Coffee and Jam – High-Tech Manufacturing in Christchurch

Join us at Coffee & Jam to hear from three awesome speakers who will share their knowledge and experience about high-tech manufacturing in Christchurch!

First, you’ll hear from John Hamilton, Business Advisor at Canterbury Employers’​ Chamber of Commerce. John will be sharing his wealth of knowledge on the sector in general.

Next we’ll have Roland Sommer, Interim CEO at Argus Group. Roland leads Argus Group that was born out of a fusion of Argus Heating and people and assets from the closure of TE Connectivity. He is passionate about manufacturing in NZ and sits on a number of advisory boards and committees. Roland will be presenting on Aerospace Manufacturing in New Zealand.

Lastly, we have Dieter Adam, Community Champion at MAKE│NZ. Dieter has been working to support manufacturers, and manufacturing in New Zealand in various roles since 2009. His talk will focus on the benefits of Industry 4.0 principles, processes and technologies – and the hurdles in implementing these in manufacturing SMEs.

Doesn’t that sound awesome? Register now to save your seat!

*Please note: If you are not able to make it, please let us know in advance so we can reduce the amount of food waste as this is a catered event.

Parking: Unfortunately, there are no parking options available at EPIC. There are plenty of car park buildings close by for individuals to pay to use.

Meet your speakers


John Hamilton
Business Advisor at Canterbury Employers’​ Chamber of CommerceWith a background in banking, financial services, marketing and economic development, John has provided access to business support services to a range of businesses from start-ups through to large exporting businesses. John will be providing an overview of Canterbury’s large manufacturing sector and its importance to the local and national economy.

Roland Sommer
Interim CEO at Argus GroupRoland leads Argus Group that was born out of a fusion of Argus Heating and people and assets from the closure of TE Connectivity. He is passionate about manufacturing in NZ and sits on a number of advisory boards and committees. Roland will be presenting on Aerospace Manufacturing in New Zealand.

Dieter Adam
Community Champion at MAKE│NZDieter has been working to support manufacturers, and manufacturing in New Zealand in various roles since 2009. His talk will focus on the benefits of Industry 4.0 principles, processes and technologies – and the hurdles in implementing these in manufacturing SMEs.