in New Zealand across convenience, grocery and pharmacy retail channels and contextualises this with global trends and insights to bring the data to life. 

Prior to IRI Samantha has worked in a number of insight roles in New Zealand but also has vast experience from her time in the UK where she worked in a global shopper insights role for TCC a retailer loyalty company, worked at strategic market research firm Euromonitor as well as working with FMCG clients across EMEA at Infotools.

Paul Hinds, Group Managing Director Asia-Pacific, IRI

Paul Hinds is the Managing Director for Asia Pacific at IRI. He joined the company five years ago to head up the UK retail business unit after several years at Beyond Analysis and seven years at Dunnhumby. His passion and drive have transformed our engagement with retailers, implementing our “retail as a client” strategy to great effect and establishing new partnerships with Tesco, M&S, Boots, Waitrose, Costco, Lloyds and One Stop. This strategy includes the development of our largest Gateway function outside of the U.S., with over 200 CPG clients investing in our solutions, and the establishment of IRI UK as a major player in the manufacturer insights customer loyalty space, with our IRI Liquid Data® platform in place at M&S, Boots and Waitrose.

Paul’s ability to help retailers optimise the insights and value they gain from data to achieve tangible results, coupled with his background of more than 20 years’ experience in the data and insight industry, are all strong attributes that will help to deliver growth for our clients in the Asia Pacific region.

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Upon request, an extended Q&A will be featured at the end of the presentation, giving attendees the chance to participate and find out more.

Please join us from 11:00AM AEST / 1:00PM NZST on Thursday 9 July, 2020