New Zealand Plumbing
3-5 May 2023
The NZ Plumbing Conference is the premiere event for the New Zealand plumbing industry to come together, network, share knowledge and celebrate success.
Open for registrations
3-5 May 2023
Food and Wine
We look forward to seeing you at the 2020 NZ Plumbing Conference in Marlborough from 29-31 May.
Attendees: please read the latest update further down this page.
Our conference sessions this year include a range of technical and business sessions with top-quality speakers. See the full programme HERE. Key information below:
Conference registration and enquiries desk
The registration desk is in the Woolshed Complex at the InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort, where the conference will be held. The desk opens at 8.30am on the Wednesday, and at 7.30am on Thursday and Friday. At the desk you’ll receive your lanyard, which contains your name badge and a small conference programme. Please wear your lanyard to all conference sessions and events as it’s your ticket to get in.
We have a conference app with details of our programme, sponsors, and speakers. Visit Google Play or the App Store and download the Event Portal for Eventbrite app. Enter the event code NZPlumbing19.
Please allow notifications, as any changes or updates to the conference programme will be sent via notification. If you need help accessing the app, find a step-by step instruction sheet HERE or ask the friendly people at the registration desk.
Transfers and check-in
Transfers to and from the InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort are not included as part of conference registration and you will need to make your own arrangements. Check in at the resort is 3pm and check out is at 11am. Breakfast at the Cove Café is provided each day as part of your accommodation package.
Children are unable to attend the Marley and Dux Fun Night at Paradise Country or the NZ Plumbing Awards Dinner. If you need to arrange babysitting, Sanctuary Cove recommends Heaven Sent Help. You can contact them directly at www.heavensenthelp.com.au
Kangaroos are known to wander through the Sanctuary Cove grounds, so please tell your children to keep an eye out for them. We don't recommend approaching them.
We hope you take plenty of photos and videos of your experiences at the conference. If you are posting to your public social media profiles, use the hashtag #nzplumbingconference and follow everyone else’s experience.
This year’s conference has a range of product showcases rather than trade stands. A number of our sponsors will be presenting their new products during the business sessions, and we are sure you will learn a lot from their presentations.
Wed 29 May - CPD training, technical sessions and AGM
The 3-hour PGDB and Mico CPD training session starts at 10am, followed by lunch for CPD attendees. The technical sessions start at 2pm, with afternoon tea at 4pm. This is followed by the Master Plumbers, Gasfitters & Drainlayers NZ Inc AGM at 4.30pm.
Wed 29 May - Mico Welcome Reception at Beach Lagoon
The Mico welcome function is a relaxed beachside dinner onsite at the Beach Lagoon (no swimming allowed in the lagoon after dusk). Children are invited (bookings closed 15 May) and we have some supervised family-friendly activities during the evening.
Thurs 30 May - Rheem Partner Programme
A lovely day out is planned for partners, with a morning of shopping at Pacific Fair, followed by lunch at award-winning waterfront restaurant Omeros Bros. We have passed details to the restaurant for those with dietary requirement requests. Following your return, there’ll be some time to sit poolside before the evening function.
Thurs 30 May - Marley and Dux Fun Night at Paradise Country
We’re going country on Thursday night with an Aussie outback experience at Paradise Country. Located a 15-minute coach ride away, it promises to be an entertaining evening with some unique Aussie attractions.
Dress: Australian Outback, or jeans and a checked shirt. Prizes for best dressed man, woman, and couple!
Fri 31 May - Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
Late Friday morning we travel by coach to the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. This visit is generously sponsored by Mobil and includes entry to the park and lunch. Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary have suggested an itinerary for our visit and we have added it into the schedule in the conference app.
Buses will depart from Currumbin Sanctuary at 3.30pm.
Fri 31 May - Ambrose Golf Tournament
Please ensure you comply with the Palms Golf Course dress code: Neat, casual attire – collared, tucked-in shirt for men. Denim, singlets and brief shorts are not permitted on the course.
Fri 31 May - NZ Plumbing Awards Dinner, sponsored by Plumbing World
The awards dinner will be held onsite at MacArthur’s Ballroom. We look forward to celebrating the successes of our award winners.
Dress: Black tie or formal