Conference Programme

Tuesday 11 October

Registration opens at Zealong Tea Estate
5.30pm - 7.00pm   
Welcome Function at Zealong Tea Estate

Wednesday 12 October


6.30am - 7.30am

Optional Wake Up Activities

Registration Desk Opens

8.30am - 9.00am

Conference Opening and Welcome

9.00am - 9.30am
Opening Address

9.30am –10.00am            

CINZ Update: Sue Sullivan - CEO of CINZ

10.00am – 10.30am
Regional Collaboration: Sean Murray - Executive Director, H3 and Major Events and Tourism Group, Hamilton City Council 
10.30am - 11.00am
Morning Tea - Sponsored by Hamilton & Waikato Bureau

11.00am - 12.00pm
Tourism New Zealand Update: Rene de Monchy - Director Trade, PR & Major Events

12.00pm - 1.30pm

1.30pm - 2.30pm
New Zealand - Achieving Competitive Advantage in the Convention Space: Gary Grimmer - CEO Gaining Edge
Gary Grimmer is proudly sponsored by Tourism New Zealand 

2.30pm - 3.00pm
Afternoon Tea

3.00pm - 4.30pm Workshop Programme Session One 

Option 1: The Asian Market - What's Changing and How Should New Zealand Respond?
               Gary Grimmer - CEO, Gaining Edge

Option 2: A Guide to Practical Risk Management Plans 
              Wayne Middleton - Principal, Reliance Risk 

Option 3: How to get the Right People Doing the Right Things, Right.
                Bruce Cotterill - Advisor to Business Leaders, Conference speaker, Professional Director

Option 4: Sales Collaboration: Case Study - Experience the Trilogy
                Panel - Waitomo Caves, Te Puia, Hobbiton Movie Set

General Q&A & Wrap of Day 1

6.30pm - 9.00pm
Novotel Hamilton Tainui - Join us for a casual evening, socialising with industry colleagues, and select your Lord of the Rings costumes ready for Thursday night!

Thursday 13 October

6.30am - 7.30am          
Optional Wake Up Activities

Registration Desk Opens

8.30am - 9.30am
AGM & Board Member Voting

9.30am - 10.00am
Morning Tea

10.00am - 11.00am
Crisis Management: What are you doing to prevent a crisis? Tony Jaques - CEO Issue Outcomes
Tony Jaques is proudly sponsored by the Heritage Hotels

11.00am - 12.30pm Workshop Programme Session 2

Option 1: How to Create a Crisis Management Plan
               Tony Jaques - CEO, Issue Outcomes

Option 2: Creating & Curating Social Media Content to Engage your Customers
                Vicki Allpress Hill - Director, The Audience Connection

Option 3: Managing your Personal Brand
               Denise L'Estrange-Corbet - World renowned Fashion Designer

12.30pm - 1.30pm

1.30pm - 2.00pm
The New Zealand Story: Rebecca Smith - Director of The New Zealand Story

2.00pm - 2.30pm
New Zealand Infrastructure: Roger Wigglesworth - Director of Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

2.30pm - 3.30pm
Sponsorship as Part of the Marketing Mix: Rob Waddell - Chef de Mission New Zealand Olympic Team

3.30pm - 4.00pm
Fit for Purpose: Ed Timings

4.00pm - 4.15pm
Final Q&A & Wrap up: Tony Gardner

 Depart for Hobbiton Movie Set

 6.30pm - Late  
CINZ Conference Gala Dinner at Hobbiton Movie Set & Outstanding contributor's Award, sponsored by David Hall and Hunter's Wines