Social Events

Welcome / Powhiri and Registration
Sunday 9th December, 5.00pm - 7.30pm, Wintec Rotokauri Campus


Wintec will host the initial welcome and registration on Sunday … with a traditional Maori welcome, facilitated by kaumatua.

If you are attending the Welcome Function, please wear smart/business attire (no jeans, singlet's or casual wear) 


Conference Dinner
The conference dinner will be held at the world famous Hobbiton Movie Set at Matamata, on Tuesday...

This event includes:
• return bus transport
• private group tour of Hobbiton (1.5 hours)
• dinner
• entertainment
• evening lantern tour

You are welcome to dress to theme alternatively please dress smart casual. The guided lantern tour is on a pathway, please ensure you have comfortable walking shoes.

Return bus transport for delegates will be provided from the conference venue to Hobbiton and back to the conference hotels after the dinner. We will be departing from the conference venue by 4.30pm. It is about a 45 minutes drive from Hamilton to Matamata.

Please note that the dinner is strictly limited to 230 guests.
Please indicate in your registration if you will not attend.

Key Dates

Preregister