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Page 22 • AIRCARGO ASIA-PACIFIC • JUNE-JULY 2017 Strong Australian turnout for CBAFF’s Napier ‘Megatrends theme’ conference MEGATRENDS was the core theme for the 21st national confer- ence of the Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders Federation of NZ, held in the newly-reopened Napier Conference Centre. As has become an annual tradition, the event saw a good number of Australian delegates crossing the Tasman. These include Bruce Begley, president of the Customs Brokers and Forwarders Council of Australia, Brian Lovell, chief executive of the Australian Federation of International Forwarders, Richard White, chief executive of WiseTech Global and Andrew Hudson, partner with Rigby Cooke Lawyers. White gave a presentation on technology disruptors and the implications for the industry while Hudson – a regular columnist for AirCargo Asia-Pacific - spoke on NZ’s Customs and Excise Act and free trade agreements. Glenn Coldham, national customs manager at DHL Global For- warding, was elected to his third term as CBAFF president during the organisation’s agm, held in Napier prior to the conference. Vice presidents are Steve Pugh, customs manager at GVI Logis- tics in Christchurch and Willie van Heusden, country manager for Damco. As we reported in our daily e-news, Phillip Burgess was named as winner of the CBAFF Young Achiever Award which has been steadily gain- ing reputation as a prestigious industry accolade. It is well supported by trade Jacqui McCrombie, Globelink International and Debbie Boyce, WiseTech Global. Carolyn Tremain, NZ comptroller of Customs and Richard White, WiseTech Global Andrew Hudson, Rigby Cooke, Jacquie McCrombie, Globelink International and Debbie Boyce, WiseTech Global. AFIF chief executive Brian Lovell with CBAFF vice presidents Willlie van Heusden and Steve Pugh. CBAFF conference dinner, The Old Church, Meeanee, Napier sponsors. Burgess is Christchurch-based South Island manager for Burnard Inter- national. Runner-up was Adela Bright, a Customs broker with Go Air Land Sea in Auckland.