New Zealand Plumbing
Conference

PŌNEKE WELLINGTON
10-12 April 2024

Open for Registrations

We look forward to bringing you another top quality Conference for the plumbing, gasfitting and drainlaying industry.

Wednesday 10 April

9am - 4pm

Conference Registration and Enquiries Desk Open

9.30am - 10am

Morning Tea

10am - 12pm

Master Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers NZ Inc – Annual General Meeting

12pm - 1pm

Lunch, sponsored by the Plumbers, Gasfitters & Drainlayers Board

12pm - Tbc

Partner Activity Programme

Fully booked – waitlist available

1pm - 3pm

PGDB and Mico CPD session

3pm - 4pm

Afternoon Tea and Trade Show

6pm - 10pm

Mico Welcome Night

Location: The Banquet Hall, Parliament Buildings

Dress code: Smart casual

Thursday 11 April

8am - 4pm

Conference Registration and Enquiries Desk Open

8.30am - 8.35am

Karakia

8.35am - 8.45am

Conference Opening Session

Conference Master of Ceremonies: Jehan Casinader

8.45am - 10am

Keynote Speaker, sponsored by MM Brands
Sir Wayne Smith

10am - 10.30am

Master Plumbers, Gasfitters & Drainlayers NZ Update

Greg Wallace, Chief Executive

10.30am - 11.15am

Trade Show Morning Tea sponsored by Firstgas

11.15am - 12pm

Panel Discussion – State of the Sector

Panellists: Gareth Kiernan, Greg Wallace, tbc.

12pm - 1pm

Guest Speaker
Trevor Slater

1pm - 2pm

Trade Show and Lunch, sponsored by Aqualine

2pm - 2.45pm

Update from the  Minister for Building and Construction

Hon Chris Penk

2.45pm - 3.30pm

Panel Discussion – Diversity and Women in Plumbing, sponsored by Rheem

Panellists: Jacqui Rodger, Rebecca Moss, Jessica Bensley

3.30pm - 4.30pm

Trade Show and Afternoon Tea, sponsored by Rockgas

6.30pm - 10.30pm

Marley by Aliaxis Fun Night Dinner

Location: Te Papa

Dress Theme: A Night At The Museum

Friday 12 April

8am - 1pm

Conference Registration and Enquiries Desk Open

8:45am - 9.45am

Keynote Speaker, sponsored by Iplex Pipelines
Melissa Clark-Reynolds

9.45am - 10.45am

Workforce Development Panel Discussion, sponsored by Waihanga Ara Rau

Panellists: Hon Penny Simmonds, Graham Moor, Colleen Upton, tbc.

10.45am - 11.15am

Morning Tea and Trade Show sponsored by Masterlink

11.15am - 12.15pm

Guest speaker

Ben Gerritsen, First Gas

12.15pm - 12.30pm

Conference Close and Trade Show Prize Presentation

Conference Master of Ceremonies: Jehan Casinader

12.30pm - 1.15pm

Lunch, sponsored by Masterlink

1.30pm - 4pm

Friday Leisure Activities, sponsored by Masterlink and Methven Caroma

6:30pm - 12am

New Zealand Plumbing Awards Dinner, sponsored by Plumbing World

Tāwhirimātea Room, Tākina Convention Centre

Dress code: Black tie/formal

Master of Ceremonies: Jesse Mulligan

Fully Booked – Waitlist Available

A decadent High Tea at the stunning QT Hotel at midday.

Hippopotamus High Tea

The Friday afternoon activity options are:

Option One: Zealandia Tour >>

Zealandia

Fully Booked – email conference@masterplumbers.org.nz to be waitlisted.

Zealandia Te Māra a Tāne is the world’s first fully-fenced urban ecosanctuary, with an extraordinary 500-year vision to restore the valley’s forest and freshwater ecosystems as closely as possible to pre-human state.

Set around a picturesque reservoir, Zealandia Te Māra a Tāne is home to some of New Zealand’s most rare and extraordinary wildlife – all thriving wild in a world-first protected sanctuary.

There will be a private walking tour around Zealandia followed by afternoon tea.

Option Two: Bowling and Acarde games at Holey Moley >>

Holey MoleyGet ready for some fun! Challenge yourself or your colleagues by playing a variety of arcade games or aim for a strike at 10-pin bowling.

There is something to entertain everyone! Click here to view Bowling and Arcade Games>>

Option Three: Rock climbing, kayaking and stand up paddle boarding (weather permitting) at Ferg’s Rock and Kayak >>

Rock climbingFergs Kayaks Wellington has an amazing 13m high wall to challenge climbers.

Experienced staff will show you the basics of belaying and climbing. There is a full 30 rope top rope climbing gym with a unique and separate lead climbing room as well as a Bouldering area, which is boasted to be world class. Whether you’re an absolute beginner or a total whizz, they have options to suit your skill level.

You can also experience the joy of stand up paddle boarding and kayaks around Wellington Harbour (weather permitting).

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