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Te Hono Capability and Insights Tour 

Sunday 25 August – Friday 30 August, 2024 

Apply now, or email us at to discuss your interest.

In collaboration with AGMARDT, this transformative experience will provide unprecedented access to global food and fibre sector leaders. The tour will be curated to match participants' individual needs and expectations and promises a fast-paced, high-energy schedule and practical tools for continuing conversations upon return to New Zealand.

We are pleased to confirm that Alex Worker and Melissa Clark-Reynolds will lead this Te Hono tour.

Alex chairs Future Food Aotearoa, a not-for-profit movement driving advancement in New Zealand's foodtech ecosystem, and sits on the Te Hono and MPI F&B ITP Steering Committees. Melissa, a Futurist and Professional Director, is widely recognised as a leading edge thinker on strategy and the future of business models. Both are committed to ensuring this tour elevates participants' leadership capabilities, fosters unity, and builds networks within New Zealand's food and fibre sector. 


Hono Tangata, Hono Whenua, Hono ki te ao. 

Strengthening relationships by linking to the land and connecting to the world.  


Te Hono and AGMARDT know the importance of building trust and relationships amongst future sector leaders. This tour provides a unique opportunity for individuals to connect with like-minded peers, share insights, and collaboratively explore solutions to challenges facing the industry. 


Our kaupapa is clear: to guide you beyond passive learning, immersing you in an experiential learning environment that fosters innovation, strategic thinking, and actionable insights alongside an inspiring cohort of other New Zealand leaders.   


Participants should expect: 

  • A fast paced, high energy, intensive schedule 

  • Diverse and engaging discussions arising from carefully curated experiences 

  • Concepts co-created with you, drawing from new insights and your own unique perspectives 

  • Tools and templates to support you in continuing the conversation back in New Zealand. 


Event highlights:  

Date: Sunday 25 August to Friday 30 August 2024  

Duration: Welcome dinner + five days 

Location: Singapore  


Singapore is an inspirational location for our mahi, offering a glimpse into extraordinary agricultural circumstances amidst scarce land resources.  


As we explore this dynamic city-state, we will delve into our two starting provocations that are especially relevant for New Zealand’s food and fibre sector: 


1.Singapore as a snapshot of a resource-constrained future:   

Discover how Aotearoa New Zealand can learn from Singapore's challenges and prepare for feeding and clothing more people on an increasingly populous planet.  


2. Singapore as a crossroads and crucible of food cultures:   

Explore how industry players carve a successful niche in this tight space, offering valuable insights into market dynamics and consumer behaviour.  


Who should attend?  

The 2024 Te Hono Capability and Insights Tour in Singapore aims to create a dynamic and diverse cohort that reflects the richness of perspectives within New Zealand's food and fibre sector. 


In this spirit, we especially encourage applications from women and Māori leaders who bring unique insights and experiences to the table. We believe that a diverse group fosters innovation and enriches the learning experience for all participants. 


We are seeking up to 20 emerging leaders who think differently and possess the following criteria:   

  • Mindset: Curious, courageous, and committed to driving change in New Zealand’s food and fibre sector 

  • Commercial and sector experience: Proven expertise in agribusiness with 12+ years' experience 

  • Leadership and management experience: Strong leadership and management skills  

  • Understanding of global markets and consumers: Exposure to overseas markets and trends 

  • Big picture/strategic/future thinking: Visionary thinking that considers the long-term perspective.  


Applicants will be selected based on their qualifications and commitment to the tour's objectives. Working together through kotahitanga, sharing our pan-sector knowledge, we will enable growth within the other.   



The 2024 Te Hono Singapore Capability and Insights Tour registration fee will be indicatively $18,000 per attendee.  


This fee includes access to the comprehensive tour programme and a variety of engaging activities, as well as accommodation, daily breakfast and lunch.  


The registration fee does not cover flights to and from Singapore. Additionally, participants are encouraged to explore the city on your own for dinner (at your own expense), offering an opportunity to savour local cuisine and immerse themselves in the vibrant Singaporean culture during most evenings.  



A preferential group rate will be secured for accommodation bookings. Details will be confirmed upon registration; this cost is factored into the programme cost.   

Don't miss this opportunity to join an impactful tour that will broaden viewpoints, encourage kaitiakitanga, sprout insights, and foster tūhononga - connections that ripen into innovation. Your participation in this journey promises to be a catalyst for your leadership growth and an inspiration for the future of New Zealand's food and fibre sector. 


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Te Hono is now seeking expressions of interest from emerging leaders interested in attending this Capability & Insights Market Tour to Singapore. 

Apply now. We will be in touch soon to discuss next steps. 

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