Welcome Reception

Sponsored by Hyqual Australia

Date: Monday 9 March 2019
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Venue: Atrium Lounge, Grand Millennium Hotel Auckland
Dress Code:  Smart Casual

There’s no better way to kick off conference than with a classy welcome reception. Drinks and canapes will flow whilst you catch up with colleagues and friends. This combined New Zealand/Australia conference allows you to expand connections within the industry and make new friends.

Casual Conference Dinner

Sponsored by SUREWiSE


Date: Tuesday 10 March 2019
Time: 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Venue: Maritime Room, Princes Wharf, Auckland
Theme: ‘City of Sails’
Dress Code:  Optional to dress up in 'City of Sails' theme e.g. sailing hat, lifejacket, beach wear....

Established within the historic National Maritime Museum on Auckland’s Viaduct Quay the Maritime Room offers amazing views of the Waitemata Harbour, head out to the deck to feel the ‘City of Sails’ vibe. A time to mix-n-mingle as you make your way around the food stations with a drink in hand.

Gala Dinner

Gala Dinner & Drinks Sponsored by Lucentt
Entertainment sponsored by Taylormade Caskets


Date: Wednesday 11 March 2019
Time: 6:00pm – 11:00pm
Venue: Millennium Ballroom, Grand Millennium Hotel, Auckland
Dress Code:  Formal

The final night, an opportunity to put on your glad rags and dine in style with entertainment on the plate!

The Amazing GPS Auckland Tour

Sponsored by Funeral Plan Management


Date: Wednesday 11 March 2019
Time: 1:00pm – 4:30pm
Venue: Off-site – meet in the Millennium Ballroom at 1:00pm
Dress Code:  Casual - comfortable walking shoes


Be prepared to have some serious fun whilst also getting to explore some of Auckland’s iconic spots. Armed with iPads and a unique GPS app teams will navigate around unlocking tasks and challenges along the way. Don’t worry you won’t need to be physically in top shape as we will be transporting you on buses.

Partner's Day Trip

Waiheke Island Lunch and Wine Tasting Tour

When:  Tuesday 10 March
Time:  8:50am - 4:00pm
Dress Code:  Casual - comfortable walking shoes

Located in the Hauraki Gulf, Waiheke Island is approximately a 40-minute ferry ride from the Downtown Auckland ferry terminal. You’ll cruise past Auckland’s stunning coastlines and beautiful islands as you journey towards your destination.

Once you arrive you will take a scenic bus trip to walk along the beautiful Onetangi Beach and then onto Stonyridge Vineyard for wine tasting and a 2 course Rhone Lunch. Stonyridge is referred to as “One of the Top Ten Must Visit Wineries in the World” Guardian UK and most recently topped the list for the best Cabernet Merlot in The Age/Sydney Morning Herald Good Wine Guide 2013. The Stonyridge Larose 2010 scored 97 points to make it the highest equal scoring red wine in 2013 and finished ahead of all
of Australia’s most iconic Cabernet Merlots!