Southland Export Dinner 2008
|On Friday 12 September the Southland Export Forum held the 5th
Southland Export Recognition dinner. The dinner is held to
celebrate the importance of export to the Southland region and to
recognise persons and organisations that contribute to its
200 people attended the awards Dinner that was held at the
velodrome enjoying an action packed night and superb meal
consisting of Southland export quality products supplied by
sponsors Southfish, Sanford Bluff, Pypers Produce and quality
Sanford Ltd & Fonterra Edendale each received Recognition
Awards for their Corporate contribution - In recognition of
significant export growth achieved by a Southland based
||Graham Cooney & Malcolm McMillan of Blue Sky Meats each
received Recognition Awards for their Individual contribution - In
recognition of export success achieved plus support provided to the
Southland Export Community
The Awards were presented by Mark Godfrey (CEO for MSC NZ).
The newly established main Bluff shipping line, Mediterranean
Shipping along with South Port was the principal sponsors of the
event with support sponsors HSBC, SBS and Advance International.
The Evening included a cycling demonstration organised by Cycle
Southland featuring Eddie Dawkins followed by a corporate race
challenge involving Fonterra, Alliance, Crown Sheetmetal and SDHB.
The sounds of Dave Kennedy kept the mood with Radio/TV icon and
Bluff resident Marcus lush as MC holding the guest spot and amusing
the audience with anecdotes from his many exploits.
Only the best and finest export products are
enjoyed at the dinner
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