Here are some testimonials from past participants of our industry executive programs in Produce, Seafood, Food and Grocery and Meat.
Produce Executive Program Testimonials
'The program was an excellent opportunity to work with people from all areas of the industry. The guest speakers were particularly insightful.'
James Hepworth, Category Manager - Woolworths
'Amazing, the best management/information course I have attended. I have learnt more than I expected, way and above.'
Matthew Elasi, National Procurement Manager - Perfection Fresh Australia
'Very engaging and informative. The range of participants provided excellent networking opportunities at the right business level.'
Kym Ziersch, State Sales Manager - Visy Industries
'Realistic, innovative, exciting. The best aspect was being able to challenge my thoughts and ideas.'
Adam Knapp, Produce Manager - Smiths Enterprises
'A life changing program. The facilitators are of a very high calibre.'
Alan Brunato, RPC Specialist - CHEP Australia
Seafood Executive Program Testimonials
'Brilliant - the program allowed me to learn more about the entire industry. The IDEA generation, David Hughes and negotiation sessions were particular highlights.'
Callan Paske, Brand Manager - Huon Aquaculture
'Overall the program was highly engaging and informative. The field trips were great.'
Hamish Allen, Seafood Buyer- Woolworths
'I found the program very good in terms of helping me understand our end customer as an exporter. Really liked the group project, networking and finding out about issues in Australia.'
Phil Kilgour, Operations Manager - Kono Seafood
'It's been extremely valuable to meet, mingle and understand the motivations of people in different sectors of the industry. Plus an opportunity to build relationships with big wholesalers and retailers that I haven't had much exposure to.'
Jonas Woolford, Director - Eyrewoolf Enterprises
'Very interesting, relevant to my needs and worth the week away. The venue is amazing and the calibre of industry expertise and the structure of the program is really good.'
Gail Thiele, Owner - Barramundi Gardens
Food and Grocery Executive Program Testimonials
'I had a fantastic time and would recommend this program to others. The calibre of global knowledge and experience was impressive.'
Chris Anderson, National Business Manager - Goodman Fielder NZ
'One of the most well organised, interesting and social courses I have participated in. Most importantly, and the key point of difference to almost all other courses, I established some great personal and professional friendships that have been maintained.'
Maurice Melis, Senior Category Manager - Woolworths
'This Program was one of the best I have ever experienced. I related to the expertise, subject matter and the mix of the other attendees. You have a premium offer with this program. I would expect that you have evolved and adapted over time to achieve the outcomes you deliver and work hard to continuously review your customer's needs.'
Kevin Rothery, State Retail Operations Manager - IGA Distribution
'Thoroughly enjoyable program. The best part was the peer group assembled. A wonderful week and I thank you very much for the opportunity to be here.'
Matthew Prentice, National Business Manager - Manassen Foods
Meat Executive Program Testimonials
'For me the MEP was an exhilarating experience and by far the best industry learning program that I have ever participated in. The program was extremely well assembled and delivered by superb presenters. The content was important as was the knowledge we gained from it but most of all it was a lot of fun and having fun is the key to good learning. Many relationships and friendships have been formed and I am sure everyone will benefit greatly in some way from this one week in their lives.'
Peter Bullock, Business Development Manager - Wiley & Co
'Overall a great programme that creates an excellent balance between industry knowledge and personal development. The networking with industry peers, variety of personal development modules and experiential learning approach is of great value.'
Frank Carbone, Managing Director - McDonald's Asia-Pacific Consortium
'Thank you - the program has given me further energy to make a difference within the workplace. It's been engaging and informative with great networking.'
Lynda Groves, National Account Manager - Rivalea Australia
'This was the best program I've attended. Very worthwhile with a great range of presentations.'
Jamie Molloy, North Island Prime Stock Coordinator - PGG Wrightson
'Really good mix of networking, skill development and information.'
David Pietsch - Meat & Livestock Australia
'Outstanding, offers a great overview of the entire meat business from start to finish. The program provides an overall view on how to become a great leader.'
Graham Spicer, Assistant Business Manager, Meat - Woolworths