New Zealand

Annual General Meeting: New Zealand Member Group

Annual General Meeting: New Zealand Member Group
  • Date From 26th June 2024
  • Date To 26th June 2024
  • Price Dinner TBC
  • Location Aurecon, Rutherford Room level 8/42-52 Willis Street, Wellington Central and online.


This year the Annual General Meeting will be held in Wellington at Aurecon in the Asteron centre. The Postgraduate Researcher of the Year competition will be held prior to the AGM. Following the meeting the Kennedy Wunsch lecture will be presented by Max Kennedy.

The event will be in person and online.


Max Kennedy

Max, a biochemical engineer, has had a varied career in research, industry and government. Most recently he was Manager of Contestable Investments at the New Zealand Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) which invests the majority of the NZ Government’s Research funds.

Max has expertise in investing in research in the biological economy ie the primary sector and products made from these resources including dairy, meat, seafood, wood, wool, kiwifruit, wine, arable products, food for health, food safety and food processing. Max led MBIE’s COVID Innovation Acceleration Fund to support research to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Max received his doctorate in Biochemical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA. Max has been Chair of SCENZ – IChemE in New Zealand and Chair of The Australian and New Zealand Federation of Chemical Engineers (ANZFChE) and is a Fellow of IChemE.

The material presented in this webinar has not been peer-reviewed. Any opinions are the presenter's own and do not necessarily represent those of IChemE or the New Zealand Members Group. The information is given in good faith but without any liability on the part of IChemE.



  • 15:00 NZST - Postgraduate Researcher of the Year
  • 17:00 NZST - Annual General Meeting
  • 18:00 NZST - Kennedy Wunsch lecture presented by Max Kennedy
  • 19:30 NZST - Dinner 


The live stream will be delivered via EventsAir. Further information is included in the registration link.

You are advised to join the stream at least ten minutes before the scheduled start time, to allow for your computer to connect.

Register to attend

Back to events